Bill Text: FL S0230 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Voter Registration Maintenance

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-22 - Referred to Ethics and Elections; Infrastructure and Security; Appropriations [S0230 Detail]

Download: Florida-2019-S0230-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 230
       
       
        
       By Senator Gruters
       
       
       
       
       
       23-00492-19                                            2019230__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to voter registration maintenance;
    3         amending s. 98.065, F.S.; requiring supervisors of
    4         elections to enter into agreements with clerks of the
    5         circuit courts to receive specified information;
    6         requiring supervisors of elections to compare the
    7         information with the statewide voter registration
    8         system; amending s. 98.093, F.S.; requiring the
    9         Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to
   10         furnish monthly to the Department of State a list of
   11         persons who identified themselves as aliens; requiring
   12         the Department of State to compare the list with the
   13         statewide voter registration system and provide the
   14         names of registered voters who are aliens to the
   15         supervisors of elections of the counties in which the
   16         voters are registered; providing an effective date.
   17          
   18  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   19  
   20         Section 1. Present paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of
   21  subsection (4) of section 98.065, Florida Statutes, are
   22  redesignated as paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), respectively, and
   23  a new paragraph (a) is added to that subsection, to read:
   24         98.065 Registration list maintenance programs.—
   25         (4)(a)The supervisor shall enter into an agreement with
   26  the local clerk of the circuit court to receive monthly from the
   27  clerk change-of-address information and a list of potential
   28  jurors who identified themselves as aliens, as defined in s.
   29  327.02(2), during the preceding calendar month. Each list must
   30  include the name, address, date of birth, sex, and either the
   31  Florida driver license number or Florida identification card
   32  number, whichever is available, of each such person. The
   33  supervisor shall compare all of the information included in the
   34  list each month with the statewide voter registration system.
   35         Section 2. Paragraph (h) is added to subsection (2) of
   36  section 98.093, Florida Statutes, to read:
   37         98.093 Duty of officials to furnish information relating to
   38  deceased persons, persons adjudicated mentally incapacitated,
   39  and persons convicted of a felony, and persons identified as
   40  aliens.—
   41         (2) To the maximum extent feasible, state and local
   42  government agencies shall facilitate provision of information
   43  and access to data to the department, including, but not limited
   44  to, databases that contain reliable criminal records and records
   45  of deceased persons. State and local government agencies that
   46  provide such data shall do so without charge if the direct cost
   47  incurred by those agencies is not significant.
   48         (h)The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
   49  shall furnish monthly to the department a list of persons who
   50  identified themselves as aliens, as defined in s. 327.02(2),
   51  during the preceding calendar month. Each list must include the
   52  name, address, date of birth, sex, and either the Florida driver
   53  license number or Florida identification card number, whichever
   54  is available, of each such person. The department shall compare
   55  all of the information included in the list each month with the
   56  statewide voter registration system and, if the department
   57  determines that a registered voter is an alien, provide the name
   58  of that voter to the supervisor of elections of the county in
   59  which the voter is registered.
   60         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.

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