SB 316 Petition requirements in presidential elections.
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Summary:
Petition requirements for independent candidates, primary candidates, and groups of voters nominating candidates in presidential elections. Reduces the number of petition signatures required for independent candidates and primary candidates for statewide offices and for minor party tickets on the presidential ballot from one-half of one percent of the number of voters registered in the Commonwealth (approximately 17,000 signatures based on the January 1, 1998, registered voter total) to 10,000 signatures. The bill also reduces the number of signatures for independent and primary candidates in congressional district elections from one-half of one percent of the number of voters registered in the district (approximately 1,550 signatures based on the January 1, 1998, registered voter total) to 1,000 signatures. The bill increases the requirement for a minimum number of signatures from each congressional district from 200 to 400 for statewide petitions.

Full text:
01/20/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 986607736  pdf
02/05/98  Senate: Printed as engrossed 986607736-E  pdf
03/13/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB316ER)  pdf
04/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/20/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 986607736
01/20/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/03/98  Senate: Reported from P. & E. with amendments (10-Y 2-N)
02/04/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/04/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
02/05/98  Senate: Read second time
02/05/98  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/05/98  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/98  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/05/98  Senate: Printed as engrossed 986607736-E
02/06/98  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)
02/06/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (36-Y 3-N)
02/06/98  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/98  House: Placed on Calendar
02/10/98  House: Read first time
02/10/98  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/25/98  House: Reported from Privileges and Elections (24-Y 0-N)
02/26/98  House: Read second time
02/27/98  House: Read third time
02/27/98  House: Passed House (Block Vote) (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/98  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/13/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB316ER)
03/17/98  Senate: Enrolled
03/17/98  House: Signed by Speaker
03/19/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/07/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 246 (effective 7/1/98)
04/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)