SB 1415

Senate Bill (SB) 1415; municipal elections; majority vote calculation

Sponsor: Senator Yarbrough

Overview: SB 1415 provides the necessary calculations to ascertain the majority vote for municipal elections.

League Position: SUPPORT - The League supports the measure as it clarifies the process for majority vote calculation and eliminates unnecessary additional elections.

Summary: SB 1415 reformulates the procedure for municipal candidates winning an election outright at a primary election, or having to proceed to a general election.

Updates

02/18/14: The Senate Elections Committee passed the bill by a unanimous vote. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

02/27/14: SB 1415 passed Senate Committee of the Whole. The bill now proceeds to Senate Third Reading.

02/27/14: SB 1415 passed Senate Third Reading on a vote of 27 ayes and 3 nays. The bill now proceeds to the House.

03/20/14: An amended SB 1415 passed out of the House Government Committee on a 4-3 vote. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

04/03/14: SB 1415 has been retained on the House Committee of the Whole calendar.