Actions for Election Bills 2019

 

Bill Number

Composite Abstract

Last Major Action

Action Date

HB0028 by Hazlewood
(
SB0071 by Watson)

As introduced, requires the officer of elections to designate the entrances to a building in which an election is to take place that are for the use of voters, and to measure off 100 feet from those entrances for purposes of restricting certain campaign-related activities.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to SUPPORT this bill as amended.

Public Chapter 90

04/09/2019

HB0860 by Shaw
(
SB1264 by Gresham)

As introduced, prohibits a person convicted of voter fraud in any state from assisting a person with voting in this state, including early voting and by absentee ballot.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill

Public Chapter 279

5/09/2019

HB0013 by Boyd
(
SB0047 by Yager)

As introduced, requires county election commission to comply with terms of insurance policy with respect to legal representation and certain expenses.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill

Public Chapter 44

04/09/2019

HB0185 by Sexton C
(
SB1355 by Yager)

As introduced, revises method of nomination for a candidate in a special election for a state senate seat held in conjunction with the November regular election when the vacancy occurs within 45 days of the election.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill

Public Chapter 397

05/15/2019

HB0590 by Thompson
(
SB0880 by Akbari)

As introduced, requires a court to impose an additional $1,000 fine for a conviction for certain prohibited election practices.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

03/13/2019

 

 

 

 

03/19/2019

 

 

 

 

 

HB0214 by Clemmons
(
SB0762 by Yarbro)

 

 

 

 

As introduced, permits any registered Tennessee voter to vote absentee for any reason after providing a certification as to the identity of the voter in the application for a ballot; requires an absentee ballot to be counted for the election in which the ballot is cast; deletes the requirement that a voter who registers by mail must vote the first time in person.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

 

 

 

 

Failed for lack of motion in: Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

 

 

 

 

03/06/2019

 

 

 

03/06/2019

HB0133 by Love
(
SB0090 by Akbari)

As introduced, authorizes the use of a driver license from another state to establish a person's identity for the purposes of being issued a photo identification license by the department of safety for the purposes of voting.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

03/20/2019

 

 

 

 

03/19/2019

HB0965 by Love
(
SB1093 by Dickerson)

As introduced, authorizes person who registers to vote by mail to cast the person's first vote by absentee ballot.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to SUPPORT this bill if amended.

Failed in Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

04/10/2019

 

 

04/10/2019

HB1078 by Rudd
(
SB0726 by Reeves)

As introduced, authorizes Rutherford County to establish a program to operate convenient voting centers for federal, state, and local elections under certain conditions.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to SUPPORT this bill

Public Chapter 234

05/09/2019

HB1398 by Rudd
(
SB1303 by Pody)

As introduced, requires a person to declare a statewide political party affiliation before voting in a primary election.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill

Failed in House

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

03/13/2019

03/19/2019

 

 

HB1221 by Potts
(
SB1005 by Gilmore)

 

 

As introduced, requires residential landlords and sellers of residential homes to provide lessees or buyers with the location and contact information for the office of the county election commission and a voter registration form.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill

 

 

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committe

 

 

03/06/2019

 

 

 

 

 

04/09/2019

HB1487 by Garrett
(
SB1113 by Stevens)

As introduced, restricts political activity of members of the registry of election finance only during the duration of their term rather than during their term and one year subsequent to their term.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill

Public Chapter 78

04/09/2019

HB0762 by Shaw
(
SB1258 by Gresham)

As introduced, prohibits candidate who loses primary election from qualifying as a write-in candidate for the general election; prohibits write-in votes for such candidate from being counted for the general election.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill

Public Chapter 128

04/15/2019

HB1273 by Holt
(
SB1500 by Hensley)

As introduced, enacts the "Political Party Registration Act."

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill

Failed in Local Committee
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

02/27/2019

 

02/28/2019

HB1494 by Miller
(
SB1063 by Dickerson)

As introduced, requires nonpartisan elections for state trial court judges and county judicial offices, effective January 1, 2021; requires the incumbent officer to be listed first on the election ballot if the incumbent qualifies for the election.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

03/13/2019

 

 

 

 

 

02/28/2019

 

 

HB0029 by Miller
(
SB0023 by Gilmore)

 

 

As introduced, vacates the offices of the secretary of state and the coordinator of elections if either election officer qualifies as a candidate for any public office.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill

 

 

Returned to the Clerk's Desk.

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

 

 

03/20/2019

 

04/09/2019

HB0160 by Thompson
(
SB0192 by Robinson)

As introduced, authorizes voting to occur at institutions designated for elderly or disabled persons that have a qualified staff who regularly assess residents and attest that the population consists of persons of which at least 35 percent are frail, as defined by federal law.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Taken off Notice - House

 

Failed in Senate State and Local Government Committee / no second

02/27/2019

 

02/26/2019

 

 

HB1183 by Leatherwood
(
SB0990 by Stevens)

 

 

 

As introduced, requires that elections in Shelby and Davidson counties for judicial offices and offices elected in countywide elections and for the legislative bodies be nonpartisan.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill

 

 

Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

 

 

 

02/27/2019

 

 

 

03/12/2019

HB0878 by Dixie
(
SB0735 by Haile)

As introduced, requires an application for an absentee ballot to contain only the last four digits of the voter's social security number rather than the entire social security number of the voter.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to SUPPORT this bill if amended.

 

Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

02/20/2019

 

 

 

 

02/20/2019

HB0334 by Hodges
(
SB0777 by Yarbro)

As introduced, requires department of safety to automatically register a qualified person to vote from information on an application for a driver license or photo identification card unless the person opts out; designates certain other state departments, and agencies and offices thereof, as voter registration agencies; requires such agencies to automatically register a qualified person to vote from information on an application for services unless the person opts out.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

03/13/2019

 

 

 

 

 

03/19/2019

HB0046 by Cooper
(
SB0761 by Yarbro)

As introduced, requires a county election commission to maintain certain office hours on Sundays for purposes of early voting.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

02/20/2019

 

 

 

 

02/20/2019

HB1477 by Hardaway
(
SB1318 by Kyle)

As introduced, permits the use of a photo identification card issued by this state, the United States, or an accredited postsecondary institution of education in this state for purposes of verifying the identity of an eligible voter.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill

Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

04/03/2019

 

 

 

 

04/16/2019

 

HB1229 by Casada
(
SB0560 by Johnson)

 

As introduced, authorizes Williamson County to participate in a pilot project to use convenient voting centers upon approval by a supermajority of the county election commission for elections held in 2020 and thereafter.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to SUPPORT this bill if amended.

 

Assigned to s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

 

02/13/2019

 

 

 

03/19/2019

HB1432 by Stewart
(
SB1012 by Gilmore)

As introduced, requires each county election commission, no later than January 1, 2020, to utilize precinct-based optical scanners for elections.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Failed for lack of second in: Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committe

03/27/2019

 

 

 

 

03/29/2019

HB1002 by Beck
(
SB0837 by Akbari)

As introduced, requires every applicant for a driver license or photo identification card to be automatically registered to vote upon the applicant's 18th birthday; makes other related revisions.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Assigned to s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee
Deferred to Summer Study

02/13/2019

 

 

 

03/19/2019

HB1077 by Rudd
(
SB0727 by Reeves)

As introduced, requires the coordinator of elections to continue to study convenience voting in other states and periodically update the general assembly by January 31 every odd-numbered year.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to SUPPORT this bill if amended.

Transmitted to Governor for his action

 

05/15/2019

 

 

 

 

HB1263

As introduced, requires an application for an absentee ballot to contain only the last four digits of the voter's social security number rather than the entire social security number of the voter.

Assigned to s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee

02/13/2019

HB1260 by Dixie
(
SB1092 by Dickerson)

As introduced, revises provisional voting process; authorizes person who registers to vote by mail to cast the person's first vote by absentee ballot.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill- Deferred for more information

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

04/03/2019

 

 

 

 

 

02/26/2019

HB0888 by Hakeem
(
SB0770 by Yarbro)

As introduced, disqualifies a member of a county election commission from continuing to serve on the commission if the member's spouse, parent, sibling, or child qualifies for any public office.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill

Received from House, Passed on First Consideration

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

04/17/2019

 

 

 

04/17/2019

HB0735 by Hodges
(
SB0940 by Yarbro)

As introduced, permits a person at least 16 years of age but not more than 18 years of age to be registered to vote upon turning 18 years of age through submittal of an application for a driver's permit, driver license, or photo identification license with the department of safety.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

 

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

04/03/2019

 

 

 

 

 

04/10/2019

HB0554 by Lamar
(
SB0825 by Akbari)

As introduced, requires county election commissions to use public institutions of higher education with 8,000 or more enrolled students for polling places during early voting in federal, state, and local elections; specifies that requirement does not apply to special or general elections.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Reset on Final calendar of Senate State and Local Government Committee

03/20/2019

 

 

 

 

 

03/19/2019

HB0553 by Lamar
(
SB0822 by Akbari)

As introduced, revises provisions governing voter registration applications through the department of safety.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Assigned to s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

02/11/2019

 

 

 

03/19/2019

HB0877 by Dixie
(
SB0087 by Akbari)

As introduced, extends the time by which a candidate may withdraw, from seven days after the qualifying deadline to 60 days before the election.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Placed on Senate State and Local Government Committee calendar for 4/9/2019

04/03/2019

 

 

 

 

 

04/02/2019

HB0768 by Love
(
SB0503 by Akbari)

As introduced, requires county election commissions to conduct a supplemental registration at public and private high schools once each fall and spring semester; authorizes high schools to provide opportunities for students to register to vote online at times other than the supplemental registrations.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

03/27/2019

 

 

 

 

04/02/2019

 

HB0911 by Keisling
(
SB1354 by Yager)

 

As introduced, provides notice and a reasonable time period in which a candidate who has been determined by the executive committee of a political party to be unqualified may respond to such determination before removal of the candidate's name from the ballot.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POSITION on this bill

 

 

Transmitted to Governor for his action

 

05/15/2019

HB1413 by Towns
(
SB1014 by Yarbro)

As introduced, requires, rather than permits, an elections officer to escort a voter who is a person with a disability or who is visibly pregnant or frail to the front of the line at a polling place at the request of the voter.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill until amended

Def. to Summer Study in Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

03/27/2019

 

 

 

 

04/02/2019

HB1057 by Clemmons
(
SB0829 by Akbari)

As introduced, extends the time before an election, from 45 days prior to 50 days prior, that a county election commission must publish in a newspaper of general circulation a notice advising elderly voters and voters with a disability that if such voters' polling places are inaccessible, such voters have the right to vote early by absentee ballot or at the election commission office on election day.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill until amended

Failed in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

03/27/2019

 

 

 

 

04/02/2019

HB1079 by Rudd
(
SB0971 by Jackson)

As introduced, requires election officials to inspect filings for sufficiency and timeliness; establishes conclusive presumption that accepted filings are sufficient and timely filed.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill until amended *

Public Chapter 250

05/09/2019

 

HB1311 by Chism
(
SB1154 by Akbari)

 

As introduced, requires a state primary board to strive to fill a vacancy on a county primary board not later than 45 days after receiving notice of the vacancy.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill until amended

 

Caption Bill

 

 

02/11/2019

 

 

 

HB1095 by Freeman
(
SB1017 by Yarbro)

 

 

 

As introduced, requires a brief summary of any question, regardless of length, submitted to the people for a vote.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill until amended *

 

 

 

P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

 

 

 

02/11/2019

 

04/10/2019

HB1307 by Baum
(
SB1192 by White)

As introduced, requires election officials to inspect filings for sufficiency and timeliness; establishes conclusive presumption that accepted filings are sufficient and timely filed.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill until amended

P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.
(Last action on companion, 2/11/2019 3:10:59 PM: SB1192)

02/11/2019

HB0526 by Hill T
(
SB0519 by Niceley)

As introduced, changes, from 30 days to 45 days, the minimum number of days before the date on which a referendum election for the ratification or rejection of an ordinance prohibiting retail sales or deliveries of merchandise on Sunday is scheduled to be held for the mayor and council of the municipality to provide the county election commission with a resolution requesting the election.

TACEO Legislative Committee takes NO POsition on this bill until amended

P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.
(Last action on companion, 2/7/2019 12:11:17 PM: SB0519)

02/07/2019

HB0837 by Rudd
(
SB0596 by Lundberg)

As introduced, increases penalty from Class C misdemeanor to Class B misdemeanor for knowingly publishing or distributing false campaign literature.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill until amended

P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.
(Last action on companion, 2/19/2019 8:50:55 AM: SB0596)

02/07/2019

HB0599 by Curcio
(
SB0970 by Jackson)

As introduced, reduces, from not more than 90 days nor less than 10 days to not more than 60 days nor less than 10 days, the time within which the county election commission must appoint election officials before an election.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill until amended *

Returned to the Clerk's Desk.

 

Deferred to Summer Study

04/10/2019

 

 

04/17/2019

HB0763 by Shaw
(
SB1255 by Gresham)

As introduced, prohibits a person who was convicted of a felony under the election laws of this state and who is prohibited from voting from entering the premises of any election commission or polling place during the time that ballots are being cast in any election.

Withdrawn.
(Last action on companion, 2/19/2019 8:49:00 AM: SB1255)

02/07/2019

 

 

HB0410 by Miller
(
SB0414 by Kyle)

 

 

As introduced, deletes provision prohibiting the issuance of a retailer's license to a public officer or employee.

TACEO Legislative Committee is NEUTRAL on this bill

 

 

Assigned to s/c Departments & Agencies Subcommittee
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

 

 

 

02/06/2019

 

 

04/08/2019

HB0365 by Dunn
(
SB0389 by Briggs)

As introduced, requires the county election commission to appoint the minimum number of election officials by at least 20 days before each election instead of 10 days before the election.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee

04/03/2019

 

 

 

04/17/2019

HB0312 by Johnson G
(
SB0240 by Gilmore)

As introduced, authorizes a qualified person to register and vote on election day; authorizes a person to update the person's voter information and vote on election day; requires the state election commission to promulgate rules for such purposes.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

04/03/2019

 

 

 

 

HB0195 by Lafferty
(
SB0074 by Gilmore)

As introduced, requires the secretary of state to promulgate rules regarding registering a person to vote with the last four digits of a person's social security number instead of the complete number; defines "social security number" for purposes of elections, including voter registration and maintenance of voting records, as the last four digits of a person's nine-digit social security number.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to OPPOSE this bill

Assigned to s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

02/01/2019

 

 

 

04/09/2019

HB0206

As introduced, revises the period during which a person may register to vote from at least 30 days before an election to at least 30 days before the first day of early voting for the election.

Withdrawn

02/06/2019

HB0225 by Crawford
(
SB0247 by Lundberg)

As introduced, requires election officials to inspect filings for sufficiency and timeliness; establishes conclusive presumption that accepted filings are sufficient and timely filed.

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

03/20/2019

 

 

 

 

 

03/19/2019

HB0145 by Lamar
(
SB0193 by Robinson)

As introduced, authorizes a person who registered to vote by mail or online and who is voting for the first time to vote absentee by applying to vote absentee at any county election commission office.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to TAKE NO POSITION on this bill

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

03/20/2019

 

 

 

 

 

03/19/2019

HB0021 by Williams
(
SB0027 by Niceley)

As introduced, changes the nomination process for candidates for United States senator.

TACEO Legislative Committee voted to TAKE NO POSITION on this bill

Taken off notice for cal in s/c Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Committee

Action deferred in Senate State & Local Government Committee to 2020

03/20/2019