Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Legislative Update from Rob Bell

From Delegate Rob Bell, edited for format:

"Today was “crossover,” which is the last day that bills can pass the House and be sent over to the Senate. I was pleased that three of my bills to combat voter fraud passed.

House Bill 1765 - Requires the State Police to help identify felons among those who are registering to vote and to help the State Board of Elections to identify felons that are already on the voter rolls.

House Bill 1764 - Requires Virginia to work with other states to ensure that no voter is registered in two states at the same time.

House Bill 2331 - Gives the Virginia Attorney General independent authority to prosecute violations of election laws, instead of having to wait to be invited.

Additionally, Delegate Mark Cole’s House Bill 1337 has passed the House of Delegates, too. HB 1337 will stop some of the worst forms of voter fraud, by eliminating a utility bill or bank statement as forms of identification for voting. HB 1337 does not go as far as my House Bill 1787 (which would have required no-exceptions photo ID). However, it does improve our voting laws, and I support it."
Delegate Bell is a candidate for state attorney general. Campaign headquarters are:
Rob Bell for Attorney General
2309 Finch Ct * Charlottesville, VA 22911 * (434) 981-7355
HB 2331 Bill History