January 11, 2012
SENATE BILL No. 68
DIGEST OF SB 68
(Updated January 10, 2012 10:47 am - DI dj)
Citations Affected: IC 3-8.
Synopsis: Qualification for presidential primary election. Provides that
as an alternative to submission of petitions with voter signatures, a
candidate for nomination for President of the United States may pay a
fee of $10,000 with the request to be placed on the primary election
ballot. Requires a candidate who files a request in this manner to file
the request in person. Provides that for the 2012 primary election, the
filing deadline for candidates for nomination for President of the
United States is noon on March 30 and the date for the election
division to certify candidates is April 6.
Effective: Upon passage.
January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
January 10, 2012, amended; reassigned to Committee on Elections.
January 11, 2012
Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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SENATE BILL No. 68
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 3-8-3-2; (12)SB0068.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 3-8-3-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in
section 2.5 of this chapter,
a request filed under section 1 of this
chapter must be accompanied by a petition signed by at least four
thousand five hundred (4,500) voters of the state, including at least five
hundred (500) voters from each congressional district.
(b) Each petition must contain the following:
(1) The signature of each petitioner.
(2) The name of each petitioner legibly printed.
(3) The residence mailing address of each petitioner.
(c) This subsection applies to a petition filed during the period:
(1) beginning on the date that a congressional district plan has
been adopted under IC 3-3; and
(2) ending on the date that the part of the act or order issued under
IC 3-3-2 establishing the previous congressional district plan is
repealed or superseded.
The petition must be signed by at least four thousand five hundred
(4,500) voters of Indiana, including at least five hundred (500) voters
from each congressional district created by the most recent
congressional district plan adopted under IC 3-3.
SOURCE: IC 3-8-3-2.5; (12)SB0068.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 3-8-3-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 2.5. (a) Notwithstanding section 2 of this
chapter, a candidate may file a request to be placed on the ballot
without the petitions and signatures required by section 2 of this
chapter if the candidate pays a fee of ten thousand dollars
($10,000) at the time the request is filed under this chapter.
(b) A candidate filing a request under this section must file the
request in person:
(1) with the election division; or
(2) as permitted or required by section 1 of this chapter, with
the secretary of state.
(c) For the 2012 primary election, the following apply:
(1) Notwithstanding IC 3-8-2-4 and section 5 of this chapter,
a request filed under this section for the 2012 primary election
must be filed not later than noon, Indianapolis time, March
(2) Notwithstanding IC 3-8-2-17 and section 8 of this chapter,
the election division shall, not later than April 6, 2012,
transmit to each county election board a certified list
containing the name of each person qualified as a candidate
for nomination for the office of President of the United States
and the name of the political party whose nomination the
candidate is seeking.
SOURCE: ; (12)SB0068.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.