Campaign finance; record retention requirements and reviews of campaign finance disclosure reports. (HB492)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; record retention requirements and reviews of campaign finance disclosure reports. Requires campaign committee treasurers to retain certain records that may be used in reviews of campaign committee accounts. The bill gives the Department of Elections the authority and duty to conduct reviews of a percentage of campaign committees and to report the results of such reviews annually to the State Board of Elections, the Governor, and the General Assembly and make such report available on the Department's website. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2024, and provides that campaign finance reports filed prior to January 1, 2024, are not subject to the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101163D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB492)
01/26/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections (17-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2022Assigned App. sub: General Government and Capital Outlay
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB492)
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2022Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Read first time
02/03/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2022Read third time and passed House (81-Y 19-N)
02/04/2022VOTE: Passage (81-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/22/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/23/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Reading of amendment waived
03/07/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/07/2022Passed by for the day
03/08/2022Passed by for the day
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Passed by for the day
03/10/2022Read third time
03/10/2022Committee amendment reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Passed by temporarily
03/10/2022Committee amendment rejected
03/10/2022Reading of amendment waived
03/10/2022Amendment by Senator Spruill agreed to
03/10/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/10/2022Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 2-N)
03/10/2022VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB492ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB492ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 258 (effective 1/1/24)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0258)