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H0633......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS TERM LIMITS - Amends existing law to provide that nothing in the term limits law shall be construed as prohibiting any person from standing or campaigning for any elective office by means of a write-in campaign for the primary election pursuant to statute; and to provide that if a person is nominated by means of a write-in campaign, they may appear on the general election ballot. 02/18 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/21 Rpt prt - to St Aff 02/29 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/02 3rd rdg - PASSED - 64-0-6 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer(Tiegs), Sellman, Shepherd, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Gould, Hadley, Jones, Judd, Smith, Mr Speaker Floor Sponsor - Stone Title apvd - to Senate 03/03 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 633 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO LIMITATION OF BALLOT ACCESS FOR MULTI-TERM INCUMBENTS; AMENDING 3 SECTION 34-907, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT NOTHING IN THE TERM LIMITS LAW 4 SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS PROHIBITING ANY PERSON FROM STANDING OR CAMPAIGNING 5 FOR ANY ELECTIVE OFFICE BY MEANS OF A WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN PURSUANT TO STAT- 6 UTE AND IF A PERSON IS NOMINATED BY MEANS OF A WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN THEY MAY 7 APPEAR ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; 8 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 10 SECTION 1. That Section 34-907, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 11 amended to read as follows: 12 34-907. LIMITATION OF BALLOT ACCESS FOR MULTI-TERM INCUMBENTS. (1) A per- 13 son shall not be eligible to have his or her name placed upon the primary or 14 general election ballot for a county, state or federal office which they have 15 previously held if they have served, will serve or but for resignation would 16 have served, in that same office by the end of the current term of office for 17 a length of time as follows: 18 (a .) As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing any 19 district within the state, during six (6) or more of the previous eleven 20 (11) years. 21 (b .) As a member of the U.S. Senate, during twelve (12) or more of the 22 previous twenty-three (23) years. 23 (c .) As a state elected official, during eight (8) or more of the previ- 24 ous fifteen (15) years. 25 (d .) As a state legislator, representing any district within the state, 26 including all House seats within the same district, during eight (8) or 27 more of the previous fifteen (15) years. 28 (e .) As a county commissioner, representing any district within the 29 county, during six (6) or more of the previous eleven (11) years. 30 (f .) As any other county elected official, during eight (8) or more of 31 the previous fifteen (15) years. 32 (2) Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting any quali-33 fied voter of this state from casting a ballot in a general election for any34 person by writing the name of that person on any ballot, or as prohibiting35 such a properly marked general election ballot from being counted or tabu-36 lated, nor shall any provision of this section be construedas preventing or 37 prohibiting any person from standing or campaigning for any elective office by 38 means of a "write-in" campaign, in a general electionpursuant to the provi- 39 sions of section 34-702 and 34-702A, Idaho Code. Notwithstanding subsection 40 (1) of this section, a person who is nominated by means of a "write-in" cam- 41 paign may appear on the general election ballot. 42 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 2 1 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 2 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS09990 The purpose of this legislation is to clarify the procedure concerning a write-in candidacy and term limits. Currently Section 34-907, Idaho Code, conflicts with the provisions of Section 34-702, Idaho Code. This legislation would make it clear that a candidate nominated by a "write-in" campaign can have his/her name placed on the general election ballot. FISCAL NOTE None. CONTACT: Ben Ysursa, Chief Deputy, Secretary of State (208) 334-2852 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE H 633