Voter registration; public access not required for certain events. (SB857)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter registration; public access not required for certain voter registration events. Provides that a voter registration event conducted in a high school or at the location of a naturalization ceremony is not required to be open to the public. Currently, opportunities for voter registration are required to be provided at sites open to the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103557D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB857)
01/28/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB857E
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20103557D-E
02/03/2020Passed by for the day
02/05/2020Floor substitute printed 20107675D-S1 (Ebbin)
02/05/2020Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee amendments rejected (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2020Substitute by Senator Ebbin agreed to 20107675D-S1
02/05/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB857S1
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB857S1)
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: Elections
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
02/21/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Passed House (63-Y 37-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (63-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB857ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB857ER)
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 858 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0858)