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Senate Bill 48; Regular Session 2019-2020


Printer's No.(PN):
Short Title:
An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), know as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in ballots, further providing for form of official election ballot and for number of ballots to be printed and specimen ballots; in voting machines, further providing for requirements of voting machines and for form of ballot labels on voting machines; in electronic voting systems, further providing for requirements of electronic voting systems, for forms and for election day procedures and the process of voting; providing for voting systems and for voting systems bonds; establishing the County Voting System Reimbursement Account; in preparation for and conduct of primaries and elections, further providing for instructions of voters and manner of voting in districts in which voting machines are used, for count and return of votes in districts in which ballots are used and for what ballots shall be counted, manner of counting and defective ballots; and, in voting by qualified absentee electors, further providing for date of application for absentee ballot, for approval of application for absentee ballot, for voting by absentee electors, for canvassing of official absentee ballots and for public records.
PN 0024
Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, Jan. 11, 2019
PN 0584
Reported as amended, April 9, 2019
First consideration, April 9, 2019
Second consideration, April 10, 2019
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, April 10, 2019
Re-reported as committed, April 29, 2019
Third consideration and final passage, April 30, 2019 (27-21)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 337-340), April 30, 2019
In the House
Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT, May 1, 2019
PN 1037
Reported as amended, June 20, 2019
First consideration, June 20, 2019
Laid on the table, June 20, 2019
Removed from table, June 20, 2019
PN 1076
Second consideration, with amendments, June 25, 2019
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 25, 2019
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1321-1328), June 25, 2019
PN 1080
Amended in House Committee on APPROPRIATIONS, June 26, 2019
Re-reported as amended, June 27, 2019
Third consideration and final passage, June 27, 2019 (111-88)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1384-1399), June 27, 2019
In the Senate
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, June 27, 2019
Senate concurred in House amendments, June 27, 2019 (31-19)
Signed in Senate, June 27, 2019
Signed in House, June 27, 2019
Presented to the Governor, June 27, 2019
Vetoed by the Governor, July 5, 2019
Veto No. 3
In the Senate
Bill, together with Governor's Veto Message, laid on the table, Sept. 23, 2019
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