HJ 512 Constitutional amendment; qualification of voters, overseas employees.
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Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters; overseas employees. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law that an overseas employee, his spouse and dependents living with him, otherwise qualified to vote in the Commonwealth, may continue to vote in the Commonwealth although he relinquishes his Virginia home while overseas. The Constitution's definition of residence for purposes of voter qualification now requires both domicile and "a place of abode."

Full text:
01/17/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 977476316  pdf
02/04/97  House: Printed as engrossed 977476316-E  pdf
03/12/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ512ER)  pdf
03/25/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0767)  pdf

House amendments

01/17/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 977476316
01/17/97  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/29/97  House: Reported from Rules with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
01/31/97  House: Passed by for the day
02/01/97  House: Passed by for the day
02/02/97  House: Passed by for the day
02/03/97  House: Passed by for the day
02/04/97  House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/97  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/04/97  House: Printed as engrossed 977476316-E
02/04/97  House: Agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/97  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/97  House: Communicated to Senate
02/06/97  Senate: Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/97  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/11/97  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
02/12/97  Senate: Rules suspended (39-Y 0-N)
02/12/97  Senate: VOTE: SUSPEND THE RULES (39-Y 0-N)
02/12/97  Senate: Reading waived
02/13/97  Senate: Read third time and agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/97  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (39-Y 0-N)
03/12/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ512ER)
03/17/97  House: Enrolled
03/18/97  House: Signed by Speaker
03/19/97  Senate: Signed by President
03/25/97  House: Assigned Chapter 767 (effective 7/1/97)
03/25/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0767)