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Voter empowerment measures on calendar for House Sub-committee

tn-state-capitolThe House subcommittee on State and Local Government ELection Calendar will meet today at 1 p.m.

Citizens may contact the sub-committee members at the toll-free phone number listed, to urge their support for favorable legislation and opposition to anti-voter empowerment bills noted below. All legislators may be reached at 1-800-449-8366, then enter the extension of their office phone number listed below.

Sub-committee members:

  • Rep. Harry Tindell, ext. 2031
  • Rep. Eric Yokely, Chair, ext. 6871
  • Rep. Joshua Evans, ext. 2860
  • Rep. Gary Moore, ext.   4317
  • Rep. Jim Coley, ext. 8201
  • Rep. Eric Watson, Vice Chair, ext. 7799

Tennessee House State and Local Government Sub-committee on Elections of S&LG Calendar of Bills:

1. *HB0031 by *Hardaway. (SB1840 by *Kyle.)
Election Laws – As introduced, requires a county election commission to accept and not return a mail voter registration form received within seven days prior to the registration deadline if the form lacks postage or has insufficient postage. – Amends TCA Section 2-2-109.
Summary exists for *HB0031

2. HB1857 by *Miller L. (*SB1833 by *Kyle.)
Election Laws – As introduced, clarifies that counties using computerized voting machines are allowed to use ballot-on-demand technology for either early voting, election day voting, or both; requires coordinator of elections to promulgate rules for use of ballot-on-demand technology, including security of machines. – Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 5.
The Abstract summarizes HB1857 as introduced.

3. *HB0105 by *McCormick. (SB0728 by *Watson.)
Campaigns and Campaign Finance – As introduced, allows corporations to make campaign contributions up to the same limits as individuals, LLCs, or partnerships can contribute. – Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2, Chapter 19, Part 1.
The Abstract summarizes HB0105 as introduced.

4. *HB0779 by *McCormick. (SB1149 by *Gresham.)
Election Laws – As introduced, requires coordinator of elections to promulgate rules and regulations to allow certain members of the U.S. armed forces to return an absentee ballot by facsimile transmission or similar electronic means. – Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 6.
Summary exists for *HB0779

5. HB1719 by *McCormick. (*SB1423 by *Stanley.)
Campaigns and Campaign Finance – As introduced, allows trade and professional associations to fund PACs. – Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 19, Part 1.
Summary exists for HB1719

6. HB0845 by *Mumpower. (*SB0547 by *Norris, *Black.)
Election Laws – As introduced, requires two additional members be temporarily added to the state election commission if the majority party changes as a result of the 2008 regular November election or any other regular November election every four years thereafter. – Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 11.
Summary exists for HB0845    [Considered harmful to voter empowerment.]

7. *HB0295 by *Casada, *McDaniel. (SB0305 by *Johnson.)
Election Laws – As introduced, deletes provisions of the “Tennessee Voter Confidence Act” requiring purchase of precinct-based optical scanner voting systems and mandatory hand count audits. – Amends TCA Title 2 and Chapter 1108 of the Public Acts of 2008.
Summary exists for *HB0295   [Considered harmful to voter empowerment.]

8. *HB0614 by *Todd. (SB0872 by *Ketron.)
Election Laws – As introduced, deletes all provisions requiring the purchase of precinct-based optical scanner voting systems only, including language referring to Help America Vote Act funds; deletes mandatory hand count audits of paper ballots created by such machines; deletes language. – Amends TCA Title 2 and Chapter 1108 of the Public Acts of 2008.
The Abstract summarizes HB0614 as introduced.  [Considered harmful to voter empowerment.]

9. HB1770 by *Todd. (*SB1969 by *Norris.)
Election Laws – As introduced, makes various revisions to the election laws including allowing a person to email a transfer of voter registration with a scanned signature and increasing maximum size of precincts from 5,000 voters to 7,500 voters. – Amends TCA Title 2.
Summary exists for HB1770   [Considered harmful to voter empowerment.]

10. HB0519 by *Todd. (*SB0139 by *Ketron.)
Campaigns and Campaign Finance – As introduced, prohibits contributions from PACs after the 10th day before an election to coincide with reporting date of pre-primary and pre-general election statements. – Amends TCA Section 2-10-117.
Summary exists for HB0519

11. HB1838 by *Todd. (*SB1999 by *Norris, *Ketron.)
Election Laws – As introduced, requires citizenship status to be proven prior to registration to vote and requires certain procedures to ensure identity and citizenship status prior to voting. – Amends TCA Title 2 and Title 4.
Summary exists for HB1838    [Considered harmful to voter empowerment.]

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