Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on October 12, 2011 To require minor political parties to notify the Secretary of State of the date of any upcoming county caucus or state convention to nominate candidates. This would prohibit schemes like the “stealth convention” and candidate nominations organized by a fake “Tea Party” political party in 2010. The bill would also revise the procedures for absentee ballot counting boards. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on October 12, 2011
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 8, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 8, 2012