Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 8 on line 15, page 5 and inserting:
/ SECTION 8. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. However, for counties in which the previous offices of county election commissions and voter registration boards were not combined prior to the effective date of this act, the members of both the boards shall continue serving, in a combined capacity, until the Governor makes the combined board initial appointments pursuant to item 7-5-10(B)(1). For counties in which the previous boards were separate and neither had a director prior to the effective date of this act, the chairman of the former board of voter registration shall serve as the director of the combined board and the chairman of the former county election commission shall serve as the chairman of the combined board of voter registration and election commission until such time as the Governor has made all the appointments to constitute the combined board. Once the combined board has been fully constituted, the board may elect from among its members a chairman and such officers as it considers desirable, and may also hire a director, pursuant to the provisions of items 7-5-10(B)(5) and (6). /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.