Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 117

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL

Arnold Breaux, Broden, Hume, Lanane, Mrvan, Randolph, Rogers,Simpson, Skinner, Tallian, Taylor, Young R

Citations Affected: IC 3-10.

Synopsis: Unopposed candidates on municipal election ballot. Requires that all nominees for each municipal office must be on the ballot if there is an election for any office of the municipality.

Effective: July 1, 2012.





Arnold, Breaux, Broden, Hume, Lanane, Mrvan, Randolph, Rogers, Simpson, Skinner, Tallian, Taylor, Young R




    January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


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SENATE BILL No. 117



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning elections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 3-10-6-7.5; (12)IN0117.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 3-10-6-7.5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.225-2011, SECTION 47, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 7.5. (a) This section applies to a municipal office elected during a municipal or general election.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), an election may not be held for a municipal office if:
        (1) there is only one (1) nominee for the office or only one (1) person has filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the office under IC 3-8-2-2.5; and
        (2) no person has filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the office under IC 3-8-2-2.5 that results in a contest for election to the same municipal office.
     (c) If there is an election for any office of the municipality, all nominees for each office must be on the ballot.
SOURCE: IC 3-10-7-6; (12)IN0117.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 3-10-7-6, AS AMENDED BY P.L.225-2011, SECTION 48, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 6. (a) A municipal election conducted under this

chapter shall be held at the time prescribed by IC 3-10-6.
    (b) This subsection applies to a municipal office elected during a municipal or general election. Except as provided in subsection (c), an election may not be held for a municipal office if:
        (1) there is only one (1) nominee for the office or only one (1) person has filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the office under IC 3-8-2-2.5; and
        (2) no person has filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the office under IC 3-8-2-2.5 that results in a contest for election to the same municipal office.
     (c) If there is an election for any office of the municipality, all nominees for each office must be on the ballot.