VA Pay-Per-Signature Ban Dies in Senate Committee

Thu, Feb 19 2009 by Staff

Earlier this month Citizens in Charge sent out an action alert about Virginia HB 2642 which contained a provision that would have banned payment of petition circulators by signature. A similar ban in Ohio was struck down as unconstitutional by the 6th Circuit Court of appeals, and the Supreme Court denied the state’s appeal in this case. Thanks to activists taking charge by standing up and informing legislators of the constitutional problems associated with the ban, the provision was struck from the bill by a Senate committee earlier this week.