Local electoral boards and general registrars; removal from office by circuit court, etc. (HB2034)

Introduced By

Sen. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen) with support from co-patrons Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), and Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


General registrars; petition for removal. Provides for the removal of a general registrar by the circuit court upon a petition signed by a majority of members of the local electoral board. Currently, a local electoral board may remove a general registrar with a majority vote. The bill requires the Virginia Division of Risk Management to assign counsel to the defense of any member of a local electoral board or general registrar subject to a petition for removal, upon that member's or registrar's application. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100419D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2034)
01/17/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105130D-H1
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Passed by for the day
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105130D-H1
01/31/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2034H1
02/01/2019Read third time and passed House (53-Y 42-N)
02/01/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (53-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2034H1)
02/12/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Passed by for the day
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2019Passed by temporarily
02/18/2019Passed by for the day
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Committee amendment reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Committee amendment rejected
02/19/2019Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2034ER)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2034ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/25/2019G Vetoed by Governor
04/03/2019House sustained Governor's veto