HB 479/LM (BR 1579) - D. Owens, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to elections.
Amend KRS 117.085 to permit requests for applications for an absentee ballot to be transmitted by electronic mail; to require the clerk to provide a voter with a written authorization to vote if the voter does not vote by absentee ballot and returns the ballot to the clerk; amend KRS 117.165 to require the county board of elections to examine the voting machines designated for use during absentee voting not later than 3 business days preceding the date set by the board to conduct absentee voting and to give notice of such examination 24 hours preceding such; amend KRS 117.265 to establish the ineligibility of a write-in candidate; amend KRS 117.275 to conform; amend KRS 117.315 to require the list of challengers be presented to the chair or the secretary of the party committee of the county on or before the third Friday in April preceding the primary; amend KRS 117.995 to expand to absentee voting days the same prohibited activities currently applied to election day; amend KRS 118.425 to require the county board of elections to issue certificates of election in counties containing cities of the first class not later than the thirtieth day of December after the election, except for certain candidates; amend to require the certificate of the total number of votes to be certified to the Secretary of State's Office not later than 12 p.m. on the Friday following the election; amend to create a certification of votes deadline for special elections; amend KRS 119.056 to state activities that comprise a Class A misdemeanor regarding elections.
HB 479 - AMENDMENTS
HCA (1, D. Owens) - Make technical corrections.
SCS/LM - Retain original provisions and amend KRS 117.085 to permit a member of the military who has requested an absentee ballot to cancel the absentee ballot and to vote in person on election day; amend KRS 118.125, 118.165. 118.315, 118A.060, and 83A.045 to provide that signatures for nomination papers shall not be affixed prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the ballot; amend KRS 118.227 to require the Secretary of State to certify any changes made to a slate of candidates to the appropriate county clerk, to the registry, and to the State Board of Elections; amend KRS 83A.170 and 83A.175 to establish when a candidate's name is not to be printed on the ballot; amend KRS 118.601, 118A.090, 83A.040, and 83A.165 to conform.
Feb 6-introduced in House
Feb 7-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Feb 14-posted in committee
Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 73-15 with committee amendment (1)
Feb 28-received in Senate
Mar 3-to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 24-taken from committee State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 25-taken from committee State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 26-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill
Mar 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 27, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 28-received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
Apr 1-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 94-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 79)