HB 231: Nonpartisan Elections for State Attorneys and Public Defenders
GENERAL BILL by Davis
Nonpartisan Elections for State Attorneys and Public Defenders; Revises provisions governing candidate qualifying to conform with redesignation of offices of state attorney & public defender as nonpartisan offices; removes certain requirements relating to notification & ballot layout, to conform; revises provisions governing candidate qualifying for nonpartisan offices; adds candidates for offices of state attorney & public defender to list of candidates who may qualify for election by specified petition process, in lieu of qualifying fee; requires ballot identify applicable judicial circuit; requires that space be made available on general election ballot if write-in candidate has qualified; prohibits name of an unopposed candidate for office of state attorney or public defender from appearing on any ballot; specifies that qualified elector of judicial circuit is eligible to vote for candidate; specifies applicability of campaign financing & reporting requirements to candidates; prohibits political party or partisan political organization from endorsing, supporting, or assisting any candidate in campaign for election to office of state attorney or public defender; provides penalty.
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 46
• Introduced -HJ 46
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
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