Bedford,City of, reversion; special election for certain council members, census to be completed. (SB1042)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


City of Bedford reversion; special election for certain council members. Requires a special election for members of council for any town that, on July 1, 2013, is both created by a transition from city to town status and enlarged by annexing territory into the town.In an election held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2014, a council member is to be elected to fill the unexpired portion of the term of each council member whose term extends beyond December 31, 2014. The bill provides that no such election is to be held unless the annexation increases the population of the town by more than five percent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102613D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/2013Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance Subcommittee
02/06/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2013Engrossed by House as amended SB1042
02/19/2013Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1042ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 471 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0471)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.