SB 808
Implements recall elections for U.S. Senators
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Last Action:
2/23/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Governmental Accountability Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 808 - This act authorizes legal voters to petition for a recall election for United States senators. Petitions shall be signed by at least 8% of voters in each of 3/4 of the congressional districts, the total number of voters being based on the number of votes cast for the incumbent at the last preceding election in which he or she was elected.

If an election is held, opposing candidates are then nominated as if in an election to fill a vacancy and the incumbent shall continue to serve until the election results are declared. The election shall be held on the next day available for holding public elections that occurs at least 10 weeks after the Secretary of State verifies the petition. Senators are only subject to one recall per term.