Election day program; permitted activities of participants. (SB381)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Election day program; permitted activities of participants. Allows election pages participating in the election day program for high school students to assist in the arrangement of voting equipment, furniture, and any other materials for the conduct of the election. The bill would also allow election pages to assist in the counting of unmarked ballots prior to the opening of the polls, at the direction and under the direct supervision of the chief officer of election, but prohibits election pages from handling or touching ballots in any other circumstance. Currently, participants in the election day program are prohibited from handling or touching ballots, voting machines, and other official election materials. The bill requires the election pages receive, from a person designated by the electoral board, training on the duties, responsibilities, and prohibited conduct of election pages. Amends § 24.2-604, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

03/05/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103090D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB381)
01/26/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2016Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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: Campaigns
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read second time
03/01/2016Read third time
03/01/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (93-Y 0-N)
03/01/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Enrolled
03/02/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB381ER)
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB381ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G 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, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.

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 1, NOS 38. AYES 1, NOS 38. THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE IS SENATE BILL 133 PASSED THE REJECTED. HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE CITY, SENATOR EDWARDS. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT WE CONCUR IN THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE.