Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-339

GOV 339

Statewide Election Cybersecurity

Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo, Humason, Fattman and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __, the following section:-

Section _. Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, the secretary of state, in consultation with the United States election assistance commission, shall develop and promulgate new rules and standards to ensure the cyber-security and general security of elections in the Commonwealth to combat election fraud and other election security threats.

Such rules as promulgated by the secretary shall be in compliance set forth by the United States department of homeland security as to the requirements of election security.