Presidential candidates; federal tax returns & state income tax returns required for ballot access. (SB65)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Presidential candidates; federal tax returns and state income tax returns required for ballot access. Requires any person seeking the nomination of the national political party for the office of the President or Vice President, in order to have his name appear on the primary or general election ballot, to submit to the State Board his federal tax returns and any income tax returns filed in any state from each year of the five-year period immediately preceding the general election. Any person selected by other groups not qualifying as a political party is also required to submit such returns in order to have his name printed on the general election ballot. The bill requires that such tax returns be publicly available on the Department of Elections website after certain redactions are made. Amends § 24.2-543, § 24.2-545, § 24.2-614, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/30/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100345D
11/30/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB65)
01/23/2018Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Rachel Gatwood writes:

This seems reasonable. Why should any leader be able to oversee changes to the tax code without disclosing what he or she has to gain or lose?