Florida Senate - 2019 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS/SB 7066, 1st Eng.
Senate . House
Senator Brandes moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment to House Amendment (704217) (with title
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5 shall be placed at the main office of the supervisor, at each
6 branch office of the supervisor, and at each early voting site.
7 Secure drop boxes may also be placed at any other site that
8 would otherwise qualify as an early voting site under s.
9 101.657(1); provided, however, that any such site must be
10 staffed during the county's early voting hours of operation by
11 an employee of the supervisor’s office or a sworn law
12 enforcement officer.
13 Section 21. Subsection (2) of section 97.052, Florida
14 Statutes, is amended to read:
15 97.052 Uniform statewide voter registration application.—
16 (2) The uniform statewide voter registration application
17 must be designed to elicit the following information from the
19 (a) Last, first, and middle name, including any suffix.
20 (b) Date of birth.
21 (c) Address of legal residence.
22 (d) Mailing address, if different.
23 (e) E-mail address and whether the applicant wishes to
24 receive sample ballots by e-mail.
25 (f) County of legal residence.
26 (g) Race or ethnicity that best describes the applicant:
27 1. American Indian or Alaskan Native.
28 2. Asian or Pacific Islander.
29 3. Black, not Hispanic.
30 4. White, not Hispanic.
31 5. Hispanic.
32 (h) State or country of birth.
33 (i) Sex.
34 (j) Party affiliation.
35 (k) Whether the applicant needs assistance in voting.
36 (l) Name and address where last registered.
37 (m) Last four digits of the applicant’s social security
39 (n) Florida driver license number or the identification
40 number from a Florida identification card issued under s.
42 (o) An indication, if applicable, that the applicant has
43 not been issued a Florida driver license, a Florida
44 identification card, or a social security number.
45 (p) Telephone number (optional).
46 (q) Signature of applicant under penalty for false swearing
47 pursuant to s. 104.011, by which the person subscribes to the
48 oath required by s. 3, Art. VI of the State Constitution and s.
49 97.051, and swears or affirms that the information contained in
50 the registration application is true.
51 (r) Whether the application is being used for initial
52 registration, to update a voter registration record, or to
53 request a replacement voter information card.
54 (s) Whether the applicant is a citizen of the United States
55 by asking the question “Are you a citizen of the United States
56 of America?” and providing boxes for the applicant to check to
57 indicate whether the applicant is or is not a citizen of the
58 United States.
59 (t)1. Whether the applicant has never been convicted of a
, and, if convicted, has had his or her civil rights
61 restored by including the statement “I affirm I have never been
62 am not a convicted of a felony felon, or, if I am, my rights
63 relating to voting have been restored.” and providing a box for
64 the applicant to check to affirm the statement.
65 2. Whether the applicant has been convicted of a felony,
66 and if convicted, has had his or her civil rights restored
67 through executive clemency, by including the statement “If I
68 have been convicted of a felony, I affirm my voting rights have
69 been restored by the Board of Executive Clemency.” and providing
70 a box for the applicant to check to affirm the statement.
71 3. Whether the applicant has been convicted of a felony
72 and, if convicted, has had his or her voting rights restored
73 pursuant s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution, by including
74 the statement “If I have been convicted of a felony, I affirm my
75 voting rights have been restored pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of
76 the State Constitution upon the completion of all terms of my
77 sentence, including parole or probation.” and providing a box
78 for the applicant to check to affirm the statement.
79 (u) Whether the applicant has been adjudicated mentally
80 incapacitated with respect to voting or, if so adjudicated, has
81 had his or her right to vote restored by including the statement
82 “I affirm I have not been adjudicated mentally incapacitated
83 with respect to voting, or, if I have, my competency has been
84 restored.” and providing a box for the applicant to check to
85 affirm the statement. The registration application must be in
86 plain language and designed so that persons who have been
87 adjudicated mentally incapacitated are not required to reveal
88 their prior adjudication.
90 The registration application must be in plain language and
91 designed so that convicted felons whose civil rights have been
92 restored and persons who have been adjudicated mentally
93 incapacitated and have had their voting rights restored are not
94 required to reveal their prior conviction or adjudication.
95 Section 22. Paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section
96 97.053, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
97 97.053 Acceptance of voter registration applications.—
98 (5)(a) A voter registration application is complete if it
99 contains the following information necessary to establish the
100 applicant’s eligibility pursuant to s. 97.041, including:
101 1. The applicant’s name.
102 2. The applicant’s address of legal residence, including a
103 distinguishing apartment, suite, lot, room, or dormitory room
104 number or other identifier, if appropriate. Failure to include a
105 distinguishing apartment, suite, lot, room, or dormitory room or
106 other identifier on a voter registration application does not
107 impact a voter’s eligibility to register to vote or cast a
108 ballot, and such an omission may not serve as the basis for a
109 challenge to a voter’s eligibility or reason to not count a
111 3. The applicant’s date of birth.
112 4. A mark in the checkbox affirming that the applicant is a
113 citizen of the United States.
114 5.a. The applicant’s current and valid Florida driver
115 license number or the identification number from a Florida
116 identification card issued under s. 322.051, or
117 b. If the applicant has not been issued a current and valid
118 Florida driver license or a Florida identification card, the
119 last four digits of the applicant’s social security number.
121 In case an applicant has not been issued a current and valid
122 Florida driver license, Florida identification card, or social
123 security number, the applicant shall affirm this fact in the
124 manner prescribed in the uniform statewide voter registration
126 6. A mark in the applicable checkbox affirming that the
127 applicant has not been convicted of a felony or that, if
128 convicted, has had his or her civil rights restored through
129 executive clemency, or has had his or her voting civil rights
130 restored pursuant s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution.
131 7. A mark in the checkbox affirming that the applicant has
132 not been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to
133 voting or that, if so adjudicated, has had his or her right to
134 vote restored.
135 8. The original signature or a digital signature
136 transmitted by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
137 Vehicles of the applicant swearing or affirming under the
138 penalty for false swearing pursuant to s. 104.011 that the
139 information contained in the registration application is true
140 and subscribing to the oath required by s. 3, Art. VI of the
141 State Constitution and s. 97.051.
142 Section 23. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section
143 98.045, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
144 98.045 Administration of voter registration.—
145 (1) ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANT.—The supervisor must ensure
146 that any eligible applicant for voter registration is registered
147 to vote and that each application for voter registration is
148 processed in accordance with law. The supervisor shall determine
149 whether a voter registration applicant is ineligible based on
150 any of the following:
151 (c) The applicant has been convicted of a felony for which
152 his or her voting civil rights have not been restored.
153 Section 24. Subsections (5) and (6) and paragraph (a) of
154 subsection (7) of section 98.075, Florida Statutes, are amended
155 to read:
156 98.075 Registration records maintenance activities;
157 ineligibility determinations.—
158 (5) FELONY CONVICTION.—The department shall identify those
159 registered voters who have been convicted of a felony and whose
160 voting rights have not been restored by comparing information
161 received from, but not limited to, a clerk of the circuit court,
162 the Board of Executive Clemency, the Department of Corrections,
163 the Department of Law Enforcement, or a United States Attorney’s
164 Office, as provided in s. 98.093. The department shall review
165 such information and make an initial determination as to whether
166 the information is credible and reliable. If the department
167 determines that the information is credible and reliable, the
168 department shall notify the supervisor and provide a copy of the
169 supporting documentation indicating the potential ineligibility
170 of the voter to be registered. Upon receipt of the notice that
171 the department has made a determination of initial credibility
172 and reliability, the supervisor shall adhere to the procedures
173 set forth in subsection (7) prior to the removal of a registered
174 voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system.
175 (6) OTHER BASES FOR INELIGIBILITY.—If the department or
176 supervisor receives information from sources other than those
177 identified in subsections (2)-(5) that a registered voter is
178 ineligible because he or she is deceased, adjudicated a
179 convicted felon without having had his or her voting civil
180 rights restored, adjudicated mentally incapacitated without
181 having had his or her voting rights restored, does not meet the
182 age requirement pursuant to s. 97.041, is not a United States
183 citizen, is a fictitious person, or has listed a residence that
184 is not his or her legal residence, the supervisor must adhere to
185 the procedures set forth in subsection (7) prior to the removal
186 of a registered voter’s name from the statewide voter
187 registration system.
188 (7) PROCEDURES FOR REMOVAL.—
189 (a) If the supervisor receives notice or information
190 pursuant to subsections (4)-(6), the supervisor of the county in
191 which the voter is registered shall:
192 1. Notify the registered voter of his or her potential
193 ineligibility by mail within 7 days after receipt of notice or
194 information. The notice shall include:
195 a. A statement of the basis for the registered voter’s
196 potential ineligibility and a copy of any documentation upon
197 which the potential ineligibility is based. Such documentation
198 must include any conviction from another jurisdiction determined
199 to be a similar offense to murder or a felony sexual offense, as
200 those terms are defined in s. 98.0751.
201 b. A statement that failure to respond within 30 days after
202 receipt of the notice may result in a determination of
203 ineligibility and in removal of the registered voter’s name from
204 the statewide voter registration system.
205 c. A return form that requires the registered voter to
206 admit or deny the accuracy of the information underlying the
207 potential ineligibility for purposes of a final determination by
208 the supervisor.
209 d. A statement that, if the voter is denying the accuracy
210 of the information underlying the potential ineligibility, the
211 voter has a right to request a hearing for the purpose of
212 determining eligibility.
213 e. Instructions for the registered voter to contact the
214 supervisor of elections of the county in which the voter is
215 registered if assistance is needed in resolving the matter.
216 f. Instructions for seeking restoration of civil rights
217 pursuant to s. 8, Art. IV of the State Constitution and
218 information explaining voting rights restoration pursuant to s.
219 4., Art. VI of the State Constitution following a felony
220 conviction, if applicable.
221 2. If the mailed notice is returned as undeliverable, the
222 supervisor shall publish notice once in a newspaper of general
223 circulation in the county in which the voter was last
224 registered. The notice shall contain the following:
225 a. The voter’s name and address.
226 b. A statement that the voter is potentially ineligible to
227 be registered to vote.
228 c. A statement that failure to respond within 30 days after
229 the notice is published may result in a determination of
230 ineligibility by the supervisor and removal of the registered
231 voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system.
232 d. An instruction for the voter to contact the supervisor
233 no later than 30 days after the date of the published notice to
234 receive information regarding the basis for the potential
235 ineligibility and the procedure to resolve the matter.
236 e. An instruction to the voter that, if further assistance
237 is needed, the voter should contact the supervisor of elections
238 of the county in which the voter is registered.
239 3. If a registered voter fails to respond to a notice
240 pursuant to subparagraph 1. or subparagraph 2., the supervisor
241 shall make a final determination of the voter’s eligibility. If
242 the supervisor determines that the voter is ineligible, the
243 supervisor shall remove the name of the registered voter from
244 the statewide voter registration system. The supervisor shall
245 notify the registered voter of the supervisor’s determination
246 and action.
247 4. If a registered voter responds to the notice pursuant to
248 subparagraph 1. or subparagraph 2. and admits the accuracy of
249 the information underlying the potential ineligibility, the
250 supervisor shall make a final determination of ineligibility and
251 shall remove the voter’s name from the statewide voter
252 registration system. The supervisor shall notify the registered
253 voter of the supervisor’s determination and action.
254 5. If a registered voter responds to the notice issued
255 pursuant to subparagraph 1. or subparagraph 2. and denies the
256 accuracy of the information underlying the potential
257 ineligibility but does not request a hearing, the supervisor
258 shall review the evidence and make a final determination of
259 eligibility. If such registered voter requests a hearing, the
260 supervisor shall send notice to the registered voter to attend a
261 hearing at a time and place specified in the notice. Upon
262 hearing all evidence presented at the hearing, the supervisor
263 shall make a determination of eligibility. If the supervisor
264 determines that the registered voter is ineligible, the
265 supervisor shall remove the voter’s name from the statewide
266 voter registration system and notify the registered voter of the
267 supervisor’s determination and action.
268 Section 25. Section 98.0751, Florida Statutes, is created
269 to read:
270 98.0751 Restoration of voting rights; termination of
271 ineligibility subsequent to a felony conviction.—
272 (1) A person who has been disqualified from voting based on
273 a felony conviction for an offense other than murder or a felony
274 sexual offense must have such disqualification terminated and
275 his or her voting rights restored pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of
276 the State Constitution upon the completion of all terms of his
277 or her sentence, including parole or probation. The voting
278 disqualification does not terminate unless a person’s civil
279 rights are restored pursuant to s. 8, Art. IV of the State
280 Constitution if the disqualification arises from a felony
281 conviction of murder or a felony sexual offense, or if the
282 person has not completed all terms of sentence, as specified in
283 subsection (2).
284 (2) For purposes of this section, the term:
285 (a) “Completion of all terms of sentence” means any portion
286 of a sentence that is contained in the four corners of the
287 sentencing document, including, but not limited to:
288 1. Release from any term of imprisonment ordered by the
289 court as a part of the sentence;
290 2. Termination from any term of probation or community
291 control ordered by the court as a part of the sentence;
292 3. Fulfillment of any term ordered by the court as a part
293 of the sentence;
294 4. Termination from any term of any supervision, which is
295 monitored by the Florida Commission on Offender Review,
296 including, but not limited to, parole; and
297 5.a. Full payment of restitution ordered to a victim by the
298 court as a part of the sentence. A victim includes, but is not
299 limited to, a person or persons, the estate or estates thereof,
300 an entity, the state, or the Federal Government.
301 b. Full payment of fines or fees ordered by the court as a
302 part of the sentence or that are ordered by the court as a
303 condition of any form of supervision, including, but not limited
304 to, probation, community control, or parole.
305 c. The financial obligations required under sub
306 subparagraph a. or sub-subparagraph b. include only the amount
307 specifically ordered by the court as part of the sentence and do
308 not include any fines, fees, or costs that accrue after the date
309 the obligation is ordered as a part of the sentence.
310 d. For the limited purpose of addressing a plea for relief
311 pursuant to sub-subparagraph e. and notwithstanding any other
312 statute, rule, or provision of law, a court may not be
313 prohibited from modifying the financial obligations of an
314 original sentence required under sub-subparagraph a. or sub
315 subparagraph b. Such modification shall not infringe on a
316 defendant's or a victim's rights provided in United States
317 Constitution or the State Constitution.
318 e. Financial obligations required under sub-subparagraph a.
319 or sub-subparagraph b. are considered completed in the following
320 manner or in any combination thereof:
321 (I) Actual payment of the obligation in full.
322 (II) Upon the payee’s approval, either through appearance
323 in open court or through the production of a notarized consent
324 by the payee, the termination by the court of any financial
325 obligation to a payee, including, but not limited to, a victim,
326 or the court.
327 (III) Completion of all community service hours, if the
328 court, unless otherwise prohibited by law or the State
329 Constitution, converts the financial obligation to community
332 A term required to be completed in accordance with this
333 paragraph shall be deemed completed if the court modifies the
334 original sentencing order to no longer require completion of
335 such term. The requirement to pay any financial obligation
336 specified in this paragraph is not deemed completed upon
337 conversion to a civil lien.
338 (b) “Felony sexual offense” means any of the following:
339 1. Any felony offense that serves as a predicate to
340 registration as a sexual offender in accordance with s.
342 2. Section 491.0112;
343 3. Section 784.049(3)(b);
344 4. Section 794.08;
345 5. Section 796.08;
346 6. Section 800.101;
347 7. Section 826.04;
348 8. Section 847.012;
349 9. Section 872.06(2);
350 10. Section 944.35(3)(b)2.;
351 11. Section 951.221(1); or
352 12. Any similar offense committed in another jurisdiction
353 which would be an offense listed in this paragraph if it had
354 been committed in violation of the laws of this state.
355 (c) “Murder” means either of the following:
356 1. A violation of any of the following sections which
357 results in the actual killing of a human being:
358 a. Section 775.33(4).
359 b. Section 782.04(1), (2), or (3).
360 c. Section 782.09.
361 2. Any similar offense committed in another jurisdiction
362 which would be an offense listed in this paragraph if it had
363 been committed in violation of the laws of this state.
364 (3)(a) The department shall obtain and review information
365 pursuant to s. 98.075(5) related to a person who registers to
366 vote and make an initial determination on whether such
367 information is credible and reliable regarding whether the
368 person is eligible pursuant to s. 4., Art. VI of the State
369 Constitution and this section. Upon making an initial
370 determination of the credibility and reliability of such
371 information, the department shall forward such information to
372 the supervisor of elections pursuant to s. 98.075.
373 (b) A local supervisor of elections shall verify and make a
374 final determination pursuant to s. 98.075 regarding whether the
375 person who registers to vote is eligible pursuant to s. 4., Art.
376 VI of the State Constitution and this section.
377 (c) The supervisor of elections may request additional
378 assistance from the department in making the final
379 determination, if necessary.
380 (4) For the purpose of determining a voter registrant’s
381 eligibility, the provisions of this section shall be strictly
382 construed. If a provision is susceptible to differing
383 interpretations, it shall be construed in favor of the
385 Section 26. Section 104.011, Florida Statutes, is amended
386 to read:
387 104.011 False swearing; submission of false voter
388 registration information; prosecution prohibited.—
389 (1) A person who willfully swears or affirms falsely to any
390 oath or affirmation, or willfully procures another person to
391 swear or affirm falsely to an oath or affirmation, in connection
392 with or arising out of voting or elections commits a felony of
393 the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.
394 775.083, or s. 775.084.
395 (2) A person who willfully submits any false voter
396 registration information commits a felony of the third degree,
397 punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
398 (3) A person may not be charged or convicted for a
399 violation of this section for affirming that he or she has not
400 been convicted of a felony or that, if convicted, he or she has
401 had voting rights restored, if such violation is alleged to have
402 occurred on or after January 8, 2019, but before July 1, 2019.
403 Section 27. Section 940.061, Florida Statutes, is amended
404 to read:
405 940.061 Informing persons about executive clemency, and
406 restoration of civil rights, and restoration of voting rights.
407 The Department of Corrections shall inform and educate inmates
408 and offenders on community supervision about the restoration of
409 civil rights and the restoration of voting rights resulting from
410 the removal of the disqualification to vote pursuant to s. 4,
411 Art. VI of the State Constitution. Each month, the Department of
412 Corrections shall send to the Florida Commission on Offender
413 Review by electronic means a list of the names of inmates who
414 have been released from incarceration and offenders who have
415 been terminated from supervision who may be eligible for
416 restoration of civil rights.
417 Section 28. Subsection (1) of section 944.292, Florida
418 Statutes, is amended to read:
419 944.292 Suspension of civil rights.—
420 (1) Upon conviction of a felony as defined in s. 10, Art. X
421 of the State Constitution, the civil rights of the person
422 convicted shall be suspended in Florida until such rights are
423 restored by a full pardon, conditional pardon, or restoration of
424 civil rights granted pursuant to s. 8, Art. IV of the State
425 Constitution. Notwithstanding the suspension of civil rights,
426 such a convicted person may obtain restoration of his or her
427 voting rights pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State
428 Constitution and s. 98.0751.
429 Section 29. Subsection (6) of section 944.705, Florida
430 Statutes, is amended to read:
431 944.705 Release orientation program.—
432 (6)(a) The department shall notify every inmate , in no less
433 than 18-point type in the inmate’s release documents: ,
434 1. Of all outstanding terms of the inmate’s sentence at the
435 time of release to assist the inmate in determining his or her
436 status with regard to the completion of all terms of sentence,
437 as that term is defined in s. 98.0751. This subparagraph does
438 not apply to inmates who are being released from the custody of
439 the department to any type of supervision monitored by the
440 department; and
441 2. In not less than 18-point type, that the inmate may be
442 sentenced pursuant to s. 775.082(9) if the inmate commits any
443 felony offense described in s. 775.082(9) within 3 years after
444 the inmate’s release. This notice must be prefaced by the word
445 “WARNING” in boldfaced type.
446 (b) Nothing in This section does not preclude precludes the
447 sentencing of a person pursuant to s. 775.082(9), and nor shall
448 evidence that the department failed to provide this notice does
449 not prohibit a person from being sentenced pursuant to s.
450 775.082(9). The state is shall not be required to demonstrate
451 that a person received any notice from the department in order
452 for the court to impose a sentence pursuant to s. 775.082(9).
453 Section 30. Present subsection (3) of section 947.24,
454 Florida Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (4), and a new
455 subsection (3) is added to that section, to read:
456 947.24 Discharge from parole supervision or release
458 (3) Upon the termination of an offender’s term of
459 supervision, which is monitored by the commission, including,
460 but not limited to, parole, the commission must notify the
461 offender in writing of all outstanding terms at the time of
462 termination to assist the offender in determining his or her
463 status with regard to the completion of all terms of sentence,
464 as that term is defined in s. 98.0751.
465 Section 31. Section 948.041, Florida Statutes, is created
466 to read:
467 948.041 Notification of outstanding terms of sentence upon
468 termination of probation or community control.—Upon the
469 termination of an offender’s term of probation or community
470 control, the department must notify the offender in writing of
471 all outstanding terms at the time of termination to assist the
472 offender in determining his or her status with regard to the
473 completion of all terms of sentence, as that term is defined in
474 s. 98.0751.
475 Section 32. Subsection (1) of section 951.29, Florida
476 Statutes, is amended to read:
477 951.29 Procedure for requesting restoration of civil rights
478 or restoration of voting rights of county prisoners convicted of
480 (1) With respect to a person who has been convicted of a
481 felony and is serving a sentence in a county detention facility,
482 the administrator of the county detention facility shall provide
483 the following to the prisoner, at least 2 weeks before
484 discharge, if possible: ,
485 (a) An application form obtained from the Florida
486 Commission on Offender Review which the prisoner must complete
487 in order to begin the process of having his or her civil rights
488 restored; .
489 (b) Information explaining voting rights restoration
490 pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution; and
491 (c) Written notification of all outstanding terms of the
492 prisoner’s sentence at the time of release to assist the
493 prisoner in determining his or her status with regard to the
494 completion of all terms of sentence, as that term is defined in
495 s. 98.0751.
496 Section 33. Restoration of Voting Rights Work Group.—The
497 Restoration of Voting Rights Work Group is created within the
498 Department of State for the purpose of conducting a
499 comprehensive review of the department’s process of verifying
500 registered voters who have been convicted of a felony, but who
501 may be eligible for restoration of voting rights under s. 4,
502 Art. VI of the State Constitution.
503 (1) MEMBERSHIP.—The work group is comprised of the
504 following members:
505 (a) The Secretary of State or his or her designee, who
506 shall serve as chair for the work group.
507 (b) The Secretary of Corrections or his or her designee.
508 (c) The executive director of the Department of Law
509 Enforcement or his or her designee.
510 (d) The Chairman of the Florida Commission on Offender
511 Review or his or her designee.
512 (e) Two clerks of the circuit court appointed by the
514 (f) Two supervisors of elections appointed by the Governor.
515 (2) TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP.—Appointments to the work group
516 shall be made by August 1, 2019. All members shall serve for the
517 duration of the work group. Any vacancy shall be filled by the
518 original appointing authority for the remainder of the work
519 group’s existence.
520 (3) DUTIES.—The work group is authorized and directed to
521 study, evaluate, analyze, and undertake a comprehensive review
522 of the Department of State’s process of verifying registered
523 voters who have been convicted of a felony, but who may be
524 eligible for restoration of voting rights under s. 4, Art. VI of
525 the State Constitution, to develop recommendations for the
526 Legislature, related to:
527 (a) The consolidation of all relevant data necessary to
528 verify the eligibility of a registered voter for restoration of
529 voting rights under s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution. If
530 any entity is recommended to manage the consolidated relevant
531 data, the recommendations must provide the feasibility of such
532 entity to manage the consolidated relevant data and a timeline
533 for implementation of such consolidation.
534 (b) The process of informing a registered voter of the
535 entity or entities that are custodians of the relevant data
536 necessary for verifying his or her eligibility for restoration
537 of voting rights under s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution.
538 (c) Any other relevant policies or procedures for verifying
539 the eligibility of a registered voter for restoration of voting
540 rights under s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution.
541 (4) REPORT.—The work group shall submit a report of its
542 findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the Legislature
543 to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
544 Representatives by November 1, 2019. Upon submission of the
545 report, the work group is dissolved and discharged of further
547 (5) STAFFING.—The Department of State shall provide support
548 for the work group in performing its duties.
549 (6) PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES.—Work group members shall
550 serve without compensation but are entitled to receive
551 reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses as provided in s.
552 112.061, Florida Statutes.
553 (7) EXPIRATION.—This section expires January 31, 2020.
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556 And the title is amended as follows:
557 Delete line 18
558 and insert:
559 limitations; amending ss. 97.052 and 97.053, F.S.;
560 revising requirements for the uniform statewide voter
561 registration application to modify statements an
562 applicant must affirm; revising terminology regarding
563 voting rights restoration to conform to the State
564 Constitution; amending s. 98.045, F.S.; revising
565 terminology regarding voting rights restoration to
566 conform to the State Constitution; amending s. 98.075,
567 F.S.; revising terminology regarding voting rights
568 restoration to conform to the State Constitution;
569 requiring the supervisor of elections of the county in
570 which an ineligible voter is registered to notify the
571 voter of instructions for seeking restoration of
572 voting rights pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State
573 Constitution, in addition to restoration of civil
574 rights pursuant to s. 8, Art. IV of the State
575 Constitution; requiring a notice of a registered
576 voter’s potential ineligibility to include specified
577 information; creating s. 98.0751, F.S.; requiring the
578 voting disqualification of certain felons to be
579 removed and voting rights restored pursuant to s. 4,
580 Art. VI of the State Constitution; providing that the
581 voting disqualification arising from specified factors
582 is not removed unless a person’s civil rights are
583 restored through the clemency process pursuant to s.
584 8, Art. IV of the State Constitution; providing
585 definitions; requiring the Department of State to
586 review information and make an initial determination
587 regarding certain credible and reliable information;
588 requiring the department to forward specified
589 information to supervisors of elections; requiring the
590 supervisor of elections to make a final determination
591 of whether a person who has been convicted of a felony
592 offense is eligible to register to vote, including if
593 he or she has completed all the terms of his or her
594 sentence; authorizing the department to assist the
595 supervisor of elections with such final determination,
596 if necessary; requiring specified provisions to be
597 construed in favor of a voter registrant; amending s.
598 104.011, F.S.; prohibiting a person from being charged
599 or convicted for violations regarding false swearing
600 or submitting false voter registration information
601 under certain conditions; amending s. 940.061, F.S.;
602 requiring the Department of Corrections to inform
603 inmates and offenders of voting rights restoration
604 pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution,
605 in addition to executive clemency and civil rights
606 restoration; amending s. 944.292, F.S.; conforming a
607 provision regarding the suspension of civil rights;
608 amending s. 944.705, F.S.; requiring the Department of
609 Corrections to include notification of all outstanding
610 terms of sentence in an inmate’s release documents;
611 providing an exception to the notification requirement
612 for inmates who are released to any type of
613 supervision monitored by the department; amending s.
614 947.24, F.S.; requiring the Florida Commission on
615 Offender Review, upon the termination of an offender’s
616 term of parole, control release, or conditional
617 release, to provide written notification to the
618 offender of all outstanding terms of sentence;
619 creating s. 948.041, F.S.; requiring the department,
620 upon the termination of an offender’s term of
621 probation or community control, to provide written
622 notification to the offender of all outstanding terms
623 of sentence; amending s. 951.29, F.S.; requiring each
624 county detention facility to provide information on
625 the restoration of voting rights pursuant to s. 4,
626 Art. VI of the State Constitution to certain
627 prisoners; requiring each county detention facility to
628 provide written notification to certain prisoners of
629 all outstanding terms of sentence upon release;
630 creating the Restoration of Voting Rights Work Group
631 within the Department of State; specifying membership
632 of the work group; establishing the manner of
633 appointments and the terms of membership; prescribing
634 the duties of the work group; requiring the work group
635 to submit a report to the Legislature by a specified
636 date; providing for staffing; authorizing
637 reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses;
638 providing for expiration of the work group; amending
639 s. 101.6923, F.S.; revising