Honorable Mary Denny, Chair, House Committee on Elections
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB54 by Wolens (Relating to certain early voting by mail procedures and to the prevention of voting fraud generally; providing criminal penalties.), As Introduced
The provisions of the bill that are the subject of this analysis would amend the Election Code by making certain voting offenses punishable as state jail felonies.
A state jail felony is punishable by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days, or, in addition to confinement, a fine not to exceed $10,000.
In the case of this bill, the increased workload from provisions dealing with voting offenses would probably not be substantial according to analysis provided by the Secretary of State and the Office of the Attorney General.
302 Office of the Attorney General, 307 Secretary of State