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2019 Senate Bill 5079: Enacting the Native American voting rights act of Washington
Introduced by Sen. John McCoy (Tulalip) (D) on January 14, 2019
  Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee on January 14, 2019
Substitute offered in the Senate on January 30, 2019
Authorizes Indian tribes to request ballot drop boxes on reservations and designation of state facilities on reservations as voter registration sites, with legal enforcement for election officials' failure to comply.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 1, 2019
Received in the Senate on February 6, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on February 6, 2019
Allows voters with nontraditional address to use the tribally designated building address as a residential address for precincting purposes if they are in the same precinct. Allows voters outside the precinct to use the tribally designated facility for their mailing address, but designate the precinct that appropriately corresponds to their nontraditional address.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 6, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on February 6, 2019
Removes causes of action for any violations of the act.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 6, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on February 6, 2019
Requires the state to reimburse counties for any costs incurred as a result of a tribe's request for a ballot drop box or designation of a ballot pickup and collection location.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 6, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on February 6, 2019
Makes requirements that county auditors comply with a tribe's request for a ballot drop box or designation of a ballot pickup and collection location null and void if specific funding for those purposes is not provided in the 2019-2021 operating budget.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 6, 2019
Received in the House on February 8, 2019
Referred to the House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee on February 8, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on March 5, 2019
Requires the tribe's designated ballot drop box and ballot pickup and collection locations to be accessible to the county auditor by a public road.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on March 5, 2019
Removes provisions allowing federally recognized tribes to designate tribal government buildings to serve as a residential or mailing address for voter registration purposes.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2019
Passed 95 to 3 in the House on March 5, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Permits online voter registration using a tribal identification card. Permits those living on an Indian reservation or Indian lands to use a tribally designated building as their mailing or residential address when registering to vote. Allows tribes to request voter registration services and ballot drop boxes on Indian reservations.
Received in the Senate on March 8, 2019
Passed 45 to 3 in the Senate on March 8, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Senate concurred in House amendments..
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 14, 2019

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