Bill Summary for H 1223 (2013-2014)

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May 27 2014

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 1223 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 27, 2014
AN ACT TO AMEND ELECTION LAWS TO PROVIDE THAT A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL A VACANCY OCCURRING IN THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE HELD WITHIN SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE THE VACANCY OCCURS AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR SHALL FILL A VACANCY IN THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONLY BY NOMINATION OF THE POLITICAL PARTY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE VACANCY OCCURS.
Intro. by Adams, Harrison, Cunningham, Hanes.

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Bill summary

Amends GS 163-13, concerning filling a vacancy in the US House of Representatives, providing that when a special election is required for such a vacancy, the election must be held within six months from the date the vacancy occurred.

Deletes language which provided for a special primary to nominate candidates to fill a vacancy through special election, depending on when the vacancy occurred. Now the special election established to fill a US House of Representatives vacancy will only be comprised of candidates nominated by political party congressional district executive committees.  

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