SB 578 Modifies the membership of the county political party committees in Jackson County
Sponsor: Kraus
LR Number: 4445S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 5/16/2014 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 578-Kraus Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 578 - This act modifies the membership of the county political party committees in Jackson County.

Under current law, the committee's membership is comprised of two members from each ward, six members from the second and third most populous townships outside of the city and four members from the other townships outside the city. The election authority is required to divide the portion of Kansas City located within Jackson county into wards.

Under this act, members of the county committee shall be elected from the state representative districts. Two men and two women shall be elected from a district wholly contained in the county, two men and two women shall be elected from a district predominantly contained in the county, and one man and one woman shall be elected from a district that is partially but not predominantly contained in the county.

This act is similar to provisions in SS/HCS/HB 199 (2013), HCS/HB 349 (2013), SB 395 (2013), and SS/HCS/HB 110 (2013) that was vetoed by the Governor.

CHRIS HOGERTY