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H0475......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
SCHOOL TRUSTEES - ELECTION - Amends existing law to provide that school
trustee elections shall be held on the fourth Tuesday in May.
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AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Boe,
Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal,
Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner,
Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Higgins, Hornbeck, Jones, Kendell,
Kunz, Lake, Langford, Loertscher, Mader, Martinez, McKague, Meyer,
Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Raybould, Roberts, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd,
Smith(33), Smith(23), Smylie, Stevenson, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Young,
NAYS -- Aikele, Bieter, Bolz, Henbest, Jaquet, Kellogg, Montgomery,
Mortensen, Pomeroy, Ridinger, Robison, Sellman, Tilman
Absent and excused -- Bradford, Stone, Mr. Speaker
Floor Sponsor - Kunz
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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. 475
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO CONDUCT OF SCHOOL TRUSTEE ELECTIONS; AMENDING SECTION 33-503,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOL TRUSTEE ELECTIONS SHALL BE HELD THE
4 FOURTH TUESDAY IN MAY AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 33-503, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 33-503. ELECTION OF TRUSTEES -- UNIFORM DATE. The election of school dis-
9 trict trustees including those in charter districts shall be on the third
10 fourth Tuesday in May. Notice and conduct of the election, and the canvassing
11 of the returns shall be as provided in sections 33-401 -- through 33-406, Idaho
12 Code. In each trustee zone, the person receiving the greatest number of votes
13 cast within his the zone shall be declared by the board of trustees as the
14 trustee elected from that zone.
15 If any two (2) or more persons have an equal number of votes in any
16 trustee zone and a greater number than any other nominee in that zone, the
17 board of trustees shall determine the winner by a toss of a coin.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
It is critical that public confidence in the election process
be maintained at the highest level. Under current law the
election of school board trustees is held one week before the
May primary election date. Voters are often confused and do
not realize the election of school trustees occurs one week
before the nomination/election of all other candidates. This
legislation will enable the maximum number of citizens to
participate in trustee elections by eliminating the current
requirement to make a separate trip to the polls on a separate
There will be no fiscal impact on the general fund of the state.
Some savings may be realized on the local level by eliminating the
need to conduct a separate election.
Name: Representative Kent Kunz
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