Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. (HB177)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. Enters Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Article II of the Constitution of the United States gives the states exclusive and plenary authority to decide the manner of awarding their electoral votes. Under the compact, Virginia agrees to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact goes into effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have joined the compact. A state may withdraw from the compact; however, a withdrawal occurring within six months of the end of a President's term shall not become effective until a President or Vice President has qualified to serve the next term. This bill incorporates HB 199. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/26/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100671D
12/26/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB177)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/31/2020Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Reconsidered by Privileges and Elections
02/07/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107262D-H1
02/07/2020Incorporates HB199 (Price)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107262D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB177H1
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB177H1)
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (51-Y 46-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (51-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/25/2020Continued to 2021 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Privileges and Elections