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CS/CS/HB 1261 - Election Ballots

General Bill   by Judiciary Committee and State Affairs Committee and Corcoran and Legg and Young (CO-SPONSORS) Adkins
Election Ballots: Revises terminology relating to election ballots; transfers to new subsection requirements applicable to joint resolutions; provides that joint resolution may include ballot summary or alternate ballot summaries, listed in order of preference, describing chief purpose of amendment or revision in clear & unambiguous language; requires joint resolution to specify placement on ballot of ballot title & either ballot summary embodied in joint resolution or full text of proposed amendment or revision; requires placement on ballot of full text of amendment or revision if court determines that each ballot summary embodied in joint resolution is defective unless Secretary of State certifies to court that placement of full text on ballot is incompatible with voting systems; requires Attorney General to revise ballot summary under certain circumstances; requires challenges to be filed within certain time; creates presumptions; establishes rules of construction; requires courts to accord challenges priority over other pending cases & issue orders expeditiously; provides for retroactive application.
Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Event: 05/07/11 S Died in Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1355 (Ch. 2011-40) on Monday, May 09, 2011 3:08 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

    -   State Affairs Committee
           On agenda for: 04/07/11 8:00 AM              Notice
        Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action)              See Votes
 
    -   Judiciary Committee
           On agenda for: 04/14/11 9:00 AM              Notice
        Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action)              See Votes
 

Related Bills

Bill # Subject Relationship
CS/CS/HB 1355 Elections Compare
CS/SB 1504 Initiative Petitions Compare
CS/CS/SB 2086 Elections Compare

Bill Text

Staff Analysis

Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
House 04/21/2011 04:10 PM   79 38 Passage Vote [Seq# 277]

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee
05/07/11 S Died in Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1355 (Ch. 2011-40) Monday, May 09, 2011 3:08 PM
05/07/11 S Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Saturday, May 07, 2011 12:01 AM
Message sent to senate Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:36 PM
04/26/11 S In Messages Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:10 PM
Passage on third reading Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:10 PM
CS passed; YEAS 79, NAYS 38 Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:09 PM
Read 3rd time Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:53 PM
Added to Third Reading Calendar Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:09 PM
Read 2nd time Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:14 PM
Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/20/2011) Monday, April 18, 2011 3:15 PM
Added to Second Reading Calendar Friday, April 15, 2011 5:27 PM
1st Reading Friday, April 15, 2011 5:27 PM
Bill referred to House Calendar Friday, April 15, 2011 4:41 PM
CS Filed Friday, April 15, 2011 3:18 PM
Laid on Table under Rule 7.19(a) Friday, April 15, 2011 3:18 PM
Reported out of Judiciary Committee Friday, April 15, 2011 3:15 PM Judiciary Committee
Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:00 PM Judiciary Committee
Added to Judiciary Committee agenda Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:20 PM Judiciary Committee
1st Reading Friday, April 08, 2011 6:17 PM
Now in Judiciary Committee Friday, April 08, 2011 9:10 AM Judiciary Committee
Referred to Judiciary Committee Friday, April 08, 2011 9:10 AM Judiciary Committee
CS Filed Friday, April 08, 2011 9:04 AM
Laid on Table under Rule 7.19(a) Friday, April 08, 2011 9:04 AM
Reported out of State Affairs Committee Friday, April 08, 2011 9:03 AM State Affairs Committee
Favorable with CS by State Affairs Committee Thursday, April 07, 2011 11:00 AM State Affairs Committee
PCS added to State Affairs Committee agenda Tuesday, April 05, 2011 4:22 PM State Affairs Committee
Now in State Affairs Committee Monday, March 14, 2011 11:28 AM State Affairs Committee
Referred to Judiciary Committee Monday, March 14, 2011 11:28 AM Judiciary Committee
Referred to State Affairs Committee Monday, March 14, 2011 11:28 AM State Affairs Committee
1st Reading Tuesday, March 08, 2011 10:24 PM
Filed Friday, March 04, 2011 4:58 PM Corcoran

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

101.161
 

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