Automatic Voter Registration Bills, 2015-Present

Below is a list of AVR bills that have been introduced in state legislatures around the country since 2015.

June 27, 2018

 

2018 Automatic Voter Registration Bills Introduced

Location

Bill Number

Arizona AZ HB 2052
Florida FL SB 64FL SB 704
Hawaii HI SB 2210
Idaho ID HB 395
Illinois IL HB 4517IL HB 5718 (AVR already signed into law in 2017)
Iowa IA SF 2031
Louisiana LA HB 628LA HB 649LA SB 150
Maryland MD HB 152MD SB 1048 (Became law without governor's signature on April 5, 2018)
Massachusetts  MA HB 4320 (Signed by the governor on August 9, 2018)
Minnseota MN HF 3791MN SF 3374
Mississippi MS HB 817MS HB 925
Missouri MO HB 1584MO HB 1934MO HB 2049
New Jersey NJ AB 1178NJ SB 648NJ SB 651NJ SB 481; NJ AB 2014 (Signed by the governor on April 17, 2018)
New York NY S 7764
North Carolina NC SB 704
Oklahoma OK HB 2912; OK HB 3029OK HB 3396
Tennessee TN SB 1767TN HB 1777TN HB 2306TN SB 2187
Utah UT HB 67UT SB 112 (Passed by the Senate on February 28, 2018)
Virginia VA HB 403VA HB 834VA HB 1112
Washington WA HB 2433WA SB 6353WA HB 2595 (Signed by the governor on March 19, 2018)

 

 

2017 Automatic Voter Registration Bills Introduced

Location

Bill Number

United States* US H.R. 2876US S. 1353
Alabama  AL HB 79AL SB 161
Arizona AZ HB 2348AZ SB 1219
Arkansas AR HB 1004
Connecticut CT HB 5956CT HB 6579CT HB 6867
Delaware* DE HB 79
Florida  FL S 72
Georgia*  GA HB 20GA SB 36GA HB 180 (AVR already approved administratively)
Hawaii HI HB 245HI HB 439HI HB 1188HI HB 1652HI SB 206HI SB 246HI SB 302HI SB 811
Illinois*  IL HB 626IL HB 3182IL HB 3695IL SB 1933 (Signed by the governor on August 28, 2017)
Indiana IN HB 1178IN SB 257
Iowa* IA HF 194IA HF 247IA SF 65IA SF 381
Maine ME LD 1232
Maryland MD HB 741MD SB 938
Massachusetts* MA H 2091MA S 373
Michigan* MI HJR O
Minnesota* MN HF 245MN HF 703MN SF 323MN SF 796
Mississippi MS HB 498MS SB 2863
Missouri MO HB 184MO HB 496MO HB 531MO HB 638MO HB 1181
Nebraska* NE LB 290
Nevada NV AB 104NV SB 144NV SB 327Initiative Petition 1 (Passed by the legislature, vetoed by the governor; will appear on 2018 ballot)
New Mexico NM HB 28*; NM HJR 4
New York* NY A 1022NY A 2278NY A 5312NY A 5627NY A 5992NY A 6283NY S 1369NY S 2399NY S 3304NY S 3436NY S 5114
North Carolina* NC SB 646
Ohio* OH HB 14
Oklahoma OK HB 1700OK HB 1817OK HB 1879
Pennsylvania* PA HB 193
Rhode Island RI H 5514RI S 770RI H 5702 (Signed by the governor on July 19, 2017)
South Carolina* SC H 3157SC S 135
Tennessee TN HB 787TN SB 592
Texas TX HB 70TX HB 3327TX SB 147TX SB 186TX SB 231
Utah UT HB 159 (Passed by the House on February 23, 2017)
Virginia VA HB 2088VA HB 2182VA SB 1051
Washington* WA SB 5469WA SB 5857
Wisconsin* WI AB 609

 

*AVR bills introduced in 2017 carried over to the 2018 legislative session

2016 Automatic Voter Registration Bills Introduced

Location

Bill Number

United States US H.R. 5779US S. 3252
Alaska Alaska Voter Registration Amendment (Passed by ballot initiative on November 8, 2016)
Alabama AL HB 71AL HB 72AL HB 149AL HB 259
Arizona AZ SB 1007AZ SB 1260AZ SB 1342AZ SB 1392AZ HB 2097
Connecticut CT HB 5514
Florida FL S 1016FL H 1067
Hawaii HI SB 2165HI SB 2214HI SB 2259HI HB 1593HI HB 1633
Illinois IL HB 6211IL SB 250 (Passed by the legislature, vetoed by the governor)
Indiana IN SB 135IN HB 1151
Iowa IA SF 2099IA HF 2162IA SF 2256
Louisiana LA HB 599
Maryland MD SB 19; MD SB 11MD SB 350MD HB 1007
Michigan MI SB 735
Missouri MO HB 1677MO HB 1719MO HB 1844MO HB 2081MO HB 2192MO HB 2280MO HB 2788
New Jersey NJ A 1944 (Passed by the legislature, vetoed by the governor)NJ A 2002NJ A 3726NJ S 1228NJ S 1998
New Mexico NM SB 2
New York  NY A 5972NY A 10371NY S 2538
North Carolina NC H 1107NC S 854
Pennsylvania PA HB 1874
South Carolina SC H 4471
Tennessee  TN SB 1631TN HB 1724
Virginia VA SB 222VA HB 67VA HB 416VA HB 1002
Washington WA SB 6379WA HB 2682 (Passed by the House on February 15, 2016)
West Virginia WV SB 142WV HB 4013 (Signed by the governor on April 1, 2016)

 

2015 Automatic Voter Registration Bills Introduced

Location

Bill Number

United States HR 2694US SB 1970
Alabama AL HB 529
Arizona AZ HB 2434
Arkansas AR HB 1616
California CA AB 1461 (Signed by the governor on October 10, 2015)
Georgia GA SB 31GA HB 665
Hawaii HI SB 150HI HB 401HI HB 489
Illinois IL HB 4208IL SB 2134
Louisiana LA SB 44LA SB 258LA HB 651LA HR 132 (Passed by the House on June 10, 2015)
Massachusetts MA H 3937
Michigan MI HB 4927MI HB 4928MI HB 4929
Minnesota MN HF 1449MN SF 1346
New Jersey NJ A 4613 (Passed by the legislature, vetoed by the governor); NJ A 3432NJ A 4446NJ A 4500NJ A 4574NJ S 50NJ S 2871NJ S 2904NJ S 2905 NJ S 3040
New York NY S 5367; NY S 6075NY A 6610
Ohio OH SB 158OH HB 181OH HB 179
Oregon OR HB 2177 (Signed by the governor on March 16, 2015); OR HB 2059
Pennsylvania PA HB 1306PA SB 806
South Carolina SC S 596SC H 3978
Texas TX HB 3267TX SB 1449
Vermont VT H 458 (Signed by the governor on April 28, 2016)
Washington, D.C. DC LB 194 (Became law on February 18, 2017)
Wisconsin WI SB 281WI AB 379