General registrar; qualifications, residency. (SB1281)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; qualifications of the general registrar, residency. Exempts counties and cities with a population of 50,000 or less from the requirement that a person appointed to serve as a general registrar must be a qualified voter of the county or city for which he is appointed. Currently, such exemption applies to counties and cities with a population of 25,000 or less. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101704D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1281)
01/19/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (13-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read second time
01/22/2021Reading of amendments waived
01/22/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/22/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1281E
01/22/2021Printed as engrossed 21101704D-E
01/25/2021Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1281E)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections
02/10/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Read second time
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed House (54-Y 46-N)
02/15/2021VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1281ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1281ER)
02/18/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 22, 2021
02/22/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 482 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)