Absentee voting; postage prepaid on return envelope. (HB220)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; postage prepaid on return envelope. Requires the envelope provided to an absentee voter for the return of the absentee ballot to include prepaid postage. The provisions of the bill do not become effective unless reenacted by the 2021 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100609D
12/27/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB220)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/30/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB220)
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (60-Y 38-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (60-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/18/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Passed by for the day
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2020Passed Senate with amendment (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (5-Y 92-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate amendment rejected by House (5-Y 92-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: REJECTED (5-Y 92-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Senate insisted on amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/02/2020House acceded to request
03/02/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2020Delegates: Krizek, Helmer, Kilgore
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2020Senators: Spruill, Surovell, Vogel
03/04/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/04/2020Conference report agreed to by House (58-Y 33-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Agree to (58-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (24-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB220ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB220ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1155 (effective - see bill)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1155)