Florida Senate - 2020 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for HB 1005
Senate . House
Senator Brandes moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Before line 26
5 Section 1. Effective upon becoming a law, paragraph (t) of
6 subsection (2) of section 97.052, Florida Statutes, is amended
7 to read:
8 97.052 Uniform statewide voter registration application.—
9 (2) The uniform statewide voter registration application
10 must be designed to elicit the following information from the
1. Whether the applicant has never been convicted of a
13 felony, and if convicted, has had his or her voting rights
14 restored by including the statement “I affirm I have never been
15 convicted of a felony or, if I have been, my rights relating to
16 voting have been restored.” and providing a box for the
17 applicant to check to affirm the statement.
18 2. Whether the applicant has been convicted of a felony,
19 and if convicted, has had his or her civil rights restored
20 through executive clemency, by including the statement “If I
21 have been convicted of a felony, I affirm my voting rights have
22 been restored by the Board of Executive Clemency.” and providing
23 a box for the applicant to check to affirm the statement.
24 3. Whether the applicant has been convicted of a felony
25 and, if convicted, has had his or her voting rights restored
26 pursuant s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution, by including
27 the statement “If I have been convicted of a felony, I affirm my
28 voting rights have been restored pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of
29 the State Constitution upon the completion of all terms of my
30 sentence, including parole or probation.” and providing a box
31 for the applicant to check to affirm the statement.
32 Section 2. Effective upon becoming a law, paragraph (a) of
33 subsection (5) of section 97.053, Florida Statutes, is amended
34 to read:
35 97.053 Acceptance of voter registration applications.—
36 (5)(a) A voter registration application is complete if it
37 contains the following information necessary to establish the
38 applicant’s eligibility pursuant to s. 97.041, including:
39 1. The applicant’s name.
40 2. The applicant’s address of legal residence, including a
41 distinguishing apartment, suite, lot, room, or dormitory room
42 number or other identifier, if appropriate. Failure to include a
43 distinguishing apartment, suite, lot, room, or dormitory room or
44 other identifier on a voter registration application does not
45 impact a voter’s eligibility to register to vote or cast a
46 ballot, and such an omission may not serve as the basis for a
47 challenge to a voter’s eligibility or reason to not count a
49 3. The applicant’s date of birth.
50 4. A mark in the checkbox affirming that the applicant is a
51 citizen of the United States.
52 5.a. The applicant’s current and valid Florida driver
53 license number or the identification number from a Florida
54 identification card issued under s. 322.051, or
55 b. If the applicant has not been issued a current and valid
56 Florida driver license or a Florida identification card, the
57 last four digits of the applicant’s social security number.
59 In case an applicant has not been issued a current and valid
60 Florida driver license, Florida identification card, or social
61 security number, the applicant shall affirm this fact in the
62 manner prescribed in the uniform statewide voter registration
64 6. A mark in the applicable checkbox affirming that the
65 applicant has not been convicted of a felony or that, if
66 convicted, has had his or her civil rights restored through
67 executive clemency, or has had his or her voting rights restored
68 pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution.
69 7. A mark in the checkbox affirming that the applicant has
70 not been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to
71 voting or that, if so adjudicated, has had his or her right to
72 vote restored.
73 8. The original signature or a digital signature
74 transmitted by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
75 Vehicles of the applicant swearing or affirming under the
76 penalty for false swearing pursuant to s. 104.011 that the
77 information contained in the registration application is true
78 and subscribing to the oath required by s. 3, Art. VI of the
79 State Constitution and s. 97.051.
80 Section 3. Effective upon becoming a law, paragraphs (d),
81 (e), and (f) of subsection (1) of section 97.0585, Florida
82 Statutes, are amended to read:
83 97.0585 Public records exemption; information regarding
84 voters and voter registration; confidentiality.—
85 (1) The following information held by an agency, as defined
86 in s. 119.011, and obtained for the purpose of voter
87 registration is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s.
88 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution and may be used only for
89 purposes of voter registration:
90 (d) Information related to a voter registration applicant’s
91 or voter’s prior felony conviction and whether such person has
92 had his or her voting rights restored by the Board of Executive
93 Clemency or pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution.
94 (e) All information concerning preregistered voter
95 registration applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age.
96 (e) (f) Paragraph (d) is Paragraphs (d) and (e) are subject
97 to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s.
98 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2024, unless
99 reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the
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103 And the title is amended as follows:
104 Delete line 2
105 and insert:
106 An act relating to elections; amending ss. 97.052 and
107 97.053, F.S.; revising requirements for the uniform
108 statewide voter registration application and the
109 acceptance of such applications; amending s. 97.0585,
110 F.S.; deleting an exemption from public records
111 requirements for information related to a voter
112 registration applicant’s or voter’s prior felony
113 conviction and his or her restoration of voting rights
114 to conform to changes made by the act; amending s.