Voting machines; Department of Elections shall coordinate post-election risk-limiting audit, report. (SB1254)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Elections; annual audit of ballot scanner machines. Requires the Department of Elections to conduct an annual audit of the ballot scanner machines in use in the Commonwealth. The localities selected for the audit are to be chosen at random with every locality participating in the Department's annual audit at least once during a five-year period. The bill requires the Department to submit a report on the results of each audit to the State Board of Elections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103101D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Passed by for the day
01/23/2017Read second time
01/23/2017Reading of amendments waived
01/23/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/23/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1254E
01/23/2017Printed as engrossed 17103101D-E
01/24/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1254E)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/2017Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
02/09/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Committee substitute printed 17105383D-H1
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1254H1)
02/13/2017Read second time
02/14/2017Read third time
02/14/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105383D-H1
02/14/2017Amendment by Delegate Cole agreed to
02/14/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB1254H1
02/14/2017Passed House with substitute with amendment (98-Y 0-N)
02/14/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Title replaced 17105383D-S1
02/20/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1254ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1254ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 367 (effective 7/1/18)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0367)