98RS HB594


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HB 594/FN (BR 2109) - J. Crenshaw, A. Arnold, J. Barrows, De. Butler, J. Callahan, L. Clark, H. Collins, J. Gray, P. Hatcher Jr, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, S. Johns, E. Jordan, J. Lovell, M. Marzian, P. Mason, S. Riggs, A. Simpson, J. Stacy, K. Stein, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to voter registration.
     Amend KRS 116.155 to add age and race classifications to the voter registration form; amend KRS 117.025 to require precinct lists to include information found on the voter registration form, including voter's name, age group, race, mailing and residential addresses, and such other information as may be on the voter registration form.


     HCS/FN - Amend provisions of the bill, as introduced, to require that each voter registration application and precinct list of registered voters include the voter's or driver's gender, race or ethnic group, and choice of political party affiliation; amend KRS 116.048 to require that the voter registration form used by voter registration agencies comply with the requirements of KRS 116.155 relating to information which must be included on the form; and amend KRS 186.412 to require that an applicant's race or ethnic group be included on the driver's license application.
     SFA (1, G. Neal) - Require that voter registration applications include a designation of an applicant's race, instead of ethnic group; require that an applicant's choice of political party affiliation and race be designated in writing by the applicant and not a voter registration official; provide that no one will be denied the right to register to vote because of a failure to designate his race on a voter registration form; prohibit any voter registration official from attempting to influence a voter registration applicant's choice of political party affiliation.
     SFA (2, G. Neal) - Delete requirement that registration forms indicate ethnic group; require applicant, rather than voter registration official, to designate his or her race and choice of political party; provide that persons shall not be denied the right to register because they did not designate their race.

     Feb 11-introduced in House
     Feb 12-to Elections and Constitutional Amendments (H); posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 13, 1998
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 86-1 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 18-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 24-reassigned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 26-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 31-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)

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