SB 750
Modifies class one election offenses
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Last Action:
2/8/2016 - Hearing Conducted S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2016

Current Bill Summary

SB 750 - 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 identical to SB 486 (2015) and substantially similar to SB 728 (2014).