Update on Policy Legislation – Week of February 17, 2020

18 Feb 2020, by Sara Westbrook Share :

We had some opportunities this year to move additional legislation that made it on the policy list. Senate Bill 1269, which is meant to clarify standards regarding the security of ballots between election day and the time period for a re-count, has passed the Senate and is making its way to the House.

Legislation to eliminate uncontested city elections (Senate Bill 1306) is currently listed on the Senate 3rd Reading Calendar which means the full Senate will likely vote on it within the next couple days.

Senate Bill 1339, which would add a clerk to the Magistrate Commission, passed the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee on Friday and is now on the Senate 3rd Reading Calendar.

Please reach out to your legislators and encourage them to vote for these pieces of legislation. The IAC policy staff is working hard on this legislation, but the immeasurable impact of hearing from county officials in the legislators’ districts is a key to grassroots success and influence.