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House Bill 1589

House Bill 1589

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB 1589 (Updated February 26, 2001 11:14 PM - DI 71)

Voting systems. Provides that punch card voting systems may not be used in an Indiana election after December 31, 2003. Establishes the voting system improvement fund to reimburse counties for the purchase of new or upgraded voting systems. Provides that a county's purchase or award of a contract for a new voting system or an upgrade to an existing voting system is eligible for reimbursement regardless of whether the purchase or the award of the contract occurred before July 1, 2001. Provides that the fund consists of appropriations made by the general assembly, all federal money received by the state for voting systems improvement, and the proceeds of bonds issued by the Indiana bond bank for improvement of voting systems as authorized by law. Requires counties to apply to the budget agency for reimbursement from the fund not later than June 1, 2003. Provides that a county may be reimbursed up to 50% of the amount of expenditures made for a new or an upgraded voting system. Provides that the state reimbursement expires on January 1, 2005.
Current Status:
Passed 2nd reading - first House
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