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HOUSE BILL NO. 472
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CITY ELECTIONS - Adds to existing law to authorize a city council to adopt
an extension of the qualification to vote in city elections to individuals
who reside in the county and own property in the city.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 472
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS; AMENDING CHAPTER 4, TITLE 50, IDAHO CODE, BY
3 THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 50-413A, IDAHO CODE, TO AUTHORIZE A CITY
4 COUNCIL TO ADOPT AN EXTENSION OF THE QUALIFICATION TO VOTE IN CITY ELEC-
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 4, Title 50, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
9 ignated as Section 50-413A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 50-413A. ADDITIONAL QUALIFIED ELECTORS. A city council may, by ordinance,
11 elect to extend the qualification to vote in city elections to any person who
12 is a resident of the county in which the city is located and who owns property
13 within the city limits. A person who registers to vote pursuant to this sec-
14 tion shall thereafter be a qualified elector as that term is used in law regu-
15 lating municipal elections.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This bill gives cities, by ordinance of city council, the OPTION
of allowing any person who meets certain qualifications to vote
in any regulated municipal city election. To qualify , the
resident must own property within the city limits, pay taxes to
said city, and live in the county in which the city is located.
No fiscal impact.
Name: rep. R. J. Dick Harwood
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 472