SB 864 Presidential elections; agreement among states to elect by National Popular Vote.
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Summary as introduced:
Presidential elections; National Popular Vote Compact. Enters Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Article II of the United States Constitution gives the states exclusive and plenary authority to decide the manner of awarding their electoral votes. Under the compact, the state agrees to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact goes into effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have joined the compact. A state may withdraw from the compact; however, a withdrawal occurring six months or less before the end of a President's term shall not become effective until a President or a Vice President has qualified to serve the next term. This bill is identical to HB 2742.

Full text:
01/08/07  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 079118768  pdf

01/08/07  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 079118768
01/08/07  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/07  Senate: Stricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)