Contests of certain elections; location of proceeding to contest. (SB1781)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Contests of certain elections; location of proceeding to contest. Clarifies that a proceeding to contest (i) a primary election for the United States House of Representatives, the Virginia Senate, the House of Delegates, or any county, city, town, or district office or (ii) an election to any county, city, town, or district office shall be in the circuit court of the county or city that the challenged candidate listed as his residency on his certificate of candidate qualification. Currently, the law provides that such proceeding be in the county or city in which the challenged candidate resides. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104092D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1781)
01/29/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/15/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1781ER)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1781ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 691 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0691)


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 1 minute.