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2016 House Bill 6066: Require voters with no ID to prove identity within 10 days
Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on November 29, 2016
To require a person who does not have a photo identification card when voting to verify their identification with local election clerks within 10 days or the vote will not be counted. Under current law individuals without an ID must sign an affidavit of identity, and are subject to challenge if an official or another voter has good reason to believe the person is not a qualified voter. Reportedly this rarely happens though, and there is no review process for the affidavits and votes of people without identification.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections Committee on November 29, 2016
Reported in the House on November 30, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-5) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on December 7, 2016
To require the state to perform a study on whether the proposed law discriminates on the basis of race.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D) on December 7, 2016
To establish that library cards with a photo are good for voting.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D) on December 7, 2016
To establish a "lost drivers license" document that would allow a person without a photo ID to vote.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Scott Dianda (D) on December 7, 2016
To include concealed pistol licenses in the IDs accepted for voting.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Kristy Pagan (D) on December 7, 2016
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4799, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4799 would allow 16 and 17 year olds to "preregister" to vote when they turn 18.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D) on December 7, 2016
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 60, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 60 would require and set rules for “early voting” beginning 30 days before election days.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Stephanie Chang (D) on December 7, 2016
To allow a voter without ID to vote by signing an affidavit of identity, which then would be subject to challenge on a case by case basis. This is essentially the current system.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on December 7, 2016
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4131, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4131 would eliminate the requirement that a person give a specific reason for requesting an absentee ballot.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. George T. Darany (D) on December 7, 2016
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4029, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4029 would eliminate the requirement that a person give a specific reason for requesting an absentee ballot.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D) on December 7, 2016
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 6096, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 6096 would require candidates for state offices to appear in person and present proper picture identification when filing as a candidate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D) on December 7, 2016
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4029, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4029 would eliminate the requirement that a person give a specific reason for requesting an absentee ballot..
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on December 7, 2016
To allow the $8 million the bill appropriates to be used to buy voting equipment.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on December 7, 2016
To include municipal ID cards in the IDs accepted for voting.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Stephanie Chang (D) on December 7, 2016
To include municipal ID cards in the IDs accepted for voting.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Hoadley (D) on December 7, 2016
To extend to county clerks the same duties and options the bill gives to local election clerks.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on December 7, 2016
To change the amount the bill appropriates from $10 million to $8 million.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on December 7, 2016
To also let voters use a document indicating a drivers license or state ID application is pending to establish their identity.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Passed 57 to 50 in the House on December 7, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require a person who does not have a photo identification card when voting to verify their identification with local election clerks within 10 days or the vote will not be counted. Under current law individuals without an ID must sign an affidavit of identity, and are subject to challenge if an official or another voter has good reason to believe the person is not a qualified voter. Reportedly this rarely happens though, and there is no review process for the affidavits and votes of people without identification. The bill contains an $8 million appropriation to pay for "voter education" on the change, which also has the effect of making it "referendum proof" under current Supreme Court interpretation of a state constitutional ban on referendums to repeal appropriation bills.
Received in the Senate on December 8, 2016
Referred to the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee on December 8, 2016

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