Introduced by Sen. Joe McDermott, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 29, 2009, makes the providing of false information to a voter regarding the date of election, ballot mailing deadlines, or other voting information within fifteen days preceding an election a gross misdemeanor.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations and Elections Committee on January 29, 2009.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 23, 2009, to add a provision addressing knowingly providing false information regarding any voter registration requirement and removes the requirement that a person show actual damages. The substitute states that upon receipt of false information by any person, damages are presumed and do not need to be proven. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 23, 2009.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 23, 2009.
Referred to the House State Government & Tribal Affairs Committee on March 10, 2009.
Amendment offered in the House on March 26, 2009, to make technical corrections to indicate that a person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if he or she provides false information regarding voter registration requirements or provides other false information regarding the date of an election, poll site information, etc; and to indicate that a person injured by a violation of the "section" rather than "chapter" may bring a civil action.
Re: 2009 Senate Bill 5727 (Prohibiting false voting information) by petegoud on January 30, 2009
Would this cover lying to the voters about the fiscal shape of this state?
2009 Senate Bill 5727 (Prohibiting false voting information) by admin on January 1, 2001 Introduced in the Senate on January 29, 2009