Legal holidays; Election Day, removes Lee-Jackson Day as state holiday. (HB108)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), and Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Legal holidays; Lee-Jackson Day; Election Day. Designates Election Day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, as a state holiday and removes Lee-Jackson Day as a state holiday. This bill is identical to SB 601. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/13/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101370D
12/13/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB108)
01/31/2020Reported from Rules (13-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 42-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/21/2020Reported from Rules (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB108ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB108ER)
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 417 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0417)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB601.


Robert Legge writes:

Lee Day and Lee-Jackson Day was started during Jim Crow. Lee Day in 1889 and Jackson was added right after the 1902 Constitutional Convention whose primary purpose was to disenfranchise blacks and poor whites. The president of that convention was John Goode a former delegate to the Secessionist Confederate Convention and was an aide to Confederate Major General Jubal Early.