Honorable Geanie Morrison, Chair, House Committee on Elections
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3103 by Morrison (Relating to the administration of primary elections.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Election Code to require certain actions to be taken by the county chair, state chair, political parties, voter registrars, and the Secretary of State related to: candidates who have filed for inclusion on an electoral ballot; the manner in which names are listed on a primary or primary runoff election ballot; making a notification of persons elected as party officers; the submission of county election returns; the reporting of precinct election results; and notations in runoff primary elections concerning the party status of a voter.
The bill would repeal Section 172.028(d) of the Election Code, related to providing a list of certified ballot names to certain newspapers and radio and television stations located in the state.
The Secretary of State indicates the provisions of the bill could be implemented within existing resources.
This bill would take effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of each house; if not, it will take effect on September 1, 2013.
Local Government Impact
There may be some savings to counties associated with changing to an electronic posting and notification process; however, any fiscal impact is not anticipated to be significant.