2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Implement provisions of SB 1256

Item 87 #1c

Item 87 #1c

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
State Board of Elections FY2013 $0 FY2014 $166,250 GF

Page 69, line 50, strike "$6,894,372" and insert "$7,060,622".
Page 70, after line 32, insert:
"D. Included in the appropriation for Statewide Voter Registration System Services is $166,250 from the general fund in the second year for the purchase of equipment required to implement voter registration photo identification requirements pursuant to Senate Bill 1256 of  the 2013 Session of the General Assembly.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that registration cards containing the voter's photograph and signature be provided free to any eligible voter upon request to the general registrar.  The State Board shall be responsible for procuring this equipment in a cost effective manner and providing any necessary equipment to each local registrar."

(This amendment provides the funding required to implement the provisions of Senate Bill 1256, as approved by the 2013 Session of the General Assembly. The legislation requires voters to provide photo identification at the polls and authorizes the State Board of Elections to provide necessary equipment to local registrars so that photo identification can be provided to voters upon request.)