Voting systems; prohibits use of direct recording electronic machines (DREs) after July 1, 2020. (SB190)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Voting systems; use of direct recording electronic machines. Prohibits the use of direct recording electronic machines (DREs) in elections on and after July 1, 2017. The governing bodies of counties and cities have been prohibited from acquiring DREs for use in elections since July 1, 2007, but under current law the use of previously acquired DREs is permitted for the remainder of their useful life. Amends § 24.2-626, § 24.2-627, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

03/23/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/04/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101491D
01/04/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB190)
01/26/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Committee substitute printed 16104723D-S1
01/26/2016Rereferred to Finance
01/27/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB190S1)
02/10/2016Reported from Finance with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB190ES1)
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104723D-S1
02/12/2016Reading of amendments waived
02/12/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB190ES1
02/12/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Printed as engrossed 16104723D-ES1
02/17/2016Placed on Calendar
02/17/2016Read first time
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2016Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
02/17/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB190ES1)
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/26/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read second time
03/01/2016Read third time
03/01/2016Committee amendments agreed to
03/01/2016Engrossed by House as amended
03/01/2016Passed House with amendments (65-Y 29-N)
03/01/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016House amendments agreed to by Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Reconsideration of House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016House amendments agreed to by Senate (33-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Enrolled
03/07/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB190ER)
03/07/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB190ER)
03/07/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/23/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 464 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0464)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Transcript

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

QUANTIFIABLE COSTS FISCAL IMPACT WAS WERE ELIMINATED. THESE FOLKS DO A GREAT JOB AND I URGE THAT THE BILL PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 93 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLE S AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 33, NOS 6. AYES 33, NOS 6. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 190. THE SENATOR FROM NEWPORT NEWS, SENATOR MILLER.

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THAT.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News): MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE THIS BILL WOULD PROHIBIT THE USE OF ALL DIRECT RECORDING ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES AFTER JULY 1, 2018. THEY ARE THE TOUCH SCREENS THAT WE VOTE ON THAT HAVE NO PAPER TRAIL. AS YOU KNOW, THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS HAS RULED THE DREs CAN NO LONGER BE PURCHASED IN VIRGINIA AND IN 2007 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BANNED THE PURCHASE BUT ALLOWED LOCALITIES TO CONTINUE TO USE THEM. BUT AS TIME MARCHES ON THEY BECOME MORE AND MORE UNRELIABLE AND WE HAVE ALL HEARD MANY STORIES OF HOW THEY HAVE BROKEN DOWN OR RECORDED VOTES FOR THE WRONG PERSON. NOW IS THE TIME TO SET A DATE CERTAIN TO LET LOCALITIES KNOW


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 38, NOS 0. AYES 38, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. SENATE BILL 423, PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM NORTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR HOWELL. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE WE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. THIS IS A CRIME COMMISSION BILL THAT DEALS WITH ASSET FORFEITURE. IT'S HAD ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROVERSY AND MAYBE BECAUSE OF THAT, THE HOUSE FELT THEY HAD TO GO OVER IT WITH A RED PENCIL, SO THERE ARE, I DON'T KNOW, ABOUT TEN, NINE OR TEN GRAMMATIC KALG CORRECTIONS AND THAT'S ALL THEY
THE SENATOR FROM NEWPORT NEWS, THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SENATOR MILLER. HAVING PREVIOUSLY BEEN EXPLAINED, I MOVE WE ACCEPT THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 33, NOS 5, RULE 36-1. AYES 33, NOS 5, RULE 36-1. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM ACCOMACK, SENATOR LEWIS. MR. PRESIDENT, HAVING VOTED ON THE PREVAILING SIDE BY WHICH WE REJECTED THE AMENDMENT TO