Municipal elections; local option for timing of elections, effective date. (SB1304)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local option for timing of municipal elections; effective date. Provides that the statutory authority allowing a city or town to move its local elections to the November general election date by ordinance notwithstanding a charter provision to the contrary shall be retroactively effective beginning on July 1, 2000, in keeping with the intent of the General Assembly when first granting such authority. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103078D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1304)
01/17/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Passed by for the day
01/23/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/2017Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
02/09/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (17-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read second time
02/14/2017Read third time
02/14/2017Passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/14/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1304ER)
02/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1304ER)
02/16/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 165 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0165)