HB 247/LM (BR 1137) - M. Harmon
AN ACT relating to gubernatorial elections.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 118 to require a candidate for Governor to select a running mate in a slate of candidates after filing a certificate or petition of nomination and not later than the second Tuesday in August preceding the regular election for the office of Governor; establish a procedure to follow if a vacancy occurs in a candidacy for the office of Lieutenant Governor; amend KRS 121.015 to redefine "slate of candidates"; amend KRS 117.275, 118.025, 118.125,118.245, 120.055, 120.095, and 121.170 to conform; repeal KRS 118.127 and 118.227.
HB 247 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except require candidate for Governor to designate his or her nominee for Lieutenant Governor by filing a declaration of nomination with the Secretary of State; amend KRS 118.105 to conform; require State Board of Elections to print notice of change in composition of slate of candidates and provide that votes cast for slate of candidates prior to composition change shall be counted as votes for new slate composition.
HFA (1, M. Harmon) - Retain original provisions, except delete original Section 1 and replace with amendment to KRS 118.127 to provide that a slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall jointly appear only on the ballot for the regular election if a party's gubernatorial nominee files a declaration of nomination designating the nominee for Lieutenant Governor no later than the fourth Tuesday after the primary or if the governing authority of the party fills the vacancy after the required time; require declaration of nomination to be in form prescribed by the State Board of Elections and to be subscribed and sworn to by candidates; provide that the failure to designate creates a vacancy in the nomination for Lieutenant Governor; require designated Lieutenant Governor nominee to be qualified under KRS 116.055; prescribe the oath required of the slate of candidates; amend Section 4, KRS 118.105, and Section 10, KRS 121.015, to conform.
HFA (2, M. Harmon) - Amend KRS 6.767 to allow a member of the General Assembly or the campaign committee for a member of the General Assembly to accept contributions from legislative agents in a campaign for Governor or Lieutenant Governor; amend KRS 6.751 and 6.811 to conform.
HFA (3/Title, M. Harmon) - Make title amendment.
HFA (4/P, M. Harmon) - Retain original provisions; amend various KRS sections to change the date of the primary, except for the presidential preference primary, from the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August; change the filing deadline for political candidates from the last Tuesday in January to the last Tuesday in April; change the date of the presidential preference primary from the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in March; allow a member of the General Assembly or the campaign committee of a member of the General Assembly to accept campaign contributions from legislative agents in a race for Governor or Lieutenant Governor; amend KRS 118.176 to add candidates for special elections to current definitions; amend various KRS sections to include political organization or political group candidates as candidates required to file nomination papers for a general election; amend KRS 118.375 to change from 106 days to three months the minimum time for certain candidates to 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 the unexpired term of a judicial office; amend KRS 118A.190 to establish for the board of elections of each county a deadline for certification to the Secretary of State following a primary or special election; amend various KRS sections to conform.
Jan 13-introduced in House
Jan 19-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Jan 28-posted in committee
Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 11, 2010
Feb 19-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 22-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3-title) filed
Mar 23-floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 24-taken from the Orders of the Day; returned to Rules (H)
Mar 25-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)