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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5434

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 555

 

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Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. LESSER, 100th Dist.

REP. ALBIS, 99th Dist.

REP. LINEHAN, 103rd Dist.

REP. HADDAD, 54th Dist.

REP. ELLIOTT, 88th Dist.

SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.

REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st Dist.

REP. HENNESSY, 127th Dist.

SEN. FLEXER, 29th Dist.

REP. PORTER, 94th Dist.

REP. GODFREY, 110th Dist.

REP. JOHNSON, 49th Dist.

AN ACT ADOPTING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.

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

That title 9 of the general statutes be amended to enter Connecticut into the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote, thereby committing the state's votes in the Electoral College to the presidential candidate that wins the popular vote nationally regardless of whether such presidential candidate wins the popular vote within Connecticut.

Statement of Purpose:

To adopt the interstate compact to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote and join other states that have already adopted the compact.