RDCSB436 3645 4359
DIGEST
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part of the law or proof or indicia of legislative intent. [R.S. 1:13(B) and 24:177(E)]
SB 436 Engrossed 2024 Regular Session Fesi
Present constitution provides that no person who is not a citizen of the U.S. shall be allowed
to register and vote in this state.
Present law provides no person shall be permitted to register or vote who is either under an
order or imprisonment for conviction of a felony unless they have not been incarcerated
pursuant to the order within the last five years or interdicted after being judicially declared
to be mentally incompetent.
Proposed law retains present law and further provides that no person shall be permitted to
register or vote who is not a citizen of the U.S.
Present law provides that the voter registration form shall include the questions "Are you a
citizen of the United States of America?" and "Will you be 18 years of age on or before
election day?" and the statement "If you checked 'no' in response to either of these questions,
do not complete the form.".
Proposed law further requires that proof of U.S. citizenship be attached to a voter registration
application.
Effective January 1, 2025.
(Adds R.S. 18:102(A)(3) and 104(D))
Summary of Amendments Adopted by Senate
Committee Amendments Proposed by Senate Committee on Senate and
Governmental Affairs to the original bill
1. Change the effective date to January 1, 2025.
Summary of Amendments Adopted by House
The Committee Amendments Proposed by House Committee on House and
Governmental Affairs to the engrossed bill:
1. Require proof of United States citizenship, rather than American citizenship.
2. Require proof of citizenship be attached to a voter registration application, rather
than require a space on the registration form for proof of citizenship.
3. Make technical changes.
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