2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Futrell
Funding to Purchase Voting Equipment

Item 87 #1h

Item 87 #1h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
State Board of Elections FY2013 $0 FY2014 $2,500,000 GF

Page 29, line 42, strike "$7,064,722" and insert "$9,564,722".
Page 30, after line 29 insert:
"G.  Included in the appropriation for this item is $2.5 million the second year from the general fund to provide funding to reimburse local registrars for the purchase of new optical scan tabulators and electronic poll books, privacy booths, and ballot marking devices.  The State Board of Elections has the authorization to negotiate statewide prices for the equipment and may require a local match if the state funding is not sufficient.  No funds from this appropriation shall be used to purchase direct recorded electronic voting machines."

(This amendment provides $2.5 million from the general fund in fiscal year 2014 for the purchase of updated voting equipment to assist in the transition to optical scan tabulators and electronic poll books.)