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2018 Senate Bill 1250: Create an FEC-like “Fair Political Practices Commission” to oversee election law
Introduced by Sen. David Robertson (R) on November 29, 2018
To create an independent, bipartisan commission within the Secretary of State department that would prescribe rules and definitions related to many campaign finance and election law provisions, including the political redistricting process and commission created by voter passage of 2018 Proposal 2. The commission would consist of three Republicans and three Democrats named by their state parties, in a manner similar to the Federal Election Commission. This and Senate Bill 1254 are reportedly intended to prevent an future Secretary of State from potentially making partisan choices in the many parts of these laws where important details are left to the discretion of state officials.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee on November 29, 2018
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on December 6, 2018.
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(same description)
To create an independent, bipartisan commission within the Secretary of State department that would prescribe rules and definitions related to many campaign finance and election law provisions, including the political redistricting process and commission created by voter passage of 2018 Proposal 2. The commission would consist of three Republicans and three Democrats named by their state parties, in a manner similar to the Federal Election Commission. This and Senate Bill 1254 are reportedly intended to prevent an future Secretary of State from potentially making partisan choices in the many parts of these laws where important details are left to the discretion of state officials.
Received in the House on December 6, 2018
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on December 6, 2018

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