Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1070
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/04/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Hutson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 98.075, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         98.075 Registration records maintenance activities;
    8  ineligibility determinations.—
    9         (2) DUPLICATE REGISTRATION.—
   10         (a) The department shall identify those voters who are
   11  registered more than once within the state or those applicants
   12  whose registration applications within the state would result in
   13  duplicate registrations. The most recent application shall be
   14  deemed an update to the voter registration record.
   15         (b)1.The department may enter into interstate agreements
   16  to share and exchange information in order to verify voter
   17  registration information. The department shall provide such
   18  information to the supervisors to conduct registration list
   19  maintenance activities.
   20         2.The department may only participate in an interstate
   21  agreement that is controlled and operated by the participating
   22  states. The interstate agreement may not be operated or
   23  controlled by the Federal Government or any other entity acting
   24  on behalf of the Federal Government. The department must be able
   25  to withdraw from any interstate agreement entered into at any
   26  time.
   27         3.If the department enters into an interstate agreement,
   28  the department must submit a report to the Governor, the
   29  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
   30  Representatives by December 1 of each year. The report must
   31  describe the agreement and provide information on the total
   32  number of voters removed from the voter registration system as a
   33  result of the agreement and the reasons for their removal.
   34         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.
   36  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   37  And the title is amended as follows:
   38         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   39  and insert:
   40                        A bill to be entitled                      
   41         An act relating to voter registration list
   42         maintenance; amending s. 98.075, F.S.; authorizing the
   43         Department of State to enter into certain interstate
   44         agreements to verify voter registration information;
   45         requiring the department to share certain information
   46         with the supervisors of elections; establishing
   47         requirements for participation in such agreements;
   48         establishing reporting requirements; providing an
   49         effective date.