Elections, State Board of; revision of regulations for reviewing and processing candidate petitions. (SB1564)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; regulations for reviewing and processing candidate petitions. Directs the State Board of Elections to revise its processes and associated regulations for reviewing and processing candidate petitions. The revised regulations are required to provide a process for checking petition signatures that includes a method for determining if a petition signature belongs to an individual whose prior registration was canceled, for tracking information associated with candidate petitions, and for escalating cases of suspected fraud to an appropriate entity. The bill requires the State Board to promulgate these regulations on or before January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103149D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1564)
01/29/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Committee substitute printed 19106098D-S1
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106098D-S1
02/01/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1564S1
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1564S1)
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/15/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Passed House (78-Y 20-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1564ER)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1564ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 682 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0682)