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HB1589       (?)


Measure Title: PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION REGARDING THE ELECTION OF STATE OFFICIALS.
Report Title: Constitution; Elections; Governor; Lieutenant Governor; Legislature
Description: Provides that if there are 2 or more candidates for a state public office, and a candidate receives the majority of votes for that office in the primary election, that candidate shall be elected. Provides that if none of the candidates receives a majority of votes cast in a primary election for a state public office, the 2 candidates who receive the highest number of votes for that office shall advance to a general election. Repeals constitutional requirements that a candidate for lieutenant governor be elected at the same time and on the same party ticket as a candidate for governor.
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: JUD, FIN
Introducer(s): LUKE

Sort by Date Status Text
1/24/2019HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/28/2019HReferred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6
2/1/2019HBill scheduled to be heard by JUD on Tuesday, 02-05-19 2:05PM in House conference room 325.
2/5/2019HThe committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 02-06-19.
2/5/2019HBill scheduled for decision making on Wednesday, 02-06-19 2:00PM in conference room 325.
2/6/2019HThe committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
12/1/2019DCarried over to 2020 Regular Session.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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HB1589




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