HB 1482 Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact.
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Summary as introduced:
Presidential electors; 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, Virginia 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 within six months of the end of a President's term shall not become effective until a President or Vice President has qualified to serve the next term.

Full text:
12/13/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101201D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
12/13/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101201D
12/13/16  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/17  House: Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/24/17  House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
02/08/17  House: Left in Privileges and Elections