SB 41/LM (BR 441) - J. Higdon, J. Carpenter
AN ACT relating to elections.
Amend KRS 116.055 to permit a registered independent to vote in the primary of one party for each primary and to require that an independent be registered as an independent on December 31 immediately preceding the primary; amend KRS 118.125 to prohibit a primary candidate from being a registered independent; amend KRS 117.125 to require that electronic voting machines be reprogrammed to allow a registered independent to vote for a party's candidates in a primary; amend KRS 118.015 to define "registered independent" as a person who is not a member of a political party, a political organization, or a political group.
SB 41 - AMENDMENTS
SCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 118.015 to delete political group from newly created definition of "registered independent", so that definition only includes a person who is not a member of a political party or a political organization.
SFA (1, J. Higdon) - Retain original provisions; amend new language in KRS 116.055(b)2. to specify that new registrations after December 31 are eligible to vote in primary.
Jan 4-introduced in Senate
Jan 6-to State & Local Government (S)
Feb 1-taken from State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Feb 2-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 9, 2011; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 23-13 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Feb 11-received in House
Feb 14-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Feb 24-posted in committee