SB 68-1_ Filed 01/10/2012, 14:51 ChairPerson
Adopted 01/10/2012


COMMITTEE REPORT





MADAM PRESIDENT:
    
     The Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 68, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
    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date that the part of the act or order issued under IC 3-3-2 establishing the previous congressional district plan is repealed or superseded.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)PD4011.2. -->     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 30, 2012.
        (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)PD4011.3. -->     SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.
    (Reference is to SB 68 as introduced.)


and when so amended that said bill be reassigned to the Senate Committee on Elections.

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LONG, Chairperson


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