SB548 SFAT Gaunch 2-28 #2

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Senator Gaunch moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 548 -- A BILL to amend and reenact 3-1-44 and 3-1-48 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating generally to the conduct of elections; authorizing compensation for election officials be fixed by county commission; requiring all election officials within a classification to be paid the same amount within each county; authorizing Secretary of State to set maximum compensation rates in certain elections where costs are determined to be obligations of the state; declaring compensation above maximum compensation set by Secretary of State in certain elections to be county obligation; and permitting State Election Commission, with recommendation from HAVA Grant Board and consistent with legislative rules of the program, approve grant to a county for the purchase of election systems or upgrades from the county assistance voting equipment fund; and directing Secretary of State issue emergency rules setting criteria for issuance of grants.