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HB 1259: Elections

GENERAL BILL by Saunders

Elections; Revises qualifications to register to vote; authorizes person who has been convicted of felony & has served his or her sentence to preregister to vote; authorizes DHSMV to automatically register to vote or update voter registration record of eligible individual; requires DHSMV to notify individual that certain information gathered for completion of driver license or identification card application, renewal, or change of address is automatically transferred to voter registration application or used to update voter registration record; requires that applicant who fails to designate party affiliation be registered without party affiliation; revises requirements of statewide voter registration system; requires DOS to develop system that allows eligible citizens to register to vote online; authorizes elector to vote regular ballot at polling place in precinct to which he or she has moved by completing affirmation.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/2/2013 House • Filed
    3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 120
    3/8/2013 House • Referred to Ethics and Elections Subcommittee; Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 212
    5/3/2013 House • Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee

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  • HB 1259, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/2/2013 at 11:47 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (7)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 888 Elections Braynon II Similar Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    H 25 Elections Rouson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EES)
    H 1045 Elections Stark Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EES)
    S 80 Elections Joyner Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    S 234 Voter Registration Clemens Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    S 388 Elections Soto Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    S 1198 Elections Sachs Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EE)

    Citations - Statutes (9)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.0111 Page 2 (pdf)
    97.041 Qualifications to register or vote. Page 3 (pdf)
    97.052 Uniform statewide voter registration application. Page 4 (pdf)
    97.053 Acceptance of voter registration applications. Page 6 (pdf)
    97.057 Voter registration by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Page 8 (pdf)
    98.035 Statewide voter registration system; implementation, operation, and maintenance. Page 10 (pdf)
    98.045 Administration of voter registration. Page 12 (pdf)
    98.075 Registration records maintenance activities; ineligibility determinations. Page 14 (pdf)
    101.045 Electors must be registered in precinct; provisions for change of residence or name. Page 15 (pdf)

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