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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 391

 

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 844

   

Referred to Committee on Government Administration and Elections

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING QUALIFICATIONS TO APPEAR AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OR VICE-PRESIDENT ON A BALLOT IN THIS STATE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That title 9 of the general statutes be amended to require the Secretary of the State to be presented with an original birth certificate of any candidate for the federal office of president or vice-president that certifies that the certificate holder is a natural-born United States citizen, prior to certifying that the candidate is qualified to appear on the ballot.

Statement of Purpose:

To require that candidates for president and vice-president provide their original birth certificates in order to be placed on the ballot.