Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Election Code and the State Mandates Act. Requires a
county clerk or board of election commissioners to provide a deputy
registrar with additional voter registration application forms if the
deputy registrar has no more than 5,000 (now, 200) such forms
unaccounted for in the preceding 12 months. Requires a county clerk
or board of election commissioners to accept an application for
registration in another jurisdiction in the State and forward that
application to the State Board of Elections, which shall record the
application and forward it to the appropriate county clerk or board of
election commissioners. Provides deadlines for forwarding
applications. Requires the State Board of Elections to adopt rules
concerning the acceptance and forwarding of applications. Requires
implementation without reimbursement.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)
HB 3149 would have minimal fiscal impact on the operations of
the State Board of Elections. Any implementation costs could
be absorbed within the regular operating budget.
HOME RULE NOTE (Department of Commerce and Community Affairs)
HB 2149 outlines procedures to be followed by county officials
regarding voter registration applications. The legislation does
not contain language indicating a pre-emption of home rule
powers and functions. Therefore, in the opinion of DCCA,
HB 3149 does not pre-empt home rule authority.
STATE MANDATES NOTE
(Department of Commerce and Community Affairs)
In the opinion of DCCA, HB 3149 creates a local government
organization and structure mandate for which reimbursement of
the increased costs to units of local government is not
required under the State Mandates Act. In addition, the
legislation amends the State Mandates Act to provide that
reimbursement by the State is not required for the implemen-
tation of any mandate created by HB 3149.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes from 200 to 500 the number of registration forms an
election authority must provide to a deputy registrar with unaccounted
forms in the preceding 12 months. Provides that an election authority
receiving a voter registration for another election jurisdiction must
forward the registration directly to the election authority of the
other jurisdiction, rather than to the State Board of Elections.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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