SB 883 Adopts an agreement to elect the president by national popular vote
Sponsor: Richard
LR Number: 6105S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/8/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page: S434
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Effective Date: August 28, 2012

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SB 883 - This act adopts an agreement to elect the president by popular vote.

Under the act, each participating state will award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote in all of the states and the District of Columbia. The compact only becomes effective when it is enacted by states that collectively hold a majority of the electoral votes. The agreement terminates when the electoral college is abolished.

This act is similar to HB 289 (2007), SB 565 (2007), SB 853 (2008), HB 1719 (2012).

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