Student voters; public high schools to provide Virginia voter registration information. (HB1491)

Introduced By

Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Student voters; Virginia voter registration. Requires each public high school to provide to any enrolled student who is of voting age or otherwise eligible to register to vote access to Virginia voter registration information and applications, or access to the Virginia online voter registration system on a school-owned computing device, and the opportunity to complete such application during the normal course of the school day. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20103604D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 2-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Education with amendment (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Passed by for the day
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1491)
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1491E
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20103604D-E
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House (82-Y 16-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage (82-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1491E)
02/11/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1491ER)
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1491ER)
02/28/2020Signed by Speaker
03/02/2020Signed by President
03/11/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0612)


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

Why do this? Why all this redundancy?

Waldo Jaquith writes:

You''re opposed to schools helping kids register to vote?