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.
Referred to the Committee on Elections and Government Reform
Reported without amendment
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed in the Senate 25 to 11
Referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics