House Bill 564

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/07/22: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 87)
Title AN ACT relating to elections and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 87
Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 433
Sponsors J. Branscum, J. Decker, R. Roberts, N. Tate, J. Tipton, B. Wheatley
Summary of Original Version Amend various sections of KRS Chapters 116, 117, 118, and 119 relating to no-excuse in-person absentee voting, establishing excused in-person absentee voting, prohibiting the early disclosure of unofficial ballot count totals, requiring a tamper resistant seal to be placed on voting equipment, recording the public counter on voting machines before and after the days of in-person absentee voting, changing the time from which the State Board of Elections is required to furnish the county clerk with the appropriate voter registration list prior to an election from five to six days, permitting a disabled voter and military and overseas voters the ability to use the same electronic transmission system for requesting mail-in absentee ballots, removing the requirement that a voter return a mail-in absentee ballot seven days prior to an election, central ballot counting board requirements, ballot box requirements, location designation for the counting and reviewing of mail-in absentee ballots, prohibitions relating to voting equipment and systems from being connected to the internet, requirements relating to securing and locking voting equipment and voting systems, submission of precinct-by-precinct summary reports, requirements relating to the in-person absentee ballot signature roster, requiring a secure online connection for the transmittal of unofficial election results, requirements relating to external devices used to upload election results, requirements related to election officers duties of election administration, requiring the State Board of Elections to promulgate administrative regulations, changing the filing deadline for unexpired terms of partisan races, and creating a Class D Felony for any person who directly connects or attempts to directly connect a voting machine, voting equipment, or voting system to a public network, including the Internet; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Emergency - Omnibus election bill
Corrections Impact - State Board of Elections, omnibus election bill
Local Mandate - State Board of Elections, omnibus election bill
County Clerks - Omnibus election bill
Elections and Voting - Omnibus bill
Secretary of State - Omnibus election bill
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, omnibus election bill
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - State Board of Elections, omnibus election bill
Counties - Omnibus election bill
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/23/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/02/22
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/03/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/04/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/07/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 08, 2022
03/10/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 94-2 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/11/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/14/22
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/17/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/18/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/21/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 23, 2022
03/23/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/24/22
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) ruled out of order
  • passed 32-2 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/25/22
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
03/29/22
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
  • passed 91-4
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/07/22
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 87)

Proposed Amendments

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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, except the following: within Section 3, change the days of no-excuse, in-person absentee voting from 7 business days prior to an election to 6 business days prior to an election; permit an election officer the ability to cast an excused in-person absentee ballot; change the number of county election officials who maintain receipt of voting equipment keys from 3 to 2; amend KRS 117.085 to require a person who has received a mail-in absentee ballot, but who knows he or she will be in the county on the day of an election or during the days of no-excuse, in-person absentee voting to return his or her mail-in absentee ballot and vote in person; technical corrections to conform; amend KRS 117.086 to ensure party parity for the keys to ballot drop-boxes, receptacles, and transport containers; add and amend KRS 117.001, 118.015, and 119.005 to include the definition of "election officer."
Index Headings Corrections Impact - Board of elections, requirements prescribed
Local Mandate - Board of elections, requirements prescribed
County Clerks - Board of elections, requirements prescribed
County Clerks - Election officer, definition
Elections and Voting - Election officer, definition
Elections and Voting - In-person absentee voting and possession of voting equipment keys, requirements prescribed
Local Government - County board of elections, requirements prescribed
Secretary of State - Election officer, definition
Secretary of State - In-person absentee voting and possession of voting equipment keys, requirements prescribed
State Agencies - Board of Elections, election officer defined
Counties - Board of elections, requirements prescribed

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 117.383 to include requirements related to an election audit, including a risk-limiting audit, and a risk-limiting audit program.
Index Headings County Clerks - Election audits, requirements
Elections and Voting - Audits, requirements
Secretary of State - Election audits, requirements
State Agencies - Election audits, requirements
Counties - Election audits, requirements
Corrections Impact - Election audits, requirements
Local Mandate - Election audits, requirements

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to prohibit election results from being certified by a county board of elections without an exact match of voter tallies and ballot cast tallies; amend KRS 117.001 to change the definition of risk-limiting audit.
Index Headings County Clerks - Certification of election results, procedures related
County Clerks - Risk-limiting audit, definition
Effective Dates, Emergency - Elections
Elections and Voting - Certification of results, procedures related
Elections and Voting - Risk-limiting audit, definition
Secretary of State - Certification of election results, procedures related
Secretary of State - Risk-limiting audit, definition
State Agencies - Board of Elections, certification of results, procedures related
State Agencies - Board of Elections, risk-limiting audit, definition

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