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2011-2012 Regular Session - HB 725
Elections; selection and qualification of candidates and presidential electors; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 4 of Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to selection and qualification of candidates and presidential electors, so as to provide for reopening of qualifying periods under certain circumstances; to change certain provisions relating to filing notice of candidacy, nomination petition, and affidavit, payment of qualifying fee, pauper's affidavit and qualifying petition for exemption from qualifying fee, and military service; to change certain provisions relating to qualification of candidates for party nomination in a state or county primary, posting of list of all qualified candidates, filing of affidavit with political party by each qualifying candidate, and performance of military service does not create vacancy; to change certain provisions relating to reopening of qualification for office in the event of a candidate's death prior to a political party primary; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/27/2012 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/24/2012 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/08/2012 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/07/2012 - House Passed/Adopted
Feb/07/2012 - House Third Readers
Feb/02/2012 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Jan/13/2012 - House Second Readers
Jan/12/2012 - House First Readers
Jan/11/2012 - House Hopper
2/7/2012 Modified Structured Rule
Feb/07/2012 - House Vote #466Yea(163)Nay(0)NV(9)