General registrars; certification requirement, removal from office. (HB1362)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


General registrars; certification requirement; removal from office. Provides for a certification program to be conducted by the State Board of Elections for the general registrars. The bill requires each general registrar to complete the certification program and receive his certification within the 12 months following initial appointment or any subsequent reappointment; failure to do so shall result in removal from office. The State Board is authorized to grant a waiver requested by a local electoral board to extend, on a case-by-case basis, the 12-month deadline. The State Board is required to develop a training curriculum for the certification program and standards for completing the program and maintaining certification, including required hours of annual training. No fees shall be charged to a general registrar for any required training as part of the certification program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102712D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1362)
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1362E
02/06/2020Printed as engrossed 20102712D-E
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1362E)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/18/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1362ER)
03/05/2020Signed by Speaker
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1362ER)
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
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1148 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1148)