SB 11 Absentee voting and procedures; secure return of voted absentee military-overseas ballots.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Absentee voting and procedures; secure return of voted military-overseas ballots. Requires the State Board of Elections to provide instructions, procedures, services, a security assessment, and security measures for the secure return by electronic means of voted absentee military-overseas ballots from uniformed-service voters outside of the United States. The bill requires the State Board to develop and update annually a security assessment and security measures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of such votes. The State Board is directed to convene a working group for the development of the initial instructions, procedures, services, security assessment, and security measures, and the working group is required to submit an annual report to the Governor and General Assembly beginning January 1, 2016, on the feasibility and cost of implementation of the secure return of such military-overseas ballots. Additionally, the State Board is directed to work with federal, state, local, and other appropriate entities to establish best practices for uniformed-service voter authentication and identification and for the secure return of such military-overseas ballots. The provisions of this bill amending § 24.2-706 will not become effective unless reenacted by the 2016 Session of the General Assembly. This bill is identical to HB 759.

Full text:
12/04/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100188D  pdf | impact statement
01/21/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14104034D-S1  pdf
02/21/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14105082D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/17/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB11ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0604)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
12/04/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100188D
12/04/13  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/14  Senate: Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/21/14  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
01/21/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14104034D-S1
01/22/14  Senate: Incorporates SB181
01/23/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/24/14  Senate: Read second time
01/24/14  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/24/14  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 14104034D-S1
01/24/14  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB11S1
01/27/14  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/31/14  House: Placed on Calendar
01/31/14  House: Read first time
01/31/14  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/14  House: Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/20/14  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/21/14  House: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/21/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14105082D-H1
02/24/14  House: Read second time
02/25/14  House: Read third time
02/25/14  House: Committee substitute agreed to 14105082D-H1
02/25/14  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB11H1
02/25/14  House: Passed House with substitute (95-Y 3-N)
02/25/14  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N)
02/27/14  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/14  Senate: Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/28/14  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)
03/03/14  House: House insisted on substitute
03/03/14  House: House requested conference committee
03/04/14  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/14  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/14  Senate: Senators: Puller, Martin, Petersen
03/05/14  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/05/14  House: Delegates: Rust, Jones, Howell, A.T.
03/07/14  Conference: Amended by conference committee
03/07/14  House: Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 1-N)
03/07/14  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N)
03/08/14  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/17/14  Senate: Enrolled
03/17/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB11ER)
03/17/14  Senate: Signed by President
03/18/14  House: Signed by Speaker
04/04/14  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 604 (effective - see bill)
04/04/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0604)