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HB 258/LM (BR 1239) - J. Tipton

     AN ACT relating to elections.
     Amend KRS 117.075 to extend the allotted time during which a qualified voter with disabilities can apply for a mail-in absentee ballot from seven to twelve days; allow qualified voters with disabilities the means to vote using a mail-in absentee ballot or an in-person absentee ballot; amend KRS 117.085 to allow a legal guardian to request a mail-in absentee ballot application for a voter under his or her guardianship; extend the county clerk deadline for receipt of a mail-in absentee ballot from seven to twelve days; allow qualified voters with disabilities to vote using an in-person absentee ballot; extend the time from which Kentucky uniformed-service voters can request to vote by in-person absentee ballot from seven to twelve days; amend KRS 117.227 to include acceptable forms of identification, and certain photo forms of identification; amend KRS 117.077 to allow a legal guardian the ability to request and deliver a mail-in absentee ballot to a voter who has a medical emergency when the voter is under his or her guardianship.


AMENDMENTS

     HFA1( J. Richards ) - Amend KRS 116.0452 to establish that electronic voter registration applications received online by the county clerk's office by 11:59 p.m. are timely; amend KRS 117.085 (1) to state methods by which applications for an absentee ballot may be transmitted to and returned by the voter.
     HFA2( J. Tipton ) - Restore KRS 117.075 to the allotted time of seven days during which a qualified voter with disabilities can apply for a mail-in absentee ballot; restore KRS 117.085 of the county clerk's deadline for receipt of a mail-in absentee ballot to seven days.
     HFA3( J. Tipton ) - Restore KRS 117.077 to existing codified language, but retain the provision that allows a legal guardian the ability to request and deliver a mail-in absentee ballot application to a voter who has a medical emergency when the voter is under his or her guardianship.

     Feb 08, 2017 - introduced in House
     Feb 13, 2017 - to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Feb 17, 2017 - posted in committee
     Feb 27, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 28, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (2) and (3) filed
     Mar 01, 2017 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 2, 2017