Rights of voters; covered practices, civil cause of action, standing, jurisdiction, and venue. (HB623)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rights of voters; covered practices; civil cause of action; standing, jurisdiction, and venue. Provides that, in addition to voters who are members of a protected class and the Attorney General, any organization whose membership includes voters who are members of a protected class or any organization whose mission, in whole or in part, is to ensure voting access shall be entitled to institute a civil cause of action for alleged violations of certain laws related to the rights of voters. The bill provides that the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond shall have jurisdiction over such actions and such actions shall be subject to expedited pretrial and trial proceedings and receive an automatic calendar preference. The bill allows the governing body of any county or city to establish, by ordinance, a plan each year for the number and location of voter satellite offices and the dates and hours of operation of such satellite offices for all elections to be held in the county or city that year. The bill also adds to the definition of "covered practice" any change that reduces the number of voter satellite offices in a locality or reduces the number of days or the hours of operation of a voter satellite office in a locality or that deviates from the plan established by the governing body each year. Read the Bill »


This fiscal impact statement does not provide a specific cost estimate for the legislation. It states that the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court is still assessing the fiscal impact that the bill may have on agency operations.

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Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103841D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/02/2024Assigned P & E sub: Election Administration
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB623)
02/09/2024Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (50-Y 48-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (50-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/27/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/27/2024Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Committee substitute printed 24107904D-S1
02/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Passed by for the day
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB623S1)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107904D-S1
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB623S1
03/04/2024Passed Senate with substitute (20-Y 19-N)
03/05/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107904D-S1 (51-Y 49-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 49-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB623ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB623ER)
04/08/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto


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