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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
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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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

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  • CS/SB 1312, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/2/2020 at 4:38 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1005 (er) Voting Systems Byrd Identical Last Action: 6/29/2020 Chapter No. 2020-109
    S 1372 (c2) Elections Brandes Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Rules, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1005 (Ch. 2020-109)

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.021 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    101.5612 Testing of tabulating equipment. Page 2 (pdf)
    101.5614 Canvass of returns. Page 3 (pdf)
    102.141 County canvassing board; duties. Page 5 (pdf)
    102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes. Page 6 (pdf)

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  • SB 1312, Original Filed Version Posted 12/20/2019 at 10:43 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Ethics and Elections (Pre-Meeting) 1/24/2020 (pdf)
    Ethics and Elections (Post-Meeting) 1/27/2020 (pdf)
    Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Pre-Meeting) 2/7/2020 (pdf)
    Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Post-Meeting) 2/10/2020 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Pre-Meeting) 2/26/2020 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Post-Meeting) 3/2/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1005 (c1) Voting Systems Byrd Similar Last Action: 6/29/2020 Chapter No. 2020-109

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    561048 - Amendment
    Delete line 179 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Montford)
    2/26/2020
    10:03 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    2/28/2020
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    Committee Votes (3)

    Date Committee Result
    1/27/2020 4:00 PM Ethics and Elections 7 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/10/2020 1:30 PM Governmental Oversight and Accountability 5 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/27/2020 9:00 AM Appropriations 20 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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