Bill Status of HB3793 96th General Assembly
Short Description: U.S. SENATE VACANCY
Rep. Julie Hamos - Paul D. Froehlich - Mike Boland - Harry Osterman - Sidney H. Mathias, Greg Harris, Kevin Joyce and James D. Brosnahan
| 1/11/2011||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. When a vacancy occurs in the office of U.S. Senator, requires that: (i) the Governor make a temporary appointment and the office be filled at the next general election at which that office is scheduled to be filled, if the vacancy occurs less than one year before that election, and (ii) the vacancy be filled by the Governor by temporary appointment and at a special election, designated by the Governor, if the vacancy occurs one year or more before the next general election at which that office is scheduled to be filled. Requires the State to reimburse each election authority for costs associated with any special election held before January 1, 2011 to fill a vacancy in the office of U.S. Senator. Effective immediately.