General registrars and members of electoral boards; annual training, office closures for training. (HB88)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

General registrars and members of electoral boards; annual training; office closures. Requires each member of an electoral board to attend an annual training program provided by the State Board of Elections in the first year of his appointment and in the first year of any subsequent reappointment. The bill also requires the general registrars to attend an existing annual training program provided by the State Board; currently, a general registrar may designate a staff member to attend. The bill also provides for the closure of the offices of the general registrars for training purposes. Amends § 24.2-106, § 24.2-111, § 24.2-114, § 24.2-411, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/10/2015Committee
12/10/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101785D
12/10/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Campaign Finance
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee Campaign Finance
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub:
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB88)
01/21/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/29/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Read first time
02/02/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/03/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/09/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Read third time
02/12/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/12/2016Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/16/2016Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 2-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Enrolled
02/16/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB88ER)
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB88ER)
02/16/2016Signed by Speaker
02/16/2016Signed by President
02/17/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/16
02/17/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
02/24/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 13 (effective 7/1/16)
02/24/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0013)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

BILL 88, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO GENERAL REGISTRARS AND MEMBERS OF ELECTORAL BOARDS, ANNUAL TRAINING, OFFICE CLOSURES, PASSED THE HOUSE FEBRUARY 3RD, PASSED THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENT ON FEBRUARY 12.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM SPOTSYLVANIA MR. COLE.

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER, LEANG OFHE HOUSE, HOUSE 88 IS THE BILL WE PASSED EARLIER THAT DWEELS MANDATORY TRAINING FOR REGISTRARS. THE SENATE AMENDMENT WAS REQUESTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REGISTRAR'S ASSOCIATION, AND IT SIMPLY SAYS THAT IF THE REGISTRAR HAS AN EMERGENCY AND CANNOT ATTEND THE TRAINING THEY CAN DESIGNATE SOMEONE IN THEIR OFFICE TO ATTEND AND I HOPE WE WILL ACCEPT THE SENATE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: SHALL THE SENATE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO?

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg): THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 97, NOS TWO. AYES 97, NOS TWO, THE SENATE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. TURNING TO PAGE 60 OF

Comments

ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill.