Elections, State Board of; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. (HB742)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Provides for the appointment of the Commissioner of Elections to be made by the State Board of Elections; currently, the Governor makes such appointment. The appointment or removal of a Commissioner shall require an affirmative vote of four of the five members of the Board. The Commissioner shall be subject to confirmation and reconfirmation by the General Assembly every four years. If the Board fails to make or communicate an appointment of a Commissioner by the end of the term, the bill provides that the Commissioner serving at such time shall be deemed to be reappointed and shall be subject to reconfirmation at the next regular session. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2025. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103196D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB742)
02/02/2024Continued to 2025 in Privileges and Elections
02/09/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2024Reconsidered by Privileges and Elections
02/09/2024Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Committee substitute printed 24107508D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107508D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB742H1
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB742H1)
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/27/2024Continued to 2025 in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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