2595-S2.E AMS MILO BROS 229


E2SHB 2595 - S AMD TO S AMD (S-5787.1/18) 747

By Senator Miloscia

NOT ADOPTED 02/28/2018

    On page 9 of the amendment, after line 13, strike all of section 304, and insert the following:

NEW SECTION. Sec. 304.  A new section is added to chapter 29A.08 RCW to read as follows:

    (1) An ineligible voter who successfully completes the voter registration process must have their voter registration invalidated.

    (2) Should an ineligible individual become registered to vote, the office of the secretary of state and the relevant agency shall jointly investigate and determine the cause. Upon completion of the investigation, a report detailing the findings of the investigation must be submitted to the governor and legislature.



    EFFECT:  (1) Removes presumption that a person who is ineligible to vote but becomes automatically registered to vote or votes after being automatically registered to vote did so without fault if the violation was not knowing.

(2) Requires the secretary of state and affected agency to jointly investigate automatic registration of ineligible voters, complete a report, and submit it to the Governor and Legislature.



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