House Bill 618

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Last Action 04/08/22: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 172)
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 172
Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1996
Sponsor K. Bratcher
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 117.001 to include a definition of "e-poll book" and exclude it from the definition of "voting machine" and "voting systems"; amend KRS 117.025 to allow the State Board of Elections to choose to provide master lists of registered voters in electronic format to county clerks for in use in e-poll books during an election; and amend KRS 117.379 to permit the State Board of Elections to examine any voter registration system maintained by the county clerk, including e-poll books, to establish the security of the system and its components, with a report to be provided to the county board of elections.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - E-poll book implementation and related requirements
Elections and Voting - E-poll book implementation, definition, and related requirements
Secretary of State - E-poll book implementation, definition, and related requirements
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, e-poll book implementation and related requirements
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/28/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/09/22
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/10/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/11/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 14, 2022
03/14/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 93-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/15/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/16/22
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/23/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/24/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
03/25/22
  • floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 29, 2022
03/29/22
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
  • floor amendment (2) defeated
  • passed 32-3 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (3)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (3)
03/30/22
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (3)
  • passed 94-0
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/08/22
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 172)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain the provisions of the bill, except change the time the State Board of Elections is required to provide an electronic master list of registered voters to each county clerk from 21 days to 10 days before the first day of in-person absentee voting for a primary or an election.
Index Headings County Clerks - Electronic master list of registered voters, time of delivery to county clerks
Elections and Voting - Electronic master list of registered voters, time of delivery to county clerks
Secretary of State - Electronic master list of registered voters, time of delivery to county clerks
State Agencies - Board of Elections, electronic master list of registered voters, time of delivery to county clerks

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Amend KRS 117.025 to require the State Board of Elections to provide to the county clerk of each county voter registration lists at least eighteen days prior to a primary or an election; amend KRS 117.379 to include e-poll book products within the State Board of Elections examination and certification of permissible voting products to be used for an election by means of statutory and administrative regulatory requirements; require approved e-poll book products to be used after May 11, 2023; add and amend KRS 117.115 to allow a county government the ability to select, in its discretion, an e-poll book that complies with the specifications and requirements of KRS Chapter 117.
Index Headings County Clerks - E-poll book selection requirements
County Clerks - Receipt of voter registration lists
Elections and Voting - Delivery of voter registration lists to county clerks, change in time of delivery
Elections and Voting - E-poll book certification and approval, requirements related
Secretary of State - Delivery of voter registration lists to county clerks, change in time of delivery
Secretary of State - E-poll book certification and approval, requirements related
State Agencies - Board of Elections, e-poll book certification and approval, requirements related
State Agencies - Board of Elections, voter registration lists provided to county clerks, change in time of delivery
Counties - E-poll book selection 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
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

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to require that a risk limiting audit be performed upon the closing of the polls in order for certification of the election; 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
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

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor R. Mills
Summary Amend KRS 117.379 to require separate standards for an e-poll book product report and a voting system report.
Index Headings Elections and Voting - E-poll book report and voting system report, standards related
Secretary of State - E-poll book report and voting system report, standards related
State Agencies - Board of Elections, e-poll book report, voting system report, standards related

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