HB3C-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Summary of the Committee Version of the Bill

HCS HB 3 -- PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

SPONSOR:  Dugger

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Elections
by a vote of 10 to 0.

This substitute repeals the provision requiring a statewide
presidential preference primary to be held on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in February any year in which a
presidential election is held and requires the primary to be held
on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of each
presidential election year.

The substitute also increases the state committee filing fee for
a presidential candidate from $1,000 to $5,000 for an election
held on or before December 1, 2012, and to $10,000 for any
election held thereafter.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2012, FY 2013, and
FY 2014.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill will allow the
Republican and Democratic parties to retain full representation
for the purpose of electing presidential candidates.

Testifying for the bill was Representative Dugger.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

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