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2005 House Bill 4801: Increase election recount deposit
Introduced by Rep. David Law R- on May 17, 2005
To require a candidate who asks for an election recount to pay a deposit of 100 percent of the estimated cost of the recount for each precinct requested. Under current law a candidate must pay a $10 deposit per precinct.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight, Elections and Ethics Committee on May 17, 2005
Reported in the House on June 8, 2005
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 21, 2005
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that would increase the recount deposit from $10 to $100 per precinct, unless the vote differential were more than one-half of one percent, or 50 votes (whichever was greater), in which case the deposit would have to equal 100 percent of the estimated cost of the recount. This version was subsequently superceded by another substitute that does the same thing but adds some technical changes.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 21, 2005
Substitute offered by Rep. David Law R- on June 21, 2005
To replace the previous version of the bill with one containing technical changes that do not affect its substance as described in the previous substitute.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 21, 2005
Substitute offered by Rep. David Law R- on June 21, 2005
To replace the previous version of the bill with one containing technical changes that do not affect its substance as described in the previous substitute.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 21, 2005
To require a candidate who asks for an election recount to pay a deposit of $100 for each precinct requested unless the vote differential were more than one-half of one percent, or 50 votes (whichever was greater), in which case the deposit would have to equal 100 percent of the estimated cost of the recount. Under current law a candidate must pay a $10 deposit per precinct.
Received in the Senate on June 23, 2005
Referred to the Senate Government Operations and Reform Committee on June 23, 2005

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