Virginia voter registration system; security plans & procedures, update of security standards, etc. (HB2178)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia voter registration system; security plans and procedures; remedying security risks. Directs the State Board of Elections to promulgate regulations and standards necessary to ensure the security and integrity of the Virginia voter registration system and the supporting technologies utilized by the counties and cities to maintain and record registrant information. The local electoral boards are also required to develop and update annually written plans and procedures to ensure the security and integrity of the supporting technologies. The local electoral boards are further required to report annually to the Department of Elections on their security plans and procedures. The bill authorizes the Department of Elections to limit a locality's access to the Virginia voter registration system if it is determined that the county or city has failed to develop security plans and procedures or to comply with the security standards established by the State Board; such access would be limited as necessary to address and resolve any security risks or to enforce compliance. Records describing protocols for maintaining the security of the Virginia voter registration system and the supporting technologies utilized to maintain and record registrant information are exempted from the Freedom of Information Act and meetings to discuss such protocols are permitted to be closed pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. The bill requires the State Board of Elections to convene a work group prior to adopting security standards and to establish a standing advisory group of local government IT professionals and general registrars to assist and consult on updates to security standards. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101864D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2178)
01/31/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2178E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19101864D-E
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2178E)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Passed by for the day
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2019Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Placed on Calendar
02/19/2019Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Sickles, Cole, Jones, S.C.
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Cosgrove, Edwards, Chafin
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Enrolled
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2178ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2178ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 426 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0426)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 55 seconds.

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