Legal holidays; Election Day, removes Lee-Jackson Day as state holiday. (SB601)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Legal holidays; Lee-Jackson Day; Election Day. Designates Election Day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, as a state holiday and removes Lee-Jackson Day as a state holiday. This bill is identical to HB 108. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102752D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB601)
01/15/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (9-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2020Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/2020Reported from Rules (12-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB601ER)
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB601ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/10/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 418 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0418)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB108.


Robert Legge writes:

Lee Day and Lee-Jackson Day was started during Jim Crow. Lee Day in 1889 and Jackson was added right after the 1902 Constitutional Convention whose primary purpose was to disenfranchise blacks and poor whites. The president of that convention was John Goode a former delegate to the Secessionist Confederate Convention and was an aide to Confederate Major General Jubal Early.