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HF 1532

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/02/2011 03:09pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 04/18/2011
1st Engrossment Posted on 05/02/2011

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; imposing certain duties; requiring certain lists; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 201.155.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 201.155, is amended to read:


201.155 REPORT ON FELONY CONVICTIONS.

new text begin (a) new text endPursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, Public Law 107-252, the state
court administrator shall report regularly by electronic means to the secretary of state the
name, address, date of birth, and, if available, driver's license or state identification card
number, date of sentence, effective date of the sentence, and county in which the conviction
occurred of each person who has been convicted of a felony. The state court administrator
shall also report the name, address, and date of birth of each person previously convicted
of a felony whose civil rights have been restored. The secretary of state shall determine
if any of the persons in the report is registered to vote and shall prepare a list of those
registrants for each county auditor. The county auditor shall change the status of those
registrants in the appropriate manner in the statewide registration system.

new text begin (b) At least monthly, the secretary of state must compare all data reported
electronically by the state court administrator to data in the statewide voter registration
system to determine whether any data newly indicates that:
new text end

new text begin (1) an individual with an active voter registration in the statewide voter registration
system is currently serving a felony sentence and the individual's voter record does not
already have a challenged status due to a felony conviction;
new text end

new text begin (2) an individual with an active voter registration in the statewide voter registration
system who is currently serving a felony sentence appears to have registered to vote or to
have voted during a period when the individual's civil rights were revoked; or
new text end

new text begin (3) an individual with a voter record that has a challenged status due to a felony
conviction who was serving a felony sentence has been discharged from a sentence.
new text end

new text begin The secretary of state shall prepare a list of the registrants included under clause (1),
(2), or (3) for each county auditor. For individuals under clause (1), the county auditor
shall challenge the individual's record in the statewide voter registration system. The
county auditor must provide information to the county attorney about individuals under
clause (2) for the county attorney's investigation. For individuals under clause (3), the
county auditor must determine if the challenge status should be removed from the voter
record for the individual, and if so, must remove the challenge.
new text end

new text begin (c) For each state general election that occurs before the statewide voter registration
system is programmed to generate lists as required by paragraph (b), the secretary of state
must make the determination and provide lists to the county auditors between 30 and 60
days before the election and again between six and ten weeks after the election. In the
year following that state election, the secretary of state must make this determination and
provide lists to the county auditors again as part of the annual list maintenance.
new text end