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Senate Bill 422; Regular Session 2019-2020


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An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in county boards of elections, further providing for powers and duties of county boards; in ballots, further providing for forms of ballots, printing ballots, numbers; in electronic voting systems, further providing for forms, for election day procedures and the process of voting and for post election procedures; in preparation for and conduct of primaries and elections, further providing for manner of applying to vote, persons entitled to vote, voter's certificates, entries to be made in district register, numbered lists of voters, challenges and for deadline for receipt of valid voter registration application; in voting by qualified absentee electors, further providing for applications for official absentee ballots, for approval of application for absentee ballot, for absentee and mail-in electors files and lists, for official absentee voters ballots, for envelopes for official absentee ballots, for delivering or mailing ballots, for voting by absentee electors, for canvassing of official absentee ballots and mail-in ballots and for public records and repealing provisions relating to violation of provisions relating to absentee voting; in voting by qualified mail-in electors, further providing for qualified mail-in electors, for applications for official mail-in ballots, for approval of application for mail-in ballot, for official mail-in elector ballots, for envelopes for official mail-in ballots, for voting by mail-in electors and for public records and repealing provisions relating to violation of provisions relating to mail-in voting; providing for Pennsylvania Election Law Advisory Board; in penalties, further providing for violations of provisions relating to absentee electors ballots; providing for emergency provisions for 2020 general primary election; and making a related repeal.
PN 0399
Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, March 12, 2019
Reported as committed, June 18, 2019
First consideration, June 18, 2019
Second consideration, June 19, 2019
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 19, 2019
Re-reported as committed, June 24, 2019
Third consideration and final passage, June 25, 2019 (28-22)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 722), June 25, 2019
In the House
Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, June 26, 2019
Reported as committed, March 23, 2020
First consideration, March 23, 2020
Laid on the table, March 23, 2020
Removed from table, March 23, 2020
PN 1600
Second consideration, with amendments, March 24, 2020
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, March 24, 2020
(Remarks see House Journal Page 267-286), March 24, 2020
Re-reported as committed, March 25, 2020
PN 1608
Third consideration, with amendments, March 25, 2020
Final passage, March 25, 2020 (198-0)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 297-300), March 25, 2020
In the Senate
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, March 25, 2020
Senate concurred in House amendments, March 25, 2020 (50-0)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 187), March 25, 2020
Signed in Senate, March 25, 2020
Signed in House, March 25, 2020
Presented to the Governor, March 25, 2020
Approved by the Governor, March 27, 2020
Act No. 12 of 2020, March 27, 2020
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