CS/CS/SB 1996: Petition Fraud/Voter Protection Act
GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Criminal Justice ; Alexander ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Lynn ; Baker ; Posey ; Haridopolos ; Atwater ; Bennett ; Sebesta ; Wise ; Argenziano
Petition Fraud/Voter Protection Act; revises requirements for verification of signatures on petitions; revises procedures for placing initiative on ballot; prescribes limits on use of paid petition circulators; requires statement on ballot re financial impact statement; provides criminal penalties for specified offenses involving voter registration applications; prescribes duties of supervisors of elections re unlawful registrations, petitions, & voting, etc. Amends FS.
Last Action: 5/2/2005 Senate - Placed on Special Order Calendar -SJ 00811; Read second time -SJ 00774; Amendment(s) adopted -SJ 00774; Amendment(s) failed -SJ 00774; Substituted HB 1471 (Died on Senate Calendar) -SJ 00775; Laid on Table, Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to HB 1589 (Ch. 2005-278)
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• Introduced, referred to Ethics and Elections; Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Government Efficiency Appropriations -SJ 00199
• On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 03/28/05, 3:15 pm, 412-K
• Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 4 NAYS 1 -SJ 00299
• Now in Criminal Justice -SJ 00299
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 04/06/05, 2:00 pm, 37-S --Temporarily postponed
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 04/12/05, 9:00 am, 37-S
• CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 00455; CS read first time on 04/14/05 -SJ 00459
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 00455
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/20/05, 9:15 am, 401-S --Not considered
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/22/05, 9:30 am, 401-S --Not considered
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/26/05, 11:45 am, 401-S
• CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 3 -SJ 00744; CS read first time on 04/29/05 -SJ 00745
• Withdrawn from- Government Efficiency Appropriations -SJ 00637
• Placed on Calendar, on second reading -SJ 00744
• Placed on Special Order Calendar -SJ 00811; Read second time -SJ 00774; Amendment(s) adopted -SJ 00774; Amendment(s) failed -SJ 00774; Substituted HB 1471 (Died on Senate Calendar) -SJ 00775; Laid on Table, Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to HB 1589 (Ch. 2005-278)
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