Voter identification; accepted forms of identification. (SB69)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)

Progress

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

Description

Voter identification; accepted forms of identification. Adds to the list of accepted forms of identification for purposes of voting a valid identification card that contains a photograph of the voter and is issued by any private entity that is licensed or certified, in whole or in part, by the State Department of Health, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, or the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. An employee of any such private entity is currently permitted to use his employee identification card, provided that the card contains a photograph of the voter, for purposes of voting; the bill allows a resident or other person who receives services from such private entity to use a valid identification card issued by the private entity, provided that the card contains a photograph of the voter. Amends § 24.2-643, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/08/2016: In Subcommittee

History

DateAction
12/21/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101430D
12/21/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB69)
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB69)
01/19/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2016Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 11-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: Elections
02/16/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
02/26/2016Continued to 2017 in Privileges and Elections

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill.