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TNHB1344PassAs enacted, requires, if the county election commission has arranged for the use of a public school or a public charter school as a polling place for a regular November election, that the LEA or the public charter school be closed for instruction on ...
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2018-05-08
Pub. Ch. 867
TNSB1399PassAs enacted, requires, if the county election commission has arranged for the use of a public school or a public charter school as a polling place for a regular November election, that the LEA or the public charter school be closed for instruction on ...
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2018-05-08
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 867
TNHB1943PassAs enacted, removes early voting period for elections not held in conjunction with the August or November general election or held in conjunction with the May primary or presidential preference primary if there is no opposition for any offices on the...
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2018-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 842
TNSB2079PassAs enacted, removes early voting period for elections not held in conjunction with the August or November general election or held in conjunction with the May primary or presidential preference primary if there is no opposition for any offices on the...
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2018-05-04
Pub. Ch. 842
TNHB1040FailAs introduced, revises provisions governing the use of mobile electronic and communication devices at polling places. - Amends TCA Section 2-7-142.
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2018-04-24
Failed in Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB1578PassAs enacted, allows voter who was issued an absentee ballot to vote a provisional ballot. - Amends TCA Section 2-6-301 and Section 2-7-112.
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2018-04-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 726
TNSB1690PassAs enacted, allows voter who was issued an absentee ballot to vote a provisional ballot. - Amends TCA Section 2-6-301 and Section 2-7-112.
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2018-04-23
Pub. Ch. 726
TNHB2665PassAs enacted, prescribes procedure for paper ballots in counties using optical scan voting systems and procedure for provisional ballots. - Amends TCA Section 2-7-114(c).
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2018-04-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 749
TNSB2638PassAs enacted, prescribes procedure for paper ballots in counties using optical scan voting systems and procedure for provisional ballots. - Amends TCA Section 2-7-114(c).
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2018-04-23
Pub. Ch. 749
TNSB1635EngrossAs introduced, requires political communications through a social media platform to indicate the person, candidate, or political committee who paid for and, as applicable, authorized the communication. - Amends TCA Section 2-19-120.
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2018-04-16
Failed to pass H., Ayes 43, Nays 33, PNV 14
TNHB1847IntroAs introduced, requires political communications through a social media platform to indicate the person, candidate, or political committee who paid for and, as applicable, authorized the communication. - Amends TCA Section 2-19-120.
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2018-04-16
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB1933PassAs enacted, reduces from 90 days to 60 days the period before a qualifying deadline for elective office during which nominating petitions may be issued by an administrator, deputy, county election commissioner, or employee of the coordinator's office...
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2018-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 637
TNSB2497PassAs enacted, reduces from 90 days to 60 days the period before a qualifying deadline for elective office during which nominating petitions may be issued by an administrator, deputy, county election commissioner, or employee of the coordinator's office...
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2018-04-06
Pub. Ch. 637
TNSB0135IntroAs introduced, requires Shelby and Davidson counties to conduct nonpartisan elections for all state trial court judgeships, county judicial offices, and judicial clerk offices. - Amends TCA Section 2-13-203.
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2018-03-28
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2090FailAs introduced, requires any county using direct recording electronic voting systems to have the capability to create a voter-verifiable paper audit trail for each ballot cast. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 9.
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2018-03-28
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2146IntroAs introduced, extends from January 15 to January 31 the date by which the registry of election finance must submit an annual report to the governor and the general assembly concerning the administration and enforcement of disclosure laws. - Amends T...
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2018-03-28
Deferred to Summer Study
TNHB2300IntroAs introduced, requires any county using direct recording electronic voting systems to have the capability to create a voter-verifiable paper audit trail for each ballot cast. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 9.
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2018-03-28
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB2391IntroAs introduced, adds an advisory question to the November 2018 general election, "Should the Tennessee legislature approve the use of medical marijuana?" - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2018-03-28
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNSB0592FailAs introduced, establishes automatic registration of a person to vote when a person applies for a motor vehicle driver license or photo identification license. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2018-03-27
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1135IntroAs introduced, authorizes a person to appeal to the state election commission the rejection of a provisional ballot; requires the ballot to be counted if the commission determines that the ballot was lawfully cast; requires the commission to promulga...
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2018-03-27
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2074IntroAs introduced, permits any registered Tennessee voter to vote absentee for any reason after providing a certification as to the identity of the voter in the application for a ballot; requires an absentee ballot to be counted for the election in which...
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2018-03-27
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2439IntroAs introduced, permits a person at least 15 years of age but not more than 18 years of age to be registered to vote upon turning 18 years of age through submittal of an application for a driver's permit, driver license, or photo identification licens...
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2018-03-27
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2329IntroAs introduced, requires a court to impose an additional $5,000 fine for a conviction for certain prohibited election practices. - Amends TCA Title 2 and Title 40.
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2018-03-27
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2401IntroAs introduced, allows a college student registering to vote by mail to vote by absentee ballot instead of in person the first time. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 6.
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2018-03-27
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2407IntroAs introduced, permits the use of a photo identification card issued by this state, the United States, or an accredited postsecondary institution of education in this state for purposes of verifying the identity of an eligible voter. - Amends TCA Tit...
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2018-03-27
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2320FailAs introduced, adds an advisory question to the November 2018 general election, "Should the Tennessee legislature approve the use of medical marijuana?" - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2018-03-27
Failed in Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB0344FailAs introduced, changes the nomination process for candidates for United States senator. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 13.
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2018-03-21
Failed in Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNHB0638IntroAs introduced, prohibits a county or municipality from using instant runoff voting for purposes of conducting a primary, general, or special election. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 8.
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2018-03-21
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB0887IntroAs introduced, requires a person to declare a statewide political party affiliation before voting in a primary election. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2018-03-21
Sponsor change.
TNHB1300IntroAs introduced, changes the nomination process for candidates for United States senator. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 13.
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2018-03-21
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB2090FailAs introduced, allows a college student registering to vote by mail to vote by absentee ballot instead of in person the first time. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 6.
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2018-03-21
Failed in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB2119IntroAs introduced, permits any registered Tennessee voter to vote absentee for any reason after providing a certification as to the identity of the voter in the application for a ballot; requires an absentee ballot to be counted for the election in which...
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2018-03-21
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNSB2072IntroAs introduced, increases time nominating petitions are available from 90 days before the qualifying deadline to 120 days before the qualifying deadline. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 5; Title 2, Chapter 7 and Title 2, Chapter 9.
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2018-03-21
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNHB2265IntroAs introduced, extends from January 15 to January 31 the date by which the registry of election finance must submit an annual report to the governor and the general assembly concerning the administration and enforcement of disclosure laws. - Amends T...
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2018-03-21
To House Local Government Subcommittee Committee
TNHB2298IntroAs introduced, removes requirement for county election commissions to publish notice of a supplemental registration; requires county election commissions to compile a list of the supplemental registrations conducted each year and submit the list to t...
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2018-03-21
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB2369IntroAs introduced, expands notice period for posting calendars of gubernatorial candidate appearances by the state executive committees, from 15 days to 21 calendar days prior to the primary elections. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2018-03-21
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB2306IntroAs introduced, provides for the registration of eligible voters upon the submission by the department of safety to the appropriate county election commission of an eligible voter's application for a driver license or photo identification card; establ...
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2018-03-21
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB2567FailAs introduced, requires each county election commission, no later than January 1, 2020, to utilize precinct-based optical scanners for elections. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 20.
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2018-03-21
Failed in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNSB2487IntroAs introduced, extends, from 50 days before a primary election to 25 days before a primary election, the deadline by which a person seeking a nomination through write-in ballots must notify the county election commission or the state coordinator of e...
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2018-03-21
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNHB2406FailAs introduced, requires a court to impose an additional $5,000 fine for a conviction for certain prohibited election practices. - Amends TCA Title 2 and Title 40.
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2018-03-21
Failed in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB2457FailAs introduced, permits the use of a photo identification card issued by this state, the United States, or an accredited postsecondary institution of education in this state for purposes of verifying the identity of an eligible voter. - Amends TCA Tit...
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2018-03-21
Failed in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB2612FailAs introduced, permits a person at least 15 years of age but not more than 18 years of age to be registered to vote upon turning 18 years of age through submittal of an application for a driver's permit, driver license, or photo identification licens...
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2018-03-21
Failed in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNSB0772IntroAs introduced, requires a person to declare a statewide political party affiliation before voting in a primary election. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2018-03-20
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2271IntroAs introduced, prohibits a county or municipality from using instant runoff voting for purposes of conducting a primary, general, or special election. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 8.
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2018-03-13
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2523EngrossAs introduced, restricts political activity of members of the registry of election finance only during the duration of their term rather than during their term and one year subsequent to their term. - Amends TCA Section 2-10-203(j).
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2018-03-01
Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
TNSB2310IntroAs introduced, removes requirement for county election commissions to publish notice of a supplemental registration; requires county election commissions to compile a list of the supplemental registrations conducted each year and submit the list to t...
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2018-02-27
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNHB1742IntroAs introduced, restricts political activity of members of the registry of election finance only during the duration of their term rather than during their term and one year subsequent to their term. - Amends TCA Section 2-10-203(j).
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2018-02-21
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNSB1706IntroAs introduced, authorizes a qualified person to register and vote on election day or update the person's voter information and vote on election day. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2018-02-20
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2285IntroAs introduced, expands notice period for posting calendars of gubernatorial candidate appearances by the state executive committees, from 15 days to 21 calendar days prior to the primary elections. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2018-02-20
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNHB2535IntroAs introduced, increases time a county election commission must determine opening time for all convenient voting centers in the county from at least 15 days before an election to at least 20 days before an election. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2018-02-07
Assigned to s/c Local Government Subcommittee
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