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TNSB1009PassAs enacted, provides that if an incumbent member of the general assembly who has filed a petition for reelection is disqualified by the political party executive committee, then the incumbent member of the general assembly may file a new petition for...
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2020-07-02
Pub. Ch. 713
TNHB1278PassAs enacted, provides that if an incumbent member of the general assembly who has filed a petition for reelection is disqualified by the political party executive committee, then the incumbent member of the general assembly may file a new petition for...
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2020-07-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 713
TNSB2940IntroAs introduced, deletes a provision making it a Class A misdemeanor for a person who is not an employee of an election commission to make an unsolicited request for an application for an absentee ballot to any person; deletes a provision making it a C...
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2020-06-17
To Senate Delayed Bills Committee
TNHB2935IntroAs introduced, deletes a provision making it a Class A misdemeanor for a person who is not an employee of an election commission to make an unsolicited request for an application for an absentee ballot to any person; deletes a provision making it a C...
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2020-06-15
Meeting Canceled
TNSB0247IntroAs introduced, requires election officials to inspect filings for sufficiency and timeliness; establishes conclusive presumption that accepted filings are sufficient and timely filed. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-06-11
Re-refer to Senate Cal. Comm.
TNHB2467EngrossAs introduced, authorizes the county election commission to notify individuals filing a petition for recall, referendum, or initiative to notify the individuals of any defects in the petition that must be cured prior to certification for final approv...
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2020-06-04
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1893IntroAs introduced, requires absentee ballot counting boards to tabulate the results of early and absentee voting at the time the polls are statutorily required to close; requires the absentee ballot counting board to publicly announce the results immedia...
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2020-06-03
Taken off notice for cal. in Local Committee
TNSB0193FailAs introduced, authorizes a person who registered to vote by mail or online and who is voting for the first time to vote absentee by applying to vote absentee at any county election commission office. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-06-02
Failed in Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNHB0225IntroAs introduced, requires election officials to inspect filings for sufficiency and timeliness; establishes conclusive presumption that accepted filings are sufficient and timely filed. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-06-02
Assigned to s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee
TNHB2363PassAs enacted, revises various provisions governing elections, including provisions regarding supplemental voter registration drives. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-04-06
Pub. Ch. 654
TNHB2364PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing certain election-related offenses. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-04-06
Pub. Ch. 635
TNSB2299PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing certain election-related offenses. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 635
TNSB2297PassAs enacted, revises various provisions governing elections, including provisions regarding ballot stubs and persons serving as election officials. - Amends TCA Title 2 and Title 40.
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2020-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 655
TNSB2298PassAs enacted, revises various provisions governing elections, including provisions regarding supplemental voter registration drives. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 654
TNHB2362PassAs enacted, revises various provisions governing elections, including provisions regarding ballot stubs and persons serving as election officials. - Amends TCA Title 2 and Title 40.
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2020-04-06
Pub. Ch. 655
TNHB2565PassAs enacted, requires a chair of the nominating body of a statewide political party or recognized minor party to certify the party's nominees for president and vice president to the coordinator of elections by the first business day in September. - Am...
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2020-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 648
TNSB2758PassAs enacted, requires a chair of the nominating body of a statewide political party or recognized minor party to certify the party's nominees for president and vice president to the coordinator of elections by the first business day in September. - Am...
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2020-04-06
Pub. Ch. 648
TNSB0389IntroAs introduced, requires the county election commission to appoint the minimum number of election officials by at least 20 days before each election instead of 10 days before the election. - Amends TCA Title 2; Title 4; Title 5 and Title 8.
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNSB0503IntroAs introduced, requires county election commissions to conduct a supplemental registration at public and private high schools once each fall and spring semester; authorizes high schools to provide opportunities for students to register to vote online...
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNSB0770IntroAs introduced, disqualifies a member of a county election commission from continuing to serve on the commission if the member's spouse, parent, sibling, or child qualifies for any public office. - Amends TCA Section 2-12-102.
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNSB1854IntroAs introduced, authorizes person who registers to vote by mail to cast the person's first vote by absentee ballot. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNSB1772IntroAs introduced, requires absentee ballot counting boards to tabulate the results of early and absentee voting at the time the polls are statutorily required to close; requires the absentee ballot counting board to publicly announce the results immedia...
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNSB1837IntroAs introduced, requires county election commissions to conduct a supplemental registration at public and private high schools once each fall and spring semester; authorizes county election commissions to designate teachers as deputies for the purpose...
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNSB2393IntroAs introduced, authorizes up to two owners of an LLC that owns property in a city to vote in the city's elections. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 2.
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNSB2463IntroAs introduced, requires each county election commission, no later than October 1, 2020, to utilize precinct-based optical scanners for elections. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 20.
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNSB2832IntroAs introduced, removes requirements that were enacted in 2019 for person or organization that has not been designated by the county election commission to conduct supplemental voter registration drives that attempts to register 100 or more people to ...
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNSB2815IntroAs introduced, changes the deadline date by which a person seeking a nomination through write-in ballots must notify the county election commission or the state coordinator of elections, as applicable, from 50 days before a primary election to 25 day...
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee
TNHB1002IntroAs introduced, requires every applicant for a driver license or photo identification card to be automatically registered to vote upon the applicant's 18th birthday; makes other related revisions. - Amends TCA Title 55.
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2020-03-11
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB1413IntroAs introduced, requires, rather than permits, an elections officer to escort a voter who is a person with a disability or who is visibly pregnant or frail to the front of the line at a polling place at the request of the voter. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-03-11
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB1674FailAs introduced, requires county election commissions to designate public institutions of higher education with 8,000 or more enrolled students as polling places during early voting in federal and state general elections and presidential primaries for ...
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2020-03-11
Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB1714IntroAs introduced, authorizes voters to request an absentee ballot by an online form. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 6, Part 2.
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2020-03-11
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB1863IntroAs introduced, requires any county purchasing direct recording electronic voting systems to ensure that the systems 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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2020-03-11
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2035FailAs introduced, requires county election commissions to conduct a supplemental registration at public and private high schools once each fall and spring semester; authorizes county election commissions to designate teachers as deputies for the purpose...
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2020-03-11
Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2435IntroAs introduced, removes requirements that were enacted in 2019 for person or organization that has not been designated by the county election commission to conduct supplemental voter registration drives that attempts to register 100 or more people to ...
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2020-03-11
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2337FailAs introduced, allows a person to register to vote or update voter information during the first 10 days of early voting during an election. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-03-11
Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2548FailAs introduced, increases time allowed for a person to register to vote from 30 days before an election to 25 days before an election. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-03-11
Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2521FailAs introduced, requires new amendments or additions to political party rules to take effect 10 business days, instead of 10 days, after being filed with the secretary of state and the coordinator of elections. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-03-11
Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2644FailAs introduced, requires county election commissions to call and send text messages and email notifications to voters whose registration may be purged as a result of the address verification program, with instruction on how the voters may verify or co...
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2020-03-11
Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2626IntroAs introduced, requires each county election commission, no later than October 1, 2020, to utilize precinct-based optical scanners for elections. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 20.
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2020-03-11
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2641IntroAs introduced, requires administrators of elections to inform a person applying to vote online or by mail of a denial of voter registration by mail, telephone, and email within 110 days of the denial. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 2.
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2020-03-11
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2847FailAs 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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2020-03-11
Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2746IntroAs introduced, authorizes person who registers to vote by mail to cast the person's first vote by absentee ballot. - Amends TCA Title 2.
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2020-03-11
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNSB2375IntroAs introduced, authorizes the county election commission to notify individuals filing a petition for recall, referendum, or initiative to notify the individuals of any defects in the petition that must be cured prior to certification for final approv...
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2020-03-10
To Senate Calendar Committee
TNHB0410IntroAs introduced, deletes provision prohibiting the issuance of a retailer's license to a public officer or employee. - Amends TCA Title 57, Chapter 3.
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2020-03-09
Withdrawn.
TNHB1920IntroAs introduced, requires the county election commission to designate restroom facilities in each building in which the election is held that are for the use of workers or volunteers working for a campaign; prohibits county election commissions from pr...
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2020-03-04
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB2566IntroAs introduced, authorizes up to two owners of an LLC that owns property in a city to vote in the city's elections. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 2.
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2020-03-04
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2511IntroAs introduced, changes the deadline date by which a person seeking a nomination through write-in ballots must notify the county election commission or the state coordinator of elections, as applicable, from 50 days before a primary election to 25 day...
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2020-03-04
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNHB2862FailAs 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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2020-02-26
Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
TNSB1871IntroAs introduced, authorizes the county election commission to appoint as an emergency registrar, the licensed physician attending a hospitalized person when the person requests an emergency ballot; allows such appointment when the hospital administrato...
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2020-02-25
Reset on Final calendar of Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2643IntroAs introduced, prohibits the use of weighted voting, the use of barcodes and Quick Response codes on ballots, and any other type of fractional cumulative voting in statewide and local elections in this state; requires the administrator of elections o...
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2020-02-12
Withdrawn.
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