SB 179

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 03, 2020
  • Passed House Mar 02, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Mar 21, 2020

Election cybersecurity.

Abstract

Requires counties to enter into an agreement with the secretary of state to use a threat intelligence and enterprise security company designated by the secretary of state for specified security purposes. Provides that this requirement expires January 1, 2023. Requires an employee or agent of a circuit court clerk, a county election board, or a board of registration to meet certain proficiency standards to be qualified to access the statewide voter registration system. Requires applicants for certification of voting systems and electronic poll books to include information regarding: (1) the batteries used in the voting system or electronic poll book, and any peripherals; (2) a planned replacement schedule for the batteries, and (3) plans to test batteries; and (4) plans for emergency replacement of batteries that fail on election day or during the 30 days before election day. Provides that the number of voting systems to be examined in a public test is based on the number of voting system units scheduled by the county election board to be used in the upcoming election. Requires a single list instead of two lists for testing by counties before elections and sets forth selection requirements for testing. Provides that if a county uploads unofficial precinct election results to the statewide voter registration system before certification of the final results, the county must use a universal serial bus (USB) drive that contains anti-malware protection features or other approved data storage transfer methods. Provides that: (1) if a direct record electronic voting system contains a voter verifiable paper audit trail, the precinct election board is not required to print out the paper audit trail in preparing the certificates setting forth the number of votes cast for a candidate or on a public question in the precinct; and (2) the certificates set forth the official votes cast by the voters of the precinct. Provides that after December 31, 2020, an electronic poll book may not display whether a voter's registration record is in active or inactive status. Provides that in a recount or contest proceeding, the information set forth on the voter verifiable paper audit trail may be used as evidence for a recount commission or a court to determine the votes cast for a candidate or on a public question in the precinct. Permits the secretary of state to issue orders (rather than adopting administrative rules) to: (1) designate elections to be subject to a risk-limiting audit or procedure audits conducted after the election; and (2) to administer risk-limiting audits.

Bill Sponsors (8)

Votes


Actions


Mar 21, 2020

Senate

Public Law 135

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 16, 2020

House

Signed by the Speaker

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Mar 10, 2020

Senate

Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 349: yeas 50, nays 0

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Motion to concur filed

Mar 03, 2020

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Mar 02, 2020

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 260: yeas 90, nays 2

Feb 27, 2020

House

Amendment #3 (Moseley) failed; Roll Call 224: yeas 28, nays 63

House

Second reading: ordered engrossed

House

Amendment #1 (Hamilton) failed; Roll Call 225: yeas 29, nays 63

House

Amendment #2 (Moseley) failed; Roll Call 223: yeas 28, nays 62

Feb 24, 2020

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 10, 2020

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
elections and apportionment

Feb 04, 2020

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 03, 2020

Senate

Senator Crider added as coauthor

Senate

Cosponsor: Representative Wesco

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Sullivan

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 117: yeas 46, nays 1

Senate

Senator Spartz added as coauthor

Jan 30, 2020

Senate

Amendment #3 (Ford J.D.) failed; voice vote

Senate

Amendment #2 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 96: yeas 10, nays 40

Senate

Amendment #1 (Ford J.D.) failed; voice vote

Senate

Senator Grooms added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Ford Jon added as third author

Senate

Senator Crane added as second author

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Jan 27, 2020

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 06, 2020

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Elections

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
elections

Senate

Authored by Senator Walker

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Enrolled Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0179.04.ENRH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0179.03.COMH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0179.03.COMH.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0179.03.COMH.FN003 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0179.03.COMH.AMH002 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0179.03.COMH.AMH003 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0179.03.COMH.AMH001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0179.02.COMS.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0179.02.COMS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0179.02.COMS.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0179.02.COMS.FN003 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0179.02.COMS.AMS001 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0179.02.COMS.AMS002 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0179.02.COMS.AMS003 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0179.02.COMS.AMH06 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0179.02.COMS.AMH08 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0179.02.COMS.AMH09 PDF
Committee Report: SB0179.01.INTR.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0179.01.INTR.FN001 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0179.01.INTR.AMS01 PDF

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