House Bill #5699 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

Requires at least one precinct count unit in each town.

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  • 2017 – H 5699
  • 2017 – H 5699 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC001836
  • LC001836/SUB A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT
  • AND SUPPLIES
  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT
  • AND SUPPLIES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Diaz, Slater, Blazejewski, and Maldonado
  • Date Introduced: March 01, 2017
  • Referred To: House Judiciary
  • (Board of Elections)
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 17-19-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 17-19 entitled "Conduct of Election and Voting Equipment, and Supplies" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 17-19-4. Voting booths and optical scan precinct count units – Number to be furnished.
  • (a) For each voting district and for each town not divided into voting districts, an optical scan at least one precinct count unit shall be prepared and delivered by the state board or its designee.
  • (b) At each voting place, both in cities and in towns, one voting booth shall be furnished for every one hundred seventy-five (175) qualified electors, whose names are upon the voting list used at the voting place and entitled to use the machines, as certified to the state board based on the voting list certified as a result of the final canvass the number of precinct count units and voting booths furnished at each voting place shall be established in accordance with rules and regulations which shall be promulgated by the state board of elections.
  • (c) In making the calculation required by this section, voters whose names are on the inactive list of voters shall not be included.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC001836 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT
  • AND SUPPLIES
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  • This act would require at least one precinct count unit be prepared and delivered to each town not divided into voting districts and requires the board of elections to promulgate rules and regulations establishing the number of precinct count units and voting booths to be used at each voting place.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001836 ========
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 17-19-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 17-19 entitled "Conduct of Election and Voting Equipment, and Supplies" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 17-19-4. Voting booths and optical scan precinct count units – Number to be furnished.
  • (a) For each voting district and for each town not divided into voting districts, an optical scan at least one precinct count unit shall be prepared and delivered by the state board or its designee.
  • (b) At each voting place, both in cities and in towns, at least one voting booth shall be furnished for every one hundred seventy-five (175) qualified electors, whose names are upon the voting list used at the voting place and entitled to use the machines, as certified to the state board based on the voting list certified as a result of the finalcanvass.
  • (c) In making the calculation required by this section, voters whose names are on the inactive list of voters shall not be included.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
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  • LC001836/SUB A
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT
  • AND SUPPLIES
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  • This act would require at least one precinct count unit and one voting booth per one hundred seventy-five (175) qualified electors in the district, be prepared and delivered by the board of elections to each voting district.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001836/SUB A ========
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Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for PASSAGE

May 30, 2017 at 4:52pm
Yeas: 73 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall NV
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry NV
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y