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ELECTION REGISTRATION AMENDMENTS

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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House Sponsor: Kraig Powell

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Election Code by amending the statewide voter registration
             10      database provisions.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    requires the lieutenant governor to establish procedures to maintain the accuracy of
             14      the statewide voter registration database by using information available from a
             15      voter, a governmental entity, or another state;
             16          .    allows the lieutenant governor to enter into an agreement with a governmental entity
             17      or another state to share voter registration information;
             18          .    requires the lieutenant governor to ensure:
             19              .    compliance with the shared records provisions of the Government Records
             20      Access and Management Act; and
             21              .    that a shared record is secure from unauthorized use; and
             22          .    makes technical changes.
             23      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:
             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          20A-2-109, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 304


             30     
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 20A-2-109 is amended to read:
             33           20A-2-109. Statewide voter registration database -- Lieutenant governor to create
             34      -- Counties to participate -- Maintenance of database -- Cooperation with governmental
             35      entities -- Record security -- List of incarcerated felons.
             36          (1) (a) (i) The lieutenant governor shall develop a statewide voter registration database.
             37          (ii) (A) The lieutenant governor may compare the information in the statewide voter
             38      registration database with information submitted by a registered voter to a state agency to
             39      identify a change in a registered voter's principal place of residence or name.
             40          (B) The lieutenant governor shall establish matching criteria and security measures for
             41      identifying a change described in Subsection (1)(a)(ii)(A) to ensure the accuracy of a voter
             42      registration record.
             43          (C) The lieutenant governor shall notify the county clerk of the county in which the
             44      voter's principal place of residence is located of the change in the registered voter's principal
             45      place of residence or name.
             46          (b) Each county clerk shall utilize the statewide voter registration database when
             47      recording or modifying voter registration records.
             48          (2) (a) The lieutenant governor shall establish and implement a procedure to maintain
             49      the accuracy of the statewide voter registration database by using information available from:
             50          (i) a voter;
             51          (ii) a governmental entity, as defined by Section 63G-2-103 ; or
             52          (iii) another state.
             53          (b) Subject to Subsection (2)(c), the lieutenant governor may cooperate or enter into an
             54      agreement with a governmental entity or another state to share information to implement the
             55      procedure established under Subsection (2)(a).
             56          (c) For a record shared under Subsection (2)(b), the lieutenant governor shall ensure:
             57          (i) that the record is only used to maintain the accuracy of a voter registration database;


             58          (ii) compliance with Section 63G-2-206 ; and
             59          (iii) that the record is secure from unauthorized use by employing data encryption or
             60      another similar technology security system.
             61          [(2)] (3) (a) The lieutenant governor shall maintain a current list of all incarcerated
             62      felons in Utah.
             63          (b) (i) The Department of Corrections shall provide the lieutenant governor's office
             64      with a list of the name and last-known address of each person who:
             65          (A) was convicted of a felony in a Utah state court; and
             66          (B) is currently incarcerated for commission of a felony.
             67          (ii) The lieutenant governor shall establish the frequency of receipt of the information
             68      and the method of transmitting the information after consultation with the Department of
             69      Corrections.
             70          (c) (i) The Department of Corrections shall provide the lieutenant governor's office
             71      with a list of the name of each convicted felon who is no longer subject to the jurisdiction of
             72      the department because the person has been released from incarceration.
             73          (ii) The lieutenant governor shall establish the frequency of receipt of the information
             74      and the method of transmitting the information after consultation with the Department of
             75      Corrections.


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