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CS/SB 1312: Voting Systems

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Montford ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gainer

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: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon becoming a law, this act shall take effect January 1, 2021
Last Action: 3/10/2020 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1005 (Ch. 2020-109) -SJ 584
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Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/20/2019 Senate • Filed
1/8/2020 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations -SJ 96
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 96
1/22/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 01/27/20, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/27/2020 Senate • Favorable by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 214
1/28/2020 Senate • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
2/5/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 02/10/20, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
2/10/2020 Senate • Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 267
2/11/2020 Senate • Now in Appropriations
2/24/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/27/20, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/27/2020 Senate • CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 0 -SJ 374
3/2/2020 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/3/2020 Senate • CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 376
3/5/2020 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/20 -SJ 550
3/9/2020 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar -SJ 550
3/10/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 584
• Substituted CS/HB 1005 -SJ 584
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1005 (Ch. 2020-109) -SJ 584