Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 964 Ì500832|Î500832 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Passidomo) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section 6 97.021, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 7 97.021 Definitions.—For the purposes of this code, except 8 where the context clearly indicates otherwise, the term: 9 (5) “Ballot” or “official ballot” when used in reference 10 to: 11 (a) “Marksense ballots” means that printed sheet of paper, 12 used in conjunction with an electronic or electromechanical vote 13 tabulation voting system, containing the names of candidates,
or14 a statement of proposed constitutional amendments or other 15 questions or propositions submitted to the electorate at any 16 election, or the selections made by the elector of candidates or 17 other questions or propositions at an election, on which sheet 18 of paper an elector casts his or her vote either directly on a 19 sheet of paper or indirectly through the use of a voter 20 interface device used to designate the elector’s ballot 21 selections on the sheet of paper. 22 Section 2. Subsection (10) is added to section 101.151, 23 Florida Statutes, to read: 24 101.151 Specifications for ballots.— 25 (10) With respect to any voting system that uses a voter 26 interface device to designate the elector’s ballot selections on 27 a sheet of paper, the provisions of this section, s. 101.161, 28 and ss. 101.2512-101.254 that prescribe the ballot layout apply 29 only to the display of candidates and issues on the voter 30 interface device. 31 Section 3. Subsection (5) of section 101.5603, Florida 32 Statutes, is amended to read: 33 101.5603 Definitions relating to Electronic Voting Systems 34 Act.—As used in this act, the term: 35 (5) “Marking device” means any approved device for marking 36 a ballot with ink or other substance, including through a voter 37 interface device, which will enable the ballot to be tabulated 38 by means of automatic tabulating equipment. 39 Section 4. Subsection (1) of section 101.56075, Florida 40 Statutes, is amended to read: 41 101.56075 Voting methods.— 42 (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), all voting shall 43 be by marksense ballot using utilizinga marking device for the 44 purpose of designating ballot selections. 45 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018. 46 47 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 48 And the title is amended as follows: 49 Delete everything before the enacting clause 50 and insert: 51 A bill to be entitled 52 An act relating to voting systems; amending s. 97.021, 53 F.S.; revising the definition of the term “marksense 54 ballots” for purposes of the Florida Election Code; 55 amending s. 101.151, F.S.; providing applicability of 56 specified ballot requirements to a voter interface 57 device; amending ss. 101.5603 and 101.56075, F.S.; 58 conforming provisions to changes made by the act; 59 providing an effective date.