Primaries; filings of primary candidate petitions with party chairman, etc. (HB2147)

Introduced By

Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Primaries; candidate petition signatures, certification by party chairman. Provides that in furnishing to the State Board of Elections or local electoral boards the names of candidates for nomination in a primary, including a presidential primary, the party chairman shall certify that a review of the candidate petitions found the required minimum number of signatures of qualified voters for the particular office to have been met. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102825D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2147)
01/29/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Committee substitute printed 13104856D-H1
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104856D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2147H1
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2147H1)
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2147ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2147ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 443 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0443)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.