House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and instead requires the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee to study amending the state constitution to allow the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to file and run as a team. Requires a report to the 2014 Regular Session of the 2013 General Assembly upon its convening. Amends the act's long title.
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO STUDY AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA TO HAVE THE GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR RUN AS A TEAM ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT.Intro. by Jones, B. Brown, Lambeth, Malone.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 House: Filed
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 House: Passed 1st Reading
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 House: Ref To Com On Elections
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 House: Added to Calendar
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 House: Passed 2nd Reading
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 House: Passed 3rd Reading
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 Senate: Rec From House
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 Senate: Held in Senate Clerk's Office
Bill H 436 (2013-2014)Summary date: Jul 10 2013 - View Summary
Bill H 436 (2013-2014)Summary date: Mar 26 2013 - View Summary
Amends Section 2 of Article III of the NC Constitution, subject to approval at a statewide election in November 2014, by adding a new subsection that establishes in general elections, starting in 2020 and every four years after that, each candidate for office of Governor will form a joint candidacy with a candidate for Lieutenant Governor so that only a single vote will be needed (Governor and Lieutenant Governor running together). Sets out the amendment as it would appear on the ballot at the November 2014 statewide election. If a majority of votes cast on the question are in favor of the amendment, the State Board of Elections will certify the amendment to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will then enroll the amendment in the permanent records of that office and the amendment will be effective January 1, 2020.
Enacts new GS 163-115.1, effective January 1, 2020, providing that a political party that nominates a candidate for Governor under Article 10 of GS Chapter 163 must also nominate a candidate for Lieutenant Governor (Lt. Governor), otherwise the nomination for Governor is void. Also establishes that a political party nominating a candidate for Lt. Governor under Article 10 of GS Chapter 163 must also nominate a candidate for Governor, otherwise the nomination for Lt. Governor is void.
Amends GS 163-98, effective January 1, 2020, requiring that a convention for a new political party that nominates a gubernatorial candidate must also nominate a candidate for Lt. Governor or the nomination for Governor is void. Also provides that a nomination for Lt. Governor without an accompanying nomination for Governor is void.
Amends GS 163-122, effective January 1, 2020, to require that petitions filed for an unaffiliated candidate must include the names of candidates for both Governor and Lt. Governor. Specifies language to be included on the petition.
Amends GS 163-165.6, effective January 1, 2020, to require that the offices of the Governor and Lt. Governor be combined on the ballot listing the nominees of each party or unaffiliated nominees together so that a vote for a candidate for one office is a vote for the candidates for both offices.
Amends GS 163-182.1, effective January 1, 2020, to provide that a write-in vote will not be counted unless the voter has written in the name for a candidate for Governor and a candidate for Lt. Governor and vice versa.
Amends GS 163-123, effective January 1, 2020, adding a new subsection (c1) to provide that declaration of intent filed for the office of Governor or the office of Lt. Governor is to be a joint declaration identifying both candidates and signed by both candidates.
Amends GS 163-106(h), effective January 1, 2020, making technical changes and adding language allowing a person to file a notice of candidacy for Lt. Governor and also file for State Representative or State Senator.
Sections 2 through 8 of the bill become effective only if the constitutional amendment proposed in Section 1 is approved by the voters. If so approved, those sections become effective beginning January 1, 2020.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition changes the long title. The original title is as follows:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA TO HAVE THE GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR RUN AS A TEAM ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT AND TO MAKE CONFORMING STATUTORY CHANGES.