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S1265......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE ELECTIONS - Amends existing law relating to the election of school board trustees to increase the time from four days to thirteen days before an election when an election may be canceled due to the filing of a single candidate. 02/02 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/03 Rpt prt - to St Aff 02/12 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/13 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/20 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Darrington Floor Sponsor - Richardson Title apvd - to House 02/23 House intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff 02/25 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/26 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/01 3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-1-2 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ringo, Roberts, Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail(Bennett), Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Smylie Absent and excused -- Ring, Shirley Floor Sponsor - Smith(30) Title apvd - to Senate 03/02 To enrol 03/03 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 03/04 Sp signed 03/05 To Governor - Governor signed Session Law Chapter 26 Effective: 07/01/04
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1265 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES; AMENDING SECTION 33-502B, IDAHO 3 CODE, TO INCREASE THE TIME BEFORE AN ELECTION WHEN AN ELECTION MAY BE CAN- 4 CELED DUE TO THE FILING OF A SINGLE CANDIDATE. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Section 33-502B, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 7 amended to read as follows: 8 33-502B. BOARD OF TRUSTEES -- ONE NOMINATION -- NO ELECTION. In any elec- 9 tion for trustees, if, after the expiration of the date for filing written 10 nominations for the office of trustee, it appears that only one (1) qualified 11 candidate has been nominated for a position to be filled or if only one (1) 12 candidate has filed a write-in declaration of intent as provided by section 13 33-502A, Idaho Code, no election shall be held for that position, and the 14 board of trustees or the school district clerk with the written permission of 15 the board, shall within fourthirteen ( 413) days before the scheduled date of 16 the election declare such candidate elected as a trustee, and the school dis- 17 trict clerk shall immediately prepare and deliver to the person a certificate 18 of election signed by him and bearing the seal of the district. The procedure 19 set forth in this section shall not apply to any other school district elec- 20 tion.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13696 This proposal amends current law allowing a school district board of trustees or the school district clerk to declare a candidate elected when there is not an opposing candidate nor a declaration of a write-in candidate thirteen (13) days prior to the election. Current Idaho law allows for a school district board of trustee or the school district clerk to declare no election and a candidate elected if no candidate or write-in candidate has filed for election to a school board seat four (4) days before the election date. This amendment would not prohibit nor discourage candidates or write-in candidates from filing appropriate declarations to run for election. The closing date for candidacy is the fifth Friday (35 days) preceding the day of the election of trustees, and fourteen (14) days before the day of election for filing a write-in candidate declaration of intent. The effect of this amendment is to eliminate a 11 day wait period after all filings have closed to declare a no contest election. FISCAL NOTE There would be no fiscal impact. CONTACT NAME: Cliff Green or John Watts AGENCY: Idaho School Board Association PHONE: 854-1476 or 385-7070 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE S 1265