07RS SB54

SB54

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SB 54/LM (BR 954) - B. Leeper

     AN ACT relating to elections.
     Amend KRS 118.105 to change the date for certificates of nomination for certain replacement candidates from the second Thursday preceding the date of the regular election to the fourth Thursday preceding the date of the regular election; establish that if a vacancy in candidacy occurs later then the fourth Thursday preceding the date of the regular election no certificates are to be filed but a candidate may seek election by write-in vote; amend KRS 118.176 to require that an action regarding the bona fides of any candidate be commenced no later than the third Tuesday in August prior to the general election; require the Circuit Judge and the Court of Appeals to give preference to actions brought under this section over other civil actions or proceedings pending in court; require the Court of Appeals or a Court of Appeals Judge to render an order no later then the fourth Thursday before the general election in order to allow a political party to file a certificate of nomination for a replacement candidate.

SB 54 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS (1/LM) - Amend KRS 118.105 to direct the Secretary of State to make a certification of a vacancy and to require that a nomination be made within five days of the certification; amend KRS 118.176 to establish procedures to be followed when the bona fides of a candidate are challenged, to create a time frame in which the courts are required to issue an order, to establish that if the court fails to fully adjudicate within the allotted time the election will proceed as though the bona fides had not been challenged, and that after an election any qualified voter may proceed to file a motion under KRS Chapter 120.

     SCS (2/LM) - Amend KRS 118.105 to direct the Secretary of State to make a certification of a vacancy and to require that a nomination be made within five days of the certification; amend KRS 118.176 to establish procedures to be followed when the bona fides of a candidate are challenged, to create a time frame in which the courts are required to issue an order, to establish that when a motion to set aside has been filed after the order of the circuit court has been rendered regarding the bona fides of candidates for the General Assembly and a slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the motion to set aside will be heard by the Supreme Court.

     SCA (1, D. Thayer) - Amend KRS 118.176 to establish that when a motion to set aside has been filed after the order of the circuit court has been rendered regarding the bona fides of candidates for the General Assembly and a slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the motion to set aside will be heard by the Supreme Court.

     Jan 4-introduced in Senate
     Feb 6-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 23-taken from committee; 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 26-2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 28-reported without opinion with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; to Rules (S)
     Mar 1-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 1, 2007; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 2-recommitted to Judiciary (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2) as a Consent Bill; posted for passage; 3rd reading; Committee Substitute (1) withdrawn; committee amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 29-1 with Committee Substitute (2)
     Mar 5-received in House
     Mar 8-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

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