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HB 97 (BR 394) - D. Owens, R. Meeks

     AN ACT relating to elections.
     Amend KRS 118.176 to add candidates for special elections to current definitions; amend KRS 118.315, 118.365, 118.367, and 118.770 to include political organization or political group candidates as candidates required to file nomination papers for a regular election; amend KRS 118.375 to change from 106 days to three months as the minimum amount of time that certain candidates may file petitions for a vacant elective office; amend KRS 118.760 to state the procedures to be followed for the nomination of independent, political organization, or political group candidates for a special election; amend KRS 118A.100 to establish petition standards for candidates for an unexpired term of a judicial office; amend KRS 118A.190 to establish for the board of elections of each county a certification deadline to the Secretary of State following primary or regular election.


     SCS - Retain original provisions and amend KRS 83A.045, 117.045, 118.025, 118.165, 118.215, 118.225,118.561, 118.591,118.601, 118A.060, and 117.355 to change the filing deadline for political candidates from the last Tuesday in January to the last Tuesday in April, to change the date of the primary from the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August, and to conform.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 5-introduced in House; to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Jan 12-posted in committee
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 3-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 10, 2010
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 98-1
     Feb 11-received in Senate
     Feb 16-to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 18, 2010
     Mar 18-3rd reading, passed 22-15 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 19-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 26-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute for Monday, March 29, 2010
     Mar 29-House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute ; Senate receded from Committee Substitute ; passed 35-0
     Apr 1-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 12-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 123)

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