SB 334

  • 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 matters.

Abstract

Allows (current law requires) the secretary of state and election division to assist a prosecuting attorney in prosecuting certain actions and allow the use of an attorney retained by the secretary of state or election division. Requires boards of elections and registration to attend election security meetings called by the election division. Requires the election division to instruct specified election officials on best practices in answering voters' questions on how to vote, including providing instructions on straight ticket voting. Requires the inclusion of language on a ballot or voting system to tell the voter that the voter is not required to vote a straight party ticket. Changes the time frame in which a voter list maintenance program must be conducted for certain special elections and in an election year other than a year in which a general election is conducted. Removes language that required NVRA officials to obtain voter registration information from certain states. Removes authorization for NVRA officials to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Kansas Secretary of State to compare voter registration data and voids the memorandum of understanding. Establishes the Indiana data enhancement association to be administered by the NVRA official for the administration of voter list maintenance programs and sets forth requirements. Requires a county voter registration office to determine whether an individual authorized the cancellation of any previous voter registration when the individual registered to vote in another state. Sets forth parameters for when a county voter registration office may rely on information provided by certain entities concerning voter registration from another state. Requires that a report by a county sheriff to the county voter registration office concerning individuals placed in a county correctional facility occur at least once a quarter. States that certain requirements for provisional ballots do not apply to provisional ballots cast: (1) under a court order extending the hours that the polls were open; (2) by a voter who is not on the poll list but indicates that the voter applied to register at a voter registration agency; (3) by a voter after the voter was challenged due to proof of identification; and (4) by a voter who was challenged solely due to failure to provide additional documentation. Requires a court to take evidence to determine whether a county election board filed written notice with the secretary of state and the election division concerning a petition to extend voting hours.

Bill Sponsors (6)

Votes


Actions


Mar 21, 2020

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Senate

Public Law 141

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 11, 2020

Senate

Senator Ford Jon removed as advisor

Senate

Senator Breaux removed as conferee

Senate

Rules Suspended. Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 391: yeas 39, nays 10

Senate

Motion to concur filed

Senate

Dissent rescinded

Senate

Senator Ford Jon added as conferee

Mar 10, 2020

House

Representative Moseley removed as conferee

House

Representative Pfaff added as conferee

House

Representative Pfaff removed as advisor

Mar 09, 2020

Senate

Senate advisors appointed: Grooms, Ford Jon and Ford J.D.

House

House advisors appointed: Lucas, Torr, Boy and Pfaff

House

House conferees appointed: Wesco and Moseley

Senate

Senate conferees appointed: Walker and Breaux

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Senate dissented from House amendments

Senate

Senator Ford Jon removed as third author

Senate

Motion to dissent filed

Mar 03, 2020

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Mar 02, 2020

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 261: yeas 63, nays 29

Feb 27, 2020

House

Amendment #6 (Moseley) failed; Roll Call 226: yeas 29, nays 62

House

Second reading: ordered engrossed

House

Amendment #1 (Moseley) failed; Roll Call 227: yeas 28, nays 62

House

Amendment #5 (Boy) failed; Roll Call 229: yeas 28, nays 63

House

Amendment #4 (Boy) failed; Roll Call 228: yeas 29, nays 63

Feb 24, 2020

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 11, 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

House sponsor: Representative Wesco

Senate

Cosponsors: Representatives Judy and Lucas

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 128: yeas 40, nays 7

Jan 30, 2020

Senate

Amendment #2 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 97: yeas 10, nays 40

Senate

Senator Crane added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Ford Jon added as third author

Senate

Senator Grooms added as second author

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Senate

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

Jan 27, 2020

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 13, 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: SB0334.04.ENRH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0334.03.COMH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0334.03.COMH.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0334.03.COMH.FN003 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0334.03.COMH.AMH002 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0334.03.COMH.AMH003 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0334.03.COMH.AMH006 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0334.03.COMH.AMH001 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0334.03.COMH.AMH004 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0334.03.COMH.AMH005 PDF
Committee Report: SB0334.02.COMS.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0334.02.COMS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0334.02.COMS.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0334.02.COMS.FN003 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0334.02.COMS.AMS002 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0334.02.COMS.AMS001 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0334.02.COMS.AMH03 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0334.02.COMS.AMH02 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0334.02.COMS.AMH04 PDF
Committee Report: SB0334.01.INTR.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0334.01.INTR.FN001 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0334.01.INTR.AMS01 PDF

Sources

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