Voter registration; monetary payments for registering for another. (SB1455)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Payments for registering to vote; penalties. Provides that any person who gives, offers, or promises any payment to another in exchange for that person registering to vote is guilty of a Class 5 felony. A person who solicits or accepts any payment from another in exchange for his registering to vote is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/16/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103149D
01/16/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1455)
01/17/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1455)
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1455)
01/24/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1455)
01/26/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Reading of amendments waived
01/27/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1455E
01/27/2017Printed as engrossed 17103149D-E
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1455)
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1455E)
01/30/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1455E)
01/30/2017Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Placed on Calendar
02/02/2017Read first time
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/02/2017Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
02/09/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 2-N)
02/10/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read second time
02/14/2017Read third time
02/14/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/2017Passed House with amendments (69-Y 29-N)
02/14/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017House amendments agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1455ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1455ER)
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
03/24/2017G Vetoed by Governor
04/05/2017Senate sustained Governor's veto (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
04/05/2017Reconsideration of Governor's veto agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate sustained Governor's veto (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.