Legal holidays; Election Day. (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. Read the Bill »


02/25/2020: Passed the Senate


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)

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.

Post a Public Comment About this Bill

if you have one

(Limited HTML is OK: <a>, <em>, <strong>, <s>)