98RS HB587


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HB 587 (BR 2087) - J. Zimmerman, Ro. Adams, A. Arnold, J. Haydon, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to absentee voting and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 117.085 to allow a Kentucky resident who is a member of the Armed Forces, a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces, or a citizen residing overseas to transmit an application for an absentee ballot by facsimile machine and to allow the county clerk to transmit an absentee ballot to the voter by facsimile machine; and amend KRS 117.086 to provide that a military or overseas voter who has received an absentee ballot by facsimile transmission must mail the voted ballot to the county clerk, instead of faxing it, conforming with ballot security requirements that the State Board of Elections may provide by administrative regulation.


     HCS - Retain provisions of the bill as introduced and add emergency clause.
     HFA (1/Title, J. Zimmerman) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 11-introduced in House
     Feb 12-to Elections and Constitutional Amendments (H); posted in committee
     Feb 18-floor amendment (1 title) filed; reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 20, 1998
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 92-1 with Committe Substitute and Floor Amendment (1-title)
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Feb 27-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 23-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 25, 1998
     Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 26-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Mar 27-delivered to Governor
     Apr 7-signed by Governor

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