Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 276
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  12/06/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Braynon) 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 become a member of a
   16  nongovernmental entity whose membership is composed solely of
   17  election officials of state governments and the District of
   18  Columbia if the sole purpose of the membership is to share and
   19  exchange information in order to verify voter registration
   20  information. If the department intends to become a member of
   21  such a nongovernmental entity, the agreement to join the entity
   22  must require that the Secretary of State, or his or her
   23  designee, serve as a full member with voting rights on the
   24  nongovernmental entity’s board of directors within 12 months
   25  after joining the entity.
   26         2.The department may share confidential and exempt
   27  information after becoming a member of a nongovernmental entity
   28  as provided in subparagraph 1. if:
   29         a.Each member of the nongovernmental entity agrees to
   30  maintain the confidentiality of such information as required by
   31  the laws of the jurisdiction providing the information; or
   32         b.The bylaws of the nongovernmental entity require member
   33  jurisdictions and the entity to maintain the confidentiality of
   34  information as required by the laws of the jurisdiction
   35  providing the information.
   36         3.The department may only become a member of a
   37  nongovernmental entity as provided in subparagraph 1. if the
   38  entity is controlled and operated by the participating
   39  jurisdictions. The entity may not be operated or controlled by
   40  the Federal Government or any other entity acting on behalf of
   41  the Federal Government. The department must be able to withdraw
   42  at any time from any such membership entered into.
   43         4.If the department becomes a member of a nongovernmental
   44  entity as provided in subparagraph 1., the Department of Highway
   45  Safety and Motor Vehicles must, pursuant to a written agreement
   46  with the department, provide driver license or identification
   47  card information to the department for the purpose of sharing
   48  and exchanging voter registration information with the
   49  nongovernmental entity.
   50         5.If the department becomes a member of a nongovernmental
   51  entity as provided in subparagraph 1., the department must
   52  submit a report to the Governor, the President of the Senate,
   53  and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 1 of
   54  each year. The report must describe the terms of the
   55  nongovernmental entity membership and provide information on the
   56  total number of voters removed from the voter registration
   57  system as a result of the membership and the reasons for their
   58  removal.
   59         Section 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.
   61  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   62  And the title is amended as follows:
   63         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   64  and insert:
   65                        A bill to be entitled                      
   66         An act relating to voter registration list
   67         maintenance; amending s. 98.075, F.S.; authorizing the
   68         Department of State to become a member of a
   69         nongovernmental entity to verify voter registration
   70         information; establishing requirements for such
   71         memberships; requiring the Department of Highway
   72         Safety and Motor Vehicles to provide specified
   73         information to the Department of State; establishing
   74         reporting requirements; providing an effective date.