SB 486 Modifies class one election offenses
Sponsor: Sifton
LR Number: 2176S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/5/2015 - Second Read and Referred S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page: S515
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Effective Date: August 28, 2015

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SB 486 - 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 until December 31, 2016 and a Class C felony beginning January 1, 2017.

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.

This act is substantially similar to SB 728 (2014).