Elected and certain appointed officers; procedure for removal by courts. (HB2289)

Introduced By

Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Procedure for removal of elected and certain appointed officers by courts. Sets out the procedure by which, and clarifies the reasons for which, an elected officer or officer who has been appointed to fill an elective office may be removed from office. The bill requires, among other things, that the general registrar review the petition for removal of an officer and determine its sufficiency in accordance with the uniform standards approved by the State Board of Elections and that the attorney for the Commonwealth review such petition to determine if valid grounds exist to remove the officer. If the attorney for the Commonwealth is the elected official who is subject to the removal petition, the bill specifies that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia is tasked with appointing an alternate attorney for the Commonwealth to receive such petition. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. This bill is identical to SB 1431. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23104324D
01/11/2023Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/26/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2289)
01/30/2023Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2023House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2023Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2023Read first time
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2023Engrossed by House as amended HB2289E
02/06/2023Printed as engrossed 23104324D-E
02/07/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2289E)
02/07/2023Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2023VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2023Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2023Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2023Read third time
02/17/2023Reading of amendments waived
02/17/2023Committee amendments agreed to
02/17/2023Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/17/2023Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2023Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2023VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2289ER)
02/24/2023Signed by Speaker
02/25/2023Signed by President
02/25/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB2289ER)
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/26/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/23)
03/26/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)

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