IN SB0224 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 4-1)
Status: Engrossed on February 28 2023 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-03-06 - First reading: referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment
Pending: House Elections and Apportionment Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Various elections matters. Defines "election worker" and makes it a Level 6 felony to take certain actions: (1) for the purpose of influencing an election worker; (2) to obstruct or interfere with an election worker; or (3) that injure an election worker. Permits the use of an electronic device at a precinct or vote center to display a sample ballot. Provides, beginning January 1, 2024, that in a county that is not designated as a vote center county, a local public question or referendum may be placed on the ballot only at the following elections: (1) A general election. (2) A municipal general election, but only if the election district for the public question is contained entirely within a municipality. Provides, beginning January 1, 2024, that: (1) a state public question; or (2) an election of delegates to a convention to consider ratifying an amendment to the United States Constitution; may be placed on the ballot only at a general election. Specifies a temporary exception to the provisions concerning local public questions. Makes certain changes to the public question ballot language required for a controlled project referendum, school operations fund referendum, and school safety referendum. Declares confidential particular information that directly or indirectly indicates the selections made by a voter while voting in an election. Authorizes the repurposing of an electronic poll book unit as a device to display sample ballots if the electronic poll book software is deleted from the unit. Makes conforming changes.

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Various elections matters.


Roll Calls

2023-02-27 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 48 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2023-03-06HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment
2023-02-28SenateReferred to the House
2023-02-27SenateCosponsors: Representatives Cherry and Pfaff
2023-02-27SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Wesco
2023-02-27SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 168: yeas 48, nays 1
2023-02-23SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2023-02-23SenateAmendment #1 (Ford J.D.) prevailed; voice vote
2023-02-23SenateAmendment #2 (Walker G) prevailed; voice vote
2023-02-14SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-02-13SenateSenator Ford Jon added as second author
2023-01-31SenateCommittee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy
2023-01-10SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Elections
2023-01-10SenateAuthored by Senator Walker G


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