SB 782 Absentee ballots; current provision modified if statutory procedures not followed.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
Absentee ballot procedures. Modifies the current provision that voids an absentee ballot if the statutory procedures for voting absentee are not followed. The bill allows a ballot to be counted if there is substantial compliance with ministerial procedures and the procedural error or omission involved is not material in determining whether the ballot is the "valid witnessed vote of the registered absentee voter." The State Board of Elections is required to promulgate uniform statewide instructions to implement the measure.

Full text:
01/06/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 056047772  pdf
01/21/05  Senate: Printed as engrossed 056047772-E  pdf
01/26/05  Senate: Floor substitute printed 050356772-S1 (O'Brien)  pdf | impact statement

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/06/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 056047772
01/06/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/05  Senate: Reported from P. & E. with amendment (9-Y 5-N)
01/20/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
01/20/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (36-Y 0-N)
01/21/05  Senate: Read second time
01/21/05  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
01/21/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB782E
01/21/05  Senate: Printed as engrossed 056047772-E
01/24/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/25/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/26/05  Senate: Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (37-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  Senate: Committee amendment reconsidered (37-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (37-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  Senate: Committee amendment rejected
01/26/05  Senate: Floor substitute printed 050356772-S1 (O'Brien)
01/26/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/26/05  Senate: Substitute by Sen. O'Brien agreed to 050356772-S1
01/26/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB782S1
01/26/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED (37-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  Senate: Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (37-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/05  House: Read first time
02/08/05  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/21/05  House: Tabled in Privileges & Elections (20-Y 0-N)