PA 16-84—sHB 5245

Government Administration and Elections Committee

AN ACT PERMITTING ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION OF A SPECIAL SESSION OR A RECONVENED SESSION

SUMMARY: This act allows the secretary of the state to notify legislators of special and reconvened sessions through email. She retains existing law's notification options of (1) sending a copy of the session call, by first class mail, to their home addresses or (2) having the copy delivered to them in person by a state marshal, constable, state police officer, or indifferent person.

If the secretary opts to notify legislators by email, the act requires that she send an electronic copy of the session call at least 72 hours before the session convenes. If she notifies members by mail, existing law requires that she do so between 10 and 15 days before a special session and at least five days before a reconvened session. If she opts to notify them in person, the copy of the session call must be delivered at least 24 hours before the session convenes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

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