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House Bill 1226

House Bill 1226

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB1226 (Updated February 24, 2005 9:48 pm - DI 84)

Various election law matters. Provides that a person may not file election related documents by fax or electronic transmission unless specifically permitted or required by law. Makes other changes relating to filing election related documents. Provides that the deadline to withdraw as a primary election candidate does not apply to a candidate who is disqualified. Provides that a candidate who moves from the election district must file a notice of withdrawal immediately after the candidate's residence changes. Provides an expedited procedure for removal of the name of an alleged disqualified candidate from the general election ballot. Provides that if the expedited procedure does not conclude by noon 30 days before the general election, the alleged disqualified candidate's name must remain on the ballot. Provides in such a case that if the alleged disqualified candidate wins the election and is disqualified, it is considered that a qualified candidate of the same political party was elected and that a vacancy occurred in the office after the election. Removes obsolete date references and updates other references. Updates references to federal law.
Current Status:
Passed 2nd reading - first House
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