S956 GENERAL BILL/CS by Ethics and Elections; Alexander (Similar H 7149,
Compare H 0301, CS/H 0497, H 0591, 1ST ENG/S 0216, S 0536)
Elections [GPSC]; Provides for the preemption of certain matters to the
state. Expands the list of responsibilities of the Secretary of State
when acting in his or her capacity as chief election officer. Requires
that certain first-time voters provide identification before election
day. Revises the number of years that an initiative petition is valid.
Provides circumstances under which an elector is eligible for a
provisional ballot, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2009.
01/26/09 SENATE Filed
02/05/09 SENATE Referred to Ethics and Elections; Transportation and Economic
Development Appropriations; Rules
03/03/09 SENATE Introduced, referred to Ethics and Elections; Transportation
and Economic Development Appropriations; Rules -SJ 00059
03/26/09 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 03/31/09, 2:15
pm, 412-K --Meeting canceled
04/02/09 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 04/07/09, 8:00
am, 412-K --Temporarily postponed
04/13/09 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 04/16/09, 4:00
04/16/09 SENATE CS by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 5 NAYS 3 -SJ 00414; CS
read 1st time on 04/21/09 -SJ 00419
04/20/09 SENATE Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee
04/21/09 SENATE Remaining references corrected to Policy & Steering Committee
on Governmental Operations -SJ 00438; Now in Policy &
Steering Committee on Governmental Operations -SJ 00438
04/27/09 SENATE Withdrawn from Policy & Steering Committee on Governmental
Operations -SJ 00598; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
05/02/09 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration; Died
on Calendar, Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to SB 216
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