Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 964
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Passidomo) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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, or
   14  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 utilizing a marking device for the
   44  purpose of designating ballot selections.
   45         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
   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.