Amend the bill by inserting after the title and before the enacting clause the following:
Mandate preamble. This measure requires one or more local units of government to expand or modify activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues but does not provide funding for at least 90% of those expenditures. Pursuant to the Constitution of Maine, Article IX, Section 21, 2/3 of all of the members elected to each House have determined it necessary to enact this measure.
Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §671, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2005, c. 453, §55, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 21-A MRSA §671, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 21-A MRSA §671-A is enacted to read:
A person who has not provided photographic identification as required by section 671, subsection 1 and has not had the person's identity verified by affidavit as provided in section 671, subsection 1-A must be permitted to cast a provisional ballot as follows.
Sec. 4. 29-A MRSA §1410, sub-§12 is enacted to read:
Sec. 5. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
SECRETARY OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF
Bureau of Administrative Services and Corporations 0692
Initiative: Provides funding to produce state identification cards, perform programming changes, generate provisional ballots and affidavits and conduct voter outreach.
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Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment, which is the minority report of the committee, strikes and replaces the bill and adds a mandate preamble. The amendment requires that a voter provide proof of identity with photographic identification for the purpose of voting. The amendment specifies the types of photographic identification that may be used to verify the identity of a voter. It provides that a person who does not present photographic identification may cast a provisional ballot and establishes the process for provisional voting. Under this process, if the person can verify the person's identity to the municipal clerk, deputy clerk or warden or an election clerk within 3 business days of the election by presenting acceptable photographic identification, the ballot will be cast as a regular ballot. Through the general election of 2020, a person who does not present acceptable photographic identification but is known to a municipal clerk, registrar or election official at the voting place may cast a regular ballot upon submission of an affidavit by the municipal clerk, registrar or election official attesting to the person's identity. Finally, the amendment requires the Secretary of State to provide, at no fee, nondriver identification cards to eligible persons who do not have another form of acceptable photographic identification to verify identity for the purpose of voting.
The amendment adds an appropriations and allocations section.
FISCAL NOTE REQUIRED