Senate Bill 2

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Last Action 04/03/20: Vetoed
Title AN ACT relating to voter identification and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 1168
Sponsors R. Mills, D. Thayer, R. Alvarado, D. Carroll, M. Castlen, C. Embry Jr., R. Girdler, S. Meredith, M. Nemes, S. West, P. Wheeler, M. Wilson, M. Wise
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 117 to allow a voter to cast a provisional ballot if the voter is unable to produce proof of identification, by executing a provisional voter's affidavit furnished by the State Board of Elections; describe the voting procedure for casting a provisional ballot; describe how to validate a provisional ballot or provisional absentee ballot by requiring the provisional voter to appear before the county clerk or county board of elections to provide an affidavit stating that the voter is the same individual who cast the provisional ballot or provisional absentee ballot, and to either show proof of identification or give a sworn statement as to the reasonable impediment that precluded the voter from obtaining proof of identification with an accompanying Social Security card, an identification card that has been approved by the State Board of Elections, any identification card with picture and signature, or a credit card; amend KRS 116.065 to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots in the requirements for verification and the penalties of perjury; amend KRS 117.066 to clarify that there are two ballot boxes that are transferred to the county board of elections and to conform; amend KRS 117.077 to require proof of identification to be sent with the absentee ballot request; provide for the voter to cast a provisional absentee ballot if the voter did not submit proof of identification; amend KRS 117.085 to set out the requirements for provisional absentee voting when voting by mail and for canceling the absentee ballots when the voter is able to vote in person on election day; amend KRS 117.0851 to include provisional absentee ballots with absentee ballots in the tabulation procedures; amend KRS 117.086 to provide instructions to the absentee voter on how to vote a provisional absentee ballot; include provisional absentee ballots in absentee voting procedures; provide for provisional absentee ballots for persons who appear in person to vote an absentee ballot but who are unable to provide proof of identification; require separate ballot boxes and lists for absentee ballots and provisional absentee ballots; amend KRS 117.0863 to include provisional absentee ballots in the requirements for absentee ballots; amend KRS 117.0865 to include provisional absentee ballots in the prohibition against aiding another in completing an absentee ballot or encouraging the voter to vote in a particular way; amend KRS 117.087 to exclude all provisional absentee ballots from the requirements in the section; amend KRS 117.145 to require the county clerk to print a sufficient number of provisional absentee ballots, provisional voter affidavits, and provisional ballots; specify the form of the provisional absentee ballot, and provisional ballots; amend KRS 117.175 to include instructions for filling out provisional ballots, and provisional voter affidavits in the instruction cards provided by the county clerk; amend KRS 117.187 to include instruction on proof of identification in the training provided by the county board of elections; amend KRS 117.195 to include provisional ballots, provisional voter affidavits, and a locked ballot box for provisional ballots in the items furnished to each precinct by the county clerk; amend KRS 117.225 to require that a voter provide proof of identification in order to cast a vote in a precinct polling place; provide an exception to requiring proof of identification if the voter resides in a state licensed care facility where the voting is taking place; amend KRS 117.227 to delete the requirement that a person's identify may be confirmed by personal acquaintance or by specific documents other than those documents designated as providing proof of identification in this Act; amend KRS 117.245 to specify that the challenge procedures do not apply to failure to provide proof of identification; amend KRS 117.255 to include provisional voters and provisional ballots in the instructions for marking a spoiled ballot; amend KRS 117.265 to include provisional voters and provisional ballots in the instructions for write-in candidates; amend KRS 117.275 to provide for tabulation of provisional ballots by the county board of elections; amend KRS 117.305 to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots in the recanvassing procedures; amend KRS 117.365 to include provisional voter affidavits in the documents to be presented to the grand jury; amend KRS 117.375 to include provisional ballot and provisional absentee ballot in the definition of "ballot" or "official ballot" and to define "proof of identification," "provisional voter," and "provisional ballot" or "provisional absentee ballot"; amend KRS 117.383 to include provisional ballot cards in the State Board of Elections requirement to design ballot cards; amend KRS 117.385 to include instructions on how a voter is to place a provisional ballot with the accompanying affidavit in the appropriate envelope and box in the presence of a precinct election officer; amend KRS 117.995 to include provisional voting in the penalty provisions relating to voting; amend KRS 118.015 to define "ballot" or "official ballot" to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots; amend KRS 118.305 to require the county clerk to print provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots for the voting machines, and to ensure that provisional absentee ballots are not tabulated or recorded for any candidate who was replaced; provide that candidates for members of boards of education shall have their names printed on the provisional ballots; ensure that only duly nominated candidates shall have their names printed on provisional absentee ballots and provisional ballots; amend KRS 118.405 to prohibit more than one appearance of a candidate's name on any provisional ballot or provisional absentee ballot; amend KRS 118A.010 to define "ballot" or "official ballot" to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots; amend KRS 118A.100 to require county clerks to print on provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots the candidates for offices of the Court of Justice; amend KRS 118A.130 to prohibit a judicial candidates name from appearing more than once on a provisional ballot or a provisional absentee ballot; amend KRS 118A.150 to allow only duly nominated candidates to the Court of Justice to have their names printed on provisional absentee ballots and provisional ballots; amend KRS 119.005 to redefine "ballot" or "official ballot" to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots; amend KRS 120.005 to redefine "ballot" or "official ballot" to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots; amend KRS 186.531 to allow a free standard personal identification card to an individual who does not then currently have a valid operator's license or commercial driver's license, is at least 18 years of age, and is otherwise eligible to vote in the regular election.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - Voter identification, omnibus bill on
Courts - Elections, voter identification, omnibus bill on
Elections and Voting - Voter identification, omnibus bill on
Secretary of State - Elections, voter identification, omnibus bill on
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, omnibus voter identification bill
Transportation - Elections, voter identification and issuance of personal identification card, omnibus bill on
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - State Board of Elections, omnibus voter identification bill
Circuit Clerks - Personal identification card, issuance of
Counties - Board of elections, omnibus voter identification bill
Corrections Impact - Elections, voter identification and issuance of personal identification card, omnibus bill on
Local Mandate - Elections, voter identification and issuance of personal identification card, omnibus bill on
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01/07/20
  • introduced in Senate
01/08/20
  • to State & Local Government (S)
01/10/20
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
01/13/20
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
01/22/20
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
01/23/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • 3rd reading, passed 29-9 with Committee Substitute (1)
01/24/20
  • received in House
01/28/20
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
01/31/20
  • posted in committee
02/20/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7) filed to Committee Substitute
02/21/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendments (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (14), (15), (16), (17) and (18) filed to Committee Substitute; floor amendment (13-title) filed to bill
02/24/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • floor amendment (19) filed to Committee Substitute; floor amendments (20), (21), (22), (23), (24), (25), (26), (27), (28), (29), (30), (31), and (32) filed to bill
02/26/20
  • floor amendments (34) and (35) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (33) and (36) filed to bill
02/27/20
  • floor amendments (37) and (38) filed
02/28/20
  • floor amendment (39) filed to Committee Substitute
03/02/20
  • floor amendments (40), (41) and (42) filed to Committee Substitute
03/03/20
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (1) (4) (5) (6) (7) (10) (11) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) (25) (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34) (35) (36) (37) (25) (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34) (35) (36) (37) and (38) ruled out of order
  • floor amendments (8) (9) and (12) ruled not germane
  • floor amendment (42) defeated
  • passed 62-35 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (40)
03/04/20
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
03/05/20
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Subsitute (1) and floor amendment (40) on Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • Senate refused to concur in House Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (40)
03/06/20
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
03/09/20
  • posted for passage for receding from House Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (40) on Tuesday, March 10, 2020
03/10/20
  • House refused to recede from Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (40)
  • Conference Committee appointed in House
03/11/20
  • Conference Committee appointed in Senate
03/17/20
  • Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate
  • Conference Committee report adopted in House
  • Free Conference Committee appointed in House
03/18/20
  • Conference Committee report adopted in Senate
  • Free Conference Committee appointed in Senate
03/19/20
  • Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate
  • posted for passage for consideration of Free Conference Report
  • Free Conference Committee report adopted in House
  • passed 58-25 with FCCR
  • Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate
  • passed 29-2 with FCCR
  • bill reconsidered (change PASSED status)
  • received in Senate
  • posted for passage for consideration of Free Conference Report
  • Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate
  • passed 25-2 with FCCR
03/26/20
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/03/20
  • Vetoed

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Note to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain the provisions of the bill with the following changes: replace the entirety of Sections 1 and 2 of the bill and re-create with two new sections of KRS Chapter 117 with the following changes: allow a voter to cast a ballot on the day of a primary or an election, who is unable to produce a photo proof of identification, if the voter executes a voter's affirmation furnished by the State Board of Elections affirming the reasonable impediment that precluded the voter from obtaining photo proof of identification; in addition to the affirmation, the voter must also provide an alternative ID such as an accompanying Social Security card, an identification card that has been approved by the State Board of Elections, any identification card with picture and signature, or debit or a credit card, in order for the voter to cast a ballot on the day of a primary or an election; allow voters who, on the day of a primary or an election, are unable to provide photo proof of identification, and are also unable to provide an alternative form of proof of identification, to cast a provisional ballot; the provisional voter will then have to personally appear before the county clerk not later than the close of business, the Friday immediately following a primary or an election, and provide either photo proof of identification, or provide an alternative identification with an affirmation affirming the reasonable impediment that precluded the voter from obtaining photo proof of identification; describe process to ensure a provisional voter's ballot is valid and counted; amend KRS 117.077 to remove provisional mail-in absentee voting and revert back to regular mail-in absentee voting with photo ID and affirmation requirements; amend KRS 117.085 to allow for in-person provisional absentee voting to conform to the same ID and affirmation requirements to those voters who vote on a primary or an election; amend KRS 117.086 to revert to regular mail-in absentee voting with photo ID and not provisional mail-in voting; amend KRS 117.087 to state that provisional in-person absentee voting shall be processed in accordance with those provisional votes cast on the day of a primary or an election; require affirmations that are returned with mail-in ballots to be verified for regularity; amend KRS 117.145 to remove requirements concerning provisional voting for mail-in absentee ballots; amend KRS 117.187 to require the county board of elections to include training on provisional absentee voting; amend KRS 117.275 to include retention of ballot affirmations; include ballot affirmations to be included as part of the public review when ballots are counted; amend KRS 117.305 to move the date for certification of votes for a special election from the day following a special election to the Tuesday following; amend KRS 117.383 to ensure provisional voting is conducted in accordance with HAVA; amend KRS 118.425 to move the date for certification of votes for any primary or an election from the Friday following an election to the Monday following an election; amend KRS 186.531 to remove the requirement of eligibility to vote in order to receive a free standard personal identification card; amend various sections of to conform; technical corrections.
Index Headings Technical Corrections - SB 2
Corrections Impact - Elections, voter identification and issuance of personal identification card, omnibus bill on
Fiscal Note - Elections, voter identification and issuance of personal identification card, omnibus bill on
Local Mandate - Elections, voter identification and issuance of personal identification card, omnibus bill on
County Clerks - Voter identification, omnibus bill on
Courts - Elections, voter identification, omnibus bill on
Elections and Voting - Voter identification, omnibus bill on
Secretary of State - Elections, voter identification, omnibus bill on
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, omnibus voter identification bill
Transportation - Elections, voter identification and issuance of personal identification card, omnibus bill on
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - State Board of Elections, omnibus voter identification bill
Circuit Clerks - Personal identification card, issuance of
Counties - Board of elections, omnibus voter identification bill

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to House Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain the provisions of the bill with the following changes: amend Section 1 to permit those voters who are unable to provide a photographic proof of identification to present, with an affirmation, a secondary form of identification that may include an identification card that is issued in this state, any identification card with the voter's photograph and name stated, and any food stamp identification card, electronic benefit transfer card, or supplemental nutrition assistance card, with the name of the voter stated; add a provision to ensure that voter affirmations shall be processed in the same manner as an oath of voter affidavit; amend Section 2 to permit those voters who are unable to provide a photographic proof of identification to present, with an affirmation, a secondary form of identification that may include an identification card that is issued in this state, any identification card with the voter's photograph and name stated, and any food stamp identification card, electronic benefit transfer card, or supplemental nutrition assistance card, with the name of the voter stated; add a provision to ensure that voter affirmations shall be processed in the same manner as an oath of voter affidavit; delete KRS 117.077; amend KRS 117.085 to require a voter to submit with his or her mail-in absentee ballot application a photographic proof of identification or an affirmation; eliminate the requirement that a voter is required to submit, with his or her mail-in absentee ballot, an affirmation if the voter failed to submit his or her photographic proof of identification with the voter's mail-in absentee ballot application; amend KRS 117.375 to expand the definition of proof of identification to include: a document that was issued by any state of the United States, a document that was issued by any college, university, or postgraduate technical or professional school located within the United States, or a document that was issued by any local governmental authority in this state; amend various sections to conform and make technical corrections.
Index Headings Corrections Impact - Voter identification
Local Mandate - Voter identification
Elections and Voting - Secondary forms of identification, expansion of
Elections and Voting - Mail in absentee ballot application, requirements of
Elections and Voting - Definitions, "proof of identification," expansion of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Delete requirement to send voter affirmations to county attorneys for presentation to the grand jury; add additional reasonable impediment provision to voter affirmation form; allow personal acquaintance by election officer as sufficient identification for voting; allow lack of birth certificate or other documents needed to obtain proof of identification as a reason for executing a voter affirmation; make omnibus voter identification bill effective November 4, 2020.
Index Headings County Clerks - Affirmations, county attorney review, delete requirements
County Clerks - Affirmations, grand jury review, delete requirements
County Clerks - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
County Clerks - Voting, permissible voter identification, personal acquainance, addition of
County Clerks - Voting, voter affirmation criteria, lack of birth certificate
Courts - Affirmations, county attorney review, delete requirements
Courts - Grand jury, affirmations reviewed by, delete provision requiring
Elections and Voting - Affirmations, county attorney review, delete requirements
Elections and Voting - Affirmations, grand jury review, delete requirements
Elections and Voting - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
Elections and Voting - Voter identification, personal acquainance, addition of
Elections and Voting - Voter affirmation, criteria for, lack of birth certificate
Elections and Voting - Omnibus voter identification bill, effective November 4, 2020
Secretary of State - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
Effective Dates, Delayed - Voter identification, effective November 4, 2020

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Make omnibus voter identification bill effective November 4, 2020.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Voter identification, effecftive November 4, 2020
Elections and Voting - Omnibus voter identification bill, effective November 4, 2020

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor R. Meeks
Summary Make omnibus voter identification bill effective November 4, 2020.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Voter identification, effective November 4, 2020
Elections and Voting - Omnibus voter identification bill, effective November 4, 2020

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor R. Meeks
Summary Allow lack of birth certificate or other documents needed to obtain proof of identification as a reason for executing a voter affirmation.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voting, voter affirmation criteria, lack of birth certificate
Elections and Voting - Voter affirmation, criteria for, lack of birth certificate

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor R. Meeks
Summary Allow personal acquaintance by election officer as sufficient identification for voting.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voting, permissible voter identification, personal acquainance, addition of
Elections and Voting - Voter identification, personal acquainance, addition of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor R. Meeks
Summary Add additional reasonable impediment provision to voter affirmation form.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
Elections and Voting - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
Secretary of State - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 7
Sponsor R. Meeks
Summary Delete requirement to send voter affirmations to county attorneys for presentation to the grand jury.
Index Headings Courts - Grand jury, affirmations reviewed by, delete provision requiring
Courts - Affirmations, county attorney review, delete requirements
Elections and Voting - Affirmations, grand jury review, delete requirements
Elections and Voting - Affirmations, county attorney review, delete requirements
County Clerks - Affirmations, county attorney review, delete requirements
County Clerks - Affirmations, grand jury review, delete requirements

Amendment House Floor Amendment 8
Sponsor P. Minter
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 118.035 to extend the voting hours at the polls on the day of any primary or election from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Index Headings County Clerks - Hours polls open, extend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Elections and Voting - Hours poll open, extend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Amendment House Floor Amendment 9
Sponsor P. Minter
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 118.035 to extend the voting hours at the polls on the day of any primary or election from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Index Headings County Clerks - Hours polls open, extend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Elections and Voting - Hours poll open, extend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, hours polls open, extend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Amendment House Floor Amendment 10
Sponsor K. Hinkle
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.085 to include a voter's employment hours, bereavement, and serious injury or illness of a family member as bases for casting an in-person absentee ballot.
Index Headings County Clerks - Absentee voting, in-person, additional excuses
Elections and Voting - Absentee voting, in-person, additional excuses

Amendment House Floor Amendment 11
Sponsor C. Stevenson
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.085 to permit a voter who has received an absentee ballot by mail to cancel the ballot at the polls and vote in person on election day.
Index Headings County Clerks - Absentee ballot, mail-in, cancellation at the polls to vote in person
Elections and Voting - Absentee ballot, mail-in, cancellation at the polls to vote in person
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, absentee ballot, mail-in, cancellation at the polls to vote in person

Amendment House Floor Amendment 12
Sponsor B. Wheatley
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.077 to expand the family members who can obtain a mail-in absentee ballot in a medical emergency.
Index Headings County Clerks - Absentee voting, mail-in, qualification for, family members in a medical emergency
Elections and Voting - Absentee voting, mail-in, qualification for, family members in a medical emergency
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, absentee voting, mail-in, extension to family members in medical emergency

Amendment House Floor Amendment 13
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 2/GA

Amendment House Floor Amendment 14
Sponsor M. Cantrell
Summary Remove all voter identification requirements for voting by mail-in absentee ballot except for those already established.
Index Headings County Clerks - Absentee voting, mail-in, voter identification requirements
Elections and Voting - Absentee voting, mail-in, voter identification requirements
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, absentee voting, mail-in, voter identification requirements

Amendment House Floor Amendment 15
Sponsor M. Sorolis
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.085 to provide for in-person absentee voting on the two Saturdays preceding any election.
Index Headings State Agencies - State Board of Elections, absentee voting, in-person, two Saturdays before election
County Clerks - Absentee voting, in-person, two Saturdays before election
Elections and Voting - Absentee voting, in-person, two Saturdays before election

Amendment House Floor Amendment 16
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.085 to provide for no excuse, in-person absentee voting; amend various sections to conform.
Index Headings State Agencies - State Board of Elections, Absentee voting, in-person, no excuse
County Clerks - Absentee voting, in-person, no excuse
Elections and Voting - Absentee voting, in-person, no excuse

Amendment House Floor Amendment 17
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Allow original birth certificate to serve as identification if impediment to photo identification.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voter identification, impediment, original birth certificate, acceptance of
Elections and Voting - Voter identification, impediment, original birth certificate, acceptance of
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, voter identification, impediment, original birth certificate, acceptance

Amendment House Floor Amendment 18
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.365 to provide that an original birth certificate of the voter is proof of identification.
Index Headings County Clerks - Proof of identification, voter's original birth certificate
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, voter's original birth certificate
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, proof of identification for voting, original birth certificate

Amendment House Floor Amendment 19
Sponsor L. Willner
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.225 to require that if a person is not listed on the precinct roster on election day, that the person, subject to applicable requirements, be given the opportunity to register and to vote at the precinct on the day of an election; amend various sections to conform.
Index Headings County Clerks - Same-day voter registration on election day, report of registrations to State Board of Elections
Elections and Voting - Same-day voter registration ad voting on election day, new registrations
Secretary of State - Same-day voter registration and voting on election day, new registrations
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, same-day voter registration and voting on election day, reports received

Amendment House Floor Amendment 20
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Make omnibus voter identification bill effective November 4, 2020.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Voter identification, effective November 4, 2020
Elections and Voting - Omnibus voter identification bill, effective November 4, 2020

Amendment House Floor Amendment 21
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Add additional reasonable impediment provision to voter affirmation form; allow personal acquaintance by election officer as sufficient identification for voting; make omnibus voter identification bill effective November 4, 2020.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
County Clerks - Voting, permissible voter identification, personal acquaintance, addition of
Elections and Voting - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
Elections and Voting - Voter identification, personal acquaintance, addition of
Elections and Voting - Omnibus voter identification bill, effective November 4, 2020
Secretary of State - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
Effective Dates, Delayed - Voter identification, effective November 4, 2020

Amendment House Floor Amendment 22
Sponsor P. Minter
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 118.035 to extend the voting hours at the polls on the day of any primary or election from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Index Headings State Agencies - State Board of Elections, hours poll open, extend from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
County Clerks - Hours polls open, extend from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Elections and Voting - Hours poll open, extend from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Amendment House Floor Amendment 23
Sponsor K. Hinkle
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.085 to include a voter's employment hours, bereavement, and serious injury or illness of a family member as bases for casting an in-person absentee ballot.
Index Headings County Clerks - Absentee voting, in-person, additional excuses
Elections and Voting - Absentee voting, in-person, additional excuses

Amendment House Floor Amendment 24
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Amend KRS 117.365 to provide that an original or certified birth certificate of the voter is proof of identification.
Index Headings County Clerks - Proof of identification, original or certified copy of voter's birth certificate
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, original or certified copy of voter's birth certificate

Amendment House Floor Amendment 25
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Retain original provisions; amend to provide that the original or a certified copy of a voter's birth certificate is an acceptable form of voter identification if the voter has an impediment to acquiring a photo ID.
Index Headings County Clerks - Acceptable voter identification, original or copy of birth certificate if impediment
Elections and Voting - Acceptable voter identification, original or copy of birth certificate if impediment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 26
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.085 to provide for no excuse, in-person absentee voting; amend various sections to conform.
Index Headings County Clerks - Absentee voting, in-person, no excuse
Elections and Voting - Absentee voting, in-person, no excuse

Amendment House Floor Amendment 27
Sponsor M. Sorolis
Summary Amend KRS 117.085 to provide for in-person absentee voting on the two Saturdays preceding any election.
Index Headings County Clerks - Absentee voting, in-person, two Saturdays before election
Elections and Voting - Absentee voting, in-person, two Saturdays before election

Amendment House Floor Amendment 28
Sponsor B. Wheatley
Summary Amend KRS 117.077 to change the time requirement for requesting a mail-in absentee ballot in the event of a medical emergency from 14 days to seven days; add children, siblings, nieces, nephews, parents, and grandparents as voters who can request a mail-in absentee ballot in the event of a medical emergency of the identified relative.
Index Headings County Clerks - Mail-in absentee ballot, medical emergency, time to request and extension of who may apply
Elections and Voting - Mail-in absentee ballot, medical emergency, time to request and extension of who may apply

Amendment House Floor Amendment 29
Sponsor M. Cantrell
Summary Amend KRS 117.077, 117.085, 117.0851, 117.086, 117.087, and 117.145 to remove requirement for a photo ID or affirmation relating to a mail-in absentee ballot.
Index Headings County Clerks - Absentee ballots, mail-in, voter identification requirements
Elections and Voting - Absentee ballots, mail-in, voter identification requirements

Amendment House Floor Amendment 30
Sponsor C. Stevenson
Summary Amend KRS 117.085 to permit a voter who has received an absentee ballot by mail to cancel the ballot at the polls and vote in person on election day.
Index Headings County Clerks - Absentee ballot, mail-in, cancellation at the polls to vote in person
Elections and Voting - Absentee ballot, mail-in, cancellation at the polls to vote in person

Amendment House Floor Amendment 31
Sponsor L. Willner
Summary Amend KRS 117.225 to require that, if a person is not listed on the precinct roster on election day, the person, subject to applicable requirements, be given the opportunity to register and to vote at the precinct on the day of an election; amend KRS 117.365 to require that applications for voter registration completed at the precinct be presented to the grand jury and retained by the county clerk; amend various sections to conform.
Index Headings County Clerks - Same-day voter registration on election day, report of registrations to State Board of Elections
Elections and Voting - Same-day voter registration and voting on election day, new registrations
Secretary of State - Same-day voter registration and voting on election day, new registrations
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, same-day voter registration and voting on election day, reports received

Amendment House Floor Amendment 32
Sponsor P. Minter
Summary Amend KRS 118.035 to extend the voting hours at the polls on the day of any primary or election from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Index Headings County Clerks - Hours polls open, extend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Elections and Voting - Hours poll open, extend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Amendment House Floor Amendment 33
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Amend to provide that a voter's original or certified birth certificate is an acceptable form of voter identification if the voter has an impediment to acquiring a photo ID.
Index Headings County Clerks - Acceptable voter identification, original or certified birth certificate if impediment
Elections and Voting - Acceptable voter identification, original or certified birth certificate if impediment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 34
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Allow original or certified birth certificate to serve as identification if impediment to photo identification.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voter identification, impediment, original or certified birth certificate, acceptance of
Elections and Voting - Voter identification, impediment, original or certified birth certificate, acceptance of
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, voter ID, impediment, original or certified birth certificate, acceptance

Amendment House Floor Amendment 35
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Amend KRS 117.365 to provide that an original or certified birth certificate of the voter is proof of identification.
Index Headings County Clerks - Proof of identification, voter's original or certified birth certificate
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, voter's original or certified birth certificate
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, proof of ID for voting, original or certified birth certificate

Amendment House Floor Amendment 36
Sponsor J. Graviss
Summary Amend KRS 117.365 to provide that an original or certified birth certificate of the voter is proof of identification.
Index Headings County Clerks - Proof of identification, the voter's original or certified birth certificate
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, the voter's original or certified birth certificate

Amendment House Floor Amendment 37
Sponsor R. Meeks
Summary Add additional reasonable impediment provision to voter affirmation form.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
Elections and Voting - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of
Secretary of State - Voter affirmation form, reasonable impediment, addition of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 38
Sponsor R. Meeks
Summary Allow personal acquaintance by election officer as sufficient identification for voting.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voting, permissible voter identification, personal acquaintance, addition of
Elections and Voting - Voter identification, personal acquaintance, addition of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 39
Sponsor J. Tipton
Summary Retain original provisions of the bill with the following changes: amend Section 1 to permit an otherwise qualified voter to cast a ballot on the day of any primary or an election, if the voter is personally recognized by the election officer and the election officer executes an affirmation attesting to personally knowing the voter; require the election officer affirmation to be processed in the same manner as an oath of voter; allow a voter to claim an impediment to providing proof of identification by affirming a lack of obtaining a birth certificate or other documents needed to show proof of identification, not on the basis of the inability to afford documents; amend Section 2 to delete provisional voting for state elections and to limit provisional voting to only federal elections with federal candidates; add and amend Section 33, KRS 117.035, to allow for the county board of elections to rule on questions regarding proof of identification; amend various sections to conform; make technical corrections.
Index Headings Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, personal recognition exception, election officer affirmation required
Elections and Voting - Provisional voting for state and local office, removal of
Elections and Voting - County Board of Elections, rule on questions regarding voter registration, authority to
Technical Corrections - SB 2

Amendment House Floor Amendment 40
Sponsor J. Tipton
Summary Retain original provisions of the bill with the following changes: amend Section 1 to permit an otherwise qualified voter to cast a ballot on the day of any primary or an election, if the voter is personally recognized by the election officer and the election officer executes an affirmation attesting to personally knowing the voter; require the election officer affirmation to be processed in the same manner as an oath of voter; allow a voter to claim an impediment to providing proof of identification by affirming a lack of obtaining a birth certificate or other documents needed to show proof of identification, not on the basis of the inability to afford documents; allow a voter to claim any reasonable impediment that prevents a voter from procuring proof of identification; amend Section 2 to delete provisional voting for state elections and to limit provisional voting to only federal elections with federal candidates; add and amend Section 33, KRS 117.035, to allow for the county board of elections to rule on questions regarding proof of identification; amend various sections to conform; make technical corrections.
Index Headings Elections and Voting - County Board of Elections, rule on questions regarding voter registration, authority to
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, personal recognition exception, election officer affirmation required
Elections and Voting - Provisional voting for state and local office, removal of
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, any reasonable impediment exception, added to
Technical Corrections - SB 2

Amendment House Floor Amendment 41
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Retain original provisions of the bill with the following changes: amend Section 1 to permit an otherwise qualified voter to cast a ballot on the day of any primary or an election, if the voter is personally recognized by the election officer and the election officer executes an affirmation attesting to personally knowing the voter; require the election officer affirmation to be processed in the same manner as an oath of voter; allow a voter to claim an impediment to providing proof of identification by affirming a lack of obtaining a birth certificate or other documents needed to show proof of identification, not on the basis of the inability to afford documents; amend Section 2 to delete provisional voting for state elections and to limit provisional voting to only federal elections with federal candidates; add and amend Section 33, KRS 117.035, to allow for the county board of elections to rule on questions regarding proof of identification; amend various sections to conform; make technical corrections.
Index Headings Elections and Voting - County Board of Elections, rule on questions regarding voter registration, authority to
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, personal recognition exception, election officer affirmation required
Elections and Voting - Provisional voting for state and local office, removal of
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, any reasonable impediment exception, added to
Technical Corrections - SB 2

Amendment House Floor Amendment 42
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Retain original provisions of the bill with the following changes: amend Section 1 to permit an otherwise qualified voter to cast a ballot on the day of any primary or an election, if the voter is personally recognized by the election officer and the election officer executes an affirmation attesting to personally knowing the voter; allow a voter to claim an impediment to providing proof of identification by affirming a lack of obtaining a birth certificate or other documents needed to show proof of identification, not on the basis of the inability to afford documents; allow a voter to claim any reasonable impediment that prevents a voter from obtaining a qualifying identification that he or she finds as reasonable as long as it is true, with the reasonableness of the claim determined only by the voter; amend Section 2 to delete provisional voting for state elections and to limit provisional voting to only federal elections with federal candidates; add and amend Section 33, KRS 117.035, to allow for the county board of elections to rule on questions regarding proof of identification; amend various sections to conform; make technical corrections; effective November 4, 2020.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - November 4, 2020
Elections and Voting - County Board of Elections, rule on questions regarding voter registration, authority to
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, personal recognition exception, election officer affirmation required
Elections and Voting - Provisional voting for state and local office, removal of
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, any reasonable impediment exception, added to
Technical Corrections - SB 2

Amendment Conference Committee Report 1
Summary Cannot agree.
Index Headings Conference Committee Reports - SB 2

Amendment Free Conference Committee Report 1
Summary Retain the provisions of HFA 40 to SB2/HCS with the following changes: delete the provision that an impediment to procure proof of identification may include any other reasonable impediment with an explanation of the impediment; insert that the term "personally known" means that an election officer knows the voter's name and that the voter is a resident of the community; delete the provision that "proof of identification" may include a document issued by any other state that contains the name and photograph of the individual.
Index Headings Conference Committee Reports - FCCR SB 2
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, any reasonable impediment exception, deleted from
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, personally known, definition of
Elections and Voting - Proof of identification, document issued by another state, deletion of

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