2018 Senate Bill 1250

Create an FEC-like “Fair Political Practices Commission” to oversee election law

Introduced in the Senate

Nov. 29, 2018

Introduced by Sen. David Robertson (R-14)

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

Dec. 6, 2018

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 (details)

Received in the House

Dec. 6, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics