Bill Summary for H 589 (2013-2014)

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Apr 18 2013
S.L. 2013-381

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 589 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 4, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT BY ESTABLISHING THE VOTER INFORMATION VERIFICATION ACT TO PROMOTE THE ELECTORAL PROCESS THROUGH EDUCATION AND INCREASED REGISTRATION OF VOTERS AND BY REQUIRING VOTERS TO PROVIDE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION BEFORE VOTING TO PROTECT THE RIGHT OF EACH REGISTERED VOTER TO CAST A SECURE VOTE WITH REASONABLE SECURITY MEASURES THAT CONFIRM VOTER IDENTITY AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT RESTRICTION, AND TO FURTHER REFORM THE ELECTION LAWS.
Intro. by Warren, Murry, T. Moore, Samuelson.

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House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 20-37.7 to provide that the special identification card fee also does not apply when the card is issued to a state resident if the applicant is appearing for the purpose of registering to vote and does not have other acceptable photo identification. The applicant must sign a declaration providing as such to get the id for free. The declaration must also include penalty for making a false declaration.

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