House Bill 4090 was introduced on January 23, 2007 by Representative Aldo Vagnozzi (D-37th District). The bill sets out rules and requirements for early voting that would be allowed to take place beginning 14 days before the official election date. .
HB 4090 was referred to the House Ethics and Elections Committee and on December 2, 2008 it was reported to the House with the recommendation that it pass as the substitution for current early voting laws. The bill offered in the House on December 4, 2008 would replace the previous version of the bill that limits early voting to three days before the official election date.
The bill passed on December 4, 2008 in the House by a vote of 58-50 to require and set rules for early voting on the Friday, Saturday, and Monday before an official election day. Other changes in election rules were made in House Bill 4048.
The Senate received the bill on December 10, 2008 and referred it to the Senate Campaign & Election Oversight Committee.