February 29, 2020

Meanwhile: in the Commonwealth of Virginia's General Assembly

Much has been made of the fact that one of the more onerous Democrat gun-control bills did not pass the General Assembly, however, it is not actually defeated, just tabled until after the election. Several other anti-second amendment bills have passed and are heading to the governors desk.

There seems to be a virtual news blackout of the Virginia legislative session now except of the few victories or temporary reprieves regarding guns, even in the local news. The exceptions involve silly and tyrannical bills like the ban on balloons (which was defeated).


 Art (sans text) is by Dairin, also here, whose NNV channel is here
(and who is not responsible for the context of her chibi)


These seem to be being  used like the Democrats as chaff, to conceal the rest of their legislation.

One bit of legislation that seems to get no coverage, is the annexation of a chunk of Tazwell County (68 miles, presumably waterfront) into the "Clinch Scenic River State Park". Tazewell County was among the first of the counties to set up a sanctuary and is the first county to have the county government provisionally call up the "militia". Annexing their waterfront property could well be retaliation...or not...but its getting no coverage because the media seems to have a blackout on Richmond's antics.

Likely more important than any of this, are the changes to Virginia voting registration and election law, that are still not getting any coverage. I've posted a hyperlinked list below the fold and some of these are doozies.

This is the big battle, but like a cat we've all been chasing the ephemeral dot.

  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1 Absentee voting; no excuse required.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 14 Constitutional amendment; reapportionment, technical adjustments permitted (voter referendum).
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 18 Absentee voting; no-excuse, in-person voting, applicability date.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 19 Voter identification; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification, penalty.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 26 Voter registration; close of registration records.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 88 Campaign finance; filing schedule for persons with multiple campaign committees.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 146 Sample ballots; color of paper of unofficial sample ballots.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 177 Presidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 178 Determination of tie votes; recounts, special elections.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 185 Voter registration by mail; certain first-time voters permitted to vote by absentee ballot.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 186 Election day page program; central absentee voter precinct.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 187 Elections; same-day registration, in-person absentee and election day voting.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 190 Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements, additional forms.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 191 Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 196 Employment discrimination; prohibits against electoral board member, etc., for election day service.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 198 Recounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 201 Elections; same-day registration, same-day registration.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 202 Officers of election; timing of additional training following change in law or regulation.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 203 Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 207 Absentee voting; no excuse required, permanent absentee voter list.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 208 Elections; absentee voting by persons age 65 or older.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 214 Candidate petitions; residency of petition circulators, signed statement required for nonresident.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 216 Nomination of candidates for elected offices; primary election or partisan nomination process.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 218 Constitutional offices; candidates to be nominated by petition process.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 219 Voter registration; automatic voter registration.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 220 Absentee voting; postage prepaid on return envelope.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 236 Elections, State Board of; increasing membership and terms, role and eligibility, report.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 237 Electoral boards, local; terms to begin January 1.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 238 Absentee voting; deadline for returning absentee ballot.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 239 Absentee voting; extends deadline for applying for an absentee ballot to cast other than in person.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 240 Absentee voting; annual applications for eligible absentee voters.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 241 Protected voter status; certain evidence not required.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 242 Absentee voting; emergency voting.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 319 Redistricting; population data, reallocation of prison populations.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 360 Elections; voter-nominated open primary elections, ranked choice voting for certain elections.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 380 Constitutional amendment; apportionment, Virginia Redistricting Commission (voter referendum).
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 381 Redistricting; Virginia Redistricting Commission, local redistricting commissions.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 468 Election Fraud Ombudsman, Office of the; established.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 500 Registered voters; lists provided at no charge to courts of the Commonwealth.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 539 Elections, State Board.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 540 Elections administration; Department of Elections to employ a Director of Operations.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 541 Elections, Department of; limitation on gubernatorial appointments.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 692 Recounts; absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 758 Redistricting; establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 761 Elections; preclearance of certain covered practices required, definitions.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 842 Removal of public officers; petition requirements, signature requirements.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 848 Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; unlawful conversion of political contributions to personal use.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 872 Voter registration by mail; certain first-time voters permitted to vote by absentee ballot.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 877 Redistricting; establishes Virginia Redistricting Commission.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 878 Voter identification; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification, penalty.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 895 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 987 Abstract of votes; when required to contain accounting of absentee ballots by precinct.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1053 Voting systems; voter-verifiable paper record.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1054 Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1061 Campaign finance; committee depositories and reimbursement.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1062 Political campaign advertisements; definition of campaign telephone calls, etc.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1086 Voting; restrictions on the basis of race.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1103 Ranked choice voting; elections for local governing bodies, local option pilot program.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1116 Political parties; notification of adoption of primary election, certification of candidates.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1210 Minority language accessibility; voting and election materials.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1238 Political campaign advertisements; print media requirements.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1254 Redistricting; population data, reallocation of prison populations.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1256 Virginia Redistricting Advisory Commission; established.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1299 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use, child care exception.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1362 General registrars; certification requirement, removal from office.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1402 Polling place procedures; election officer shall verify with voter his full name and address, etc.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1421 Pollbooks; requirement for printed copies of pollbooks.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1556 Political campaign advertisements; authorization statement, name of candidate defined.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1574 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds, civil penalty.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1643 Election day; extending polling hours from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1678 Election day; extending polling hours from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HB 1691 Local electoral boards; certain persons prohibited from serving.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HJ 3 Constitutional amendment; reapportionment, technical adjustments permitted.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HJ 23 Voter records/election results; Dept. of Elections to study use of blockchain technology to protect.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HJ 24 United States Bureau of the Census; counting of incarcerated persons for redistricting purposes.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HJ 78 Early voting versus mail voting; JLARC to study and compare the costs and benefits.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">HJ 143 Constitutional amendment; Virginia Citizens Redistricting Commission, established.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 6 Voter referendum; issuance of state general obligation bonds for school facility modernization.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 43 Absentee voting; prohibiting release of absentee voter applicant list.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 46 Absentee voting; application form contents
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 56 Congressional and state legislative districts; criteria by which districts are to be drawn.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 57 Campaign finance reports; electronic filing requirement, local and constitutional offices.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 92 Voter registration; preregistration for persons age 16 or older, effective clause.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 119 Precincts; wholly contained within single election district.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 126 Method of nominating party candidates; incumbent selection.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 131 Form of ballot; party identification of certain candidates, constitutional offices.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 137 Absentee voting; early voting in person without an excuse.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 166 Campaign finance; disbursement of surplus funds, prohibited conversion to personal use.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 174 Electoral college; allocation of electoral votes.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 175 Congressional & state legislative districts; standards and criteria to observe in drawing districts.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 203 Redistricting; Virginia Redistricting Commission established.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 204 Redistricting; role of Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 205 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 217 Campaign finance; reporting of certain contributions received immediately prior to session.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 241 Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 266 Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates by public service corporations, etc.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 442 Polling place activities; reorganization of sections, technical amendments.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 443 Provisional voting; reorganization of sections, technical amendments.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 444 Election recounts; reorganization of sections, technical amendments.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 455 Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 466 Lists of registered voters; jury selection.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 469 Primary ballot; certain required statements as qualification for candidacy, failure to timely file.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 488 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 535 Congressional and legislative district boundaries; alignment with boundaries.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 617 Absentee voting; voter satellite offices for absentee voting in person.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 666 Voter registration; notification of denial.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 696 Absentee voting; no excuse required when voting in person.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 717 Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 737 Local electoral boards; office vacated if board member ceases to be qualified voter of county, etc.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 740 County and city precincts; required to be wholly contained within election districts.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 835 Municipal elections in November; council members appointed to fill vacancy ineligible to vote.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 857 Voter registration; public access not required for certain events.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 859 Absentee voting; emergency absentee voting by and late applications for persons hospitalized.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 879 Absentee voting; no excuse required.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 889 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 979 Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; applicability to nominations and elections for directors.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SB 1082 Campaign finance; candidate contribution limits, civil penalty.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SJ 14 Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters, restoration of civil rights (first reference).
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SJ 29 Constitutional amendment; election of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SJ 59 Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters, restoration of rights.
  • ; padding: 9px 0px 2px;">SJ 63 Constitutional amendment; uniform schedule of elections (first reference).

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 10:28 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Given that Virginia is the only state to have let go parts of itself in the past (Necessitating legal contortions required by the Constitution.), it may be high time to finish the matter.

Posted by: cxt217 at Sun Mar 1 13:39:07 2020 (LMsTt)

2 Washington didn't pass their Magazine ban in time. So they added a buyback provision and brought it back as a budget item, not subject to the same deadlines.

Posted by: Mauser at Mon Mar 2 23:25:17 2020 (Ix1l6)

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