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HF 3068

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/24/2020 04:33pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to elections; regulating access to certain lists of voter data related to the
presidential nomination primary; allowing voters to request that their data be
excluded from the lists; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section
201.091, subdivision 4a.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 201.091, subdivision 4a, is
amended to read:

Subd. 4a.

Presidential primary political party list.

new text begin(a) Except as provided in paragraph
new text endthe secretary of state must maintain a list of the voters who voted in a presidential
nomination primary and the political party each voter selected. Information maintained on
the list is private data on individuals as defined under section 13.02, subdivision 12, except
that the secretary of state must provide the list to deleted text beginthe chairdeleted text endnew text begin a single representativenew text end of each
major political deleted text beginparty.deleted text endnew text begin party's national committee, as designated by the chair of the party's
national committee. In order to receive the presidential nomination primary voter list under
this paragraph, the chair of a major political party must submit a written request and
acknowledgment of the requirements, remedies, and penalties provided in paragraph (b).
Within ten days after a list is received by a party's representative, the secretary of state must
destroy any data identifying a voter's party choice maintained within the statewide voter
registration system that was used to compile the list. The secretary must request that the
party's representative provide a written confirmation of receipt for this purpose.
new text end

new text begin (b) A major political party representative, as designated under paragraph (a), may only
use the data contained on a list provided under this subdivision to verify compliance with
applicable national party rules governing the nomination of a candidate for president of the
United States. The list must not be distributed to any other person or used for any other
purpose. A person who violates this paragraph is subject to the remedies and penalties
provided in sections 13.08 and 13.09 in the same manner as would apply to a responsible
authority, and a major political party is subject to the remedies and penalties in the same
manner as would apply to a government entity under those sections. The secretary of state
must not provide a list under this subdivision to a representative of a national committee
who has not submitted the request and written acknowledgment required by paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) Upon receipt of a statement signed by a voter that the voter wishes to be removed
from any list provided to the representative of a political party under paragraph (a), the
secretary of state and county auditor must remove all data on that voter from the list. The
secretary of state must provide a form that may be used by voters for this purpose on the
secretary's website. Statements received by the secretary of state or county auditor under
this paragraph are private data on individuals, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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