HB 63 Modifies provisions relating to persons seeking public office
Sponsor: Wasson
LR Number: 0545S.13T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 4/8/2015 - Legislature voted to override Governor's veto Journal Page: H1339-1340
Title: SS SCS HCS#2 HB 63 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Emergency Clause
House Handler: Dugger

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SS/SCS/HCS#2/HB 63 - This act prohibits any person from being a candidate for school board member in any district if the person was previously employed by the district as the superintendent.

This provision was repealed by CCS #2/HCS/SB 104 (2015).

Currently, the Springfield School District is an urban school district that was previously exempted from school board member terms of six years in length. This act updates the description of the city of Springfield and provides that the exemption from the six-year school board member term only applies to an urban school district the majority of which is located in the City of Springfield.

The act repeals obsolete language relating to the election of school board members in the Springfield School District from the 1960 decennial census.

These provisions are identical to provisions in CCS #2/HCS/SB 104 (2015), SCS/HCS/HB 1127 (2015), HCS/SCS/SB 315 (2015), and HCS/SCS/SB 473 (2015).

Currently, the St. Joseph School District school board members serve a term of six years. This act establishes that, upon expiration of any term after August 28, 2015, the term of office will be for three years.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HCS/HB 1127 (2015), SCS/SB 1 (2015), CCS #2/HCS/SB 104 (2015), and HCS/SCS/SB 473 (2015) and substantially similar to a provision in HB 1029 (2015), HB 1030 (2015), HB 1035 (2015), HB 1036 (2015).

This act provides that a candidate for school board in the St. Joseph School District shall file a declaration of candidacy with the board secretary and shall not be required to submit a petition.

This provision is identical to a provision in HB 1029 (2015), HB 1030 (2015), HB 1035 (2015), HB 1036 (2015), SCS/HCS/HB 1127 (2015), SCS/SB 1 (2015), and CCS #2/HCS/SB 104 (2015).

The act further exempts candidates for special district offices, township offices in township organization counties, or city, town, or village offices from certain statutory requirements pertaining to political parties and the nomination of candidates.

This provision is identical to a provision in CCS #2/HCS/SB 104 (2015) and HB 67 (2015) and similar to a provision in HB 573 (2015).

This act contains an emergency clause.

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