SB 1114 Provides for the joint election of governor & lt. governor
LR Number:4513S.02I Fiscal Note:4513-02
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization
Last Action:03/04/02 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Journal page:
Effective Date:Contingent
Full Bill Text | All Actions | Available Summaries | Senate Home Page | List of 2002 Senate Bills
Current Bill Summary

SB 1114 This act mandates that the Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates shall be elected jointly. There shall be no primary election for the office of Lieutenant Governor. Once a candidate for Governor wins the primary of his political party, or otherwise becomes qualified to be a candidate for Governor at the general election, such candidate shall choose a running mate for lieutenant governor. The gubernatorial candidate is responsible for certifying his choice for running mate to the Secretary of State no later than the eleventh Tuesday before the general election. If a gubernatorial candidate fails to certify his running mate to the Secretary of State by such date, then the candidate shall be deemed to have withdrawn as a candidate for Governor.

The act also makes technical changes to a number of election provisions consistent with the joint election of a Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

The passage of this act is contingent upon voter approval of SJR 23.