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HJRCA 28 - Recall Elections - Key Vote

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Mike Fortner voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Resolution Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (75-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Recall Elections

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution to amend the state constitution to allow for the removal of elected officials in the executive branch or General Assembly through a recall election.

Highlights:
- Requires the official to serve at least six months before an elector may file an affidavit with the State Board of Elections to initiate a recall petition against that official [sec. 1 (c)]. - Specifies that a recall election against an executive branch officer will only be held if the petition includes a total number of signatures equal to 12 percent of the total votes cast for the office in the election at which the official was elected, including at least one percent of the vote from at least five separate counties [sec. 1 (d)]. - Specifies that a recall election against a member of the General Assembly will only be held if the petition includes a total number of signatures equal to 20 percent of the total votes cast for the office in the election at which the official was elected [sec. 1 (d)]. - Allows for the election of a successor candidate to serve the remainder of the term should the official be removed from their office in the recall election. Successor candidates are required to file a nominating petition within 40 days after the filing of the recall petition [sec. 1 (f)]. - Requires the recall election and successor election be held between 60 to 100 days after the date the recall petition is certified [sec. 1 (g)]. - Requires a majority vote of the electors for the removal of an elected official, and a majority vote to win the successor election [sec. 1 (b)].
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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Recall Elections

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