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SB 556: Primary Elections


Primary Elections; Requiring that a universal primary election open to all qualified electors, regardless of political party affiliation or lack thereof, be held for purposes of selecting candidates for specified federal, state, local, and district offices; specifying that the candidates receiving the highest and next highest number of votes in the universal primary election advance to the general election, etc.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Ethics and Elections
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/28/2019 Senate • Filed
    2/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 72
    3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 72
    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Ethics and Elections

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  • SB 556, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/28/2019 at 10:07 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Citations - Statutes (31)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.021 Definitions. Page 4 (pdf)
    99.061 Method of qualifying for nomination or election to federal, state, county, or district office. Page 5 (pdf)
    99.063 Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Page 11 (pdf)
    99.0955 Candidates with no party affiliation; name on general election ballot. Page 11 (pdf)
    100.051 Candidate’s name on general election ballot. Page 12 (pdf)
    100.061 Primary election. Page 1 (pdf)
    100.081 Nomination of county commissioners at primary election. Page 12 (pdf)
    100.111 Filling vacancy. Page 13 (pdf)
    100.191 General election laws applicable to special elections; returns. Page 18 (pdf)
    101.021 Elector to vote the primary ballot of the political party in which he or she is registered. Page 19 (pdf)
    101.151 Specifications for ballots. Page 3 (pdf)
    101.2512 Candidates’ names on general election ballots. Page 19 (pdf)
    101.252 Candidates entitled to have names printed on certain ballots; exception. Page 19 (pdf)
    101.5606 Requirements for approval of systems. Page 20 (pdf)
    102.131 Returns before canvassing commission. Page 20 (pdf)
    102.151 County canvassing board to issue certificates; supervisor to give notice to Department of State. Page 21 (pdf)
    102.168 Contest of election. Page 22 (pdf)
    102.1685 Venue. Page 23 (pdf)
    102.171 Contest of election to Legislature. Page 24 (pdf)
    104.071 Remuneration by candidate for services, support, etc.; penalty. Page 24 (pdf)
    104.31 Political activities of state, county, and municipal officers and employees. Page 26 (pdf)
    105.071 Candidates for judicial office; limitations on political activity. Page 27 (pdf)
    106.011 Definitions. Page 28 (pdf)
    106.021 Campaign treasurers; deputies; primary and secondary depositories. Page 29 (pdf)
    106.03 Registration of political committees and electioneering communications organizations. Page 32 (pdf)
    106.12 Petty cash funds allowed. Page 34 (pdf)
    106.143 Political advertisements circulated prior to election; requirements. Page 34 (pdf)
    106.15 Certain acts prohibited. Page 35 (pdf)
    106.18 When a candidate’s name to be omitted from ballot. Page 36 (pdf)
    112.313 Standards of conduct for public officers, employees of agencies, and local government attorneys. Page 36 (pdf)
    112.3145 Disclosure of financial interests and clients represented before agencies. Page 36 (pdf)

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