As part of an en masse drop of dozens of bills onto Gov. Rick Scott‘s desk courtesy of the Florida Senate, a bill to allow online voting registration sponsored by state Sen. Jeff Clemens now sits before the Governor’s Office, awaiting his review. Scott administration Secretary of State Ken Detzner openly opposed the measure, SB 228, as it wended its way through committee, saying it would interfere with already ongoing efforts to revamp the state’s voter rolls and registration system.
Perhaps signaling a change of course, however, Detzner has since clarified that he was speaking on his own behalf in his testimony and had not advised the governor on how to handle the proposed law.
On Thursday evening Clemens told SaintPetersblog his measure is a worthy one, and that Scott would be well-advised to grant it final approval. “The bill accomplishes the same things the governor said he set out to do from day one: make government more efficient, data more secure and save taxpayer dollars,” said Clemens.