SB493 H JUD AM 2-28 #1

The Committee on the Judiciary moves to amend the bill on page four, section six, line sixty-one, by striking out all of subsection (e) and inserting in lieu thereof the following language:
"(e) (1) The Secretary of State shall also have the power, after consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, to implement emergency procedures and rules to ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast a valid ballot and to uphold the integrity of an election in the event of natural disaster as declared by the Governor of this state, terrorist attack, war, or general emergency, if any of which occur during or immediately preceding an election.
(2) For purposes of this subsection, a "general emergency" means circumstances preventing the casting of ballots in one or more voting precincts. The chief judge of the circuit court of the county where the casting of ballots is being prevented
must declare by order that a general emergency exists."