Voter registration; preregistration for persons 16 years of age or older, effective date. (HB2125)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from 21 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Voter registration; preregistration for persons 16 years of age or older. Permits a person who is otherwise qualified to register to vote and is 16 years of age or older, but who will not be 18 years of age on or before the day of the next general election, to preregister to vote. The preregistration does not entitle such person to vote in any election except as already permitted by law. The bill requires the Department of Elections to maintain a record of all preregistered voters in the Virginia voter registration system, which shall automatically register a person who is preregistered upon that person reaching 18 years or age or becoming eligible for advance registration as already permitted by law, whichever comes first. The bill requires the Department to provide to the general registrars voter confirmation documents for such voters. The bill has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

Status

04/14/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100907D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2021Assigned P & E sub: Voting Rights
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2125)
01/20/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 2-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2021Pending question ordered
01/29/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2125E
01/29/2021Printed as engrossed 21100907D-E
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (54-Y 45-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (54-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2125E)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Passed Senate (20-Y 17-N)
02/24/2021Enrolled
02/24/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2125ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2125ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 217 (effective 10/1/22)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0217)

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