05RS HB26


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HB 26 (BR 42) - A. Arnold, C. Embry Jr, J. Richards, T. Thompson

     AN ACT relating to the regulation of elections and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 117.235 to prohibit electioneering within 100 feet rather than within 500 feet for a polling place; define electioneering to include soliciting signatures to a petition for a bona fide candidate or to advocate the passage or defeat of a ballot question; EMERGENCY.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except change electioneering prohibition near a polling place from 100 feet to 300 feet.

     SFA (1, W. Blevins Jr) - Amend HB 26 to prohibit electioneering during the period of time voters are allowed to vote in person by absentee ballot.

     SFA (2, W. Blevins Jr) - Amend HB 26 to allow yard signs to be permitted on privately owned residential or other property within 300 yards of a polling location.

     SFA (3, D. Thayer) - Amend KRS 118.255 to remove the requirement for fees to be deposited in the election campaign fund for public financing of gubernatorial elections; create a new section of KRS Chapter 121 to establish procedures regarding a vacancy in a slate of candidates; amend KRS 121.015, 121.056, 121.120, 121.150, 121.170, 121.180, 121.220, 121.990, 154A.160, 154A.990, and 6.611 to conform; and repeal KRS 121A.005, 121A.010, 121A.015, 121A.020, 121A.030, 121A.040, 121A.050, 121A.060, 121A.070, 121A.080, 121A.090, 121A.100, 121A.110, and 121A.990.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Feb 2-posting waived; posted in committee
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 7, 2005
     Feb 7-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 8-received in Senate
     Feb 11-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 28, 2005; floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed
     Feb 28-3rd reading; floor amendment (2) defeated; passed 35-1 with floor amendments (1) and (3)
     Mar 1-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 2-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendments (1) and (3) on Thursday, March 3, 2005
     Mar 8-House concurred in Senate floor amendment (1); House refused to concur in Senate floor amendment (3); received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate floor amendment (3) on Tuesday, March 8, 2005; Senate receded from floor amendment (3); passed 30-0 (with Senate Floor Amendment 1); received in House
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 21, 2005; passed 97-0 (with Senate Floor Amendment 1); enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 31-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 176)

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