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SB 86 - Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Keith Heard voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (30-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that requires individuals to present satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote beginning January 1, 2010.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the following shall constitute satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship (Sec. 1):
    -Driver's license number or identification card issued by the Department of Driver Services; -Birth certificate; -Passport; -Naturalization documents or the registration number from the naturalization documents; -Bureau of Indian Affairs card number, treaty card number, or tribal enrollment number; -Other documents or methods that establish proof of citizenship pursuant to the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; and -Other documents or methods that establish proof of citizenship as established by rule and regulation of the State Election Board.
-Specifies that proof of voter registration from another state shall not be considered satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship (Sec. 1). -Specifies that any individual that is registered on December 31, 2009 shall not be required to submit satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship (Sec. 1). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Governmental Affairs.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (140-67) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires individuals to present satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote beginning January 1, 2010.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the following shall constitute satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship (Sec. 1):
    -Driver's license number or identification card issued by the Department of Driver Services; -Birth certificate; -Passport; -Naturalization documents or the registration number from the naturalization documents; -Bureau of Indian Affairs card number, treaty card number, or tribal enrollment number; -Other documents or methods that establish proof of citizenship pursuant to the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; and -Other documents or methods that establish proof of citizenship as established by rule and regulation of the State Election Board.
-Specifies that proof of voter registration from another state shall not be considered satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship (Sec. 1). -Specifies that any individual that is registered on December 31, 2009 shall not be required to submit satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship (Sec. 1). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Governmental Affairs.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-20) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration

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