Florida Senate - 2017 CS for SB 1070 By the Committee on Ethics and Elections; and Senator Hutson 582-03402-17 20171070c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to voter registration list 3 maintenance; amending s. 98.075, F.S.; authorizing the 4 Department of State to enter into certain interstate 5 agreements or become a member of a nongovernmental 6 entity to verify voter registration information; 7 requiring the department to share certain information 8 with supervisors of elections; establishing 9 requirements for participation in such agreements or 10 memberships; establishing reporting requirements; 11 providing an effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 98.075, Florida 16 Statutes, is amended to read: 17 98.075 Registration records maintenance activities; 18 ineligibility determinations.— 19 (2) DUPLICATE REGISTRATION.— 20 (a) The department shall identify those voters who are 21 registered more than once within the state or those applicants 22 whose registration applications within the state would result in 23 duplicate registrations. The most recent application shall be 24 deemed an update to the voter registration record. 25 (b)1. The department may enter into interstate agreements 26 or become a member of a nongovernmental entity whose membership 27 is composed solely of state government election officials if the 28 sole purpose of the agreement or membership is to share and 29 exchange information in order to verify voter registration 30 information. If the department intends to become a member of 31 such a nongovernmental entity, the agreement to join the entity 32 must require that the Secretary of State, or his or her 33 designee, serve as a full member with voting rights on the 34 nongovernmental entity’s board of directors. The department 35 shall provide information it receives as a result of the 36 agreements or memberships to the supervisors to conduct 37 registration list maintenance activities. 38 2. If the department enters into an interstate agreement or 39 becomes a member of a nongovernmental entity pursuant to 40 subparagraph 1., each state that is a participant in the 41 agreement or a member of the nongovernmental entity must agree 42 to maintain the confidentiality of personal information as 43 required by the laws of the state supplying the information to 44 the entity or participating states. The bylaws of a 45 nongovernmental entity must also contain a provision requiring 46 member states and the entity to maintain the confidentiality of 47 personal information as required by the laws of the state 48 supplying the information to the entity. 49 3. The department may only participate in an interstate 50 agreement or become a member of a nongovernmental entity as 51 provided in subparagraph 1. if the agreement or entity is 52 controlled and operated by the participating states. The 53 interstate agreement or entity may not be operated or controlled 54 by the Federal Government or any other entity acting on behalf 55 of the Federal Government. The department must be able to 56 withdraw at any time from any interstate agreement or membership 57 entered into. 58 4. If the department enters into an interstate agreement or 59 becomes a member of a nongovernmental entity as provided in 60 subparagraph 1., the department must submit a report to the 61 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the 62 House of Representatives by December 1 of each year. The report 63 must describe the agreement or membership and provide 64 information on the total number of voters removed from the voter 65 registration system as a result of the agreement or membership 66 and the reasons for their removal. 67 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.