Campaign finance reports; electronic filing requirement, local and constitutional offices. (SB57)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance reports; electronic filing requirement; local and constitutional offices. Requires candidates for local and constitutional offices to file campaign finance reports by computer or electronic means. Under current law, only candidates for local and constitutional offices in localities with a population exceeding 70,000 are required to file campaign finance reports electronically. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100810D
11/19/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB57)
01/14/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/20/2020Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2020Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
02/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2020Engrossed by House as amended
03/04/2020Passed House with amendment (90-Y 7-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (90-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB57ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB57ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 769 (effective 1/1/21)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0769)


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 46 seconds.