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CS/SB 7066: Election Administration

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Ethics and Elections

Election Administration; Requiring the Secretary of State to provide signature matching training to certain persons; revising the voter threshold necessary to require the reporting of certain precinct-level results by ballot; requiring the supervisor of elections of the county in which an ineligible voter is registered to notify the voter of instructions for seeking restoration of voting rights pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution, in addition to restoration of civil rights pursuant to s. 8, Art. IV of the State Constitution; requiring the supervisor of elections to make a final determination of whether a person who has been convicted of a felony offense is eligible to register to vote, including if he or she has completed all the terms of his or her sentence, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2019
Last Action: 6/14/2019 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/28/2019 Senate • Submitted for consideration by Ethics and Elections
    • On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 03/05/19, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
    3/5/2019 Senate • Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
    3/6/2019 Senate • Filed
    3/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Rules -SJ 227
    3/13/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 227
    4/18/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/23/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
    4/23/2019 Senate • CS by- Rules; YEAS 15 NAYS 1 -SJ 451
    • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/19 -SJ 496
    4/24/2019 Senate • CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 453
    4/25/2019 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar -SJ 495
    4/26/2019 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 520
    • Amendment(s) adopted (842530) -SJ 520
    • Ordered engrossed -SJ 521
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Read 3rd time -SJ 577
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 1 -SJ 577
    4/26/2019 House • In Messages
    4/29/2019 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 1018
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/30/19
    • Received -HJ 1018
    4/30/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1070
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    5/1/2019 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1110
    • Amendment(s) adopted (704217) -HJ 1110
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 101 NAYS 13 -HJ 1110
    5/1/2019 Senate • In returning messages
    5/2/2019 Senate • Amendment(s) to House amendment(s) adopted (766844)
    • Concurred in House amendment(s) as amended (704217) -SJ 875
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 22 NAYS 17 -SJ 875
    5/2/2019 House • In returning messages
    5/3/2019 House • Concurred in Senate amendment(s) to House amendment(s) (766844) -HJ 1259, 1263
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 67 NAYS 42 -HJ 1264
    5/3/2019 Senate • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
    6/14/2019 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor

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  • CS/SB 7066, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 5/7/2019 at 10:12 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (10)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 689 (c1) Voting Methods Fitzenhagen, Ponder Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    H 967 Elections Davis Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    H 1365 Elections Thompson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    H 7089 (e1) Voting Rights Restoration Criminal Justice Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Rules
    H 7101 (e1) Elections State Affairs Committee Compare Last Action: 5/1/2019 H Laid on Table -HJ 1097
    S 268 (c2) Voting Methods Baxley Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Rules
    S 460 Elections Gibson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1386 Elections Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1802 Elections Stewart Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 7086 (c2) Voting Rights Restoration Criminal Justice Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died on Calendar

    Citations - Statutes (36)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.012 Secretary of State as chief election officer. Page 7 (pdf)
    97.021 Definitions. Page 7 (pdf)
    97.052 Uniform statewide voter registration application. Page 37 (pdf)
    97.053 Acceptance of voter registration applications. Page 40 (pdf)
    98.045 Administration of voter registration. Page 42 (pdf)
    98.075 Registration records maintenance activities; ineligibility determinations. Page 42 (pdf)
    98.0751 Page 46 (pdf)
    98.077 Update of voter signature. Page 7 (pdf)
    98.0981 Reports; voting history; statewide voter registration system information; precinct-level election results; book closing statistics. Page 8 (pdf)
    99.063 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Page 9 (pdf)
    100.061 Primary election. Page 9 (pdf)
    101.015 Standards for voting systems. Page 9 (pdf)
    101.048 Provisional ballots. Page 11 (pdf)
    101.151 Specifications for ballots. Page 18 (pdf)
    101.20 Publication of ballot form; sample ballots. Page 21 (pdf)
    101.56075 Voting methods. Page 22 (pdf)
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 22 (pdf)
    101.62 Request for vote-by-mail ballots. Page 23 (pdf)
    101.64 Delivery of vote-by-mail ballots; envelopes; form. Page 25 (pdf)
    101.65 Instructions to absent electors. Page 26 (pdf)
    101.657 Early voting. Page 29 (pdf)
    101.68 Canvassing of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 29 (pdf)
    101.69 Voting in person; return of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 36 (pdf)
    101.6923 Special vote-by-mail ballot instructions for certain first-time voters. Page 56 (pdf)
    102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities; persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas; unlawful solicitation of voters. Page 59 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 60 (pdf)
    102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes. Page 62 (pdf)
    102.168 Contest of election. Page 63 (pdf)
    104.011 False swearing; submission of false voter registration information. Page 50 (pdf)
    104.051 Violations; neglect of duty; corrupt practices. Page 64 (pdf)
    940.061 Informing persons about executive clemency and restoration of civil rights. Page 51 (pdf)
    944.292 Suspension of civil rights. Page 51 (pdf)
    944.705 Release orientation program. Page 51 (pdf)
    947.24 Discharge from parole supervision or release supervision. Page 52 (pdf)
    948.041 Page 53 (pdf)
    951.29 Procedure for requesting restoration of civil rights of county prisoners convicted of felonies. Page 53 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 7066, Engrossed 2 Posted 5/6/2019 at 3:24 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (10)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 689 (c1) Voting Methods Fitzenhagen, Ponder Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    H 967 Elections Davis Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    H 1365 Elections Thompson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    H 7089 (e1) Voting Rights Restoration Criminal Justice Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Rules
    H 7101 (e1) Elections State Affairs Committee Compare Last Action: 5/1/2019 H Laid on Table -HJ 1097
    S 268 (c2) Voting Methods Baxley Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Rules
    S 460 Elections Gibson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1386 Elections Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1802 Elections Stewart Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 7086 (c2) Voting Rights Restoration Criminal Justice Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died on Calendar

    Citations - Statutes (36)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.012 Secretary of State as chief election officer. Page 7 (pdf)
    97.021 Definitions. Page 7 (pdf)
    97.052 Uniform statewide voter registration application. Page 37 (pdf)
    97.053 Acceptance of voter registration applications. Page 40 (pdf)
    98.045 Administration of voter registration. Page 42 (pdf)
    98.075 Registration records maintenance activities; ineligibility determinations. Page 42 (pdf)
    98.0751 Page 46 (pdf)
    98.077 Update of voter signature. Page 7 (pdf)
    98.0981 Reports; voting history; statewide voter registration system information; precinct-level election results; book closing statistics. Page 8 (pdf)
    99.063 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Page 9 (pdf)
    100.061 Primary election. Page 9 (pdf)
    101.015 Standards for voting systems. Page 9 (pdf)
    101.048 Provisional ballots. Page 11 (pdf)
    101.151 Specifications for ballots. Page 18 (pdf)
    101.20 Publication of ballot form; sample ballots. Page 21 (pdf)
    101.56075 Voting methods. Page 22 (pdf)
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 22 (pdf)
    101.62 Request for vote-by-mail ballots. Page 23 (pdf)
    101.64 Delivery of vote-by-mail ballots; envelopes; form. Page 25 (pdf)
    101.65 Instructions to absent electors. Page 26 (pdf)
    101.657 Early voting. Page 29 (pdf)
    101.68 Canvassing of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 29 (pdf)
    101.69 Voting in person; return of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 36 (pdf)
    101.6923 Special vote-by-mail ballot instructions for certain first-time voters. Page 56 (pdf)
    102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities; persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas; unlawful solicitation of voters. Page 59 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 60 (pdf)
    102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes. Page 62 (pdf)
    102.168 Contest of election. Page 63 (pdf)
    104.011 False swearing; submission of false voter registration information. Page 50 (pdf)
    104.051 Violations; neglect of duty; corrupt practices. Page 64 (pdf)
    940.061 Informing persons about executive clemency and restoration of civil rights. Page 51 (pdf)
    944.292 Suspension of civil rights. Page 51 (pdf)
    944.705 Release orientation program. Page 51 (pdf)
    947.24 Discharge from parole supervision or release supervision. Page 52 (pdf)
    948.041 Page 53 (pdf)
    951.29 Procedure for requesting restoration of civil rights of county prisoners convicted of felonies. Page 53 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 7066, Engrossed 1 Posted 4/26/2019 at 11:46 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   House Message Summary (pdf)

    Related Bills (8)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 7101 (e1) Elections State Affairs Committee Similar Last Action: 5/1/2019 H Laid on Table -HJ 1097
    H 689 (c1) Voting Methods Fitzenhagen, Ponder Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    H 967 Elections Davis Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    H 1365 Elections Thompson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    S 268 (c2) Voting Methods Baxley Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Rules
    S 460 Elections Gibson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1386 Elections Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1802 Elections Stewart Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections

    Floor Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    704217 - Amendment
    Remove lines 972-974 and insert:
    Diamond 5/1/2019
    12:44 PM
    Senate: Concurred as Amended
    5/2/2019
    PDF
    hierarchy 766844 - S Amend. to H Amend. (704217)
    Delete lines 5 - 11 and insert:
    Brandes 5/2/2019
    5:18 PM
    House: Concur
    5/3/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 399974 - S Amend. to S Amend. to H Amend. (766844)
    Delete lines 297 - 337 and insert:
    Thurston 5/2/2019
    5:56 PM
    Senate: Failed
    5/2/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Votes (3)

    Date Chamber Result
    5/1/2019 2:28 PM House 101 Yeas - 13 Nays
    5/2/2019 7:21 PM Senate 22 Yeas - 17 Nays
    5/3/2019 3:54 PM House 67 Yeas - 42 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (24)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.012 Secretary of State as chief election officer. Page 4 (pdf)
    97.021 Definitions. Page 4 (pdf)
    98.077 Update of voter signature. Page 4 (pdf)
    98.0981 Reports; voting history; statewide voter registration system information; precinct-level election results; book closing statistics. Page 5 (pdf)
    99.063 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Page 6 (pdf)
    100.061 Primary election. Page 6 (pdf)
    101.015 Standards for voting systems. Page 7 (pdf)
    101.048 Provisional ballots. Page 8 (pdf)
    101.151 Specifications for ballots. Page 16 (pdf)
    101.20 Publication of ballot form; sample ballots. Page 18 (pdf)
    101.56075 Voting methods. Page 19 (pdf)
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 19 (pdf)
    101.62 Request for vote-by-mail ballots. Page 20 (pdf)
    101.64 Delivery of vote-by-mail ballots; envelopes; form. Page 23 (pdf)
    101.65 Instructions to absent electors. Page 24 (pdf)
    101.657 Early voting. Page 17 (pdf), Page 26 (pdf)
    101.68 Canvassing of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 26 (pdf)
    101.69 Voting in person; return of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 33 (pdf)
    101.6923 Special vote-by-mail ballot instructions for certain first-time voters. Page 34 (pdf)
    102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities; persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas; unlawful solicitation of voters. Page 18 (pdf), Page 37 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 38 (pdf)
    102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes. Page 40 (pdf)
    102.168 Contest of election. Page 41 (pdf)
    104.051 Violations; neglect of duty; corrupt practices. Page 42 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 7066, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 4/23/2019 at 9:08 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Post-Meeting) 4/24/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (8)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 7101 (e1) Elections State Affairs Committee Similar Last Action: 5/1/2019 H Laid on Table -HJ 1097
    H 689 (c1) Voting Methods Fitzenhagen, Ponder Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    H 967 Elections Davis Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    H 1365 Elections Thompson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    S 268 (c2) Voting Methods Baxley Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Rules
    S 460 Elections Gibson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1386 Elections Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1802 Elections Stewart Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    842530 - Amendment
    Delete lines 439 - 456 and insert:
    Baxley 4/25/2019
    1:03 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    4/26/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    4/26/2019 10:49 AM Senate - Amendment 842530 23 Yeas - 17 Nays
    4/26/2019 4:21 PM Senate 39 Yeas - 1 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (24)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.012 Secretary of State as chief election officer. Page 4 (pdf)
    97.021 Definitions. Page 4 (pdf)
    98.077 Update of voter signature. Page 4 (pdf)
    98.0981 Reports; voting history; statewide voter registration system information; precinct-level election results; book closing statistics. Page 5 (pdf)
    99.063 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Page 6 (pdf)
    100.061 Primary election. Page 6 (pdf)
    101.015 Standards for voting systems. Page 6 (pdf)
    101.048 Provisional ballots. Page 8 (pdf)
    101.151 Specifications for ballots. Page 15 (pdf)
    101.20 Publication of ballot form; sample ballots. Page 16 (pdf)
    101.56075 Voting methods. Page 17 (pdf)
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 17 (pdf)
    101.62 Request for vote-by-mail ballots. Page 18 (pdf)
    101.64 Delivery of vote-by-mail ballots; envelopes; form. Page 21 (pdf)
    101.65 Instructions to absent electors. Page 22 (pdf)
    101.657 Early voting. Page 24 (pdf)
    101.68 Canvassing of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 24 (pdf)
    101.69 Voting in person; return of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 31 (pdf)
    101.6923 Special vote-by-mail ballot instructions for certain first-time voters. Page 32 (pdf)
    102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities; persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas; unlawful solicitation of voters. Page 35 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 36 (pdf)
    102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes. Page 38 (pdf)
    102.168 Contest of election. Page 39 (pdf)
    104.051 Violations; neglect of duty; corrupt practices. Page 40 (pdf)

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  • SB 7066, Original Filed Version Posted 3/6/2019 at 10:46 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Ethics and Elections (Post-Meeting) 3/6/2019 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 4/22/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (6)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 967 Elections Davis Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    H 1365 Elections Thompson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
    H 7101 (c1) Elections State Affairs Committee Compare Last Action: 5/1/2019 H Laid on Table -HJ 1097
    S 460 Elections Gibson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1386 Elections Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 1802 Elections Stewart Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections

    Committee Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    834194 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Rules
    (Baxley)
    4/22/2019
    10:50 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/23/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 640434 - Amendment to Amendment (834194)
    Delete lines 241 - 947 and insert:
    Rules
    (Rodriguez)
    4/23/2019
    11:58 AM
    Unfavorable
    4/23/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 139958 - Amendment to Amendment (834194)
    Delete lines 1068 - 1069 and insert:
    Rules
    (Simmons)
    4/23/2019
    1:20 PM
    (Late Filed)
    Withdrawn
    4/23/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    4/23/2019 2:00 PM Rules 15 Yeas - 1 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (14)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    98.077 Update of voter signature. Page 3 (pdf)
    99.063 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Page 3 (pdf)
    100.061 Primary election. Page 4 (pdf)
    101.048 Provisional ballots. Page 4 (pdf)
    101.151 Specifications for ballots. Page 13 (pdf)
    101.62 Request for vote-by-mail ballots. Page 14 (pdf)
    101.64 Delivery of vote-by-mail ballots; envelopes; form. Page 15 (pdf)
    101.65 Instructions to absent electors. Page 16 (pdf)
    101.68 Canvassing of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 18 (pdf)
    101.6923 Special vote-by-mail ballot instructions for certain first-time voters. Page 25 (pdf)
    102.111 Elections Canvassing Commission. Page 29 (pdf)
    102.112 Deadline for submission of county returns to the Department of State. Page 29 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 30 (pdf)
    102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes. Page 32 (pdf)

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  • SPB 7066, Proposed Bill Posted 2/28/2019 at 3:48 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Ethics and Elections (Pre-Meeting) 3/4/2019 (pdf)

    Committee Amendments (5)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    415328 - Amendment
    Between lines 160 and 161 insert:
    Ethics and Elections
    (Rodriguez)
    3/5/2019
    10:39 AM
    Favorable
    3/6/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 843216 - Amendment to Amendment (415328)
    Delete line 6 and insert:
    Ethics and Elections
    (Rodriguez)
    3/5/2019
    2:00 PM
    Favorable
    3/6/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    854810 - Amendment
    Delete lines 250 - 251 and insert:
    Ethics and Elections
    (Baxley)
    3/5/2019
    8:46 AM
    Favorable
    3/6/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    651506 - Amendment
    Between lines 532 and 533 insert:
    Ethics and Elections
    (Rodriguez)
    3/5/2019
    10:42 AM
    Favorable
    3/6/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 597510 - Amendment to Amendment (651506)
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    Ethics and Elections
    (Rodriguez)
    3/5/2019
    2:01 PM
    Favorable
    3/6/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/5/2019 2:30 PM Ethics and Elections 6 Yeas - 0 Nays

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