Officers of election; required training every two years. (SB574)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Officers of election; required training. Requires all officers of election to receive training every two years and whenever a change is made to the election laws or regulations that alters the duties and conduct of the officers. The State Board of Elections is required to develop standardized training programs and provide standardized training materials for use by the electoral boards and general registrars in conducting the training for the officers of election. The bill requires that such materials be reviewed every two years in the year immediately following a general election for federal office. The bill also requires the electoral boards to certify to the State Board that the officers of election have received the required training and that such information be made available on the Department of Elections website. Read the Bill »

Status

03/10/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101969D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB574)
02/02/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Committee substitute printed 16105054D-S1
02/02/2016Incorporates SB772
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB574S1)
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Read second time
02/05/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105054D-S1
02/05/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB574S1
02/08/2016Passed by for the day
02/09/2016Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Placed on Calendar
02/11/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/11/2016Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Committee substitute printed 16105831D-H1
02/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB574H1)
02/29/2016Read second time
03/01/2016Read third time
03/01/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105831D-H1
03/01/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB574H1
03/01/2016Passed House with substitute (93-Y 0-N)
03/01/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Passed by temporarily
03/03/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Title replaced 16105831D-H1
03/07/2016Enrolled
03/07/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB574ER)
03/07/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB574ER)
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

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Transcript

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



Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: WITH THAT OBJECTION,.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): BILL: 549 WILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 574, A BILL RELATING TO OFFICERS OF ELECTION; REQUIRED TRAINING. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM HENRICO, SENATOR McEACHIN.

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond): MIGHT THAT BILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 574 WILL GO BYE


Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): BILL 574 PASSED, I WOULD ASK WE RECONSIDER THAT VOTE, SIR.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE VOTE BY WHICH SENATE BILL 574 PASSED BE 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.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): AYES 40, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE SENIOR SENATOR NA HENRICO. MR. PRESIDENT, THE BILL HAVING PRESENTLY BEEN EXPLAINED, I MOVE ITS PASSAGE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 574 RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE


[Unknown]: TEST. CURRENTLY THE SCHOOL HAS TO REPORT THE SCORE HAS A ZERO IF A STUDENT OPTS OUT. THIS BILL SAYS THAT NO SCORE WOULD BE REPORTED FOR THE FIRST 5% WHO OPT OUT OF THE TEST. THE FIRST HOUSE AMENDMENT CLARIFIES THAT IT IS THE PARENT IS THE ONE WHO MUST OPT THE CHILD OUT. THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS WORD NING TO BETTER DEFINE THAT WE'RE COMPLYING WITH FEDERAL LAW THAT LIMITS TO 5% THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ALLOWED TO OPT OUT. MR. PRESIDENT, I RENEW MY MOTION THAT WE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE 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 35, NOS 3. AYES 35, NOS 3. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT.
SENATOR FROM HENRICO, SENATOR McEACHIN. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE WE ONE OCCUR WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE AND SPEAKING BRIEFLY TO THAT MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, THE BODY WILL REMEMBER WITH THIS BILL HAS TO DO WITH OFTEN WE TRAIN OUR ELECTION OFFICERS. IF THE HOUSE THEY MODIFIED HOW OFTEN THE TRAINING SHOULD LAP TO ONCE DURING A PARTICULAR APPOINTMENT TIME PERIOD AND THEY ALSO AMENDED IT TO OFFER ONLINE TRAINING. BASICALLY, THEY PROVIDED LOCALITIES MORE FLEXIBILITY THAN THE BILL HAD WHEN IT LEFT SENATE. I HOPE IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE OF THE SENATE TO CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. 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? THEIR VOTE? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. SENATE BILLS WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS. SENATE BILL 122.
I MOVE THAT THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS BE ADOPTED AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION, MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDED SENATE BILL 574 TO MAKE SURE THAT ELECTION OFFICERS RECEIVE TRAINING PRIOR TO THE FIRST ELECTION IN WHICH THEY WILL SERVE. THE AMENDMENT SPECIFIES THAT ALL OFFICERS OF ELECTIONS MUST COMPLETE THE TRAINING BEFORE THE FIRST ELECTION IN WHICH HE OR SHE WILL BE SERVING AS OFFICER OF ELECTION AND APPLIES TO EACH TERM TO WHICH AN OFFICER OF ELECTION IS ION METHOD POINTED. I ASK THAT THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS BE ADOPTED.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. 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 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS ARE AGREED TO. SENATE BILL 589. THE SENATOR FROM ROCK HAM, SENATOR OBENSHAIN.

Comments

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The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation.