HB 293/LM (BR 1298) - D. Owens, R. Bunch, M. Denham, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins
AN ACT relating to elections and declaring an emergency.
Amend KRS 117.265 to provide that in the case of a special election for a vacancy in either house of the General Assembly administered under KRS 118.730, a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate shall be filed at least 28 days before the day of the election; amend KRS 118.730 to provide that if a writ of election has been issued to fill a vacancy in either house of the General Assembly and only one candidate has qualified for the vacancy, the county clerks in the territory in which the election is to be held shall conduct voting in only one of the following: the county clerk's office or another place designated by the county board of elections and approved by the State Board of Elections, and provide that this section shall not apply if the writ of election calls for the special election to be held on the day of a primary or general election or the same day as any other special election, except an uncontested special election to fill a vacancy in either house of the General Assembly; amend KRS 118.740 to require that the sheriff of each county in which a special election is to be held shall give notice at least 28 days before the day of the election, and if a special election to fill a vacancy in either house of the General Assembly is administered under KRS 118.730 and only one candidate qualifies for the vacancy, the notice shall include the location of the election; amend KRS 118.770 to provide that when a writ of election or proclamation is issued to fill a vacancy as prescribed under KRS 118.710, 118.720, or 118.730, independent, political organization, or political group petitions and certificates of nomination shall be filed at least 28 days before the day of the election; EMERGENCY.
HB 293 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions and add the word "places" to specify where voting for a special election may be held.
HFA (1, D. Ford) - Cite as the Dewayne Bunch Act.
Jan 20-introduced in House
Jan 23-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Jan 26-posted in committee
Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 10, 2012; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 13-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Feb 14-received in Senate
Feb 16-to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House
Mar 15-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Mar 19-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Mar 28-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 8)