SB 158
Modifies process for filing period for certain candidates
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LR Number:
0975S.01I
Last Action:
3/3/2021 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Local Government and Elections Committee (0975S.02C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 158 - Under current law, the period for filing a declaration of candidacy in certain political subdivisions and special districts is from 8:00 a.m. on the 16th Tuesday prior to the election until 5:00 p.m. on the 11th Tuesday prior to the election. Additionally, the opening date for filing a declaration of candidacy in Kansas City, and any political subdivision or special district within Kansas City, is 8:00 a.m. on the 15th Tuesday prior to the election until 5:00 p.m. on the 11th Tuesday prior to the election.

This act makes the filing period for declarations of candidacy in all political subdivisions and special districts that have not otherwise required a filing period by law or charter to be 8:00 a.m. on the 17th Tuesday prior to the election until 5:00 p.m. on the 14th Tuesday prior to the election.

This act is identical to a provision in the perfected SS/SCS/SB 27 (2021) and substantially similar to HB 1155 (2021), SB 815 (2020), a provision in the truly agreed to SS#2/SCS/HCS/HB 1854 (2020), and SB 402 (2019), and HB 595 (2019).

SCOTT SVAGERA

Amendments

No Amendments Found.