Constitutional amendment; election of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. (SJ29)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); election of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Changes the method of election for the Governor, and by reference, the Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes in a majority of each of the congressional districts shall be declared elected. Under current law, the person receiving the highest number of votes statewide is declared elected. Ties in the number of votes in a given congressional district or in the number of congressional districts won are determined by a majority vote of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101323D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2020Stricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

SimonTek writes:

These bills are pretty scary to be honest with you. I've considered moving to VA, but with laws like this, it screams stay away.

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