House Bill 325

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Last Action 03/26/19: signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 112)
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1727
Sponsor J. Miller
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 12.040 to make language gender equivalent.
Index Headings of Original Version Public Authorities - State department heads, administrative control, making language gender equivalent
Public Officers and Employees - Department heads, administrative control, making language gender equivalent
State Agencies - Department heads, administrative control, making language gender equivalent
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/12/19
  • introduced in House
02/13/19
  • to State Government (H)
02/19/19
  • posted in committee
02/28/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitutes (1) committee amendment (1-title)
03/01/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 4, 2019
03/04/19
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/05/19
  • 3rd reading, passed 92-4 with Committee Substitute (1), floor amendment (1), and committee amendment (1-title)
03/06/19
  • received in Senate
03/07/19
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/12/19
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
03/13/19
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a consent bill
  • floor amendment (1) and (2-title) filed
03/14/19
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (1) and (2-title) withdrawn
  • passed 37-0
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
03/26/19
  • signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 112)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Replace the entirety of the bill with the following changes: amend KRS 116.055 to ensure that any qualified voter who voluntarily removes his or her name from the voter registration roster after December 31 and who subsequently wishes to register to vote prior to the next scheduled primary, shall not be considered as a "newly registered voter" for purposes of party eligibility; amend KRS 117.085 to require that all requests for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot be received by the county clerk by the close of business hours 14 days before the election; permit a county clerk to transmit an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to the voter by electronic mail; require cancellation of a mail-in absentee ballot no later than 14 days before the election; amend KRS 116.065, 117.0851, 117.088, 117A.060, and 117A.070 to make technical corrections and to conform; repeal KRS 117.075 to conform, which establishes the ability to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot for voters with disabilities.
Index Headings County Clerks - Application for mail-in absentee ballot, permit transmittal by electronic mail
County Clerks - Application for mail-in absentee ballot, time of receipt and time for return, requirements
County Clerks - Eligibility to vote, primary and party affiliation, new voter registration
Elections and Voting - Application for mail-in absentee ballot, permit transmittal by electronic mail
Elections and Voting - Application for mail-in absentee ballot, time of receipt and time for return, requirements
Elections and Voting - Application for mail-in absentee ballot, voters with disabilities, make correction to conform
Elections and Voting - Eligibility to vote, primary and party affiliation, new voter registration
Secretary of State - Eligibility to vote, primary and party affiliation, new voter registration

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Miller
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 325

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Miller
Summary Amend KRS 117.085 to restore the current statutory requirement that all requests for a mail-in absentee ballot application be received by the county clerk by the close of business hours seven days before the election; restore the current statutory requirement that a cancellation and return of a mail-in absentee ballot occurs no later than seven days before the election; make technical corrections to conform; amend KRS 117A.060 and 117A.070 to conform.
Index Headings Technical Corrections - Elections
County Clerks - Application for mail-in absentee ballot, time of receipt and time for return, requirements
Elections and Voting - Application for mail-in absentee ballot, time of receipt and time for return, requirements

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Thayer
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.015 to make the State Board of Elections an independent agency of state government; make the Secretary of State an ex officio, nonvoting, and non-presiding member of the State Board of Elections; require the Kentucky County Clerk's Association to submit two separate lists of four names of former county clerks, of which two are to be appointed by the Governor; require the clerks appointed to represent each of the two political parties that polled the largest vote in the last preceding regular election for state officials; allow the executive director of the board to vote only in the case of breaking a tie vote for the election of the chair of the board; establish criteria of qualifications and duties relative to being chair of the board; amend KRS 117.025 to delegate additional responsibilities to the board, including instituting appropriate safeguards to ensure that there is no inappropriate use of the voter registration roster; ensure that local and state election officials only have access to the voter registration roster for purposes of their prescribed duties relevant to election administration; provide that neither the Secretary of State nor the designees of the Secretary of State shall have the authority to correct, alter, or delete voter registration data without prior approval of the board; provide that the board shall be responsible for oversight of board personnel, including hiring, investigations, disciplinarily actions, promotions, and other like actions subject to KRS Chapter 18A; amend KRS 117.995 to make knowing and willful misuse of the voter registration roster a Class A misdemeanor for each offense; amend KRS117A.010, 117A.030, 117A.040,117A.050, 117A.060, 117A.130, and 117A.150 to remove the Secretary of State from the responsibility of implementing provisions and promulgating administrating regulations relevant to the Registration and Voting by Absent Uniformed Services Voters and Overseas Voters in Elections for Federal Office Act; make technical corrections to conform; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Boards and Commissions - Elections, change in obligations, membership, criteria for membership, and duties relating thereto
County Clerks - Eligible for appointment to the State Board of Elections, criteria and obligations relating thereto
Effective Dates, Emergency - State Board of Elections, change in duties and membership
Elections and Voting - State Board, change in obligations, membership, criteria for membership, and duties relating thereto
Secretary of State - Change in official duties
Technical Corrections - HB 325

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor D. Thayer
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 114

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