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HB 131 (BR 124) - B. Yonts, C. Embry Jr

     AN ACT relating to elections.
     Amend KRS 117.265 to make ineligible any candidate who is defeated in a partisan or nonpartisan primary election from being a write-in candidate for the same office in the regular election.


     SFA (1, B. Leeper) - Amend KRS 118.105 to direct the Secretary of State to make a certification of a vacancy and to require that a nomination be made within five days of the certification; amend KRS 118.176 to establish procedures to be followed when the bona fides of a candidate are challenged, to create a time frame in which the courts are required to issue an order, to establish that when a motion to set aside has been filed after the order of the circuit court has been rendered regarding the bona fides of candidates for the General Assembly and a slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the motion to set aside will be heard by the Supreme Court.

     SFA (2, D. Thayer) - Amend KRS 118.215 to provide that during a presidential election year, the Secretary of State shall certify the nominations no later than the Monday after the Friday following the first Tuesday in September; amend KRS 118.365 to conform.

     SFA (3, D. Thayer) - Amend KRS 117.235 to expand the class of persons permitted in a voting room while a vote is being cast; amend KRS 117.255 to make technical amendments; amend KRS 117.275 to permit nonpartisan candidates to witness and check the vote count; amend KRS 117.995 to create a penalty for violations of certain election provisions; amend KRS 119.056 to clarify circumstances for penalties regarding violations of certain election provisions.

     SFA (4, D. Thayer) - Amend KRS 118.125, 118.165, 118.315, 118A.060, and 83A.045 to provide that signatures for nomination papers shall not be affixed prior to the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the ballot; amend KRS 118.227 to require the Secretary of State to certify any changes made to a slate of candidates to the appropriate county clerk, registry, and the State Board of Elections; amend KRS 83A.170 and 83A.175 to establish when a candidate's name is not to be printed on the ballot; amend KRS 117.265 to prohibit any candidate whose name appears on the ballot from being eligible as a write-in candidate in the regular election, except in certain situations.

     Jan 2-introduced in House
     Jan 3-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 28, 2007
     Mar 2-3rd reading, passed 83-13; received in Senate
     Mar 5-to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar; floor amendments (1) (2) (3) and (4) filed
     Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 9, 2007
     Mar 9-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with floor amendments (1) (2) (3) and (4) ; received in House

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