Florida Senate - 2017                                    SB 1070
       By Senator Hutson
       7-01180-17                                            20171070__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Secretary of State; amending s.
    3         97.012, F.S.; requiring the secretary to enter into
    4         certain agreements with other states to maintain the
    5         statewide voter registration system; providing
    6         responsibilities of the secretary; providing an
    7         effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (17) is added to section 97.012,
   12  Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         97.012 Secretary of State as chief election officer.—The
   14  Secretary of State is the chief election officer of the state,
   15  and it is his or her responsibility to:
   16         (17)Enter into agreements to share information or data
   17  with other states, as the secretary considers necessary, in
   18  order to maintain the statewide voter registration system.
   19  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the secretary
   20  shall maintain the confidentiality of any information or data,
   21  provided that it is confidential in its state of origin.
   22  However, the secretary may provide such confidential information
   23  or data to persons or organizations responsible for the
   24  maintenance of the statewide voter registration system. The
   25  secretary shall use such information and data to identify
   26  registered voters or applicants for voter registration who may
   27  be potentially ineligible to vote based on information provided
   28  in accordance with s. 98.075.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.