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HAVA appropriations (new law)

Published (5/25/2012)
By Nick Busse
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The Office of the Secretary of State will have another $750,000 to carry out its election administration duties.

A new law appropriates funds from the Help America Vote Act reserve account, which is funded by the federal government. Appropriating money from the fund is a routine duty for the Legislature.

The law specifies that $120,000 of the total amount is to support local election officials and $50,000 is for compliance with the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.

A provision in the law also states that the office may not compensate for any funding reductions for its election duties by reducing business services.

The law takes effect July 1, 2012. Rep. Morrie Lanning (R-Moorhead) and Sen. Mike Parry (R-Waseca) are the sponsors.

HF2269*/ SF1832/CH282

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