House Bill 304

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Last Action recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1298
Sponsors J. Nemes, J. Sims Jr
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 117.035 to allow the sheriff the option of recommending a deputy sheriff as a temporary replacement, in his or her position on the county board of elections, during any year the sheriff is a candidate or otherwise unavailable; allow for incapacitation or unavailability as a means for a sheriff to excuse himself or herself from service on the county board of elections; make technical corrections; amend KRS 117.075 to increase the deadline for a qualified voter with a disability to present to the county clerk a completed application for a mail-in absentee ballot from 7 days to 14 days; allow a qualified voter with a disability the additional ability to present to the county clerk his or her completed application for a mail-in absentee ballot by electronic mail or facsimile; allow a qualified voter with a disability the additional ability to request an application for a mail-in absentee ballot by electronic mail; amend KRS 117.085 to allow the means for request of a mail-in absentee ballot to be at the option of the voter; allow the county clerk the ability to transmit an application for a mail-in absentee ballot by facsimile or electronic mail; allow a qualified voter the ability to return to the county clerk a completed mail-in absentee ballot application by mail, electronic mail, facsimile, or in person, at the option of the voter; increase the deadline for a qualified voter to present his or her completed application for a mail-in absentee ballot from 7 days to 14 days; give any qualified voter who has applied for, but not yet received, a mail-in absentee ballot the allowance and process to vote in-person absentee or to vote on election day; make technical corrections; amend KRS 117.145 to increase the days from 15 to 45 in which the county clerk shall print and ready ballot labels for each candidate in a special election; amend KRS 117.265 to increase from 28 to 49 days before an election the deadline by which a declaration of intent must be filed to be a write-in candidate for a special election.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - County board of elections, reasons for vacancy, recommendation of replacement
County Clerks - Mail-in absentee, application not received by voter, vote in-person absentee or on election day
County Clerks - Mail-in absentee, application request and submission, process for, timeliness
County Clerks - Print and ready ballots, time for, special election, declaration of intent, write-in candidates
Elections and Voting - Mail-in absentee, application not received by voter, vote in-person absentee or on election day
Elections and Voting - Mail-in absentee, application request and submission, process for, timeliness
Elections and Voting - Print and ready ballots, time for, special election, declaration of intent, write-in candidates
Secretary of State - Mail-in absentee, application not received by voter, vote in-person absentee or on election day
Secretary of State - Mail-in absentee, application request and submission, process for, timeliness
Secretary of State - Print and ready ballots, time for, special election, declaration of intent, write-in candidates
Sheriffs - County board of elections, reasons for vacancy, recommendation of replacement
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1

Actions

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02/02/18
  • introduced in House
02/06/18
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/08/18
  • posted in committee
03/12/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/13/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/14/18
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 15, 2018
03/19/18
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/22/18
  • recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.035 to establish that the county board of elections is required to meet every other month during election years; authorize meetings of the county board of elections at the call of the chair or upon member agreement at other times; direct notice provisions; restore KRS 117.085 (7); amend KRS 117A.060 and 117A.070 to conform; make technical corrections.
Index Headings Local Mandate - County board of elections, reasons for vacancy, recommendation of replacement
County Clerks - Mail-in absentee, application not received by voter, vote in-person absentee or on election day
County Clerks - Mail-in absentee, application request and submission, process for, timeliness
County Clerks - Print and ready ballots, time for, special election, declaration of intent, write-in candidates
Elections and Voting - Mail-in absentee, application not received by voter, vote in-person absentee or on election day
Elections and Voting - Mail-in absentee, application request and submission, process for, timeliness
Elections and Voting - Print and ready ballots, time for, special election, declaration of intent, write-in candidates
Secretary of State - Mail-in absentee, application not received by voter, vote in-person absentee or on election day
Secretary of State - Mail-in absentee, application request and submission, process for, timeliness
Secretary of State - Print and ready ballots, time for, special election, declaration of intent, write-in candidates
Sheriffs - County board of elections, reasons for vacancy, recommendation of replacement

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Restore KRS 117.035 to existing codified language to mandate that the Sheriff recommend that a deputy sheriff be a temporary replacement to the county board of elections to serve in his or her place during any year he or she is a candidate for sheriff; make technical corrections.
Index Headings Local Mandate - County board of elections, reasons for vacancy, recommendation of replacement
County Clerks - Mail-in absentee, application not received by voter, vote in-person absentee or on election day
County Clerks - Mail-in absentee, application request and submission, process for, timeliness
County Clerks - Print and ready ballots, time for, special election, declaration of intent, write-in candidates
Elections and Voting - Mail-in absentee, application not received by voter, vote in-person absentee or on election day
Elections and Voting - Mail-in absentee, application request and submission, process for, timeliness
Elections and Voting - Print and ready ballots, time for, special election, declaration of intent, write-in candidates
Secretary of State - Mail-in absentee, application not received by voter, vote in-person absentee or on election day
Secretary of State - Mail-in absentee, application request and submission, process for, timeliness
Secretary of State - Print and ready ballots, time for, special election, declaration of intent, write-in candidates
Sheriffs - County board of elections, reasons for vacancy, recommendation of replacement

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