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H*5305 (Rat #0149) General Bill, By Norrell, B. Newton, Yow and Lucas
Summary: Absentee ballots
    AN ACT TO ESTABLISH COVID-19 VOTING-RELATED PROCEDURES FOR THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION; TO AUTHORIZE ABSENTEE VOTING FOR ALL QUALIFIED ELECTORS RESIDING OR VOTING IN AN AREA SUBJECT TO A DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY; TO ESTABLISH A TIMELINE FOR THE RECEIPT OF COMPLETED ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS; TO DELINEATE HOW QUALIFIED ELECTORS MAY SUBMIT COMPLETED ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO THE COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS; TO ESTABLISH A START DATE FOR IN-OFFICE ABSENTEE VOTING; TO ESTABLISH A TIMELINE FOR THE EXAMINATION OF RETURN-ADDRESSED ENVELOPES AND THE TABULATION OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS; TO REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN INFORMATION BE INCLUDED IN THE PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION 7-13-35; TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 DURING THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION; TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO DEVELOP A VOTER EDUCATION PROGRAM; AND TO PROVIDE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION AND THE PROCESSES NECESSARY TO FINALIZE THE RESULTS. - ratified title
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02/27/20House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 20)
02/27/20House Referred to Lancaster Delegation (House Journal-page 20)
03/03/20House Delegation report: Favorable Lancaster Delegation (House Journal-page 5)
03/04/20House Read second time (House Journal-page 31)
03/04/20House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 32)
03/05/20House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 14)
03/10/20Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 11)
03/10/20Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 11)
03/12/20Senate Recalled from Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 4)
09/02/20Senate Amended
09/02/20Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 13)
09/02/20Senate Roll call Ayes-xxx Nays-xxx (Senate Journal-page 13)
09/02/20Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (Senate Journal-page 39)
09/03/20Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 1)
09/03/20 Scrivener's error corrected
09/15/20House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 100)
09/15/20House Roll call Yeas-93 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 100)
09/16/20 Ratified R 149



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