SB 290
Creates new provisions governing the prosecution of election offenses
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LR Number:
1344S.01I
Last Action:
4/7/2021 - Hearing Cancelled S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 290 - This act creates new provisions governing the prosecution of election offenses. Specifically, the Attorney General is given concurrent jurisdiction with the prosecuting attorney or circuit attorney of any county for all election offenses. Upon receiving a referral from the Secretary of State or from an election authority, the Attorney General may commence prosecution of an election offense within 60 days. Once the Attorney General receives a referral, he or she may prosecute any additional violations connected to the underlying election offense. If the prosecuting attorney or circuit attorney commences a prosecution prior to the Attorney General, the Attorney General shall also have the authority to adopt or amend the complaint, information, or indictment and the prosecuting attorney or circuit attorney must immediately withdraw from the prosecution.

SCOTT SVAGERA

Amendments

No Amendments Found.