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PRINTER'S NO. 890
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
125
Session of
2023
INTRODUCED BY DUSH, COLEMAN, MASTRIANO AND HUTCHINSON,
JUNE 14, 2023
REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT, JUNE 14, 2023
AN ACT
Amending Title 25 (Elections) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in changes in records, providing for interstate
voter registration cross-check; and, in provisions contingent
on Federal law, further providing for removal of electors.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 25 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:
§ 1515. Interstate voter registration cross-check.
(a) Establishment.--For the purpose of maintaining a
Statewide voter registration list and preventing duplication of
registration in more than one state or jurisdiction, the
secretary :
(1) Shall cooperate with other states and jurisdictions
to develop systems to compare registered electors, voter
history and registration records to identify registered
electors:
(i) whose addresses have changed;
(ii) who have been convicted of a felony; or
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(iii) who are registered to vote in more than one
state.
(2) May identify and contract with the provider of a
private sector data system, in accordance with subsection
(b), to identify registered electors:
(i) whose addresses have changed;
(ii) who are registered to vote in more than one
state;
(iii) who are deceased; or
(iv) who are not eligible to vote for any other
reason, including a felony conviction.
(b) Private sector data system.--The private sector data
system under subsection (a)(2) shall satisfy the following:
(1) The private sector data system must demonstrate an
ability to work with registered voter identification and
matching systems.
(2) The cost to begin operations with the private sector
data system shall not exceed $100,000.
(3) The cost of continuing operations with the private
sector data system shall not exceed $1 for each registered
elector identified under subsection (a)(2).
(4) A contract with the private sector data system shall
not require the department to complete any actions that are
not necessary to identify registered electors under
subsection (a)(2).
(5) The secretary shall not provide to the system any
information that is not contained in a district register and
necessary to identify registered electors under subsection
(a)(2).
(6) The private sector data system shall not provide,
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release or exchange data received from the State to any party
other than a state or territory of the United States that
also contracts with the private sector data system.
(c) Compliance.--A system developed under this section shall
comply with:
(1) 52 U.S.C. Ch. 205 (relating to national voter
registration).
(2) 52 U.S.C. Ch. 209 (relating to election
administration improvement).
(d) Notification.--The department shall, immediately upon
identifying an individual reported ineligible under this
section, send the name and address of residence of the
individual to the appropriate commission in a manner and on a
form prescribed by the department. The commission shall cancel
the registration of the registered elector within 10 days of
receiving notification.
Section 2. Section 1901(a) of Title 25 is amended by adding
a paragraph to read:
§ 1901. Removal of electors.
(a) Removal of elector's registration record.--Commissions
shall institute a program to protect the integrity of the
electoral process and to ensure the maintenance of accurate and
current registration records. The program shall be uniform,
nondiscriminatory and in compliance with the Voting Rights Act
of 1965 (Public Law 89-110, 42 U.S.C. § 1973 et seq.). An
elector's registration shall not be canceled except as follows:
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(5) Following notification in accordance with section
1515(d) (relating to i nterstate voter registration cross-
check).
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Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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