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CS/HB 7101: Elections

GENERAL BILL by Public Integrity and Ethics Committee ; State Affairs Committee ; Ingoglia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Thompson

Elections; Requires Secretary of State to provide signature matching training; revises deadlines for voter signature updates for purposes of vote-by-mail & provisional ballots; revises date of primary election; provides requirements for canvassing & counting of vote-by-mail & provisional ballots; revises requirements for department rules governing ballot design; revises size of areas in which voter solicitation is prohibited; provides notice requirements for meetings of county canvassing board.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/1/2019 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162) -HJ 1097
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/25/2019 House • Filed
    • Introduced -HJ 483
    3/26/2019 House • Referred to Public Integrity and Ethics Committee -HJ 496
    • On Committee agenda-- Public Integrity and Ethics Committee, 03/28/19, 10:30 am, Sumner Hall
    3/28/2019 House • CS by- Public Integrity and Ethics Committee; YEAS 13 NAYS 4 -HJ 552
    3/29/2019 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
    4/1/2019 House • CS by Public Integrity and Ethics Committee read 1st time -HJ 550
    • Placed on Calendar -HJ 554
    4/22/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/19
    4/25/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 898
    • Amendment(s) adopted (692699) -HJ 898, 905
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    4/26/2019 House • Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 925
    4/29/2019 House • Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 950
    4/30/2019 House • Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 1025
    5/1/2019 House • Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162) -HJ 1097

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  • CS/HB 7101, Engrossed 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/25/2019 at 10:45 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   State Affairs Committee (Post-Meeting) 7/2/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (8)

    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, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    H 967 Elections Davis Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    H 1365 Elections Thompson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 268 (c2) Voting Methods Baxley Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Rules, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 460 Elections Gibson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 1386 Elections Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 1802 Elections Stewart Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 7066 (er) Election Administration Ethics and Elections Compare Last Action: 7/1/2019 Chapter No. 2019-162

    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.
    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 7 (pdf)
    100.061 Primary election. Page 7 (pdf)
    101.015 Standards for voting systems. Page 8 (pdf)
    101.048 Provisional ballots. Page 9 (pdf)
    101.151 Specifications for ballots. Page 18 (pdf)
    101.20 Publication of ballot form; sample ballots. Page 19 (pdf)
    101.56075 Voting methods.
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 20 (pdf)
    101.62 Request for vote-by-mail ballots. Page 21 (pdf)
    101.64 Delivery of vote-by-mail ballots; envelopes; form. Page 24 (pdf)
    101.65 Instructions to absent electors. Page 25 (pdf)
    101.657 Early voting. Page 27 (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 38 (pdf)
    102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities; persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas; unlawful solicitation of voters. Page 42 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 43 (pdf)
    102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes.
    102.168 Contest of election.
    104.051 Violations; neglect of duty; corrupt practices. Page 45 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 7101, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 3/29/2019 at 5:05 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 7066 (c1) Election Administration Ethics and Elections Similar Last Action: 7/1/2019 Chapter No. 2019-162
    H 967 Elections Davis Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    H 1365 Elections Thompson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 460 Elections Gibson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 1802 Elections Stewart Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)

    Floor Amendments (6)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    083075 - Amendment
    Between lines 76 and 77, insert:
    Thompson 4/23/2019
    3:59 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/25/2019
    PDF
    hierarchy 800563 - Amendment to Amendment (083075)
    Remove lines 5-6 of the amendment and insert:
    Thompson 4/23/2019
    6:58 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/25/2019
    PDF
    hierarchy 485025 - Substitute Amendment (083075)
    Between lines 76 and 77, insert:
    Thompson 4/23/2019
    6:59 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/25/2019
    PDF
    692699 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Ingoglia 4/23/2019
    3:55 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/25/2019
    PDF
    hierarchy 654021 - Amendment to Amendment (692699)
    Remove line 5 of the amendment and insert:
    Thompson 4/23/2019
    6:59 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/25/2019
    PDF
    hierarchy 311341 - Substitute Amendment (692699)
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Thompson 4/23/2019
    6:59 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/25/2019
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (21)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.012 Secretary of State as chief election officer. 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)
    99.061 Method of qualifying for nomination or election to federal, state, county, or district office. Page 5 (pdf)
    99.063 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Page 7 (pdf)
    100.061 Primary election. Page 7 (pdf)
    101.015 Standards for voting systems. Page 8 (pdf)
    101.048 Provisional ballots. Page 9 (pdf)
    101.151 Specifications for ballots. Page 18 (pdf)
    101.20 Publication of ballot form; sample ballots. Page 19 (pdf)
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 20 (pdf)
    101.62 Request for vote-by-mail ballots. Page 21 (pdf)
    101.64 Delivery of vote-by-mail ballots; envelopes; form. Page 24 (pdf)
    101.65 Instructions to absent electors. Page 25 (pdf)
    101.657 Early voting. Page 27 (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 38 (pdf)
    102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities; persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas; unlawful solicitation of voters. Page 42 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 43 (pdf)
    104.051 Violations; neglect of duty; corrupt practices. Page 45 (pdf)

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  • HB 7101, Original Filed Version Posted 3/25/2019 at 8:29 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Public Integrity and Ethics Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/29/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (5)

    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, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    H 1365 Elections Thompson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 460 Elections Gibson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 1802 Elections Stewart Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7066 (Ch. 2019-162)
    S 7066 Ballot Processes Ethics and Elections Compare Last Action: 7/1/2019 Chapter No. 2019-162

    Committee Amendments (19)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    613119 - Amendment
    Between lines 76 and 77, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:06 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    518505 - Amendment
    Between lines 83 and 84, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:11 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    726275 - Amendment
    Between lines 83 and 84, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:18 PM
    Withdrawn
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    051365 - Amendment
    Between lines 172 and 173, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:09 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    398787 - Amendment
    Remove lines 195-564 and insert:
    Ingoglia 3/27/2019
    6:47 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    970869 - Amendment
    Between lines 212 and 213, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:15 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    162863 - Amendment
    Between lines 212 and 213, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:15 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    458331 - Amendment
    Between lines 448 and 449, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:15 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    756865 - Amendment
    Between lines 482 and 483, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:09 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    142093 - Amendment
    Remove lines 505-507 and insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:10 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    017051 - Amendment
    Remove lines 524-611 and insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:14 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    553993 - Amendment
    Remove lines 524-608 and insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:16 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    382327 - Amendment
    Remove line 530 and insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:08 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    524799 - Amendment
    Remove lines 738-1113 and insert:
    Ingoglia 3/27/2019
    6:48 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    416671 - Amendment
    Between lines 1071 and 1072, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:10 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    433699 - Amendment
    Between lines 1128 and 1129, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:11 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    617777 - Amendment
    Between lines 1136 and 1137, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:12 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    882913 - Amendment
    Between lines 1136 and 1137, insert:
    Thompson 3/27/2019
    7:13 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    3/28/2019
    PDF
    hierarchy 386421 - Amendment to Amendment (882913)
    Remove line 34 of the amendment and insert:
    Davis 3/28/2019
    1:15 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/28/2019
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (21)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.012 Secretary of State as chief election officer. 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)
    99.061 Method of qualifying for nomination or election to federal, state, county, or district office. Page 5 (pdf)
    99.063 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Page 7 (pdf)
    100.061 Primary election. Page 7 (pdf)
    101.015 Standards for voting systems. Page 8 (pdf)
    101.048 Provisional ballots. Page 9 (pdf)
    101.151 Specifications for ballots. Page 18 (pdf)
    101.20 Publication of ballot form; sample ballots. Page 19 (pdf)
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 20 (pdf)
    101.62 Request for vote-by-mail ballots. Page 21 (pdf)
    101.64 Delivery of vote-by-mail ballots; envelopes; form. Page 22 (pdf)
    101.65 Instructions to absent electors. Page 23 (pdf)
    101.657 Early voting. Page 25 (pdf)
    101.68 Canvassing of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 27 (pdf)
    101.69 Voting in person; return of vote-by-mail ballot. Page 34 (pdf)
    101.6923 Special vote-by-mail ballot instructions for certain first-time voters. Page 36 (pdf)
    102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities; persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas; unlawful solicitation of voters. Page 40 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 41 (pdf)
    104.051 Violations; neglect of duty; corrupt practices. Page 46 (pdf)

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