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HB 25: Elections

GENERAL BILL by Rouson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Campbell ; Danish ; Dudley ; Lee ; Powell ; Pritchett ; Rader ; Rogers ; Stewart ; Watson, C.

Elections; Revises provisions regulating third-party voter registration organizations; reduces time that candidate must not have been registered member or candidate for nomination for any other political party before qualifying for office; permits elector to vote regular ballot at polling place in precinct to which he or she has moved by completing affirmation; deletes requirement that elector's change of residence must occur within same county for elector to vote in new precinct; deletes authorization for placement of full text of proposed constitutional amendment or revision on ballot; requires court to remove proposed amendment from ballot once all ballot statements are determined to be defective & all appeals are exhausted; deletes authority for Attorney General to revise ballot title or summary; deletes legal presumption for ballot statement; expands list of available early voting sites; provides requirements for determining number of early voting sites; increases number of days & hours for early voting; increases evidence that circuit court may consider when reviewing canvassing board's decision concerning legality of absentee ballot that involves elector's signature.

Effective Date: 1/1/2014
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/6/2012 House • Filed
    1/11/2013 House • Referred to Ethics and Elections Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 21
    3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 21
    5/3/2013 House • Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)

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  • HB 25, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/6/2012 at 4:09 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (14)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 388 Elections Soto Identical Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    H 397 Constitutional Amendments Stafford Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (CJS)
    H 449 Early Voting Castor Dentel Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (EES)
    H 1045 Elections Stark Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EES)
    H 1259 Elections Saunders Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (EES)
    H 7013 (er) Elections Ethics and Elections Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 5/21/2013 Chapter No. 2013-57
    Location: Became Law
    S 80 Elections Joyner Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    S 82 Early Voting Margolis Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    S 176 Elections Diaz de la Portilla Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    S 600 (c3) Elections Latvala Compare Last Action: 4/16/2013 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57) -SJ 446
    Location: Laid on Table
    S 668 Constitutional Amendments Bullard Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    S 782 Early Voting Thompson Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    S 888 Elections Braynon II Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    Location: In committee/council (EE)
    S 1198 Elections Sachs Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
    Location: In committee/council (EE)

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    97.0575 Third-party voter registrations. Page 2 (pdf)
    99.021 Form of candidate oath. Page 8 (pdf)
    101.045 Electors must be registered in precinct; provisions for change of residence or name. Page 9 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 12 (pdf)
    101.657 Early voting. Page 14 (pdf)
    102.168 Contest of election. Page 16 (pdf)

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