Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. (SB1101)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

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

Description

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. Read the Bill »

Status

11/27/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
11/27/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100552D
11/27/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1101)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Privileges and Elections committee on 01/19/2021. It meets on Tuesday, 4:00 P.M. - Senate Room A.

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