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SB 508: Voting Systems


Voting Systems; Defining the term “automatic tabulating equipment” for purposes of the Florida Election Code; revising procedures governing the canvassing of returns to specify usage of a voting system’s automatic tabulating equipment; revising minimum requirements for Department of State rules to require procedures regarding the certification and use of automatic tabulating equipment for manual recounts, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 4/20/2017 Senate - Unfavorable by Ethics and Elections, laid on Table; YEAS 2 NAYS 2 -SJ 443
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/26/2017 Senate • Filed
    2/9/2017 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 73
    3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 73
    4/14/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 04/19/17, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
    4/20/2017 Senate • Unfavorable by Ethics and Elections, laid on Table; YEAS 2 NAYS 2 -SJ 443

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  • SB 508, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/26/2017 at 9:43 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Ethics and Elections (Pre-Meeting) 4/17/2017 (pdf)
    Ethics and Elections (Post-Meeting) 4/20/2017 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 519 Elections Trumbull Similar Last Action: 5/5/2017 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    4/19/2017 1:30 PM Ethics and Elections 2 Yeas - 2 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.021 Definitions. Page 1 (pdf)
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 2 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 3 (pdf)
    102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes. Page 4 (pdf)

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