Absentee ballots; information on proposed constitutional amendments. (HB439)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee ballots; materials included; information on proposed constitutional amendments and referenda. Provides that whenever there is a proposed constitutional amendment or statewide referendum on the ballot, the printed instructions with the absentee ballot materials are required to include the website address where the explanation for such amendment or referendum is posted on the Department of Elections' website. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100718D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB439)
02/03/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #3
02/04/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/04/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Committee substitute printed 22105991D-H1
02/08/2022Read first time
02/09/2022Read second time
02/09/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105991D-H1
02/09/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB439H1
02/10/2022Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB439H1)
02/22/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Read third time
02/25/2022Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB439ER)
03/01/2022Signed by Speaker
03/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB439ER)
03/02/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 254 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0254)

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