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CS/CS/HB 1325: Elections

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee ; Renner ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Caldwell

Elections; Revises definition of "marksense ballots"; revises provisions relating to elections, including candidate qualifications, official time of closing of polls, elector assistance, polling room or early voting area layout, election officials, & ballot requirements; requires officer who qualifies for federal public office to resign from office he or she presently holds if terms, or any part thereof, run concurrently; provides registration requirements for persons seeking to qualify for election as a candidate with no party affiliation; provides additional means by which certain candidates may pay qualifying fee; requires governing body of municipality to determine date on which initial & runoff elections for municipal office are held & provides options therefor; preempts to state authority to establish election dates for municipal elections; provides requirements for municipal recall election dates; repeals provisions relating to change of dates for cause in municipal elections; extends terms of incumbent elected municipal officers until next municipal election.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in returning Messages
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/6/2017 House • Filed
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 135
3/10/2017 House • Referred to Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 350
3/24/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, 03/28/17, 3:30 pm, Morris Hall
3/28/2017 House • CS by Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 494
3/29/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 487
3/30/2017 House • Original reference(s) removed: Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Government Accountability Committee -HJ 519
• Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 519
4/17/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 04/19/17, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
4/19/2017 House • CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 23 NAYS 1 -HJ 787
4/20/2017 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 782
4/21/2017 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 792
4/24/2017 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/17
4/27/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 938
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/28/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 971
• Amendment(s) adopted (951695) -HJ 971
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 93 NAYS 24 -HJ 971
4/28/2017 Senate • In Messages
4/30/2017 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Rules -SJ 610
5/1/2017 Senate • Received -SJ 610
5/5/2017 Senate • Withdrawn from Ethics and Elections; Rules -SJ 938
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 938
• Substituted for SB 1160 -SJ 938
• Read 2nd time -SJ 938
• Amendment(s) adopted (918094) -SJ 940
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -SJ 943, 944
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 35 NAYS 0 -SJ 944
5/5/2017 House • In returning messages
• Refused to concur, requested Senate to recede -HJ 1221, 1222
5/5/2017 Senate • In returning messages
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in returning Messages