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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Circuit court clerk matters. Provides that a public school corporation may not provide instruction to students on the day of a primary, municipal, or general election. Provides that an unopposed candidate for a township office may serve as a precinct election officer. Provides that a city may adopt an ordinance to provide for election of the city executive in even-numbered years. Permits a voter who is qualified to vote in person to vote by absentee ballot. Removes all other qualifications for a voter to vote by absentee ballot except for a voter with disabilities who is unable to make a Circuit court clerk matters. Provides that a public school corporation may not provide instruction to students on the day of a primary, municipal, or general election. Provides that an unopposed candidate for a township office may serve as a precinct election officer. Provides that a city may adopt an ordinance to provide for election of the city executive in even-numbered years. Permits a voter who is qualified to vote in person to vote by absentee ballot. Removes all other qualifications for a voter to vote by absentee ballot except for a voter with disabilities who is unable to make a voting mark on the ballot or sign the absentee ballot secrecy envelope. (Such a disabled voter is currently required to vote before an absentee voter board.) Provides that if a political party or a political committee provides an individual with an absentee ballot application, the political party or committee must disclose to the individual the name of the political party or committee that is providing the absentee ballot application. Provides that an application for an absentee ballot that is mailed, transmitted electronically, or hand delivered must be received not later than 12 days before election day. (Current law provides that an application must be received not later than eight days before election day.) Provides that individuals attending conferences for local government officials called by the state board of accounts are entitled to reimbursement of registration fees. Removes the authority of a circuit court clerk to issue hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses. Provides that fees received by the circuit court clerk relating to tax warrants from the department of revenue must be deposited in the clerk's record perpetuation fund. Increases the fee that a circuit court clerk must charge in authentication of a copy of any record, paper, or transcript from $1 to $5. Provides that funds deposited with a circuit court clerk as a condition of bail for a criminal defendant are not subject to garnishment by a judgment creditor of the defendant in a civil action unless the judgment creditor's civil cause of action arises out of the same transaction or occurrence forming the basis of the criminal case against the defendant. ... View more