Senate State Government Committee
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 12:00 noon
East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B
Senate Bill 300 (Scarnati): Amends the Election Code to permit open primaries.
Amendment# A02032: Clarifies both the definition of “unenrolled elector” and also the procedure for unenrolled electors to cast primary ballots.
Senate Bill 411 (Folmer): Amends the Pennsylvania Constitution to reform the provisions relating to absentee ballots.
Amendment #A01729: Makes clear voters wishing to vote by absentee ballot need not be outside their municipality in order to qualify for an absentee ballot by making a technical change and by adding: “a law under this subsection may not require a qualified elector to physically appear at a designated polling place on the date of the election.”
Senate Bill 414 (Schwank/Folmer): Amends the Pennsylvania Election Code (Election Code) to make statutory changes to process for absentee ballots.
Amendment# A02142: clarifies an absentee ballot must be mailed no later than the Friday before the election so that absentee ballots will be counted with other ballots on Election Night; makes a technical amendment to clarify a certain citation.
Senate Bill 418 (Stefano): Amends the Election Code to change the number of ballots to be printed for an election.
Amendment #A01540: Amends the bill to clarify the calculation for the number of ballots to be printed based upon gubernatorial, Presidential, and municipal Election years.
Senate Bill 421 (Boscola): Amends the Election Code to eliminate straight-ticket/party voting in Pennsylvania.
Amendment# A01865: Changes the applicability section to state that the Act shall apply to elections commencing on or after January 1, 2020.
Senate Bill 422 (Vogel): Establishes the Pennsylvania Election Law Advisory Board.
Senate Bill 693(A. Williams): Amends the Election Code to allow for shifting judicial ballots in Philadelphia.
House Bill 448 (Kaufer): Adds the Director of the PA Emergency Management Agency and the Commissioner of the PA State Police to the PA Commission for the U.S. Semiquincentennial and extends a report deadline.
Amendment#A02135: clarifies that the Commission is commonly known as”America250PA” and extends the report deadline to three years instead of two.
House Bill 1461 (Fee): Amends the Administrative Code of 1929 to allow the Office of Inspector General to investigate and combat all avenues of public benefits fraud.