Election officials, state and local; acceptance of certain gifts and funding prohibited. (HB1101)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)

Progress

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

Description

State and local elections officials; acceptance of certain gifts and funding prohibited. Prohibits state and local elections officials from soliciting, accepting, using, or disposing of any moneys, grants, property, or services given by a private individual or nongovernmental entity for the purpose of funding voter education and outreach programs, voter registration programs, or any other expense incurred in the conduct of elections. The bill specifically provides that the operation of a polling place or voter satellite office in a facility furnished by a private individual or nongovernmental entity is not a violation of this prohibition. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102653D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1101)
01/26/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB80.

Comments

Carolyn Caywood writes:

What prevents "voter education and outreach programs, voter registration programs" from including voter registration drives by organizations, sharing voting information on social media, etc., from being considered contributed services?

Dee Martworthy writes:

Unless the Commonwealth plans to set up expansive voter registration, outreach and education programs to replace money provided by private organizations, this bill only restricts voter information.
An informed electorate is a smart electorate.
This bill seems designed specifically to keep voters less informed and I do not support it in any way.

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