IN HB1365 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)
Status: Enrolled on March 30 2021 - 75% progression
Action: 2021-04-08 - Senate advisors appointed: Walker G and Qaddoura
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Various elections matters. Defines "anomaly" and amends the definitions of "ballot label," "de minimis change," "electronic poll book," and "state office". Requires the entry of filing information concerning all candidates into the statewide voter registration system. Requires, for voting systems initially certified for marketing and use in Indiana after January 1, 2022, certain universally recognized symbols of a candidate's legal name to be displayed. Allows the secretary of state to provide parts and reports from the voter registration system information from the computerized list to law enforcement officials conducting an investigation if certain requirements are met. Requires election certification documents to be filed only through the statewide voter registration system. Provides that the precinct judge performs the duties of a precinct election sheriff under certain circumstances. Allows the cancellation of the registration of a deceased person based on a notice published by a funeral director or embalmer on the Internet web site of the funeral director or embalmer. Describes the process by which the name of an Indiana resident who has been imprisoned for conviction of a crime in another state is removed from the voter registration list. Provides that a person is disqualified from assuming or being a candidate for an elected office if the person is a nonjudicial court employee who would violate Rule 4.6 of the Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct by being the candidate of a political party for nomination or election to an elected office or a political party office. Makes changes to the formatting of nonpartisan judicial offices on the ballot. Provides that a candidate is considered affiliated with a particular political party for purposes of determining whether the candidate is qualified to be on that party's primary election ballot if the two most recent primary elections in which the candidate voted were primary elections held by the political party with which the candidate claims affiliation. (Under current law, only the most recent primary election that the candidate voted in must have been held by the political party with which the candidate claims affiliation.) Requires ballots to have precinct numbers or designations. Requires retention of electronic poll book information for the same retention period as other election records. Provides that ballot proofs be made available for inspection 67 days before the date of the election. Permits a county election board to authorize the use of absentee ballots by voters when a state disaster emergency is declared or a county disaster emergency is declared within 11 days of an election. Requires that an absentee ballot application requesting that an absentee ballot be sent by mail or by traveling board submitted to a county using the statewide voter registration system must include a telephone number to contact the applicant; permits the applicant to include the applicant's electronic mail address. Provides that if an application for an absentee ballot is denied, the county election board must provide the voter in writing with the reasons for the denial of the application. (Under current law, only absent uniformed services voters or overseas voters are required to be provided with notice of denial of an absentee ballot application.) Provides that, with certain exceptions, an individual must be a citizen of the United States to be permitted in the polls during an election and authorizes the secretary of state to grant exceptions. Authorizes a voter board visiting a voter with an illness or injury or a voter who is caring for a confined person at a private residence to use an electronic poll book. Specifies the procedure when a voter leaves the clerk's office or satellite office without casting the voter's absentee ballot for the vote to be cast by the absentee voter board. Specifies the requirements for the timing and security of the bipartisan initialing of absentee ballots. Increases the amount of time a voter has to vote in a primary election from three minutes to five minutes and the amount of time to vote in a general, municipal, or special election from two minutes to four minutes. Adds requirements for testing of voting systems before an election. Specifies the procedure requiring the reporting of problems experienced with voting systems or electronic poll books. Adds requirements for disposing of voting system units. Requires a voting system to contain features to ensure that unauthorized software has not been installed on the equipment, and to permit the electronic adjudication of voter intent on ballots cast using the voting system. Provides that any electronic device used to create a ballot file or program a voting system, or used with election management software, may not be connected to the Internet. Requires the Voting System Technical Oversight Program to conduct random audits of voting systems and electronic poll books in odd-numbered years. Requires a precinct election officer, in the case of a voter who casts a provisional ballot, or an absentee voter board, in the case of a voter who casts an absentee ballot that is treated as a provisional ballot, to provide both orally and in writing an explanation of the steps the voter must take in order to have the voter's ballot counted. Requires the election division to prescribe the form of the explanation. Requires the circuit court clerk to notify a voter who casts a provisional ballot not later than three days after election day concerning: (1) the reasons that the voter's ballot is being treated as a provisional ballot; (2) what actions, if any, that the voter must take in order to have the voter's ballot counted; (3) the deadline by which the voter must act to have the voter's ballot counted; and (4) certain contact information that the provisional voter may use to find out about the provisional voter's ballot. Requires that the notice must be in a form prescribed by the election division. Specifies procedures for the return of an electronic poll book or a voting system from the polls of the precinct or from the vote centers after the close of the polls on election day. Extends the deadline for filling a post-primary candidate vacancy from noon on June 30 to noon on July 3 and after July 3 in case of certain successful challenges to a candidate. Amends procedures for candidate filings to fill ballot vacancies in certain cases. Updates statutes setting schedules for upcoming elections. Repeals the current statute concerning the referral of a disputed ballot to a judge when a recount or contest has not been filed. Makes technical changes. Makes conforming amendments. Repeals obsolete provisions.

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Title

Various elections matters.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-03-29 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 48 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-03-23 - Senate - Senate Floor - (Y: 13 N: 36 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [FAIL]
2021-03-23 - Senate - Senate Floor - (Y: 10 N: 39 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [FAIL]
2021-03-15 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 7 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-02-08 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 82 N: 13 NV: 4 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-02-04 - House - House - Amendment #4 (Boy) failed (Y: 26 N: 66 NV: 3 Abs: 5) [FAIL]
2021-02-04 - House - House - Amendment #3 (Boy) failed (Y: 25 N: 61 NV: 8 Abs: 6) [FAIL]
2021-02-04 - House - House - Amendment #12 (Pryor) failed (Y: 29 N: 61 NV: 5 Abs: 5) [FAIL]
2021-02-04 - House - House - Amendment #8 (Pryor) failed (Y: 24 N: 67 NV: 4 Abs: 5) [FAIL]
2021-02-04 - House - House - Amendment #1 (Errington) failed (Y: 24 N: 70 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [FAIL]
2021-02-04 - House - House - Amendment #11 (Pfaff) failed (Y: 28 N: 66 NV: 2 Abs: 4) [FAIL]
2021-02-01 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 9 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-04-08SenateSenate advisors appointed: Walker G and Qaddoura
2021-04-08SenateSenate conferees appointed: Ford Jon and Ford J.D.
2021-04-08HouseHouse advisors appointed: Manning, Payne and Pierce
2021-04-08HouseHouse conferees appointed: Wesco and Pfaff
2021-04-06HouseHouse dissented from Senate amendments
2021-04-05HouseMotion to dissent filed
2021-03-30SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2021-03-29SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 279: yeas 48, nays 1
2021-03-23SenateAmendment #14 (Breaux) failed; voice vote
2021-03-23SenateAmendment #1 (Taylor G) failed; Roll Call 252: yeas 13, nays 36
2021-03-23SenateAmendment #5 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 251: yeas 10, nays 39
2021-03-23SenateAmendment #4 (Ford J.D.) failed; Roll Call 250: yeas 10, nays 39
2021-03-23SenateAmendment #3 (Ford J.D.) prevailed; voice vote
2021-03-23SenateAmendment #11 (Houchin) prevailed; voice vote
2021-03-23SenateAmendment #13 (Walker G) prevailed; voice vote
2021-03-23SenateAmendment #12 (Walker G) prevailed; voice vote
2021-03-23SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2021-03-15SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2021-02-23SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Elections
2021-02-09HouseReferred to the Senate
2021-02-08HouseSenate sponsors: Senators Ford Jon and Walker G
2021-02-08HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 87: yeas 83, nays 13
2021-02-04HouseRepresentative Manning added as coauthor
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #7 (Boy) failed; voice vote
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #6 (Boy) failed; voice vote
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #5 (Boy) failed; voice vote
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #4 (Boy) failed; Roll Call 65: yeas 26, nays 66
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #3 (Boy) failed; Roll Call 64: yeas 25, nays 61
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #2 (Boy) failed; voice vote
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #10 (Pierce) failed; voice vote
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #12 (Pryor) failed; Roll Call 63: yeas 29, nays 61
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #8 (Pryor) failed; Roll Call 62: yeas 24, nays 67
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #1 (Errington) failed; Roll Call 61: yeas 24, nays 70
2021-02-04HouseAmendment #11 (Pfaff) failed; Roll Call 60: yeas 28, nays 66
2021-02-04HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2021-02-02HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2021-01-14HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment
2021-01-14HouseAuthored by Representative Wesco

Indiana State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttp://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1365/
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Amendmenthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/7/c/d/f/7cdf4748/HB1365.03.COMS.AMS002.pdf
Amendmenthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/4/5/a/b/45ab6ca2/HB1365.03.COMS.AMS003.pdf
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Amendmenthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/3/5/4/a/354a4608/HB1365.03.COMS.AMS009.pdf
Amendmenthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/0/4/3/f/043fa838/HB1365.03.COMS.AMS010.pdf
Amendmenthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/1/1/2/2/1122878c/HB1365.03.COMS.AMS011.pdf
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Supplementhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/9/f/b/7/9fb707a7/HB1365.01.INTR.FN001.pdf
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Supplementhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/0/7/8/9/07898d81/HB1365.02.COMH.CRS001.pdf
Supplementhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/5/4/8/c/548c8a91/HB1365.03.COMS.FN001.pdf
Supplementhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/1/4/3/c/143c50b6/HB1365.04.ENGS.FN001.pdf
Supplementhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/0/2/9/1/0291a208/HB1365.04.ENGS.FN002.pdf
Supplementhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/2/1/2/b/212bc8b8/HB1365.04.ENGS.DIS01.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/f/4/8/7/f4873d56/HB1365.01.INTR.01.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/2/6/c/9/26c910e0/HB1365.60_H.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/1/a/5/3/1a53e2ce/HB1365.61_H.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/d/0/1/d/d01dd941/HB1365.62_H.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/8/0/5/f/805fa653/HB1365.63_H.pdf
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Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/1/9/c/a/19ca7082/HB1365.252_S.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/f/8/4/b/f84bceb3/HB1365.279_S.pdf

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