HB 2214

House Bill (HB) 2214 notice; attorney general; trial court (NOW: majority vote calculation; municipal elections)

Sponsor: Representative Petersen (S/E sponsor Senator Driggs)

Overview: HB 2214 establishes a formula for determining the majority of votes cast in municipal elections for the office of mayor or city council

League Position: SUPPORT - The League supports the bill as it eliminates unnecessary elections which saves taxpayer dollars.

Summary: HB 2214 establishes a formula for determining the majority of votes casts in municipal elections for the offices of mayor or city council. If more candidates receive a majority of votes than there are seats to be filled for that office, the candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be declared elected to that office. If no candidates or not enough candidates receive the majority of votes cast, the number of candidates who advance to the general or runoff election must be equal to twice the number of seats to be filled.

Updates

03/30/15: signed by the governor. Chapter 105, Laws 2015.

03/24/15: House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 55-0; ready for governor

03/23/15: passed Senate 28-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments

03/18/15: Senate COW approved with amendment. Short title change