HB 1101-1_ Filed 01/30/2002, 14:09

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Adopted Rejected


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COMMITTEE REPORT


                                                        YES:

13

                                                        NO:
0

MR. SPEAKER:

    Your Committee on       Elections and Apportionment     , to which was referred       House Bill 1101     , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 13; (02)CR110101.1. -->     Page 1, between lines 13 and 14, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 3-5-2-48.5; (02)CR110101.2. -->     "SECTION 2. IC 3-5-2-48.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 48.5. "Testing authority" means an independent test authority as described in:
         (1) Appendix L of the Performance and Test Standards for Punchcard, Marksense, and Direct Recording Electronic Voting Systems issued by the Federal Election Commission in January 1990; or
        (2) other more recent voting systems standards adopted by the commission under IC 3-11-15-13.

SOURCE: IC 3-5-2-50.4; (02)CR110101.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 3-5-2-50.4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]: Sec. 50.4. "Voter's bill of rights" refers to the statement prescribed by the commission under IC 3-5-8.
SOURCE: IC 3-5-8; (02)CR110101.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 3-5-8 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2003]:
     Chapter 8. The Voter's Bill of Rights
    Sec. 1. The commission shall prescribe a statement of the rights of a voter in Indiana that shall be known as "the voter's bill of rights".
    Sec. 2. The statement required by section 1 of this chapter must contain the following:
        (1) A statement of the qualifications that an individual must meet to vote in Indiana, including qualifications relating to registration.
        (2) A statement describing the circumstances that permit a voter who has moved from the precinct where the voter is registered to return to that precinct to vote.
        (3) A statement that an individual who meets the qualifications and circumstances listed in subdivisions (1) and (2) may vote in the election.
        (4) A statement describing how a voter who is challenged at the polls may be permitted to vote.
        (5) A statement informing the voter what assistance is available to assist the voter at the polls.
        (6) A statement informing the voter what circumstances will spoil the voter's ballot and the procedures available for the voter to request a new ballot.
        (7) A statement describing which voters will be permitted to vote at the closing of the polls.
        (8) Other information that the commission considers important for a voter to know.
    Sec. 3. The commission may require a copy of the voter's bill of rights to be distributed with voter registration materials or other materials that are given to voters.
    Sec. 4. The secretary of state or other state agency posting election information on the state's Internet site shall include the voter's bill of rights on the site.
    Sec. 5. Not later than thirty (30) days before a primary, general, or municipal election, the secretary of state shall request Indiana news media to include a copy of the voter's bill of rights as part of election coverage or in public service announcements.
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SOURCE: Page 8, line 4; (02)CR110101.8. -->     Page 8, between lines 4 and 5, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 3-11-15-13; (02)CR110101.13. -->     "SECTION 13. IC 3-11-15-13 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 13. (a) Except as

provided in this chapter, to be approved for use in Indiana, a voting system shall meet the standards established by the Performance and Test Standards for Punchcard, Marksense, and Direct Recording Electronic Voting Systems issued by the Federal Election Commission on January 25, 1990.
     (b) The commission may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to require a voting system to meet standards more recent than standards described in subsection (a). If the commission adopts rules under this subsection, a voting system must meet the standards described in the rules instead of the standards described in subsection (a).".

SOURCE: Page 9, line 27; (02)CR110101.9. -->     Page 9, line 27, strike "3" and insert " 15".
    Page 9, delete lines 33 through 42.
    Page 10, delete lines 1 through 7.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to HB 1101 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

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Representative Kromkowski


CR110101/DI 75    2002