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HB 7035 — Presidential Preference Primary Date

by Rules, Calendar and Ethics Committee and Rep. Workman (SB 7036 by Ethics and Elections Committee)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Ethics and Elections Committee (EE)

The bill (Chapter 2015-5, L.O.F.) sets the date for the Florida presidential preference primary (“PPP”) on the 3rd Tuesday in March of each presidential election year, which has the immediate effect of moving the PPP in 2016 from March 1 to March 15.

These provisions became law upon approval by the Governor on March 19, 2015.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 114-0