Bill Summary for H 589 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

Apr 23 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 3rd edition make the following changes.

Amends GS 163-166.13 to specify that the requirements apply to every qualified voter (was, every individual) voting in person. Adds to the definition of photo identification a tribal enrollment card issued by a federally recognized tribe that bears either a date of expiration or a date of issuance and that is not more than 10 years beyond the date of expiration or issuance, whichever is later.

Amends GS 163-166.9 to delete the provision allowing a qualified voter to comply with the identification requirement in GS 163-166.13(a) by completing a declaration stating the indentity of the qualified voter that contains five specified items.

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