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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2017Presented and ordered printed 17104177D
01/17/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1487)
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 amendments (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read second time
02/14/2017Read third time
02/14/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2017Emergency clause added
02/14/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/2017Passed House with amendments (98-Y 0-N)
02/14/2017VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1487ER)
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
02/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1487ER)
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 369 (effective 3/13/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2364.