Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting language and inserting the following:
/ SECTION 1. Section 61-6-2010 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new subsection at the end to read:
"(H) (1) For purposes of referendums held pursuant to this section, 'general election' means a municipal general election held at a time other than the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years or a county general election held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.
(2) A municipality that does not have a municipal general election scheduled within the same calendar year as a county general election may call, by ordinance, for a referendum to be held on the same date as the county general election, provided that a copy of the ordinance has been filed with the county and municipal election commissions no later than the date required by Section 7-13-355. The expenses for a referendum ordered by a municipality shall be paid by the municipality. When a municipal referendum is held at the time of a county general election, the referendum may be conducted by a municipal or county election commission as provided for by an agreement between the municipality and the county."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform. Amend title to conform.