05RS HB141


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HB 141/LM (BR 405) - A. Arnold, J. Reinhardt

     AN ACT relating to elections.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to prohibit any items, electronic or otherwise, in the voting room to record the identity of voters in the voting room, except for the precinct signature roster; amend KRS 117.035 to prohibit a member of the State Board of Elections from serving on the board if he or she is a candidate for public office; amend KRS 117.187 to require the county board of elections to provide disability awareness and provisional voting processes training to poll workers; amend KRS 117.265 to establish a time for the filing of the declaration of intent for write-in candidates; amend KRS 117.345 to delete language barring the State Board of Elections from paying expenses for precincts with less than 350 registered voters; amend KRS 117.900 to permit topics for the election essay and slogan contest to include any substantive issue related to elections or voting and to broaden the ability of the Secretary of State's office to secure sponsorships and to deliver monetary awards; amend KRS 118.105 to clarify that candidates are political party candidates; amend KRS 118.315 to exclude a candidate for President from the requirement that signatures for a petition of nomination for a candidate seeking office not be solicited prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the ballot; amend KRS 118.367 to permit certain independent candidates to be exempt from the requirement to file a statement of candidacy form.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Feb 1-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Feb 7-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2005
     Feb 17-3rd reading, passed 97-0
     Feb 18-received in Senate
     Feb 24-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 28-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 4, 2005; 3rd reading, passed 34-0
     Mar 8-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 16-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 71)

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