Candidates in elections; method of nominating for office. (SB976)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Party nominating methods. Prohibits political parties from selecting a nomination method for its candidates for statewide or General Assembly district office, the U.S. House of Representatives, or the U.S. Senate that has the practical effect of excluding participation in the nomination process by otherwise eligible active duty military personnel or by individuals who are unable to attend meetings because of injuries suffered in military service. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105596D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB976)
02/06/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2018Amendment by Senator DeSteph agreed to
02/09/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB976E
02/09/2018Printed as engrossed 18105596D-E
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 (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Passed by for the day
02/13/2018Passed by temporarily
02/13/2018Read third time and defeated by Senate (18-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)