Elections administration; requests made pursuant to the FOIA, deferment of response. (HB15)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)

Progress

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

Description

Elections administration; requests made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act; deferment of response when request received during certain period of time. Allows local electoral boards and general registrars to defer providing a response to a request received under the Freedom of Information Act on or after the first day of in-person absentee voting for any election and before the tenth day following the local electoral board's certification of such election. The bill requires that notice of the deferment be provided to the requestor. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/20/2021Committee
12/20/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100306D
12/20/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB15)
01/21/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2022Left in Privileges and Elections

Comments

JoAnne Norton writes:

What is the purpose of this bill?

To allow the election board to not have an over abundance of work during the absentee voting period. OR
To not allow information to get out which would help political parties and the media foretell the voting statistics such as number of absentee votes, whether early, by mail, etc.

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