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HB 25: Elections

GENERAL BILL by Rouson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Campbell ; Danish ; Dudley ; Lee ; Powell ; Pritchett ; Rader ; Rogers ; Stewart ; Watson, C.

Elections; Revises provisions regulating third-party voter registration organizations; reduces time that candidate must not have been registered member or candidate for nomination for any other political party before qualifying for office; permits elector to vote regular ballot at polling place in precinct to which he or she has moved by completing affirmation; deletes requirement that elector's change of residence must occur within same county for elector to vote in new precinct; deletes authorization for placement of full text of proposed constitutional amendment or revision on ballot; requires court to remove proposed amendment from ballot once all ballot statements are determined to be defective & all appeals are exhausted; deletes authority for Attorney General to revise ballot title or summary; deletes legal presumption for ballot statement; expands list of available early voting sites; provides requirements for determining number of early voting sites; increases number of days & hours for early voting; increases evidence that circuit court may consider when reviewing canvassing board's decision concerning legality of absentee ballot that involves elector's signature.

Effective Date: 1/1/2014
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
Location: In committee/council (EES)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/6/2012 House • Filed
1/11/2013 House • Referred to Ethics and Elections Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 21
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 21
5/3/2013 House • Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)