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2020 Senate Bill 6313: Increasing opportunities for young voters
Introduced by Sen. Marko Liias (Lynnwood) (D) on January 15, 2020
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Referred to the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee on January 15, 2020
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 30, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Marko Liias (Lynnwood) (D) on February 13, 2020
1) Requires that the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction develop civics curriculum in coordination with the Association of County Auditors and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit engaged in voter outreach and increasing participation. (2) Renames student engagement centers as student engagement hubs, and moves provisions authorizing student engagement centers into separate section of RCW. (3) Authorizes the Secretary of State to provide grants to county auditors to implement student engagement hubs.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on February 13, 2020
Requires student engagement hubs only before presidential general elections. Requires student engagement hubs to stay open during business hours the five days before the electronic voter registration deadline, which is eight days before the election.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on February 13, 2020
Requires an institution operating a student engagement hub to pay the full cost of operating the student engagement hub. Makes the act null and void if money is not appropriated in the 2020 supplemental budget for the operation of student engagement hubs.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on February 13, 2020
Removes provisions authorizing 17-year olds who will be 18 by the general election to vote in primary elections.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 13, 2020
Received in the House on February 17, 2020
Referred to the House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee on February 17, 2020
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 25, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 5, 2020
Removes ability of a 16 year old person to register to vote, but specifies that a 17 year old person may to register to vote. Makes other conforming changes to voter registration requirements.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 5, 2020
Requires certain public universities to open student engagement hubs only before presidential general elections. Requires student engagement hubs to stay open during business hours beginning five days before the electronic voter registration deadline through the deadline. Provides that the hubs must provide access to the voter registration portal. Specifies that student government organizations at other state universities and campuses may request to open student engagement hubs.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on March 5, 2020
Removes requirement that certain institutions of higher education establish student engagement hubs. Removes requirement that information about student engagement hubs be included in voters' pamphlets. Removes provision allowing a person to register in person at a student engagement hub.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on March 5, 2020
Removes provisions authorizing 17-year-old persons who will be 18 years old by the general election to vote in primary and presidential primary elections.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2020
Received in the Senate on March 7, 2020

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