Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. (SB1447)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registration confirmation documents; his valid Virginia driver's license, his valid United States passport, or any other identification issued by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States; any valid student identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth or any private school located in the Commonwealth; any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer's business; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. The bill adds language regarding requirements for certain voters pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102231D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1447)
01/29/2019Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2565.

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