SB 728 Modifies class one election offenses
Sponsor: Sifton
LR Number: 5428S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/4/2014 - Voted Do Pass S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 728 - Under current law the crime of registering to vote knowing that one is not legally entitled to register or registering in the name of another carries a fine of between $2,500 and $10,000 and a term of imprisonment of not more than 5 years. This act imposes a term of up to 15 years with no monetary penalty, which is a Class B felony.

Under current law, class one election offenses carry a prison term of not more than 5 years. This act increases the term to 7 years.

Class one election offense offenders shall not be granted a suspended imposition of sentence; be eligible for probation or parole until serving a minimum of 30 days in prison; or act as an election judge, a challenger or a watcher.

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