Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of Virginia

Proposed Amendments to VA Constitution

 § 30-13 of the Code of Virginia directs the Clerk of the House of Delegates to have published all proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia.  Please find below links to five proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia that were agreed to by the Virginia General Assembly during the 2021 Session:

HJR 555/SJR 272: Proposing an amendment to Section 1 of Article II of the Constitution of Virginia, relating to qualifications of voters and the right to vote; persons not entitled to vote. (First reference)

HJR 582/SJR 270: Proposing an amendment to Section 15-A of Article I of the Constitution of Virginia, relating to marriage; repeal of same-sex marriage prohibition; affirmative right to marry. (First reference)

Section 30-13 of the Code of Virginia also requires the clerk of the circuit court of each city and county to post one copy of each amendment at the front door of the courthouse, and make a second copy available for inspection by any citizen.  Additionally, § 1-211.1 provides that a clerk can satisfy the requirement for posting an official document at the court door by posting the document on the public government website of the locality served by the court or the website of the circuit court clerk.