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SB 3/LM (BR 1420) - D. Williams

     AN ACT relating to elections and declaring an emergency.
     Amend various sections of KRS Chapters 83A, 116, 117, 118, 118A, 119, and 121 to change the filing deadline for candidates in primaries from the last Tuesday in January to the last Tuesday in April; change the date of the primary from the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in August; eliminate the runoff primary for gubernatorial slates; amend various sections to conform; EMERGENCY.

SB 3 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions except change the filing deadline for presidential candidates to 45 days before the presidential preference primary; change the presidential preference primary date to the first Tuesday in February; create a new section in KRS Chapter 118 to require the Secretary of State to make a recommendation to the State Board of Elections to change the date of the presidential preference primary under certain conditions; require the State Board of Elections to give notice to the Legislative Research Commission if the date of the presidential preference primary is to change; require the State Board of Elections to promulgate administrative regulations and establish procedures for election officials to follow.

     SCA (1, D. Thayer) - Delete emergency clause.

     SCA (2/Title, D. Thayer) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 18-introduced in Senate
     Jan 22-to State & Local Government (S)
     Jan 25-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Jan 28-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Jan 30-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) and (2-title) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 30, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 21-14 with Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) and (2-title)
     Jan 31-received in House
     Feb 4-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

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