Unrecorded votes dominate bill deaths in Virginia House

Nearly 95 percent of bills defeated in the Virginia House of Delegates this session went down without a recorded vote, according to a new analysis from the coalition Transparency Virginia.

That means the bills were killed for the year – through one of several procedural motions – without clerks taking note of who voted one way or another.

Some bills went down without a vote, some went down on voice votes that aren't recorded and can be hard to sort out, even for people in the room. The legislature doesn't record usually record these meetings, either. Continue…