Adopted by House 3-3-2008
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
"(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
by order that a general emergency exists."