Bill Summary for H 944 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THREE ADDITIONAL COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATOR POSITIONS AND TWO DATA ANALYST POSITIONS WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, REQUIRE COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS TO MAINTAIN A RECORD OF WHO IS REQUESTING OR DELIVERING A REQUEST FORM FOR ABSENTEE APPLICATION AND BALLOTS, AND MAKE IT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE FOR A PERSON TO SELL OR ATTEMPT TO SELL A COMPLETED WRITTEN REQUEST FORM FOR AN ABSENTEE APPLICATION AND BALLOT OR CONDITION ITS DELIVERY UPON PAYMENT.Intro. by Ball, Lewis, Warren, Dahle.
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Appropriates $345,654 recurring funds for each year of the 2019-21 fiscal biennium from the General Fund to the State Board of Elections (State Board). Restricts use of the funds to providing for the salaries and benefits of three additional elections and compliance investigator positions and two elections specialist/data analyst positions. Effective July 1, 2019.
Amends GS 163A-1306 to require county boards' official registers of absentee requests to include the name of the person and entity, if applicable, delivering a written request form for an absentee application and ballot. Specifies that failure to collect this information does not prevent the issuance of an absentee ballot.
Enacts GS 163A-1317(d1), making it a Class 2 misdemeanor for any person to sell or attempt to sell a completed written request form for an absentee application and ballot or conditioning delivery of the request form upon payment. Adds to GS 163A-1388 to make it a Class 2 misdemeanor for any person to be compensated based on the number of written requests for absentee ballots under GS 163A-1309.