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2019 Senate Bill 117: Allow email return of military absentee ballots
Introduced by Sen. Ruth Johnson (R) on February 21, 2019
To allow active duty military voters and their spouses to return their absentee ballots by email if sent from a military-issued email address, using a military “common access card” smart-card to verify identity.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on February 21, 2019
Reported in the Senate on May 23, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on October 30, 2019
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on October 30, 2019
Reported in the House on March 4, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on March 4, 2020
Reported in the House on September 24, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-6) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Rebekah Warren (D) on September 24, 2020
To also allow military dependents to vote with this system.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 24, 2020
Substitute offered by Rep. Mike Mueller (R) on September 24, 2020
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 24, 2020
Received in the Senate on September 24, 2020
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Received in the Senate on December 18, 2020
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on December 18, 2020
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 18, 2020
Received in the Senate on December 18, 2020

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