Elections; removal of officers, recall elections, application for recall petition. (SB495)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; removal of officers; recall elections; petition. Provides for the removal of certain elected officers and officers appointed to elected offices by recall referendum. The bill requires a petition for recall be signed by 30 percent of the total number of votes cast at the last election for the office for which a recall is sought. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101043D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB495)
02/01/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22105067D-S1
02/01/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB495S1)
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105067D-S1
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB495S1
02/11/2022Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/01/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
03/02/2022Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2023
03/04/2022Continued to 2023 in Privileges and Elections
11/22/2022Left in Privileges and Elections

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