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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2904         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 635

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Angelo M. Scaccia

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the establishing of an election task force .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

William F. Galvin

Secretary of the Commonwealth

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2904        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 635

By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 635) of Angelo M. Scaccia, William F. Galvin and Michael D. Brady for the establishment of a task force (including members of the General Court) to undertake a study of election issues.  Election Laws. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the establishing of an election task force .
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be established an election task force.  Said task force shall undertake a study of election issues which shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the financial, administrative and technological implications of : (1) establishing an online voter registration system; (2) implementing advance voting; (3) election day registration; and (4) ballot access procedures and post-election remedies. 

The task force shall complete its study and submit its final report in writing to the joint committee on election laws no later than September 30, 2014.  The task force shall consist of the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on election laws, the speaker of the house of representatives or his designee, the president of the senate or her designee, the house minority leader or his designee, the senate minority leader or his designee, the state secretary or his designee (who shall serve as chair of the task force), the chairs of the house and the senate ways & means committees, the state auditor or his designee, the director of the office on disability or her designee, 2 representatives of the Massachusetts Town Clerks Association, at least 1 of whom shall be a town clerk of a town of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants, 2 representatives of the Massachusetts City Clerks Association, and 1 representative of each of the following groups: the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Chapter of the NAACP, Common Cause, and MassVOTE.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

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