Government Administration and Elections Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

HB-6631

Title:

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ORDER OF PARTIES ON BALLOTS.

Vote Date:

3/27/2013

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

3/18/2013

File No.:

512

SPONSORS OF BILL:

This bill was introduced by the Government Administration and Elections Committee.

REASONS FOR BILL:

This bill is intended to ensure that the party of the Governor elected in the last election receives to top row on the ballot in succeeding elections, repealing current law, which gives top line “to the party whose candidate for governor received the highest number of votes (on that party's line) in the last-preceding election.” (OLR)

Line No. in Substitute

Language Change

8

Added: “for the office of Governor;”

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

No response from the Administration or Agencies was received by the committee.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

No testimony or correspondence in support of this bill was received by the committee.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

No testimony or correspondence in opposition to this bill was received by the committee.

Reported by: Ted Fisher

Date: 04/16/2013