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SB 582: Voting Systems

GENERAL BILL by Diaz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gainer ; Braynon

Voting Systems; Defining the term “automatic tabulating equipment” for purposes of the Florida Election Code; revising procedures governing the canvassing of returns to specify usage of a voting system’s automatic tabulating equipment; clarifying the circumstances under which ballots must be processed through automatic tabulating equipment in a recount; specifying the manner by which a manual recount may be conducted, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/29/2019 Senate • Filed
    2/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations -SJ 74
    3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 74
    3/21/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 03/26/19, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
    3/26/2019 Senate • Favorable by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 280
    • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability

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  • SB 582, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/29/2019 at 1:34 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Ethics and Elections (Pre-Meeting) 3/22/2019 (pdf)
    Ethics and Elections (Post-Meeting) 3/26/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 881 Voting Systems Jenne Identical Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/26/2019 4:00 PM Ethics and Elections 6 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.021 Definitions. Page 1 (pdf)
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 2 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 3 (pdf)
    102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes. Page 4 (pdf)

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