Political parties; notification of adoption of primary election, certification of candidates. (HB1116)

Introduced By

Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Political parties; notification of adoption of primary election; certification of candidates. Directs the state political party chairmen, or their designees, to notify the Department of Elections of the party's adoption of a primary election for any office. The bill also directs state political party chairmen, or their designees, to certify to the Department of Elections the names of any candidate who has been nominated by the party through a nomination method other than a primary. Currently, these notification and certification responsibilities are shared by the state, district, and political subdivision party committee chairmen for their respective offices. The bill also provides that if a state party chairman, or his designee, fails to certify the name of a candidate for an office, the Department of Elections shall declare that there is no candidate nominated by the party for that office. The bill contains technical amendments that reflect the current administrative responsibilities of the Department of Elections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102715D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1116)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/24/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Read first time
01/29/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2020Read third time and passed House (56-Y 44-N)
01/30/2020VOTE: Passage (56-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/25/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Floor substitute printed 20109458D-S1 (Surovell)
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Passed by for the day
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2020Chair rules floor substitute by Senator Surovell is germane
03/04/2020Substitute by Senator Surovell agreed to 20109458D-S1
03/04/2020Defeated by Senate (14-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)