Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; applying for and casting military-overseas ballots. (SB1490)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; applying for and casting military-overseas ballots. Provides that any active duty member of a uniformed service who has been called to duty for deployment to a combat zone shall be permitted to use his digital signature associated with his Common Access Card issued by the U.S. Department of Defense to sign his application for a military-overseas ballot, the statement of voter accompanying his cast military-overseas ballot, and any other related documents. The bill also requires the system through which a covered voter may apply for and receive voter registration materials, military-overseas ballots, and other information to be capable of accepting the submission of voted military-overseas ballots cast by any active duty member of a uniformed service who has been called to duty for deployment to a combat zone. Amends § 24.2-455, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/18/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103867D
01/18/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1490)
01/31/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1490)
01/31/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Committee substitute printed 17105052D-S1
01/31/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1490S1)
02/02/2017Reported from Finance with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105052D-S1
02/06/2017Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1490ES1
02/06/2017Printed as engrossed 17105052D-ES1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Read first time
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/09/2017Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1490ES1)
02/21/2017Left in Privileges and Elections

Video

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake): THE GUY FROM CHESAPEAKE HERE. I CARE BECAUSE CAPE CHARLES HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A FANTASTIC BARGE FACILITY ON THE EASTERN SHORE. RIGHT NOW THE ORBITAL ATK TAKES THEIR ROCKET TO WALLACE, THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TO SHIP THEM TO THE PORT OF WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, THEN TRANSPORT THEM THROUGH DELAWARE, THROUGH MARYLAND, AND THEN TO VIRGINIA. THERE'S THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CAPE CHARLES TO HAVE A BARGE FACILITY WHERE THOSE ROCKET MOTORS CAN BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO CAPE CHARLES. THEY CANNOT GO THROUGH THE