Public Chapter 287

SENATE BILL NO. 886

By Dixon

Substituted for: House Bill No. 1470

By Ulysses Jones, John DeBerry, Larry Turner, Cooper, Towns, Brooks

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-7-131, relative to the use of paper ballots.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-7-131, is amended by adding the following new subsection:

(e)(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) through (d), if paper ballots are used pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-5-206(e)(2), the county election commission may have such paper ballots counted by the Central Absentee Ballot Counting Board pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-6-302, after the ballot boxes have been transported to the county election commission office.

(2) The Coordinator of Elections may promulgate rules and procedures to implement this subsection.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.