Voter registration at the DMV; REAL ID compliant applications. (HB1112)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Voter registration at the DMV; REAL ID compliant applications. Provides that any person 17 years of age or older who comes into an office of the Department of Motor Vehicles to apply for, replace, or renew a driver's license or special identification card, the application for which satisfies the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005, shall have certain information electronically transferred by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections, unless he affirmatively declines to have his information so transmitted. The information to be transmitted includes the applicant's full name, date of birth, gender, residence address, citizenship status, driver's license number and social security number, digital signature, and telephone number and email address, if available. The bill requires the applicant to affirm, subject to felony penalties for making false statements, that he meets all voter eligibility requirements. Upon receipt of the information, the Department of Elections is required to determine whether the person is already registered to vote. If the person is already registered to vote, the Department of Elections is required to transfer the information to the appropriate general registrar to update the voter's registration records. If the person is not already registered to vote, the Department of Elections is required to verify that the person meets all voter eligibility requirements and, if so finding, to transmit the information to the appropriate general registrar. The bill does not change the process for registration at the Department of Motor Vehicles for persons not completing an application that satisfies the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2019. Amends § 24.2-411.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Committee
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102298D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1112)
02/13/2018Left in Privileges and Elections