Election of certain governing bodies; conversion to single-member districts. (SB188)

Introduced By

Sen. Aaron Rouse (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Election of certain governing bodies; conversion to single-member districts. Allows the governing body of a locality that has been subject to a court order imposing a remedial election system under voting rights laws to adopt an ordinance to convert one or more at-large seats of such body to single-member districts. The bill provides that members of such governing body in office on the effective date of such ordinance shall complete their terms of office. Read the Bill »


03/25/2024: Passed the General Assembly


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104531D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB188)
01/16/2024Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2024Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2024Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/01/2024Reported from Privileges and Elections (11-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Read second time
03/06/2024Read third time
03/06/2024Passed House (50-Y 47-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Passage (50-Y 47-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB188ER)
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
03/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB188ER)
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/2024Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (18-Y 21-N)
04/17/2024Communicated to Governor

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