Florida Senate - 2022                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 524
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Hutson moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 223 - 984
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 5. Paragraph (g) is added to subsection (3) of
    6  section 97.052, Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         97.052 Uniform statewide voter registration application.—
    8         (3) The uniform statewide voter registration application
    9  must also contain:
   10         (g) A statement informing the applicant that if the
   11  application is being collected by a third-party voter
   12  registration organization, the organization might not deliver
   13  the application to the division or the supervisor in the county
   14  in which the applicant resides in less than 14 days or before
   15  registration closes for the next ensuing election, and that the
   16  applicant may instead elect to deliver the application in person
   17  or by mail or choose to register online. The statement must
   18  further inform the applicant how to determine whether the
   19  application has been delivered.
   20         Section 6. Effective January 1, 2023, subsection (13) of
   21  section 97.057, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   22         97.057 Voter registration by the Department of Highway
   23  Safety and Motor Vehicles.—
   24         (13) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
   25  must assist the Department of State in regularly identifying
   26  changes in residence address on the driver license or
   27  identification card of a voter. The Department of State must
   28  report each such change to the appropriate supervisor of
   29  elections who must change the voter’s registration records in
   30  accordance with s. 98.065(5) s. 98.065(4).
   31         Section 7. Present subsections (4) through (7) of section
   32  97.0575, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (5)
   33  through (8), respectively, a new subsection (4) is added to that
   34  section, and paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of that section is
   35  amended, to read:
   36         97.0575 Third-party voter registrations.—
   37         (3)(a) A third-party voter registration organization that
   38  collects voter registration applications serves as a fiduciary
   39  to the applicant, ensuring that any voter registration
   40  application entrusted to the organization, irrespective of party
   41  affiliation, race, ethnicity, or gender, must be promptly
   42  delivered to the division or the supervisor of elections in the
   43  county in which the applicant resides within 14 days after the
   44  application was completed by the applicant, but not after
   45  registration closes for the next ensuing election. A third-party
   46  voter registration organization must notify the applicant at the
   47  time the application is collected that the organization might
   48  not deliver the application to the division or the supervisor of
   49  elections in the county in which the applicant resides in less
   50  than 14 days or before registration closes for the next ensuing
   51  election and must advise the applicant that he or she may
   52  deliver the application in person or by mail. The third-party
   53  voter registration organization must also inform the applicant
   54  how to register online with the division and how to determine
   55  whether the application has been delivered. If a voter
   56  registration application collected by any third-party voter
   57  registration organization is not promptly delivered to the
   58  division or supervisor of elections in the county in which the
   59  applicant resides, the third-party voter registration
   60  organization is liable for the following fines:
   61         1. A fine in the amount of $50 for each application
   62  received by the division or the supervisor of elections in the
   63  county in which the applicant resides more than 14 days after
   64  the applicant delivered the completed voter registration
   65  application to the third-party voter registration organization
   66  or any person, entity, or agent acting on its behalf. A fine in
   67  the amount of $250 for each application received if the third
   68  party voter registration organization or person, entity, or
   69  agency acting on its behalf acted willfully.
   70         2. A fine in the amount of $100 for each application
   71  collected by a third-party voter registration organization or
   72  any person, entity, or agent acting on its behalf, before book
   73  closing for any given election for federal or state office and
   74  received by the division or the supervisor of elections in the
   75  county in which the applicant resides after the book-closing
   76  deadline for such election. A fine in the amount of $500 for
   77  each application received if the third-party registration
   78  organization or person, entity, or agency acting on its behalf
   79  acted willfully.
   80         3. A fine in the amount of $500 for each application
   81  collected by a third-party voter registration organization or
   82  any person, entity, or agent acting on its behalf, which is not
   83  submitted to the division or supervisor of elections in the
   84  county in which the applicant resides. A fine in the amount of
   85  $1,000 for any application not submitted if the third-party
   86  voter registration organization or person, entity, or agency
   87  acting on its behalf acted willfully.
   89  The aggregate fine pursuant to this paragraph which may be
   90  assessed against a third-party voter registration organization,
   91  including affiliate organizations, for violations committed in a
   92  calendar year is $50,000 $1,000.
   93         (4) If a person collecting voter registration applications
   94  on behalf of a third-party voter registration organization
   95  alters the voter registration application of any other person,
   96  without the other person’s knowledge and consent, in violation
   97  of s. 104.012(4) and is subsequently convicted of such offense,
   98  the applicable third-party voter registration organization is
   99  liable for a fine in the amount of $1,000 for each application
  100  altered.
  101         Section 8. Effective January 1, 2023, present subsections
  102  (3) through (6) of section 98.065, Florida Statutes, are
  103  redesignated as subsections (4) through (7), respectively, a new
  104  subsection (3) is added to that section, and subsection (2) and
  105  present subsections (3), (4), and (5) of that section are
  106  amended, to read:
  107         98.065 Registration list maintenance programs.—
  108         (2) A supervisor must incorporate one or more of the
  109  following procedures in the supervisor’s annual biennial
  110  registration list maintenance program under which the supervisor
  111  shall:
  112         (a) Use change-of-address information supplied by the
  113  United States Postal Service through its licensees is used to
  114  identify registered voters whose addresses might have changed.
  115  Additionally, in odd-numbered years, unless the supervisor is
  116  conducting the procedure specified in paragraph (b), the
  117  supervisor must identify change-of-address information from
  118  returned nonforwardable return-if-undeliverable address
  119  confirmation requests mailed to all registered voters who have
  120  not voted in the preceding two general elections or any
  121  intervening election and who have not made a request that their
  122  registration records be updated during that time; or
  123         (b) Identify change-of-address information is identified
  124  from returned nonforwardable return-if-undeliverable mail sent
  125  to all registered voters in the county; or
  126         (c) Change-of-address information is identified from
  127  returned nonforwardable return-if-undeliverable address
  128  confirmation requests mailed to all registered voters who have
  129  not voted in the last 2 years and who did not make a written
  130  request that their registration records be updated during that
  131  time.
  132         (3) Address confirmation requests sent pursuant to
  133  paragraph (2)(a) and mail sent pursuant to paragraph (b) must be
  134  addressed to the voter’s address of legal residence, not
  135  including voters temporarily residing outside the county and
  136  registered in the precinct designated by the supervisor pursuant
  137  to s. 101.045(1). If a request is returned as undeliverable, any
  138  other notification sent to the voter pursuant to subsection (5)
  139  or s. 98.0655 must be addressed to the voter’s mailing address
  140  on file, if any.
  141         (4) A registration list maintenance program must be
  142  conducted by each supervisor, at a minimum, once in each odd
  143  numbered year and must be completed not later than 90 days
  144  before prior to the date of any federal election. All list
  145  maintenance actions associated with each voter must be entered,
  146  tracked, and maintained in the statewide voter registration
  147  system.
  148         (5)(a)(4)(a) If the supervisor receives change-of-address
  149  information pursuant to the activities conducted in subsection
  150  (2), from jury notices signed by the voter and returned to the
  151  courts, from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
  152  Vehicles, or from other sources which indicates that a
  153  registered voter’s legal residence might have changed to another
  154  location within the state, the supervisor must change the
  155  registration records to reflect the new address and must send
  156  the voter an address change notice as provided in s. 98.0655(2).
  157         (b) If the supervisor of elections receives change-of
  158  address information pursuant to the activities conducted in
  159  subsection (2), from jury notices signed by the voter and
  160  returned to the courts, or from other sources which indicates
  161  that a registered voter’s legal residence might have changed to
  162  a location outside the state, the supervisor of elections shall
  163  send an address confirmation final notice to the voter as
  164  provided in s. 98.0655(3).
  165         (c) If an address confirmation request required by
  166  paragraph (2)(a) is returned as undeliverable without indication
  167  of an address change, or there is no response from the voter
  168  within 30 days, or if any other nonforwardable return-if
  169  undeliverable mail is returned as undeliverable with no
  170  indication of an address change, the supervisor shall send an
  171  address confirmation final notice to all addresses on file for
  172  the voter.
  173         (d) The supervisor must designate as inactive all voters
  174  who have been sent an address confirmation final notice and who
  175  have not returned the postage prepaid, preaddressed return form
  176  within 30 days or for which the final notice has been returned
  177  as undeliverable. Names on the inactive list may not be used to
  178  calculate the number of signatures needed on any petition. A
  179  voter on the inactive list may be restored to the active list of
  180  voters upon the voter updating his or her registration and
  181  confirming his or her current address of legal residence,
  182  requesting a vote-by-mail ballot and confirming his or her
  183  current address of legal residence, or appearing to vote and
  184  confirming his or her current address of legal residence.
  185  However, if the voter does not update his or her voter
  186  registration information, request a vote-by-mail ballot, or vote
  187  by the second general election after being placed on the
  188  inactive list, the voter’s name shall be removed from the
  189  statewide voter registration system and the voter shall be
  190  required to reregister to have his or her name restored to the
  191  statewide voter registration system.
  192         (6)(5) A notice may not be issued pursuant to this section
  193  and a voter’s name may not be removed from the statewide voter
  194  registration system later than 90 days prior to the date of a
  195  federal election. However, this section does not preclude the
  196  correction of registration records based on information
  197  submitted by the voter or removal of the name of a voter from
  198  the statewide voter registration system at any time upon the
  199  voter’s written request, by reason of the voter’s death, or upon
  200  a determination of the voter’s ineligibility as provided in s.
  201  98.075(7).
  202         Section 9. Effective January 1, 2023, subsections (1) and
  203  (3) of section 98.0655, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  204         98.0655 Registration list maintenance forms.—The department
  205  shall prescribe registration list maintenance forms to be used
  206  by the supervisors which must include:
  207         (1) An address confirmation request that must contain:
  208         (a) The voter’s name and address of legal residence as
  209  shown on the voter registration record; and
  210         (b) A request that the voter notify the supervisor if
  211  either the voter’s name or address of legal residence is
  212  incorrect;
  213         (c) If the address confirmation request is required by s.
  214  98.065(2)(a), a statement that if the voter has not changed his
  215  or her legal residence or has changed his or her legal residence
  216  within the state, the voter should return the form within 30
  217  days after the date on which the notice was sent to the voter;
  218  and
  219         (d) Information about updating voter information through
  220  the online voter registration system.
  221         (3) An address confirmation final notice that must be sent
  222  to the newly recorded address of legal residence, or to all
  223  addresses on file for the voter if no indication of new address
  224  has been received, by forwardable mail and must contain a
  225  postage prepaid, preaddressed return form and a statement that:
  226         (a) If the voter has not changed his or her legal residence
  227  or has changed his or her legal residence within the state, the
  228  voter should return the form within 30 days after the date on
  229  which the notice was sent to the voter.
  230         (b) If the voter has changed his or her legal residence to
  231  a location outside the state:
  232         1. The voter shall return the form, which serves as a
  233  request to be removed from the registration books; and
  234         2. The voter shall be provided with information on how to
  235  register in the new jurisdiction in order to be eligible to
  236  vote.
  237         (c) If the return form is not returned, the voter’s name
  238  shall be designated as inactive in the statewide voter
  239  registration system, and confirmation of the voter’s address of
  240  legal residence may be required before the voter is authorized
  241  to vote in an election.
  242         Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
  243  98.075, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  244         98.075 Registration records maintenance activities;
  245  ineligibility determinations.—
  246         (3) DECEASED PERSONS.—
  247         (a)1. The department shall identify those registered voters
  248  who are deceased by comparing information received from either:
  249         a. The Department of Health as provided in s. 98.093; or
  250         b. The United States Social Security Administration,
  251  including, but not limited to, any master death file or index
  252  compiled by the United States Social Security Administration;
  253  and
  254         c. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
  255         2. Within 7 days after receipt of such information through
  256  the statewide voter registration system, the supervisor shall
  257  remove the name of the registered voter.
  258         Section 11. Section 98.093, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  259  read:
  260         98.093 Duty of officials to furnish information relating to
  261  deceased persons, persons adjudicated mentally incapacitated,
  262  and persons convicted of a felony, and persons who are not
  263  United States citizens.—
  264         (1) In order to identify ineligible registered voters and
  265  maintain accurate and current voter registration records in the
  266  statewide voter registration system pursuant to procedures in s.
  267  98.065 or s. 98.075, it is necessary for the department and
  268  supervisors of elections to receive or access certain
  269  information from state and federal officials and entities in the
  270  format prescribed.
  271         (2) To the maximum extent feasible, state and local
  272  government agencies shall facilitate provision of information
  273  and access to data to the department, including, but not limited
  274  to, databases that contain reliable criminal records and records
  275  of deceased persons. State and local government agencies that
  276  provide such data shall do so without charge if the direct cost
  277  incurred by those agencies is not significant.
  278         (a) The Department of Health shall furnish monthly to the
  279  department a list containing the name, address, date of birth,
  280  date of death, social security number, race, and sex of each
  281  deceased person 17 years of age or older.
  282         (b) Each clerk of the circuit court shall furnish monthly
  283  to the department:
  284         1. A list of those persons who have been adjudicated
  285  mentally incapacitated with respect to voting during the
  286  preceding calendar month, a list of those persons whose mental
  287  capacity with respect to voting has been restored during the
  288  preceding calendar month, and a list of those persons who have
  289  returned signed jury notices during the preceding months to the
  290  clerk of the circuit court indicating a change of address. Each
  291  list shall include the name, address, date of birth, race, sex,
  292  and, whichever is available, the Florida driver license number,
  293  Florida identification card number, or social security number of
  294  each such person.
  295         2. Information on the terms of sentence for felony
  296  convictions, including any financial obligations for court
  297  costs, fees, and fines, of all persons listed in the clerk’s
  298  records whose last known address in the clerk’s records is
  299  within this state and who have been convicted of a felony during
  300  the preceding month. The information may be provided directly by
  301  individual clerks of the circuit court or may be provided on
  302  their behalf through the Comprehensive Case Information System.
  303  For each felony conviction reported, the information must
  304  include:
  305         a.The full name, last known address, date of birth, race,
  306  sex, and, if available, the Florida driver license number or
  307  Florida identification card number, as applicable, and the
  308  social security number of the person convicted.
  309         b.The amounts of all financial obligations, including
  310  restitution and court costs, fees, and fines, and, if known, the
  311  amount of financial obligations not yet satisfied.
  312         c.The county in which the conviction occurred.
  313         d.The statute number violated, statute table text, date of
  314  conviction, and case number.
  315         (c) Upon receipt of information from the United States
  316  Attorney, listing persons convicted of a felony in federal
  317  court, the department shall use such information to identify
  318  registered voters or applicants for voter registration who may
  319  be potentially ineligible based on information provided in
  320  accordance with s. 98.075.
  321         (d) The Department of Law Enforcement shall identify those
  322  persons who have been convicted of a felony who appear in the
  323  voter registration records supplied by the statewide voter
  324  registration system, in a time and manner that enables the
  325  department to meet its obligations under state and federal law.
  326         (e) The Florida Commission on Offender Review shall furnish
  327  at least bimonthly to the department data, including the
  328  identity of those persons granted clemency in the preceding
  329  month or any updates to prior records which have occurred in the
  330  preceding month. The data shall contain the commission’s case
  331  number and the person’s name, address, date of birth, race,
  332  gender, Florida driver license number, Florida identification
  333  card number, or the last four digits of the social security
  334  number, if available, and references to record identifiers
  335  assigned by the Department of Corrections and the Department of
  336  Law Enforcement, a unique identifier of each clemency case, and
  337  the effective date of clemency of each person.
  338         (f) The Department of Corrections shall identify those
  339  persons who have been convicted of a felony and committed to its
  340  custody or placed on community supervision. The information must
  341  be provided to the department at a time and in a manner that
  342  enables the department to identify registered voters who are
  343  convicted felons and to meet its obligations under state and
  344  federal law.
  345         (g) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  346  shall furnish monthly to the department:
  347         1. A list of those persons whose names have been removed
  348  from the driver license database because they have been licensed
  349  in another state. The list must shall contain the name, address,
  350  date of birth, sex, social security number, and driver license
  351  number of each such person.
  352         2. A list of those persons who presented evidence of non
  353  United States citizenship upon being issued a new or renewed
  354  Florida driver license or Florida identification card. The list
  355  must contain the name; address; date of birth; social security
  356  number, if applicable; and Florida driver license number or
  357  Florida identification card number, as applicable, of each such
  358  person.
  359         (3) This section does not limit or restrict the supervisor
  360  in his or her duty to remove the names of persons from the
  361  statewide voter registration system pursuant to s. 98.075(7)
  362  based upon information received from other sources.
  363         Section 12. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
  364  100.041, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  365         100.041 Officers chosen at general election.—
  366         (2)(a) Except as provided in s. 124.011 relating to single
  367  member districts after decennial redistricting, each county
  368  commissioner from an odd-numbered district shall be elected at
  369  the general election in each year the number of which is a
  370  multiple of 4, for a 4-year term commencing on the second
  371  Tuesday following such election, and each county commissioner
  372  from an even-numbered district shall be elected at the general
  373  election in each even-numbered year the number of which is not a
  374  multiple of 4, for a 4-year term commencing on the second
  375  Tuesday following such election. A county commissioner is
  376  “elected” for purposes of this paragraph on the date that the
  377  county canvassing board certifies the results of the election
  378  pursuant to s. 102.151.
  379         Section 13. Paragraphs (a) and (c) of subsection (11) and
  380  paragraph (a) of subsection (13) of section 100.371, Florida
  381  Statutes, are amended to read:
  382         100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot.—
  383         (11)(a) An initiative petition form circulated for
  384  signature may not be bundled with or attached to any other
  385  petition. Each signature shall be dated when made and shall be
  386  valid until the next February 1 occurring in an even-numbered
  387  year for the purpose of the amendment appearing on the ballot
  388  for the general election occurring in that same year, provided
  389  all other requirements of law are met. The sponsor shall submit
  390  signed and dated forms to the supervisor of elections for the
  391  county of residence listed by the person signing the form for
  392  verification of the number of valid signatures obtained. If a
  393  signature on a petition is from a registered voter in another
  394  county, the supervisor shall notify the petition sponsor of the
  395  misfiled petition. The supervisor shall promptly verify the
  396  signatures within 60 days after receipt of the petition forms
  397  and payment of a fee for the actual cost of signature
  398  verification incurred by the supervisor. However, for petition
  399  forms submitted less than 60 days before February 1 of an even
  400  numbered year, the supervisor shall promptly verify the
  401  signatures within 30 days after receipt of the form and payment
  402  of the fee for signature verification. The supervisor shall
  403  promptly record, in the manner prescribed by the Secretary of
  404  State, the date each form is received by the supervisor, and the
  405  date the signature on the form is verified as valid. The
  406  supervisor may verify that the signature on a form is valid only
  407  if:
  408         1. The form contains the original signature of the
  409  purported elector.
  410         2. The purported elector has accurately recorded on the
  411  form the date on which he or she signed the form.
  412         3. The form sets forth the purported elector’s name,
  413  address, city, county, and voter registration number or date of
  414  birth.
  415         4. The purported elector is, at the time he or she signs
  416  the form and at the time the form is verified, a duly qualified
  417  and registered elector in the state.
  418         5. The signature was obtained legally, including that if a
  419  paid petition circulator was used, the circulator was validly
  420  registered under subsection (3) when the signature was obtained.
  422  The supervisor shall retain all the signature forms, separating
  423  forms verified as valid from those deemed invalid, for at least
  424  1 year following the election for in which the petition was
  425  circulated issue appeared on the ballot or until the division
  426  notifies the supervisors of elections that the committee that
  427  circulated the petition is no longer seeking to obtain ballot
  428  position.
  429         (c) On the last day of each month, or on the last day of
  430  each week from December 1 of an odd-numbered year through
  431  February 1 of the following year, each supervisor shall post on
  432  his or her website the total number of signatures submitted, the
  433  total number of invalid signatures, the total number of
  434  signatures processed, and the aggregate number of verified valid
  435  signatures and the distribution of such signatures by
  436  congressional district for each proposed amendment proposed by
  437  initiative, along with the following information specific to the
  438  reporting period: the total number of signed petition forms
  439  received, the total number of signatures verified, the
  440  distribution of verified valid signatures by congressional
  441  district, and the total number of verified petition forms
  442  forwarded to the Secretary of State.
  443         (13)(a) At the same time the Secretary of State submits an
  444  initiative petition to the Attorney General pursuant to s.
  445  15.21, the secretary shall submit a copy of the initiative
  446  petition to the Financial Impact Estimating Conference. Within
  447  75 days after receipt of a proposed revision or amendment to the
  448  State Constitution by initiative petition from the Secretary of
  449  State, the Financial Impact Estimating Conference shall complete
  450  an analysis and financial impact statement to be placed on the
  451  ballot of the estimated increase or decrease in any revenues or
  452  costs to state or local governments and the overall impact to
  453  the state budget resulting from the proposed initiative. The 75
  454  day time limit is tolled when the Legislature is in session. The
  455  Financial Impact Estimating Conference shall submit the
  456  financial impact statement to the Attorney General and Secretary
  457  of State. If the initiative petition has been submitted to the
  458  Financial Impact Estimating Conference but the validity of
  459  signatures has expired and the initiative petition no longer
  460  qualifies for ballot placement at the ensuing general election,
  461  the Secretary of State must notify the Financial Impact
  462  Estimating Conference. The Financial Impact Estimating
  463  Conference is not required to complete an analysis and financial
  464  impact statement for an initiative petition that fails to meet
  465  the requirements of subsection (1) for placement on the ballot
  466  before the 75-day time limit, including any tolling period,
  467  expires. The initiative petition may be resubmitted to the
  468  Financial Impact Estimating Conference if the initiative
  469  petition meets the requisite criteria for a subsequent general
  470  election cycle. A new Financial Impact Estimating Conference
  471  shall be established at such time as the initiative petition
  472  again satisfies the criteria in s. 15.21(1).
  473         Section 14. Section 101.019, Florida Statutes, is created
  474  to read:
  475         101.019Ranked-choice voting prohibited.—
  476         (1) A ranked-choice voting method that allows voters to
  477  rank candidates for an office in order of preference and has
  478  ballots cast be tabulated in multiple rounds following the
  479  elimination of a candidate until a single candidate attains a
  480  majority may not be used in determining the election or
  481  nomination of any candidate to any local, state, or federal
  482  elective office in this state.
  483         (2) Any existing or future ordinance enacted or adopted by
  484  a county, a municipality, or any other local governmental entity
  485  which is in conflict with this section is void.
  486         Section 15. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (1) of
  487  section 101.043, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  488         101.043 Identification required at polls.—
  489         (1)
  490         (b) If the picture identification does not contain the
  491  signature of the elector, an additional identification that
  492  provides the elector’s signature shall be required. The address
  493  appearing on the identification presented by the elector may not
  494  be used as the basis to confirm an elector’s legal residence or
  495  otherwise challenge an elector’s legal residence. The elector
  496  shall sign his or her name in the space provided on the precinct
  497  register or on an electronic device provided for recording the
  498  elector’s signature. The clerk or inspector shall compare the
  499  signature with that on the identification provided by the
  500  elector and enter his or her initials in the space provided on
  501  the precinct register or on an electronic device provided for
  502  that purpose and allow the elector to vote if the clerk or
  503  inspector is satisfied as to the identity of the elector.
  504         (c) When an elector presents his or her picture
  505  identification to the clerk or inspector and the elector’s
  506  address on the picture identification matches the elector’s
  507  address in the supervisor’s records, the elector may not be
  508  asked to provide additional information or to recite his or her
  509  home address.
  510         Section 16. Subsections (2) and (5) of section 101.051,
  511  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  512         101.051 Electors seeking assistance in casting ballots;
  513  oath to be executed; forms to be furnished.—
  514         (2) It is unlawful for any person to be in the voting booth
  515  with any elector except as provided in subsection (1). A person
  516  at a polling place, a secure ballot intake station drop box
  517  location, or an early voting site, or within 150 feet of a
  518  secure ballot intake station drop box location or the entrance
  519  of a polling place or an early voting site, may not solicit any
  520  elector in an effort to provide assistance to vote pursuant to
  521  subsection (1). Any person who violates this subsection commits
  522  a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.
  523  775.082 or s. 775.083.
  524         (5) If an elector needing assistance requests that a person
  525  other than an election official provide him or her with
  526  assistance in voting, the clerk or one of the inspectors shall
  527  require the person providing assistance to take the following
  528  oath:
  530                  DECLARATION TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE                
  532  State of Florida
  533  County of ....
  534  Date ....
  535  Precinct ....
  537         I, ...(Print name)..., have been requested by ...(print
  538  name of elector needing assistance)... to provide him or her
  539  with assistance to vote. I swear or affirm that I am not the
  540  employer, an agent of the employer, or an officer or agent of
  541  the union of the voter and that I have not solicited this voter
  542  at the polling place, secure ballot intake station drop box
  543  location, or early voting site or within 150 feet of such
  544  locations in an effort to provide assistance.
  546  ...(Signature of assistor)...
  548  Sworn and subscribed to before me this .... day of ....,
  549  ...(year)....
  551  ...(Signature of Official Administering Oath)...
  553         Section 17. Subsection (9) of section 101.151, Florida
  554  Statutes, is amended to read:
  555         101.151 Specifications for ballots.—
  556         (9)(a) The Department of State shall adopt rules
  557  prescribing a uniform primary and general election ballot for
  558  each certified voting system. The rules shall incorporate the
  559  requirements set forth in this section and shall prescribe
  560  additional matters and forms that include, without limitation:
  561         1. The ballot title followed by clear and unambiguous
  562  ballot instructions and directions limited to a single location
  563  on the ballot, either:
  564         a. Centered across the top of the ballot; or
  565         b. In the leftmost column, with no individual races in that
  566  column unless it is the only column on the ballot;
  567         2. Individual race layout; and
  568         3. Overall ballot layout; and
  569         4. Oval vote targets as the only permissible type of vote
  570  target, except as provided in s. 101.56075.
  571         (b) The rules must graphically depict a sample uniform
  572  primary and general election ballot form for each certified
  573  voting system.
  574         Section 18. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) and subsection
  575  (8) of section 101.5614, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  576         101.5614 Canvass of returns.—
  577         (4)(a) If any vote-by-mail ballot is physically damaged so
  578  that it cannot properly be counted by the voting system’s
  579  automatic tabulating equipment, a true duplicate copy shall be
  580  made of the damaged ballot in an open and accessible room in the
  581  presence of witnesses and substituted for the damaged ballot.
  582  Likewise, a duplicate ballot shall be made of a vote-by-mail
  583  ballot containing an overvoted race if there is a clear
  584  indication on the ballot that the voter has made a definite
  585  choice in the overvoted race or ballot measure. A duplicate
  586  shall include all valid votes as determined by the canvassing
  587  board based on rules adopted by the division pursuant to s.
  588  102.166(4). A duplicate may be made of a ballot containing an
  589  undervoted race or ballot measure if there is a clear indication
  590  on the ballot that the voter has made a definite choice in the
  591  undervoted race or ballot measure. A duplicate may not include a
  592  vote if the voter’s intent in such race or on such measure is
  593  not clear. Upon request, a physically present candidate, a
  594  political party official, a political committee official, or an
  595  authorized designee thereof, must be allowed to observe the
  596  duplication of ballots upon signing an affidavit affirming his
  597  or her acknowledgment that disclosure of election results
  598  discerned from observing the ballot duplication process while
  599  the election is ongoing is a felony, as provided under
  600  subsection (8). The observer must be allowed to observe the
  601  duplication of ballots in such a way that the observer is able
  602  to see the markings on each ballot and the duplication taking
  603  place. All duplicate ballots must be clearly labeled
  604  “duplicate,” bear a serial number which shall be recorded on the
  605  defective ballot, and be counted in lieu of the defective
  606  ballot. The duplication of ballots must happen in the presence
  607  of at least one canvassing board member. After a ballot has been
  608  duplicated, the defective ballot shall be placed in an envelope
  609  provided for that purpose, and the duplicate ballot shall be
  610  tallied with the other ballots for that precinct. If any
  611  observer makes a reasonable objection to a duplicate of a
  612  ballot, the ballot must be presented to the canvassing board for
  613  a determination of the validity of the duplicate. The canvassing
  614  board must document the serial number of the ballot in the
  615  canvassing board’s minutes. The canvassing board must decide
  616  whether the duplication is valid. If the duplicate ballot is
  617  determined to be valid, the duplicate ballot must be counted. If
  618  the duplicate ballot is determined to be invalid, the duplicate
  619  ballot must be rejected and a proper duplicate ballot must be
  620  made and counted in lieu of the original.
  621         (8) Any supervisor of elections, deputy supervisor of
  622  elections, canvassing board member, election board member, or
  623  election employee, or other person authorized to observe,
  624  review, or inspect ballot materials or observe canvassing who
  625  releases any information about votes cast for or against any
  626  candidate or ballot measure or any the results of any election
  627  before prior to the closing of the polls in that county on
  628  election day commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as
  629  provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  630         Section 19. Subsections (1) and (6) of section 101.6103,
  631  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  632         101.6103 Mail ballot election procedure.—
  633         (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (7), the
  634  supervisor of elections shall mail all official ballots with a
  635  secrecy envelope, a return mailing envelope, and instructions
  636  sufficient to describe the voting process to each elector
  637  entitled to vote in the election within the timeframes specified
  638  in s. 101.62(4) not sooner than the 20th day before the election
  639  and not later than the 10th day before the date of the election.
  640  All such ballots shall be mailed by first-class mail. Ballots
  641  shall be addressed to each elector at the address appearing in
  642  the registration records and placed in an envelope which is
  643  prominently marked “Do Not Forward.”
  644         (6) The canvassing board may begin the canvassing of mail
  645  ballots as provided by s. 101.68(2)(a). The criminal penalty
  646  specified in that paragraph for the release of results before 7
  647  p.m. on election day is also applicable to canvassing conducted
  648  under this act at 7 a.m. on the sixth day before the election,
  649  including processing the ballots through the tabulating
  650  equipment. However, results may not be released until after 7
  651  p.m. on election day. Any canvassing board member or election
  652  employee who releases any result before 7 p.m. on election day
  653  commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in
  654  s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  655         Section 20. Section 101.65, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  656  read:
  657         101.65 Instructions to absent electors.—The supervisor
  658  shall enclose with each vote-by-mail ballot separate printed
  659  instructions in substantially the following form; however, where
  660  the instructions appear in capitalized text, the text of the
  661  printed instructions must be in bold font:
  663                  READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY                
  664                       BEFORE MARKING BALLOT.                      
  666         1. VERY IMPORTANT. In order to ensure that your vote-by
  667  mail ballot will be counted, it should be completed and returned
  668  as soon as possible so that it can reach the supervisor of
  669  elections of the county in which your precinct is located no
  670  later than 7 p.m. on the day of the election. However, if you
  671  are an overseas voter casting a ballot in a presidential
  672  preference primary or general election, your vote-by-mail ballot
  673  must be postmarked or dated no later than the date of the
  674  election and received by the supervisor of elections of the
  675  county in which you are registered to vote no later than 10 days
  676  after the date of the election. Note that the later you return
  677  your ballot, the less time you will have to cure any signature
  678  deficiencies, which is authorized until 5 p.m. on the 2nd day
  679  after the election.
  680         2. Mark your ballot in secret as instructed on the ballot.
  681  You must mark your own ballot unless you are unable to do so
  682  because of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write.
  683         3. Mark only the number of candidates or issue choices for
  684  a race as indicated on the ballot. If you are allowed to “Vote
  685  for One” candidate and you vote for more than one candidate,
  686  your vote in that race will not be counted.
  687         4. Place your marked ballot in the enclosed secrecy
  688  envelope.
  689         5. Insert the secrecy envelope into the enclosed mailing
  690  envelope which is addressed to the supervisor.
  691         6. Seal the mailing envelope and completely fill out the
  692  Voter’s Certificate on the back of the mailing envelope.
  693         7. VERY IMPORTANT. In order for your vote-by-mail ballot to
  694  be counted, you must sign your name on the line above (Voter’s
  695  Signature). A vote-by-mail ballot will be considered illegal and
  696  not be counted if the signature on the voter’s certificate does
  697  not match the signature on record. The signature on file at the
  698  time the supervisor of elections in the county in which your
  699  precinct is located receives your vote-by-mail ballot is the
  700  signature that will be used to verify your signature on the
  701  voter’s certificate. If you need to update your signature for
  702  this election, send your signature update on a voter
  703  registration application to your supervisor of elections so that
  704  it is received before your vote-by-mail ballot is received.
  705         8. VERY IMPORTANT. If you are an overseas voter, you must
  706  include the date you signed the Voter’s Certificate on the line
  707  above (Date) or your ballot may not be counted.
  708         9. Mail, deliver, or have delivered the completed mailing
  709  envelope. Be sure there is sufficient postage if mailed. THE
  714         10. FELONY NOTICE. It is a felony under Florida law to
  715  accept any gift, payment, or gratuity in exchange for your vote
  716  for a candidate. It is also a felony under Florida law to vote
  717  in an election using a false identity or false address, or under
  718  any other circumstances making your ballot false or fraudulent.
  719         Section 21. Subsection (1) of section 101.655, Florida
  720  Statutes, is amended to read:
  721         101.655 Supervised voting by absent electors in certain
  722  facilities.—
  723         (1) The supervisor of elections of a county shall provide
  724  supervised voting for absent electors residing in any assisted
  725  living facility, as defined in s. 429.02, or nursing home
  726  facility, as defined in s. 400.021, within that county at the
  727  request of any administrator of such a facility. Such request
  728  for supervised voting in the facility shall be made by
  729  submitting a written request to the supervisor of elections no
  730  later than 28 21 days prior to the election for which that
  731  request is submitted. The request shall specify the name and
  732  address of the facility and the name of the electors who wish to
  733  vote by mail in that election. If the request contains the names
  734  of fewer than five voters, the supervisor of elections is not
  735  required to provide supervised voting.
  736         Section 22. Subsections (2) and (3) of section 101.69,
  737  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  738         101.69 Voting in person; return of vote-by-mail ballot.—
  739         (2)(a) The supervisor shall allow an elector who has
  740  received a vote-by-mail ballot to physically return a voted
  741  vote-by-mail ballot to the supervisor by placing the return mail
  742  envelope containing his or her marked ballot in a secure ballot
  743  intake station drop box. Secure ballot intake stations drop
  744  boxes shall be placed at the main office of the supervisor, at
  745  each permanent branch office of the supervisor, and at each
  746  early voting site. Secure ballot intake stations drop boxes may
  747  also be placed at any other site that would otherwise qualify as
  748  an early voting site under s. 101.657(1). Secure ballot intake
  749  stations Drop boxes must be geographically located so as to
  750  provide all voters in the county with an equal opportunity to
  751  cast a ballot, insofar as is practicable. Except for secure
  752  ballot intake stations drop boxes at an office of the
  753  supervisor, a secure ballot intake station at an early voting
  754  site drop box may only be used during the county’s early voting
  755  hours of operation and must be monitored in person by an
  756  employee of the supervisor’s office. A secure ballot intake
  757  station drop box at an office of the supervisor must be
  758  continuously monitored in person by an employee of the
  759  supervisor’s office when the secure ballot intake station drop
  760  box is accessible for deposit of ballots.
  761         (b) A supervisor shall designate each secure ballot intake
  762  station location drop box site at least 30 days before an
  763  election. The supervisor shall provide the address of each
  764  secure ballot intake station drop box location to the division
  765  at least 30 days before an election. After a secure ballot
  766  intake station drop box location has been designated, it may not
  767  be moved or changed except as approved by the division to
  768  correct a violation of this subsection.
  769         (c)1. On each day of early voting, all secure ballot intake
  770  stations drop boxes must be emptied at the end of early voting
  771  hours and all ballots retrieved from the secure ballot intake
  772  stations drop boxes must be returned to the supervisor’s office.
  773         2. For secure ballot intake stations drop boxes located at
  774  an office of the supervisor, all ballots must be retrieved
  775  before the secure ballot intake station drop box is no longer
  776  monitored by an employee of the supervisor.
  777         3. Employees of the supervisor must comply with procedures
  778  for the chain of custody of ballots as required by s.
  779  101.015(4).
  780         (3) If any secure ballot intake station drop box is left
  781  accessible for ballot receipt other than as authorized by this
  782  section, the supervisor is subject to a civil penalty of
  783  $25,000. The division is authorized to enforce this provision.
  784         Section 23. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
  785  102.031, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  786         102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities;
  787  persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas;
  788  unlawful solicitation of voters.—
  789         (4)(a) No person, political committee, or other group or
  790  organization may solicit voters inside the polling place or
  791  within 150 feet of a secure ballot intake station drop box or
  792  the entrance to any polling place, a polling room where the
  793  polling place is also a polling room, an early voting site, or
  794  an office of the supervisor where vote-by-mail ballots are
  795  requested and printed on demand for the convenience of electors
  796  who appear in person to request them. Before the opening of a
  797  secure ballot intake station drop box location, a polling place,
  798  or an early voting site, the clerk or supervisor shall designate
  799  the no-solicitation zone and mark the boundaries.
  800         Section 24. Section 102.091, Florida Statutes, is amended
  801  to read:
  802         102.091 Duty of sheriff to watch for violations;
  803  appointment of special officers.—
  804         (1) The sheriff shall exercise strict vigilance in the
  805  detection of any violations of the election laws and in
  806  apprehending the violators.
  807         (2) The Governor, in consultation with the executive
  808  director of the Department of Law Enforcement, shall may appoint
  809  special officers to investigate alleged violations of the
  810  election laws, when it is deemed necessary to see that violators
  811  of the election laws are apprehended and punished. A special
  812  officer must be a sworn special agent employed by the Department
  813  of Law Enforcement. At least one special officer must be
  814  designated in each operational region of the Department of Law
  815  Enforcement to serve as a dedicated investigator of alleged
  816  violations of the election laws. Appointment as a special
  817  officer does not preclude a sworn special agent from conducting
  818  other investigations of alleged violations of law, provided that
  819  such other investigations do not hinder or interfere with the
  820  individual’s ability to investigate alleged violations of the
  821  election laws.
  822         Section 25. Section 102.101, Florida Statutes, is amended
  823  to read:
  824         102.101 Sheriff and other officers not allowed in polling
  825  place.—A No sheriff, a deputy sheriff, a police officer, a
  826  special officer appointed pursuant to s. 102.091, or any other
  827  officer of the law is not shall be allowed within a the polling
  828  place without permission from the clerk or a majority of the
  829  inspectors, except to cast his or her ballot. Upon the failure
  830  of any such officer of said officers to comply with this section
  831  provision, the clerk or the inspectors must or any one of them
  832  shall make an affidavit against the such officer for his or her
  833  arrest.
  834         Section 26. Subsection (2) of section 104.0616, Florida
  835  Statutes, is amended to read:
  836         104.0616 Vote-by-mail ballots and voting; violations.—
  837         (2) Any person who distributes, orders, requests, collects,
  838  delivers, or otherwise physically possesses more than two vote
  839  by-mail ballots per election in addition to his or her own
  840  ballot or a ballot belonging to an immediate family member,
  841  except as provided in ss. 101.6105-101.694, including supervised
  842  voting at assisted living facilities and nursing home facilities
  843  as authorized under s. 101.655, commits a felony misdemeanor of
  844  the third first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, or
  845  s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  846         Section 27. Subsection (2) of section 104.185, Florida
  847  Statutes, is amended to read:
  848         104.185 Petitions; knowingly signing more than once;
  849  signing another person’s name or a fictitious name.—
  850         (2) A person who signs another person’s name or a
  851  fictitious name to any petition to secure ballot position for a
  852  candidate, a minor political party, or an issue commits a felony
  853  misdemeanor of the third first degree, punishable as provided in
  854  s. 775.082, or s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  855         Section 28. Section 104.186, Florida Statutes, is amended
  856  to read:
  857         104.186 Initiative petitions; violations.—A person who
  858  compensates a petition circulator as defined in s. 97.021 based
  859  on the number of petition forms gathered commits a felony
  860  misdemeanor of the third first degree, punishable as provided in
  861  s. 775.082, or s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. This section does not
  862  prohibit employment relationships that do not base payment on
  863  the number of signatures collected.
  864         Section 29. Subsection (2) of section 124.011, Florida
  865  Statutes, is amended to read:
  866         124.011 Alternate procedure for the election of county
  867  commissioners to provide for single-member representation;
  868  applicability.—
  869         (2)(a) All commissioners shall be elected for 4-year terms
  870  which shall be staggered so that, alternately, one more or one
  871  less than half of the commissioners elected from residence areas
  872  and, if applicable, one of the commissioners elected at large
  873  from the entire county are elected every 2 years, except that
  874  any commissioner may be elected to an initial term of less than
  875  4 years if necessary to achieve or maintain such system of
  876  staggered terms. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, at the
  877  general election immediately following redistricting directed by
  878  s. 1(e), Art. VIII of the State Constitution, each commissioner
  879  elected only by electors who reside in the district must be
  880  elected and terms thereafter shall be staggered as provided in
  881  s. 100.041.
  882         (b)The term of a commissioner elected under paragraph (a)
  883  commences on the second Tuesday after such election.
  884         (c)This subsection does not apply to:
  885         1.Miami-Dade County.
  886         2. Any noncharter county.
  887         3.Any county the charter of which limits the number of
  888  terms a commissioner may serve.
  889         4.Any county in which voters have never approved a charter
  890  amendment limiting the number of terms a commissioner may serve
  891  regardless of subsequent judicial nullification.
  892         Section 30. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
  893  921.0022, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  894         921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking
  895  chart.—
  897         (a) LEVEL 1
  899  FloridaStatute          FelonyDegree          Description          
  900  24.118(3)(a)                3rd     Counterfeit or altered state lottery ticket.
  901  104.0616(2)                 3rd     Unlawfully distributing, ordering, requesting, collecting, delivering, or possessing vote-by-mail ballots.
  902  212.054(2)(b)               3rd     Discretionary sales surtax; limitations, administration, and collection.
  903  212.15(2)(b)                3rd     Failure to remit sales taxes, amount $1,000 or more but less than $20,000.
  904  316.1935(1)                 3rd     Fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officer.
  905  319.30(5)                   3rd     Sell, exchange, give away certificate of title or identification number plate.
  906  319.35(1)(a)                3rd     Tamper, adjust, change, etc., an odometer.
  907  320.26(1)(a)                3rd     Counterfeit, manufacture, or sell registration license plates or validation stickers.
  908  322.212 (1)(a)-(c)          3rd     Possession of forged, stolen, counterfeit, or unlawfully issued driver license; possession of simulated identification.
  909  322.212(4)                  3rd     Supply or aid in supplying unauthorized driver license or identification card.
  910  322.212(5)(a)               3rd     False application for driver license or identification card.
  911  414.39(3)(a)                3rd     Fraudulent misappropriation of public assistance funds by employee/official, value more than $200.
  912  443.071(1)                  3rd     False statement or representation to obtain or increase reemployment assistance benefits.
  913  509.151(1)                  3rd     Defraud an innkeeper, food or lodging value $1,000 or more.
  914  517.302(1)                  3rd     Violation of the Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act.
  915  713.69                      3rd     Tenant removes property upon which lien has accrued, value $1,000 or more.
  916  812.014(3)(c)               3rd     Petit theft (3rd conviction); theft of any property not specified in subsection (2).
  917  815.04(5)(a)                3rd     Offense against intellectual property (i.e., computer programs, data).
  918  817.52(2)                   3rd     Hiring with intent to defraud, motor vehicle services.
  919  817.569(2)                  3rd     Use of public record or public records information or providing false information to facilitate commission of a felony.
  920  826.01                      3rd     Bigamy.                        
  921  828.122(3)                  3rd     Fighting or baiting animals.   
  922  831.04(1)                   3rd     Any erasure, alteration, etc., of any replacement deed, map, plat, or other document listed in s. 92.28.
  923  831.31(1)(a)                3rd     Sell, deliver, or possess counterfeit controlled substances, all but s. 893.03(5) drugs.
  924  832.041(1)                  3rd     Stopping payment with intent to defraud $150 or more.
  925  832.05(2)(b) & (4)(c)       3rd     Knowing, making, issuing worthless checks $150 or more or obtaining property in return for worthless check $150 or more.
  926  838.15(2)                   3rd     Commercial bribe receiving.    
  927  838.16                      3rd     Commercial bribery.            
  928  843.18                      3rd     Fleeing by boat to elude a law enforcement officer.
  929  847.011(1)(a)               3rd     Sell, distribute, etc., obscene, lewd, etc., material (2nd conviction).
  930  849.09(1)(a)-(d)            3rd     Lottery; set up, promote, etc., or assist therein, conduct or advertise drawing for prizes, or dispose of property or money by means of lottery.
  931  849.23                      3rd     Gambling-related machines; “common offender” as to property rights.
  932  849.25(2)                   3rd     Engaging in bookmaking.        
  933  860.08                      3rd     Interfere with a railroad signal.
  934  860.13(1)(a)                3rd     Operate aircraft while under the influence.
  935  893.13(2)(a)2.              3rd     Purchase of cannabis.          
  936  893.13(6)(a)                3rd     Possession of cannabis (more than 20 grams).
  937  934.03(1)(a)                3rd     Intercepts, or procures any other person to intercept, any wire or oral communication.
  940         Section 31. (1)It is the intent of the Legislature to
  941  balance the security of vote-by-mail balloting with voter
  942  privacy and election transparency. The Legislature finds that
  943  further modifications to procedures governing vote-by-mail
  944  balloting would help to further ensure election integrity while
  945  also protecting voters from identity theft and preserving the
  946  public’s right to participate in election processes. To achieve
  947  this purpose, the Legislature directs the Department of State to
  948  provide a plan to prescribe the use of a Florida driver license
  949  number, Florida identification card number, social security
  950  number, or any part thereof to confirm the identity of each
  951  elector returning a vote-by-mail ballot.
  952         (2)The Department of State shall review issues involving
  953  the feasibility, development, and implementation of such a plan,
  954  including issues related to:
  955         (a)In coordination with other agencies such as the
  956  Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, obtaining a
  957  Florida driver license number or Florida identification card
  958  number and the last four digits of a social security number for
  959  each registered voter who does not have such numbers on file in
  960  the Florida Voter Registration System.
  961         (b)Populating such numbers in the Florida Voter
  962  Registration System.
  963         (c)Protecting identifying numbers submitted with a vote
  964  by-mail ballot, including, but not limited to, prescribing the
  965  form of the return mailing envelope.
  966         (d)Any necessary modifications to canvassing procedures
  967  for vote-by-mail ballots.
  968         (e)Costs associated with development and implementation of
  969  the plan.
  970         (f)A proposal for a program to educate electors on changes
  971  to the vote-by-mail process.
  972         (g) A proposal for including a declaration of an elector’s
  973  current address of legal residence with each written request for
  974  a vote-by-mail ballot.
  975         (3)In the course of reviewing the required issues, the
  976  Department of State must, at a minimum:
  977         (a)Review relevant processes of other states.
  978         (b)Review relevant federal law.
  979         (c)Seek input from supervisors of elections, which must
  980  include representation from supervisors of counties with large,
  981  medium, and small populations.
  982         (4)By February 1, 2023, the Department of State shall
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  986  And the title is amended as follows:
  987         Delete lines 26 - 83
  988  and insert:
  989         amending s. 97.052, F.S.; adding requirements to the
  990         uniform statewide voter registration application;
  991         amending s. 97.057, F.S.; conforming a cross
  992         reference; amending s. 97.0575, F.S.; deleting a
  993         requirement that a third-party voter registration
  994         organization provide a certain notification to an
  995         applicant; revising a limitation on the amount of
  996         aggregate fines which may be assessed against a third
  997         party voter registration organization in a calendar
  998         year; specifying that a third-party voter registration
  999         organization is liable for a certain fine if a person
 1000         collecting voter registration applications on its
 1001         behalf is convicted of unlawfully altering any
 1002         application; amending s. 98.065, F.S.; revising the
 1003         frequency with which supervisors of elections must
 1004         conduct a registration list maintenance program;
 1005         modifying required components of registration list
 1006         maintenance programs; conforming provisions to changes
 1007         made by the act; amending s. 98.0655, F.S.; revising
 1008         requirements for certain registration list maintenance
 1009         forms to be prescribed by the Department of State;
 1010         amending s. 98.075, F.S.; requiring the Department of
 1011         State to identify deceased registered voters using
 1012         information received by specified agencies; amending
 1013         s. 98.093, F.S.; requiring clerks of the circuit court
 1014         and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
 1015         Vehicles to furnish additional information to the
 1016         Department of State on a monthly basis; amending s.
 1017         100.041, F.S.; providing an exception to certain
 1018         county commissioner election requirements for certain
 1019         districts; amending s. 100.371, F.S.; revising duties
 1020         of the supervisor with respect to the processing and
 1021         retention of initiative petition forms; requiring the
 1022         supervisor to post additional information regarding
 1023         petition forms on his or her website; requiring the
 1024         Secretary of State to notify the Financial Impact
 1025         Estimating Conference if the signatures for an
 1026         initiative petition are no longer valid; specifying
 1027         conditions under which the Financial Impact Estimating
 1028         Conference does not need to complete an analysis and
 1029         financial impact statement for an initiative petition;
 1030         creating s. 101.019, F.S.; prohibiting the use of
 1031         ranked-choice voting to determine election or
 1032         nomination to elective office; voiding existing or
 1033         future local ordinances authorizing the use of ranked
 1034         choice voting; amending s. 101.043, F.S.; deleting a
 1035         provision that prohibits using an address appearing on
 1036         identification presented by an elector as a basis to
 1037         confirm an elector’s legal residence; deleting a
 1038         provision that prohibits a clerk or an inspector from
 1039         asking an elector to provide additional identification
 1040         information under specified circumstances; amending s.
 1041         101.051, F.S.; replacing references to “secure drop
 1042         boxes” with “secure ballot intake stations”;
 1043         conforming terminology to changes made by the act;
 1044         amending s. 101.151, F.S.; revising requirements for
 1045         Department of State rules regarding certified voting
 1046         systems and ballot specifications; amending s.
 1047         101.5614, F.S.; requiring specified individuals
 1048         observing the ballot duplication process to sign a
 1049         specified affidavit acknowledging certain criminal
 1050         penalties; prohibiting persons authorized to observe,
 1051         review, or inspect ballot materials or observe
 1052         canvassing from releasing certain information about an
 1053         election before the closing of the polls; providing
 1054         criminal penalties; amending s. 101.6103, F.S.;
 1055         conforming certain provisions governing the Mail
 1056         Ballot Election Act to provisions applicable to the
 1057         mailing and canvassing of vote-by-mail ballots;
 1058         amending s. 101.65, F.S.; conforming terminology to
 1059         changes made by the act; amending s. 101.655, F.S.;
 1060         revising the date by which requests for supervised
 1061         voting must be submitted to the supervisor; amending
 1062         ss. 101.69 and 102.031, F.S.; conforming terminology
 1063         to changes made by the act; amending s.