Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 250

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 3-6-12.

Synopsis: Petition carriers. Requires an individual who circulates a petition that is required to place a candidate or a public question on the ballot to provide on each signature page of the petition: (1) the individual's identification information; and (2) a signed affirmation, under penalties of perjury, that the individual has no reason to believe that any signer on the page is ineligible to sign the petition or did not properly complete and sign the page. Provides that a signature page that does not comply with these requirements is void.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Walker




    January 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections.







Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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SENATE BILL No. 250



    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 3-6-12; (13)IN0250.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 3-6-12 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]:
     Chapter 12. Carriers of Petitions for Candidates and Public Questions
    Sec. 1. This chapter applies to a petition that is required to place a candidate or a public question on the ballot.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "petition carrier" refers to an individual who circulates a petition that is required to place a candidate or a public question on the ballot.
    Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "petition statute" refers to the statute that requires the signatures of petitioners to place a candidate or a public question on the ballot.
    Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "signature page" refers to a page of a petition on which petitioners sign their names and provide other information required by the petition statute.
    Sec. 5. If there is a conflict between this chapter and a specific

applicable provision of the petition statute, the provision of the petition statute governs.
    Sec. 6. A petition carrier must satisfy all other qualifications or requirements required by the petition statute in addition to the qualifications and requirements of this chapter.
    Sec. 7. (a) The petition carrier must sign and date the following statement at the bottom of each signature page: "I affirm under the penalties for perjury that I have no reason to believe that any individual whose signature appears on this page is ineligible to sign this petition or did not properly complete and sign this page.".
    (b) The petition carrier must also print the following information below the affirmation stated in subsection (a):
        (1) The petition carrier's name.
        (2) The petition carrier's full address, including the ZIP code.
        (3) The petition carrier's date of birth.
    Sec. 8. A signature page:
        (1) that does not satisfy section 7 of this chapter; or
        (2) that is signed by a petition carrier who does not comply with this chapter or the petition statute;
is void.