House Bill 44

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/12/24: delivered to Secretary of State
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 24
Sponsors J. Hodgson, E. Callaway, J. Calloway, J. Decker, DJ Johnson, C. Massaroni, K. Moser, J. Nemes, S. Rawlings, N. Tate
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 30A.145 to require that each circuit clerk prepare, on the first Tuesday of each month, a list of all persons who were excused from jury duty for not being a United States citizen; create a new section of KRS Chapter 116 to require the Secretary of State, in cooperation with the State Board of Elections, to issue a comprehensive status report regarding voter registration records cleanup and maintenance on or before July 1 each year; establish information to be included in the report; require that the report be issued to the Legislative Research Commission and made available to the public on the Secretary of State's and State Board of Elections' official websites; require that persons only be contacted about their voter registrations by mail; provide that anomalies and discrepancies may be reported via a publicly available web link; amend KRS 116.113 to require that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services provide a lifetime copy of the Kentucky death records to the State Board of Elections on or before February 1 each year; require the State Board of Elections remove from voter registration records the name of a person who has been excused from jury duty for not being a United States citizen; amend KRS 116.0452 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - Voter registration, comprehensive report, requirements
Courts - Jurors, excusal, reporting requirements
Deaths - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, comprehensive report, requirements
Elections and Voting - Registration, comprehensive report, requirements
Secretary of State - Voter registration, comprehensive report, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, voter registration, report, requirements
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, death records report, requirement
Reports Mandated - Board of Elections, voter registration, report, requirements
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Senate Floor Amendment 4
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

Top | Amendments
01/02/24
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
01/12/24
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
02/15/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/16/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/21/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2024
02/22/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 75-17 with Committee Substitute (1)
02/23/24
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/07/24
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/13/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
03/14/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/15/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 22, 2024
03/21/24
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute , floor amendment (1) filed to bill
03/22/24
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
  • floor amendment (3) filed
  • floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute
03/25/24
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/26/24
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/27/24
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) withdrawn
  • floor amendment (4) defeated
  • passed 28-8 with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
03/28/24
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • passed 75-18 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/05/24
  • Vetoed
04/12/24
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 79-20
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 24-8
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Secretary of State

Proposed Amendments

Top | Actions
Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 30A.145 to require that the Administrative Office of the Courts prepare, on the first Tuesday of each month, a list of all persons who were excused from jury duty for not being a United States citizen; amend the new section of KRS Chapter 116 to require that the State Board of Elections shall create a data-based report on or before July 1 of each year and remove language stating that citizens of each county shall have in-person access to the State Board of Elections' report to verify whether or not his or her address is being used fraudulently; amend KRS 116.113 to require that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services provide a lifetime copy of the Kentucky death records to the State Board of Elections on or before July 1 each year.
Index Headings Courts - Jurors, excusal, reporting requirements
Deaths - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, comprehensive report, requirements
Elections and Voting - Registration, comprehensive report, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, voter registration, report, requirements
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, death records report, requirement
Reports Mandated - Board of Elections, voter registration, report, requirements

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to prohibit a ranked-choice voting method.
Index Headings County Clerks - Ranked-choice voting, prohibition
Elections and Voting - Ranked-choice voting, prohibition
Local Government - Ranked-choice voting, prohibition

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Mills
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 44/GA

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions except remove language requiring the Secretary of State to work in cooperation with the State Board of Elections to issue the comprehensive status report regarding voter registration records; remove the requirement that the Secretary of State make the report available on his or her official website; establish that any data that is exchanged to remove ineligible voters shall not be subject to commercial use or third-party access to the voter registration system; allow discrepancies to be reported to the county clerk; and remove language allowing a voter who is currently erroneously registered to cancel his or her registration through a secure electronic form.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voter registration, discrepancies, reporting
Elections and Voting - Registration, comprehensive report, requirements
Secretary of State - Voter registration, comprehensive report, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, voter registration, report, requirements

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions except remove language requiring the Secretary of State to work in cooperation with the State Board of Elections to issue the comprehensive status report regarding voter registration records; remove the requirement that the Secretary of State make the report available on his or her official website; establish that any data that is exchanged to remove ineligible voters shall not be subject to commercial use or third-party access to the voter registration system; allow discrepancies to be reported to the county clerk; and remove language allowing a voter who is currently erroneously registered to cancel his or her registration through a secure electronic form.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voter registration, discrepancies, reporting
Elections and Voting - Registration, comprehensive report, requirements
Secretary of State - Voter registration, comprehensive report, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, voter registration, report, requirements

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions, except remove language requiring the Secretary of State to work in cooperation with the State Board of Elections to issue the comprehensive status report regarding voter registration records; remove the requirement that the Secretary of State make the report available on his or her official website; establish that any data that is exchanged to remove ineligible voters shall not be subject to commercial use or third-party access to the voter registration system; allow discrepancies to be reported to the county clerk.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voter registration, discrepancies, reporting
Elections and Voting - Registration, comprehensive report, requirements
Secretary of State - Voter registration, comprehensive report, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, voter registration, report, requirements

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions, except remove language requiring the Secretary of State to work in cooperation with the State Board of Elections to issue the comprehensive status report regarding voter registration records; remove the requirement that the Secretary of State make the report available on his or her official website; establish that any data that is exchanged to remove ineligible voters shall not be subject to commercial use or third-party access to the voter registration system; and allow discrepancies to be reported to the county clerk.
Index Headings County Clerks - Voter registration, discrepancies, reporting
Elections and Voting - Registration, comprehensive report, requirements
Secretary of State - Voter registration, comprehensive report, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, voter registration, report, requirements

Last updated: 4/18/2024 12:47 PM (EDT)