Bill Summary for H 794 (2013-2014)

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May 8 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 794 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "POLITICAL PARTY," TO AMEND THE NOMINATION PROCESS, TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNAFFILIATED AND WRITE-IN CANDIDATES, TO ALLOW NOMINATION BY CONVENTION BY SMALLER PARTIES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT SMALLER PARTIES ELECTING TO HAVE PRIMARIES WILL HAVE THE RESULTS DETERMINED BY PLURALITY.
Intro. by Saine, Luebke, Lewis, R. Moore.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and instead provides as follows. Requires the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee to study amending the definition of political party and the nomination process, amending the requirements for unaffiliated and write-in candidates, allowing for nomination by convention by smaller parties, and providing that smaller parties electing to have primaries will have the results determined by plurality. Requires a report to the 2014 Regular Session of the 2013 General Assembly upon its convening. Makes conforming changes to the act's title.

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