HB 2327 Implementation of National Voter Registration Act.
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Summary:
Implementation of the National Voter Registration Act. Provides for registration of voters by mail beginning July 1, 1995, and at the offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles, public assistance agencies, agencies primarily providing services to the disabled, armed forces recruitment offices, and Virginia Employment Commission offices, beginning January 1, 1996. The bill also establishes a voter list maintenance program and fail-safe voting procedures to ensure that voters who move their place of residence are provided adequate opportunities to correct their registration records before they are removed from the voter registration list. A constitutional amendment passed at the last November election deleted the requirement that a person must apply in person to register and eliminated the requirement for canceling a voter's registration for nonvoting. All of the changes in the bill are in response to the National Voter Registration Act, which Virginia is required to follow, concerning registration to vote in federal elections for federal offices. Effective date provisions delay implementation of the act (except mail registration) if Congress changes or repeals the NVRA or if implementation of the NVRA is enjoined in Virginia by the courts.

Full text:
01/23/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD2371443  pdf
03/10/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2327ER)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments rejected
Senate amendments
Governor's recommendation
Governor's veto explanation

Status:
01/23/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD2371443
01/23/95  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/95  House: Assigned to P. & E. sub-committee: 2
02/01/95  House: Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 8-N)
02/02/95  House: Read first time
02/03/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/04/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/05/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/06/95  House: Read second time
02/06/95  House: Floor amendments rejected (Wilkins)
02/06/95  House: Floor amendment #1 rejected (Marshall) (48-Y 51-N)
02/06/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (48-Y 51-N)
02/06/95  House: Floor amendment #2 rejected (Marshall) (48-Y 51-N)
02/06/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (48-Y 51-N)
02/06/95  House: Engrossed by House (55-Y 44-N)
02/06/95  House: VOTE: ENGROSSMENT (55-Y 44-N)
02/07/95  House: Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/07/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 48-N)
02/07/95  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/07/95  House: Read third time and passed House (53-Y 46-N)
02/07/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (53-Y 46-N)
02/07/95  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/95  Senate: Read first time
02/08/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/20/95  Senate: Reported from P. & E. with amendments (9-Y 2-N 1-A)
02/21/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  Senate: Read third time
02/22/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/22/95  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/22/95  Senate: Floor amendents ruled not germane (Robb)
02/22/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/22/95  Senate: Floor amendments agreed to (Gartlan)
02/22/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/95  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (30-Y 9-N)
02/22/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (30-Y 9-N)
02/22/95  Senate: Rec. of Sen. passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  Senate: Floor amendments reconsidered (37-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (37-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  Senate: Floor amendments #1, 2 agreed to (Gartlan)
02/22/95  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/22/95  Senate: Floor amendment #3 withdrawn (Gartlan)
02/22/95  Senate: Floor amendment #4 agreed to (Gartlan)
02/22/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/95  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (30-Y 9-N)
02/22/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (30-Y 9-N)
02/22/95  Senate: Rec. of Sen. passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (38-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (28-Y 10-N)
02/22/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (28-Y 10-N)
02/23/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/23/95  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (55-Y 44-N)
02/23/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (55-Y 44-N)
03/10/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2327ER)
03/15/95  House: Enrolled
03/15/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/27/95  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/06/95  House: Motion for pending question agreed to
04/06/95  House: House rejected Gov's recommendation (47-Y 53-N)
04/06/95  House: VOTE: REJECTED (47-Y 53-N)
04/06/95  House: Communicated to Governor
05/05/95  Governor: Vetoed by Governor