House Bill 53

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/10/24: became law without Governor's Signature
Title AN ACT relating to elections and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 25
Sponsors J. Hodgson, A. Bowling, S. Bratcher, E. Callaway, J. Calloway, J. Decker, D. Elliott, DJ Johnson, C. Massaroni, J. Nemes, S. Rawlings, N. Tate
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 15.243 to require that the Attorney General or his or her designee randomly select at least one ballot scanner and one race tabulated on that scanner for a hand-to-eye recount, which fulfills the requirement for a risk-limiting audit; require that the hand-to-eye recount be performed by each county clerk or his or her designee; establish the process for the hand-to-eye recount; amend KRS 117.383 and 117.295 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Hand-to-eye recounts, requirements
County Clerks - Hand-to-eye recounts, requirements
Elections and Voting - Attorney General, independent inquiry, requirements, hand-to-eye recounts
Attorney General - Independent inquiry, risk-limiting audit, requirements, hand-to-eye recount
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Committee Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Votes Vote History

Actions

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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) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
02/16/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/22/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2024
02/27/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 87-8 with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
02/28/24
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/06/24
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/21/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
03/22/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules as a consent bill
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
03/25/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 26, 2024
03/26/24
  • floor amendment (3) filed
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/27/24
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) withdrawn
  • floor Amendment (3) defeated
  • passed 34-1
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
03/28/24
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/05/24
  • filed without Governor's signature with the Secretary of State
04/10/24
  • became law without Governor's Signature

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except remove KRS 15.243; amend KRS 117.001 to remove the definition of "risk-limiting audit"; remove language from the defined term of "voting machine" or "machine" regarding a direct recording electronic voting machine; amend KRS 117.383 to require the Secretary of State or his or her designee to randomly select at least one ballot scanner and one race tabulated on that scanner for a hand-to-eye recount; require that the hand-to-eye recount be performed by each county board of elections or its designee; amend 117.295 to conform; appropriate to the State Board of Elections $1,200,000 in fiscal year 2024-2025 and $1,200,000 in fiscal year 2025-2026 to reimburse each county clerk up to $5,000 for actual expenses incurred for each election in which the clerk conducts a hand-to-eye recount; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Hand-to-eye-recount, requirements
County Clerks - Hand-to-eye-recount, requirements
Elections and Voting - Secretary of State, hand-to-eye recount, procedure, requirements
Secretary of State - Hand-to-eye recount, random selection, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, hand-to-eye recount, procedure
Appropriations - State Board of Elections, county clerks, hand-to-eye recount, reimbursement
Boards and Commissions - County board of elections, hand-to-eye recount, procedure, requirements

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Hodgson
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 53
Local Mandate - Hand-to-eye-recount, requirements

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions, except require that the Attorney General shall randomly select at least one ballot scanner and one race tabulated on that scanner for a hand-to-eye recount after the polls are closed; require that findings be reported to the Attorney General, the State Board of Elections, and the grand jury; restore language requiring the county board of elections to only examine voting equipment and ballot boxes under the discretion of the State Board of Elections.
Index Headings Attorney General - Hand-to-eye recount, random selection, requirements
County Clerks - Hand-to-eye-recount, requirements
Elections and Voting - Attorney General, hand-to-eye recount, procedure, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, hand-to-eye recount, procedure

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions, except require that the State Board of Elections shall randomly select at least one ballot scanner and one race tabulated on that scanner for a hand-to-eye recount after the polls are closed; require that findings be reported to the Attorney General, the State Board of Elections, and the grand jury; restore language requiring the county board of elections to only examine voting equipment and ballot boxes under the discretion of the State Board of Elections.
Index Headings Attorney General - Hand-to-eye recount, random selection, requirements
County Clerks - Hand-to-eye-recount, requirements
Elections and Voting - Board of Elections, hand-to-eye recount, procedure, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, hand-to-eye recount, procedure

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions, except require that the Secretary of State shall randomly and manually select at least one ballot scanner and one race tabulated on that scanner for a hand-to-eye recount after the polls are closed in a public process; require that findings be reported to the Attorney General, the State Board of Elections, and the grand jury; restore language requiring the county board of elections to only examine voting equipment and ballot boxes under the discretion of the State Board of Elections.
Index Headings County Clerks - Hand-to-eye-recount, requirements
Elections and Voting - Board of Elections, hand-to-eye recount, procedure, requirements
State Agencies - Board of Elections, hand-to-eye recount, procedure
Attorney General - Hand-to-eye recount, random selection, requirements

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