00RS HB725


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HB 725 (BR 1444) - A. Arnold

     AN ACT relating to recanvass procedures for elections.
     Amend KRS 117.305 to provide that the canvasses and returns shall constitute official returns of an election unless before 4 p.m. on the Tuesday following a primary or regular election, or before 4 p.m. on the day following a special election, a discrepancy is noted; provide that the election board is to assemble at 9 a.m. on the Thursday following the deadline to request a recanvass in order to recheck and recanvass the voting machines; delete the requirement that the registering machine counter for each candidate requesting recanvass and that candidate's opponent be reset at zero and operated at least 100 times; delete the provision for no change in the vote of a candidate from the originally certified vote upon a finding that the original canvass of the returns was incorrect; require the State Board of Elections to promulgate administrative regulations to establish procedures for conducting a recanvass for each type of voting system approved by the State Board of Elections and in use in Kentucky.

     Feb 16-introduced in House
     Feb 17-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Feb 18-posted in committee
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 28-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 29, 2000
     Mar 1-3rd reading, passed 98-0
     Mar 2-received in Senate
     Mar 6-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 27, 2000
     Mar 29-3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Apr 11-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 21-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 494)

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