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CS/CS/HB 1261: Election Ballots

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; State Affairs Committee ; Corcoran ; Legg ; Young ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins

Election Ballots; Revises terminology relating to election ballots; transfers to new subsection requirements applicable to joint resolutions; provides that joint resolution may include ballot summary or alternate ballot summaries, listed in order of preference, describing chief purpose of amendment or revision in clear & unambiguous language; requires joint resolution to specify placement on ballot of ballot title & either ballot summary embodied in joint resolution or full text of proposed amendment or revision, etc.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1355 (Ch. 2011-40)
Location: In messages from House
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/4/2011 House • Filed
3/8/2011 House • Introduced -HJ 114
3/14/2011 House • Referred to State Affairs Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 220
4/5/2011 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/07/11, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
4/7/2011 House • CS by State Affairs Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 5 -HJ 601
4/8/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 600
• CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 598
4/12/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/14/11, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
4/14/2011 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 6 -HJ 660
4/15/2011 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 671
• CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 658
4/18/2011 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/20/11
4/20/2011 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 713
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/21/2011 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 750
• CS passed; YEAS 79 NAYS 38 -HJ 751
4/26/2011 Senate • In Messages
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1355 (Ch. 2011-40)