Vacancies in constitutional offices; petition to circuit court to request no special elections. (SB308)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)

Progress

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

Description

Vacancies in constitutional offices; special elections. Allows the governing body of a county or city in which a vacancy in a constitutional office has occurred to request in its petition for a writ of election that the circuit court order the special election to be held at the next ensuing general election and allows the court to issue such writ. The bill also authorizes the governing body to petition the circuit court to request that no special election be ordered when the vacancy occurs within the 12 months immediately preceding the end of the term of that office and requires the court to grant such a request. The bill also contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Status

03/10/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103711D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB308)
01/26/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read second time
01/29/2016Reading of amendments waived
01/29/2016Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB308E
01/29/2016Printed as engrossed 16103711D-E
02/01/2016Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB308E)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2016Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/23/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (22-Y 0-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 BLOCK VOTE (93-Y 0-N)
03/01/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Enrolled
03/07/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB308ER)
03/07/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House reprinted (SB308ER)
03/07/2016Signed by Speaker
03/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB308ER)
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

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

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



Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. SENATE BILL 71 HAS PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR WEXTON. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE SENATE CONKIR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS IS BILL THAT PROVIDED SPOUSAL SUPPORT WEATHERED BY THE COURT NOT -- AWARDED BY THE COURT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PARTY'S FAILURE TO PROVE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE, BUT THIS AMENDMENT CLARIFIES THAT THE REQUEST FOR SPOUSAL SUPPORT WOULD HAVE TO BE PROPERLY PLED BY THE PARTY SEEKING SUPPORT AND I ASK THAT WE ACCEPT IT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONDUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. 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? AYES 34, NOS 5. AYES 34, NOS 5. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. SENATE BILL 120 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE.
THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SENATE BILL 308 PROVIDES A PROCESS FOR FILLING VACANT SIS IN CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES WHEN IT'S VACATED PRIOR TO THE END OF THE TERM. THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS ARE PURPORTED TO CLARIFY THIS BILL AND I WOULD MOVE THAT WE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. 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 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS. SENATE BILL 315, PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM PETERSBURG, TORNADO DANCE. THANK YOU -- SENATOR DANCE. THANK YOU N PRESIDENT.