Senate Bill 63

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/29/21: to Rules (H)
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 192
Sponsor J. Higdon
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 117.035 to move the appointment of members of the county board of elections to the year after the presidential election beginning in 2027; reduce the requirement of the submission of five names to one name by the county executive committees of each political party for appointment to a county board of elections; amend KRS 117.125 and 117.381 to provide that no voting system shall be connected to the Internet; provide transitional language.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - County boards of election, nomination of members
County Clerks - County boards of elections, terms of members
County Clerks - Voting system, Internet, connection prohibited
Elections and Voting - County board of elections, terms of members
Elections and Voting - County boards of elections, nomination of members
Elections and Voting - Voting system, Internet, connection prohibited
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, nomination and terms of members of county boards of elections
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, voting systems, Internet, connection prohibited
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

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01/05/21
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/02/21
  • to State & Local Government (S)
02/24/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/25/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 26, 2021
02/26/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute
03/01/21
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/11/21
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
  • posted in committee
03/12/21
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2021
03/15/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 96-1
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/25/21
  • Vetoed
03/29/21
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for consideration of Governor's veto for Monday, March 29, 2021
  • veto overridden
  • Bill passed 31-6
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions except amend KRS 117.125 and 117.381 to ensure that a voting system or voting machine shall not be capable of establishing a wireless connection, establishing a connection to any external network, including any network with over-the-air interfaces, or connect any software or hardware component of a voting system, voting machine, or voting equipment to any wireless connection; amend KRS 117.125 and 117.381 to ensure that every voting machine or system can produce a paper record with a manual audit capacity to have as an official recount of votes cast; and amend KRS 117.379 and 118.025 to allow for any county or precinct that contains any voting machines or voting systems that are not in compliance with this Act, but are certified by the State Board of Elections to use those machines or systems until they can be replaced by a system in compliance and certified by the State Board of Elections.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voting system, no wireless connection, inability to comply, permit if certified by Board of Election
Elections and Voting - Paper ballots, pen marking, require
Elections and Voting - Voting system, wireless connection, prohibited
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, voting systems, certification
Local Mandate - State Board of Elections, voting systems, certification

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