Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/25/1994 01:15 PM JUD

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  HB 47 - ABSENTEE BALLOTS - PRIMARY ELECTIONS                                 
                                                                               
  Number 019                                                                   
                                                                               
  REP. TERRY MARTIN, Prime Sponsor of HB 47, testified that                    
  the CS for this bill addresses many of the questions                         
  previously raised.  He then deferred to Jack Chenoweth from                  
  Legislative Legal Services to address the CS.                                
                                                                               
  Number 052                                                                   
                                                                               
  JACK CHENOWETH, Legislative Legal Services, testified that                   
  he has eliminated the requirement that multiple ballots be                   
  sent to applicants if the director or staff were not able to                 
  determine which ballot was proper and has in the long                        
  material being added from the middle of page 3 on to the top                 
  of page 4, laid out a team by which the director or his                      
  staff would make a determination as to which is the proper                   
  ballot and if, after going through all of this, it's still                   
  not possible, based on representation made by the applicant                  
  or records in the custody of the division, then and only                     
  then is the statutory ballot to be given.  He said they have                 
  also closed the window of opportunity to change party                        
  affiliation in the 30 day period preceding the primary.                      
  This conforms with the 30 day pre-general election                           
  requirement for party affiliation registration.                              
                                                                               
  Number 095                                                                   
                                                                               
  JOSEPH SWANSON, Director, Division of Elections, Office of                   
  the Lieutenant Governor, testified that they are very                        
  supportive of the bill and are proud of the work done on the                 
  bill.                                                                        
                                                                               
  Number 112                                                                   
                                                                               
  REP. PHILLIPS inquired whether just public radio would be                    
  used for an education campaign or would private radio also                   
  be used.                                                                     
                                                                               
  Number 115                                                                   
                                                                               
  MR. SWANSON responded that they have funding to also use                     
  private TV and private radio.                                                
                                                                               
  Number 118                                                                   
                                                                               
  REP. JAMES moved to adopt the Judiciary CS to HB 47.                         
                                                                               
  Number 119                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN PORTER, hearing no objection, adopted the CS.                       
                                                                               
  Number 120                                                                   
                                                                               
  REP. JAMES moved that CSHB 47 be moved from committee with                   
  individual recommendations and accompanying fiscal note.                     
                                                                               
  Number 138                                                                   
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN PORTER, hearing no objection, declared CSHB 47                      
  moved from committee.                                                        

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