Nominating party candidates; certain incumbents to determine method. (SB26)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Method of nominating party candidates; certain incumbents to determine method. Provides that incumbent constitutional officers shall have the right to determine the method of making party nominations for that constitutional office. If the incumbent constitutional officer does not designate a method or if no incumbent offers as a candidate for reelection to the office, the political party shall determine the method of nomination for that office. Currently, only incumbent General Assembly members have the right to designate the method of nomination. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100042D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB26)
02/06/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2018Passed by temporarily
02/12/2018Read third time and defeated by Senate (18-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)