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SB 1246: Elections

GENERAL BILL by Thompson

Elections; Citing this act as the "Florida Voting Rights Act"; requiring the Attorney General or attorney of a political subdivision to petition the Florida Supreme Court for review of any change in voting qualifications, prerequisites, standards, practices, or procedures; requiring the court to enter a judgment within a specified timeframe; prohibiting the state or its political subdivisions from enforcing a change in voting before a judgment is entered; providing that finding of a specific intent to discriminate is not required to invalidate a change, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Ethics and Elections
Location: In committee/council (EE)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  4. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/25/2014 Senate • Filed
2/28/2014 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 100
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 100
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Ethics and Elections