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2006 House Bill 5852: Mandate state reimbursement of special election costs
Introduced by Rep. Chris Ward R- on March 14, 2006
To require the state to pay the costs incurred by local governments for special elections to fill state representative or senate vacancies.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight, Elections and Ethics Committee on March 14, 2006
Reported in the House on March 15, 2006
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Pam Byrnes D- on March 15, 2006
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4093, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4093 would eliminate the requirement that a person give a specific reason for requesting an absentee ballot.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 15, 2006
Amendment offered by Rep. Aldo Vagnozzi D- on March 15, 2006
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4158, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4158 would require and set rules for “early voting” beginning 14 days before election days.
The amendment failed 47 to 57 in the House on March 15, 2006.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the House on March 21, 2006
To give the bill immediate effect.
Received in the Senate on March 22, 2006
Referred to the Senate Government Operations and Reform Committee on March 22, 2006

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