Reference is to Printer's Date 3/28/2012-H.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting SECTION 4 and adding new SECTIONS 4 AND 5 at the end to read:
/ SECTION 4. Section 7-13-190(B) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 412 of 1998, is further amended to read:
"(B) In partisan
elections, whether seeking nomination by political party primary
or political party convention, filing by these candidates shall
open for the office at twelve o'clock noon on the third Friday
after the vacancy occurs for a period to close ten days later at
twelve o'clock noon. If seeking nomination by petition, the
petitions must be submitted not later than twelve o'clock noon,
sixty days prior to the election. Verification of these
petitions must be made not later than twelve o'clock noon
forty-five days prior to the election. If seeking nomination by
political party primary or political party convention, filing
with the appropriate official is the same as provided in Section
7-11-15 and if seeking nomination by petition, filing with the
appropriate official is the same as provided in Section 7-11-70.
A primary must be held on the eleventh Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. A runoff primary must be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. The special election must be on the eighteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. If the eighteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs is no more than
sixty one hundred twenty
days prior to the general election, the special election shall
be held on the same day as the general election. If the filing
period closes on a state holiday, then filing must be held open
through the succeeding weekday. If the date for an election
falls on a state holiday, it must be set for the next succeeding
Tuesday. For purposes of this section, state holiday does not
mean the general election day."
SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon preclearance approval by the United States Department of Justice or approval by a declaratory judgment issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, whichever occurs first. Except that SECTION 4 applies to all special elections that have not yet occurred. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.