Florida Senate - 2019                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 7066
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       Senator Baxley moved the following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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    3         Delete lines 439 - 456
    4  and insert:
    5         (9)(a) The Department of State shall adopt rules
    6  prescribing a uniform primary and general election ballot for
    7  each certified voting system. The rules shall incorporate the
    8  requirements set forth in this section and shall prescribe
    9  additional matters and forms that include, without limitation:
   10         1. The ballot title followed by clear and unambiguous
   11  ballot instructions and directions limited to a single location
   12  on the ballot, either:
   13         a.Centered across the top of the ballot; or
   14         b.In the leftmost column, with no individual races in that
   15  column unless it is the only column on the ballot;
   16         2. Individual race layout; and
   17         3. Overall ballot layout; and
   18         4.Oval vote targets as the only permissible type of vote
   19  target, except as provided in s. 101.56075.
   20         (b) The department rules must shall graphically depict a
   21  sample uniform primary and general election ballot form for each
   22  certified voting system.
   23         Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
   24  101.657, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   25         101.657 Early voting.—
   26         (1)(a) As a convenience to the voter, the supervisor of
   27  elections shall allow an elector to vote early in the main or
   28  branch office of the supervisor. The supervisor shall mark,
   29  code, indicate on, or otherwise track the voter’s precinct for
   30  each early voted ballot. In order for a branch office to be used
   31  for early voting, it shall be a permanent facility of the
   32  supervisor and shall have been designated and used as such for
   33  at least 1 year prior to the election. The supervisor may also
   34  designate any city hall, permanent public library facility,
   35  fairground, civic center, courthouse, county commission
   36  building, stadium, convention center, government-owned senior
   37  center, or government-owned community center as early voting
   38  sites; however, if so designated, the sites must be
   39  geographically located so as to provide all voters in the county
   40  an equal opportunity to cast a ballot, insofar as is
   41  practicable, and must provide sufficient nonpermitted parking to
   42  accommodate the anticipated amount of voters. In addition, a
   43  supervisor may designate one early voting site per election in
   44  an area of the county that does not have any of the eligible
   45  early voting locations. Such additional early voting site must
   46  be geographically located so as to provide all voters in that
   47  area with an equal opportunity to cast a ballot, insofar as is
   48  practicable, and must provide sufficient nonpermitted parking to
   49  accommodate the anticipated amount of voters. Each county shall,
   50  at a minimum, operate the same total number of early voting
   51  sites for a general election which the county operated for the
   52  2012 general election. The results or tabulation of votes cast
   53  during early voting may not be made before the close of the
   54  polls on election day. Results shall be reported by precinct.
   55         Section 11. Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section
   56  102.031, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (e) is
   57  added to that subsection, to read:
   58         102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities;
   59  persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas;
   60  unlawful solicitation of voters.—
   61         (4)
   62         (c) Each supervisor of elections shall inform the clerk of
   63  the area within which soliciting is unlawful, based on the
   64  particular characteristics of that polling place. The supervisor
   65  or the clerk may take any reasonable action necessary to ensure
   66  order at the polling places, including, but not limited to,
   67  having disruptive and unruly persons removed by law enforcement
   68  officers from the polling room or place or from the 150-foot
   69  100-foot zone surrounding the polling place.
   70         (e) The owner, operator, or lessee of the property on which
   71  a polling place or an early voting site is located, or an agent
   72  or employee thereof, may not prohibit the solicitation of voters
   73  outside of the no-solicitation zone during polling hours.
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   75  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   76  And the title is amended as follows:
   77         Between lines 32 and 33
   78  insert:
   79         101.657, F.S.; requiring sufficient nonpermitting
   80         parking for voters at certain early voting locations;
   81         amending s. 102.031, F.S.; conforming a provision to
   82         changes made by the act; prohibiting the owners or
   83         operators of a location on which a polling place or
   84         early voting site is located from restricting
   85         solicitation in certain areas; amending s.