Nomination of candidates for elected offices; restrictions on nomination method selected. (HB2020)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Nomination of candidates for elected offices; restrictions on nomination method selected by political party. Provides that a method of nomination for elected office may not be selected if such method will have the practical effect of excluding participation in the nominating process by qualified voters who are unable to attend meetings because they are (i) a member of a uniformed service on active duty, (ii) temporarily residing outside of the United States, (iii) a student attending a school or institution of higher education, (iv) a person with a disability, or (v) a person who has a communicable disease of public health threat or who may have come in contact with a person with such disease.. However, such restriction does not apply when selecting a candidate for a special election or nominating a candidate, or in the event that no candidate files the required paperwork by the prescribed deadline. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2024. Read the Bill »

Status

01/14/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101479D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2021Assigned P & E sub: Election Administration
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2020)

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