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HF 14

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/28/2019 06:08pm

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; transferring and appropriating money for purposes of the
Help America Vote Act.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginHELP AMERICA VOTE ACT TRANSFERS AND APPROPRIATIONS;
SECRETARY OF STATE.
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new text begin (a) $6,595,610 is appropriated in fiscal year 2019 from the HAVA account established
in Minnesota Statutes, section 5.30, to the secretary of state for the purposes of improving
the administration and security of elections as authorized by federal law, including but not
limited to any of the following activities:
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new text begin (1) modernizing, securing, and updating the statewide voter registration system and for
cybersecurity upgrades as authorized by federal law;
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new text begin (2) improving accessibility;
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new text begin (3) preparing training materials and training local election officials;
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new text begin (4) implementing security improvements for election systems; and
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new text begin (5) funding other activities to improve the security of elections.
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new text begin (b) Any amount earned in interest on the amount appropriated under paragraph (a) is
appropriated from the HAVA account to the secretary of state for purposes of improving
the administration and security of elections as authorized by federal law.
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new text begin (c) The appropriations under paragraphs (a) and (b) are onetime and available until
March 23, 2023.
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new text begin (d) $167,000 expended by the secretary of state in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for
increasing secure access to the statewide voter registration system is deemed: (1) to be
money used for carrying out the purposes authorized under the Omnibus Appropriations
Act of 2018, Public Law 115-1410, and the Help America Vote Act of 2002, Public Law
107-252, section 101; and (2) to be credited toward any match required by those laws.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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