FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 865

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES NEELY (Sponsor), SPENCER, DUGGER, MCGAUGH, ENTLICHER, FREDERICK AND HANSEN (Co-sponsors).

2000L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal section 115.199, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to removal of deceased voters from voter registration records.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Section 115.199, RSMo, is repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 115.199 and 193.148, to read as follows:

            115.199. Each election authority shall remove from its registration records the names of voters reported dead or adjudged incapacitated and shall determine the voting qualifications of those reported convicted or pardoned. The name of any voter reported dead under section 193.148 shall be removed from the registration records within thirty days of the death of the voter.

            193.148. 1. The department of health and senior services shall establish a notification system which requires all certificates of death filed and registered by local registrars to be reported, by county, to the appropriate election authorities in order to permit such election authorities to remove from its registration records the names of deceased voters as required under section 115.199.

            2. The department shall, as soon as practicable, report to the appropriate election authority, by county, the names, ages, and known residence addresses of all persons who:

            (1) Died within Missouri but outside the county of residence; and

            (2) Maintained a residence address within the county during the last two years preceding the date of death.

            3. Each local registrar shall report to the department the names, ages, and known voting addresses in the county of all persons for whom a certificate of death has been filed and registered with the local registrar.