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2017 Regular Session
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Overview
At the request of: (at the request of Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins)
Chief Sponsors:
Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed)
Bill Title: Relating to elections; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Removes requirement that person elected to county office provide county clerk with certificate of election.
Requires certain election documents to be filed electronically. Changes certain ballot markings from "Presidential only" to "Federal only." Alters certain filing deadlines. Requires Secretary of State to establish process for modifying petition and prospective petition templates. Requires that one copy of prospective initiative and referral petitions, rather than two copies, be sent to required officials. Permits district attorney to make clerical corrections to ballot title for district measure. Requires all estimates, portraits, statements and arguments for voters' pamphlet to be filed electronically. Clarifies how candidates, principal campaign committees, political committees and petition committees may use amounts received as contributions. Permits use of campaign moneys in connection with most legal proceedings relating to election laws. Provides that person who fails to file required statement or certificate has 20 days from date notice is sent by Secretary of State to request hearing. Provides that during recount, Secretary of State may select batches of ballots for hand count. Changes date Secretary of State must advise county clerks of issues relating to recount from three days after date of general election to 15 days after date of general election. Provides that county clerk shall begin hand counts for recount not later than 23rd day after election, rather than by 21st day after election. Requires Secretary of State to design standard form for certified statement to be used when return identification envelope is returned unsigned. Provides that Secretary of State, rather than county clerk, is responsible for signature verification for state candidate petitions. Directs that Enrolled House Bill 2391 (2017), if referred by referendum petition, be submitted to people at special election held on January 23, 2018. Directs that Enrolled House Bill 2017 (2017), if referred by referendum petition, be submitted to people at special election held on same date as next primary election. Prescribes method for creating ballot title and explanatory statement for measure to be voted on at special election. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: Governors Office - Awaiting Signature
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