Voter registration; proof of citizenship required to register to vote in certain elections. (HB1598)
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Voter registration; proof of citizenship required to register to vote in certain elections. Requires persons applying to register to vote to provide proof of United States citizenship. An applicant who does not provide such proof of citizenship shall be registered to vote in federal elections only. An applicant who does provide such proof of citizenship shall be registered to vote in federal, state, and local elections. The bill provides that any person who is registered in the Commonwealth on January 1, 2018, will be deemed to have provided proof of citizenship. The bill directs the general registrars to indicate on each registered voter's registration record whether such voter is registered to vote in federal, state, and local elections or in federal elections only. Amends § 24.2-404, § 24.2-417, § 24.2-418, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »
02/14/2017: passed committee
- 01/03/2017 Committee
- 01/03/2017 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100743D
- 01/03/2017 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
- 01/10/2017 Assigned P & E sub: Elections
- 01/23/2017 Impact statement from DPB (HB1598)
- 01/24/2017 Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
- 01/27/2017 Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
- 01/30/2017 Read first time
- 01/31/2017 Read second time and engrossed
- 02/01/2017 Read third time and passed House (64-Y 33-N)
- 02/01/2017 VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/02/2017 Constitutional reading dispensed
- 02/02/2017 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
- 02/14/2017 Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/16/2017 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/17/2017 Read third time
- 02/17/2017 Passed by for the day
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 5 minutes.
This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.READING UNCONTESTED. HOUSE BILL 1475 REQUESTED TO BE TAKEN BYE FOR THE DAY BY DELEGATE SIMON. TURNING TO PAGE 11, SAME CATEGORY. HOUSE BILL 1542, PATRONED BY DELEGATE KILGORE, REQUESTED TAKEN BYE FOR THE DAY AND HOUSE BILL 1973 HAS BEEN ASKED TAKEN BYE FOR THE DAY. TURNING TO HOUSE BILL SECOND READING REGULAR, PAGE 21 THE HOUSE BILL 1852 REQUESTED TO TAKE THAT BYE FOR THE DAY. CONTINUING TO PAGE 26, SAME GAT CORY. PAGE 27, PAGE 2351 BYE FOR THE DAY AND DELEGATE HERETICK'S BILL TAKEN BYE FOR THE DAY BY HIMSELF. HOUSE BILL 2053 HAS BEEN ASKED TAKEN BY FOR THE DAY. MR. GILLINGERT? THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THOSE BILLS GO BYE FOR THE DAY.
Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, BYE FOR THE DAY.
[Unknown]: AND PURSE UNITE TO HOUSE RULE 30 JOURNAL SHALL REFLECT FOLLOWING MEMBERS ARE AWAY ON PRESSING PERSONAL BUSINESS. AND GRANTED LEAVE FROM TODAY'S SESSION, DELEGATES FERRIS AND MOOREFIELD. DOES THE CLERK HAVE ANNOUNCEMENTS? NOT AT THIS TIME MR. SPEAKER. CLERK WILL CALL CALENDAR. CALENDAR FOR U.S. HOUSE OF DELEGATES FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, FIRST CATEGORY HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING TWO DOZEN BILLS IN THE BLOCK. PAGE ONE, HOUSE BILL 1405. PAGE TWO, HOUSE BILL 1453, EMERGENCY. 1494, 1497, 1741, 1750. PAGE FOUR, HOUSE BILL 1763, 1785. 1885, 1922 HOUSE BILLS 2075, 2161 EMERGENCY, 2162, EMERGENCY, 2164, EMERGENCY, 2165, AND 2229, HOUSE BILL 2277, AND HOUSE BILL 3457.
Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE BILL PASS? CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.
[Unknown]: AYE, 97, NO, 0. BILLS ARE PASSED. CONTINUING WITH THE NEXT CATEGORY, HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING REGULAR. HOUSE BILL 2201 RELATING TO DRIVEING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF