SB 911 Implementation of National Voter Registration Act.
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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  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD3573661  pdf
03/08/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB911ER)  pdf

House amendments rejected
Senate amendments rejected
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation
Governor's veto explanation

01/23/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD3573661
01/23/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/95  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 2-N)
02/01/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/02/95  Senate: Reconsideration of passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/03/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/06/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/07/95  Senate: Read second time
02/07/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/07/95  Senate: Floor amendments rejected (Miller, K.G.) (14-Y 23-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: FLOOR AMENDMENTS (14-Y 23-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate
02/07/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (34-Y 6-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/95  House: Read first time
02/09/95  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/10/95  House: Assigned to P. & E. sub-committee: 2
02/15/95  House: Reported from P. & E. w/amendments (15-Y 7-N)
02/16/95  House: Read second time
02/17/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/20/95  House: Passed by for the day
02/21/95  House: Read third time
02/21/95  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/95  House: Floor amendments agreed to (Marshall)
02/21/95  House: Floor amendments rejected (Wilkins)
02/21/95  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/21/95  House: Passed House with amendments (60-Y 40-N)
02/21/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (60-Y 40-N)
02/23/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/23/95  Senate: House amendments rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)
02/23/95  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (1-Y 39-N)
02/23/95  House: House insisted on amendments
02/23/95  House: House requested conference committee
02/23/95  Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/95  Senate: VOTE: ACCEDE TO REQ. FOR CONF. (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/95  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/95  Senate: Senators: Gartlan, Holland, C. A., Chichester
02/24/95  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/24/95  House: Delegates: Scott, Cunningham, Albo
02/24/95  House: Conference report agreed to by House (55-Y 43-N)
02/24/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (55-Y 43-N)
02/24/95  Conference: House amendments rejected by conference committee
02/24/95  Conference: Amended by conference committee
02/24/95  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
02/24/95  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (30-Y 7-N)
02/24/95  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT CONFERENCE REPORT (30-Y 7-N)
03/08/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB911ER)
03/15/95  Senate: Enrolled
03/15/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/27/95  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/95  Senate: Senate rejected Gov's recommendation (16-Y 24-N)
04/05/95  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMMEND. (16-Y 24-N)
04/05/95  Senate: Communicated to Governor
05/05/95  Governor: Vetoed by Governor