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2020 Senate Bill 756: Permit counting absentee ballots in shifts
Introduced by Sen. Ruth Johnson (R) on January 28, 2020
To permit the absent voter counting boards in cities and townships of greater than 40,000 to work in shifts. Ballots could not be left unattended, and challengers representing both major parties could be present. Recent law changes are expected to substantially increase the number of absentee voters.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on January 28, 2020
Reported in the Senate on February 18, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To permit the absent voter counting boards in cities and townships with at least 10,000 registered voters to work in shifts in an "absent voter counting place." Ballots could not be left unattended, challengers representing both major parties could be present, and an election inspector would have to be present at all times until the polls close. Recent law changes are expected to substantially increase the number of absentee voters.
Moved to reconsider in the Senate on June 4, 2020
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 4, 2020
Received in the Senate on June 4, 2020
Received in the House on June 9, 2020
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on June 9, 2020
Reported in the House on June 24, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on June 24, 2020
Reported in the House on September 15, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on September 24, 2020

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