Public officers; automatic suspension upon conviction of felony. (SB1487)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional officers; automatic suspension upon conviction of felony. Provides that any constitutional officer who is convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or the United States shall be automatically suspended upon such conviction, regardless of any appeals, pleadings, delays, or motions. Amends § 24.2-236, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/17/2017 Presented and ordered printed 17104177D
  • 01/17/2017 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/24/2017 Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/26/2017 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/27/2017 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/30/2017 Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2017 Impact statement from DPB (SB1487)
  • 02/02/2017 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/02/2017 Read first time
  • 02/02/2017 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/02/2017 Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
  • 02/09/2017 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
  • 02/10/2017 Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2017 Read second time
  • 02/14/2017 Read third time
  • 02/14/2017 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/14/2017 Emergency clause added
  • 02/14/2017 Engrossed by House as amended
  • 02/14/2017 Passed House with amendments (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/14/2017 VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2017 House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2017 Enrolled
  • 02/20/2017 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1487ER)
  • 02/20/2017 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/21/2017 Signed by President
  • 02/21/2017 Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
  • 02/21/2017 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
  • 02/24/2017 Impact statement from DPB (SB1487ER)
  • 03/13/2017 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 369 (effective 3/13/17)
  • 03/13/2017 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2364.