HI HB1588 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 24 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-06 - The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Allows a voter to vote for any primary election candidate, regardless of the candidate's party or status as a nonpartisan candidate. 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, that candidate shall be elected, but if no candidates receive a majority, the 2 candidates receiving the highest vote totals shall advance to the general election. Takes effect upon the ratification of a corresponding constitutional amendment.

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2019-02-06HouseThe committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
2019-02-05HouseBill scheduled for decision making on Wednesday, 02-06-19 2:00PM in conference room 325.
2019-02-05HouseThe committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 02-06-19.
2019-02-01HouseBill scheduled to be heard by JUD on Tuesday, 02-05-19 2:05PM in House conference room 325.
2019-01-28HouseReferred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6
2019-01-24HouseIntroduced and Pass First Reading.


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