Protected voter status; certain evidence not required. (HB241)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Protected voter status; certain evidence not required. Removes the requirement that a person who is in fear for his personal safety from another person who has threatened or stalked him must provide evidence that he has filed a complaint with a magistrate or law-enforcement official against such other person in order to be granted protected voter status. The bill does not eliminate the requirement that he submit a signed written statement that he is in fear for his personal safety for him to be granted protected voter status. Read the Bill »

Status

02/25/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
12/30/2019Committee
12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101468D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB241)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (73-Y 26-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (73-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/25/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Passed Senate (19-Y 17-N)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Comments

Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

How hard can it be to follow the established requirement? How does this further open the door to fraud? Maybe not much, but why take the chance.

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