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SB 184: Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot

GENERAL BILL by Evers ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gaetz

Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot; Authorizing absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters to use the federal write-in absentee ballot in any state or local election; prohibiting the supervisor of elections from canvassing federal write-in absentee ballots from overseas voters in certain elections until 10 days after the date of the election; revising minimum requirements for Department of State rules used to determine what constitutes a valid vote on a federal write-in absentee ballot, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/22/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-40
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (MS)
  3. Fiscal Policy (FP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/12/2014 Senate • Filed
1/8/2015 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Fiscal Policy -SJ 44
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 44
3/5/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 03/10/15, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/10/2015 Senate • Favorable by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 191
3/11/2015 Senate • Now in Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security -SJ 191
3/12/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security, 03/17/15, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
3/17/2015 Senate • Favorable by Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 191
• Now in Fiscal Policy -SJ 191
3/23/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 03/26/15, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/26/2015 Senate • Favorable by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 259
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 259
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/01/15
4/1/2015 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 312
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/2/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 326
• Passed; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 327
4/8/2015 House • In Messages
4/17/2015 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 584
• Received -HJ 583
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/21/15
4/21/2015 House • Substituted for HB 109 -HJ 609
• Read 2nd time -HJ 609
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/22/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 658
• Passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 659
4/22/2015 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 517
5/7/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
5/21/2015 • Approved by Governor
5/22/2015 • Chapter No. 2015-40