02RS HB32


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HB 32 (BR 261) - A. Arnold, F. Nesler

     AN ACT relating to elections.
     Amend KRS 116.025 to permit a registered voter who has changed his residence to a different state while the registration books are closed in the new state before a presidential election to cast an absentee ballot for President and Vice President only, by mail or in the county clerk's office; amend KRS 116.035 to change references to non-gender specific terms; amend KRS 116.045 to provide that if the last day of registration falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday, the registration term extends to the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday and to require a county clerk to enter party identification into the statewide voter registration system; amend KRS 116.0452 to require accepting mail-in voter registration forms if the form is legibly postmarked before the registration books are closed; amend KRS 116.0455 to provide that the circuit clerk shall provide a declination statement to the county clerk of applicants declining to register to vote; amend KRS 116.112 to require the State Board of Elections to send change of address notices and permit the county boards to request the State Board of Elections to send address confirmation notices; amend KRS 116.113 to allow information from reliable sources to be used to remove a person from the voter rolls; amend KRS 116.155 to require the listing of political party, political organization, or political group on voter registration form; amend KRS 118.015 to define "political organization" and "political group"; amend KRS 118.045 to provide that flags shall be purchased for each voting location in the county; and be attached to the main entrance of the voting location.


     SFA (1, R. Stivers) - Amend KRS 117.045 to provide that election officers shall serve in all elections held in the county during the year.

     SFA (2, R. Stivers) - Amend KRS 117.085 to provide that Kentucky residents who are members of the armed forces confined to a military base on election day and learn of that confinement within 7 days or less of an election and are not eligible for a paper ballot may apply in person during normal business hours on those days that absentee voting is conducted in the county clerk's office, to vote on a voting machine in the county clerk's office or other place designated by the county board of elections and approved by the State Board of Elections.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Jan 11-posted in committee
     Jan 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 28-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 29, 2002
     Jan 29-3rd reading, passed 94-0; received in Senate
     Feb 1-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 28-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 5, 2002
     Mar 4-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
     Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 35-0 with floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Mar 6-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Mar 12-House concurred in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2) ; passed 97-0
     Mar 13-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 19-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 63)

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