HB 580

  • Kentucky House Bill
  • 2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 16, 2024
  • Passed House Mar 08, 2024
  • Passed Senate Apr 15, 2024
  • Became Law Apr 27, 2024

AN ACT relating to elections and declaring an emergency.

Abstract

Amend KRS 116.112 to allow the Secretary of State to enter into agreements on behalf of the State Board of Elections to further voter list maintenance practices; require that a voter confirm his or her residence has changed either through a letter submitted to the State Board of Elections or a form provided by the State Board of Elections on its website; amend KRS 116.145 to increase the fee for registration of voters from 25 cents to one dollar; amend KRS 117.035 to provide that appointed members of a county board of elections shall serve four year terms that expire June 30 of the year following a presidential election; provide that a member of the county board of elections appointed by the State Board of Elections may be removed for just cause; increase the amount of compensation for members of the county board of elections to not less than $50 for each day the board meets; amend KRS 117.065 to require that the county board of elections shall establish the voting place for each precinct not later than January 15 of each year; allow the county board of elections to designate certain buildings as voting places on election day and all days of early voting; amend KRS 117.066 to require petitions to consolidate precincts be submitted at least 120 days before a primary election and that the approved petitions shall apply for the entire year; amend KRS 117.076 to allow any person prevented from voting in person at the polls on election day and from casting a no-excuse in-person absentee ballot because of absence from the county of his or her residence to cast an excused in-person absentee ballot; amend KRS 117.085 to require that mail-in absentee ballots be mailed to a student's residence or current address at the educational institution where he or she is enrolled; require that mail-in absentee ballots for persons incarcerated in jail who have been charged with but not convicted of a crime be sent to the correctional facility where he or she is in custody; require county clerks to keep lists of persons who return absentee ballots; require the county clerk to send a copy of the lists to the State Board of Elections and Secretary of State; prohibit the lists from being made public until after the close of business hours on the day of a primary or regular election; require that the county clerk and Secretary of State keep a record of the number of votes cast; amend KRS 117.235 to prohibit persons from electioneering within 100 feet of a mail-in absentee drop-box or receptacle for 45 days before any election; amend KRS 117.265 to prohibit any candidate who is disqualified in a primary from running for the same office in the regular election; amend KRS 117.275 to require that the copy of the precinct-by-precinct summary of tabulation showing the results from each precinct include votes cast during all absentee voting; amend KRS 117.295 to allow the county clerk to dispose of video surveillance of voting equipment after 60 days; require that the keys to voting equipment and ballot boxes remain in the possession of the county clerk; amend KRS 117.343 to increase the reimbursement to the county clerk from the State Board of Elections for necessary costs to not more than one dollar and 50 cents per registered voter; amend KRS 117.345 to require the State Board of Elections to direct the State Treasurer to provide county treasurers 50 cents per voter; amend KRS 117.389 to remove the 30-day restriction for county clerks to have automatic tabulating equipment tested; amend KRS 117A.070 to inform voters who have applied after seven days before an election for a military-overseas ballot of their ability to use a federal write-in absentee ballot; amend KRS 118.125 to remove the requirement that a candidate's precinct be listed on his or her notification and declaration oath; amend KRS 118.345 to prohibit any candidate who is disqualified in a primary from running for the same office in the regular election; amend KRS 118.415 to remove references to participation by the Attorney General in the formation of a ballot question for a proposed constitutional amendment; amend KRS 118.445 to allow the Secretary of State to designate the location where presidential electors shall convene on the first Tuesday after the second Wednesday in December after their election; amend KRS 118.740 to require copies of certain proclamations or writs of election be forwarded by mail to the sheriff of a county at least 63 days before an election and that the sheriff shall give notice at least 56 days before the day of an election; amend KRS 118.770 to require that certain certificates of nomination be filed at least 56 days before an election; amend KRS 118A.060 to require names of judicial candidates be printed on the ballot in accordance with the requirements in KRS 118.129; amend KRS 118A.090 to conform; amend KRS 118A.100 to remove language to clarify that this chapter applies to a vacancy in office; amend KRS 160.180 to require that members of a board of education shall sign an affidavit and provide proof evidencing his or her completion of twelfth grade; amend KRS 160.190 to require candidates for school board vacancies to file nominating petitions not later than the second Tuesday in August preceding the regular election, and to file declarations of intent in accordance with KRS 117.265; require the State Board of Elections to reappoint appointed members of the county boards of elections whose terms expire on June 30, 2024 for a term of one year to expire on June, 20, 2025; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


Actions


Apr 27, 2024

House

became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 224)

Apr 19, 2024

House

filed without Governor's signature with the Secretary of State

Apr 15, 2024

House

House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)

Senate

enrolled, signed by President of the Senate

House

enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House

House

passed 96-0

House

delivered to Governor

Mar 28, 2024

House

3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)

House

posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)

House

to Rules (H)

House

posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 28, 2024

House

received in House

Mar 27, 2024

House

floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

House

reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)

Mar 26, 2024

Senate

returned to State & Local Government (S)

Senate

to State & Local Government (S)

Senate

taken from State & Local Government (S)

House

1st reading

Mar 11, 2024

Senate

to Committee on Committees (S)

Senate

received in Senate

Mar 08, 2024

House

3rd reading, passed 89-0 with Committee Substitute (1), Floor Amendment (4) and Floor Amendment (2-title)

Mar 07, 2024

House

floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute

Mar 05, 2024

House

floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute

Mar 01, 2024

House

floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute , floor amendment (2-title) filed to bill

Feb 26, 2024

House

posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Feb 23, 2024

House

2nd reading, to Rules

Feb 22, 2024

House

reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)

Feb 20, 2024

House

to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

Feb 16, 2024

House

to Committee on Committees (H)

House

introduced in House

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Current/Final PDF
Introduced PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note PDF
Proposed Senate Floor Amendment 1
Proposed Senate Committee Substitute 1
Proposed House Floor Amendment 4
Proposed House Floor Amendment 3
Proposed House Floor Amendment 2
Proposed House Floor Amendment 1
Proposed House Committee Substitute 1

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