Unfaithful delegates; constitutional convention, penalty. (HB1328)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unfaithful delegates; penalty. Provides that an individual representing the Commonwealth at a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution called pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution who knowingly and intentionally votes for a proposed amendment that is outside the scope of the application calling for the convention is guilty of a Class 5 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104146D
01/21/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1328)
01/26/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/10/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 5-N)
02/12/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Passed by for the day
02/15/2016Motion to reconsider pass by for the day agreed to
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Amendments by Delegate Cline agreed to
02/15/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB1328E
02/15/2016Printed as engrossed 16104146D-E
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (55-Y 41-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (55-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/16/2016Passed House (56-Y 43-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (56-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1328E)
03/02/2016Continued to 2017 in Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2016Left in Courts of Justice