View Amendment Current Amendment: 3 to Bill 4945 Reps. Clemmons, SELLERS and Funderburk propose the following Amendment No. 3 to H. 4945 (COUNCIL\GGS\22353ZW12):

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.      /

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