SB 389 Creates new election offenses for using wireless electronic recording devices in polling places
Sponsor: Taylor
LR Number: 1593S.01I Fiscal Note: 1593-02
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/7/2005 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 389 - This act creates a new Class 3 election offense for using a wireless electronic recording device to record the content of a voted ballot to any unauthorized person or destination. An offender shall be punished by imprisonment of not more than one year or by a fine of not more than $2,500, or both. As a Class 3 election offense, this shall be considered a misdemeanor connected with the exercise of the right of suffrage.

In addition, the act creates a new Class 4 election offense for a voter to use a wireless electronic recording device in a polling place with the intent of giving or receiving information on how the voter is about to vote or has voted. An offender shall be punished by imprisonment of not more than one year or by a fine of not more than $2,500, or both. As a Class 4 election offense, this shall not be considered a misdemeanor connected with the exercise of the right of suffrage.

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