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HB 1079: Elections

GENERAL BILL by Fullwood ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Thurston

Elections; Designates act as "Florida Voting Rights Act"; requires Attorney General or attorney of political subdivision to petition Supreme Court for review of any change in voting qualifications, prerequisites, standards, practices, or procedures; requires Supreme Court to enter judgment within specified timeframe; prohibits state or political subdivisions from enforcing change in voting before judgment is entered; provides that finding of specific intent to discriminate is not required to invalidate change; provides for judicial relief.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/24/2014 House • Filed
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 91
3/5/2014 House • Referred to Ethics and Elections Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 204
5/2/2014 House • Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee