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General Assembly

File No. 487

    February Session, 2018

Substitute Senate Bill No. 501

Senate, April 12, 2018

The Committee on Government Administration and Elections reported through SEN. FLEXER of the 29th Dist. and SEN. MCLACHLAN, M. of the 24th Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO ELECTION STATUTES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsections (m) and (n) of section 9-140 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

(m) The Secretary of the State shall conspicuously post on the Secretary of the State's Internet web site, adjacent to the absentee ballot application form available for downloading, a notice that the application may be downloaded by a person only for (1) the person's own use, (2) the use of a member of the person's immediate family, or (3) the use of a designee of the applicant. The notice shall also contain an advisory statement concerning the requirements of subsection (k) of this section.

(n) The State Elections Enforcement Commission, in consultation with the Secretary of the State, shall prepare a summary of the requirements and prohibitions of the absentee voting laws, which summary shall be posted on said agencies' Internet web sites. Candidates and political party chairpersons shall provide such summary to campaign and party employees and volunteers.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2018

9-140(m) and (n)

Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

In Section 1(n), after "which", "summary" was inserted for clarity.

GAE

Joint Favorable Subst. -LCO

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which makes technical changes to absentee voting laws, has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 501

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO ELECTION STATUTES.

SUMMARY

This bill makes technical changes to an absentee voting statute.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

17

Nay

0

(03/23/2018)

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