HB 334 Modifies provisions relating to elections

     Handler: Schatz

Current Bill Summary

- Prepared by Senate Research -

HCS/HB 334 - Under current law, any person seeking to vote in a public election must provide a certain form of identification, provided that any person lacking such identification can vote without such a form of identification through the execution of a statement under the penalty of perjury averring, among other things, that the person is who they say they are. This act repeals the provision allowing persons to vote through execution of the statement under penalty of perjury. The act additionally creates new provisions governing the use of provisional ballots in the case of persons who do not possess the proper form of identification in order to vote.

The act repeals a provision requiring the Secretary of State to provide advance notice of the identification requirements for voting in elections as well as a provision requiring all costs associated with the implementation of the voter identification law to be reimbursed from the general revenue by an appropriation for that purpose.

This act is substantially similar to provisions in SB 14 (2021), SCS/SB 282 (2021), HS/HCS/HB 738 (2021), HB 815 (2021), HB 1065 (2021), SB 818 (2020), and HCS/HB 1600 (2020).


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