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HB24-1150

False Slates of Electors

Concerning false slates of presidential electors.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Elections & Redistricting
Bill Summary

Current law does not explicitly punish an individual who falsely creates a slate of presidential electors or serves in a false slate of presidential electors. The bill creates applies conduct pertaining to false slates of electors to 3 new 5 existing crimes pertaining to false slates of electors that make it unlawful for an individual to:

  • Create a false slate of electors Offer a false instrument for recording;
  • Serve as an elector in a false slate of electors; or Commit forgery;
  • Conspire to create or serve in a false slate of electors offer a false instrument for recording or to commit forgery;
  • Commit perjury; or
  • Commit subornation of perjury.

The bill also provides that a person commits the crime of perjury if the person is not a presidential elector and knowingly and falsely swears or attests to the oath required by law for presidential electors.

Each crime is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more than $10,000 364 days in prison, a fine of not more than $1000, and restitution to the district attorney or the attorney general for the costs of investigating the crime . In addition, a defendant who is convicted of the crime of perjury or subornation of perjury for knowingly and falsely swearing or attesting to the oath required by law for presidential electors or inducing another to knowingly and falsely swear or attest to the oath required by law for presidential electors is disqualified, as required by the state constitution, from being a member of the general assembly and from holding any office of trust or profit in the state.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details