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SF 3548

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2020 08:53am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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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) $7,389,506 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the Help America Vote Act
(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
December 21, 2024.
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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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