SB 1256 Voter identification requirements; photo ID required at polls, application for absentee ballot.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Voter identification requirements; photo ID. Requires photo ID at the polls by eliminating all forms of identification that do not contain a photograph of the voter from the list of forms of identification any one of which a voter must present in order to be allowed to vote. The bill also adds a valid United States passport to the list and requires that a student identification card issued by an institution of higher education in the Commonwealth contain a photograph in order to be used by a voter. The bill does not affect the right of a voter who does not present one of the required forms of identification to cast a provisional ballot. The bill also provides that the State Board shall provide free voter registration cards that contain a voter's photograph and signature if the voter does not possess other satisfactory photo ID. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2014, and its provisions are contingent upon funding being included in a general appropriation act passed by the 2013 Session of the General Assembly.

Full text:
01/10/13  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 13103249D  pdf | impact statement
01/29/13  Senate: Committee substitute printed 13104633D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/05/13  Senate: Printed as engrossed 13104633D-ES1  pdf | impact statement
02/23/13  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1256ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/25/13  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0725)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/10/13  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 13103249D
01/10/13  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/13  Senate: Committee substitute printed 13104633D-S1
01/29/13  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (7-Y 6-N)
01/29/13  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/31/13  Senate: Reported from Finance with amendment (10-Y 5-N)
02/04/13  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/05/13  Senate: Read second time
02/05/13  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/05/13  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 13104633D-S1
02/05/13  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/05/13  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/13  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/05/13  Senate: Amendment by Senator McEachin rejected (20-Y 20-N)
02/05/13  Senate: Chair votes No
02/05/13  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1256ES1
02/05/13  Senate: Printed as engrossed 13104633D-ES1
02/05/13  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/05/13  Senate: Passed Senate (20-Y 20-N)
02/05/13  Senate: Chair votes Yes
02/11/13  House: Placed on Calendar
02/11/13  House: Read first time
02/11/13  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/13  House: Assigned App. sub: General Government
02/13/13  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/15/13  House: Reported from Appropriations (15-Y 7-N)
02/19/13  House: Read second time
02/20/13  House: Read third time
02/20/13  House: Passed House (65-Y 34-N)
02/20/13  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 34-N)
02/23/13  Senate: Enrolled
02/23/13  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1256ER)
02/23/13  Senate: Signed by President
02/23/13  House: Signed by Speaker
03/25/13  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 725 (effective 7/1/14)
03/25/13  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0725)