Florida Senate - 2021 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 90 Ì525218*Î525218 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: UNFAV . 04/14/2021 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Rules (Brandes) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (262784) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete lines 463 - 497 5 and insert: 6 (4)(a) If any vote-by-mail ballot is physically damaged so 7 that it cannot properly be counted by the voting system’s 8 automatic tabulating equipment, a true duplicate copy shall be 9 made of the damaged ballot in the presence of witnesses and 10 substituted for the damaged ballot.
Likewise,A duplicate ballot 11 must also shallbe made of a vote-by-mail ballot containing an12 overvoted race ora marked vote-by-mail ballot in which every 13 race is undervoted, including which shall includeall valid 14 votes as determined by the canvassing board based on rules 15 adopted by the division pursuant to s. 102.166(4). Upon request, 16 a physically present candidate, a political party official, a 17 political committee official, or an authorized designee thereof, 18 must be allowed to observe the duplication of ballots. All 19 duplicate ballots shall be clearly labeled “duplicate,” bear a 20 serial number that whichshall be recorded on the defective 21 ballot, and be counted in lieu of the defective ballot. After a 22 ballot has been duplicated, the defective ballot shall be placed 23 in an envelope provided for that purpose, and the duplicate 24 ballot shall be tallied with the other ballots for that 25 precinct. 26 27 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 28 And the title is amended as follows: 29 Delete lines 962 - 966 30 and insert: 31 by-mail ballots under certain circumstances; amending 32 s. 101.591,