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HF 2308

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:01am

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; extending availability of an appropriation for certain
optical scan voting equipment; amending Laws 2005, chapter 162, section 34,
subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Laws 2005, chapter 162, section 34, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Optical scan equipment.

$6,000,000 is appropriated from the Help
America Vote Act account to the secretary of state for grants to counties to purchase
optical scan voting equipment. Counties are eligible for grants to the extent that they
decide to purchase ballot marking machines and as a result do not have sufficient Help
America Vote Act grant money remaining to also purchase a compatible precinct-based
optical scan machine or central-count machine. These grants must be allocated to counties
at a rate of $3,000 per eligible precinct until the appropriation is exhausted, with priority
in the payment of grants to be given to counties currently using hand- and central-count
voting systems and counties using precinct-count optical scan voting systems incompatible
with assistive voting systems or ballot marking machines. This appropriation is available
until June 30, deleted text begin2009deleted text endnew text begin 2012new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2009.
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