Constitutional Reform

LWVAL Action Priority Level I (Highest) - Monitoring and action of highest priority. Major area for resource expenditures.

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SB24 - Elected state officials, Legislature authorized to recall by general law, const. amend.

Sponsor(s): Senator Bedford

Summary/Synopsis: Constitutional Amendment.  This bill authorizes the Legislature to provide by general law a procedure for electors to recall an elected official.  The qualified electors of the state or any judicial or legislative district may petition the Secretary of State for recall of any elected officer after the first year of that official’s term.  Within 90 days of filing, the petition must contain signatures to equal 25% of the voters for that office in the last election.   When the Secretary of State has validated the signatures, a special election will be set for the sixth Tuesday.  Other candidates may qualify in the usual way for special elections; no primaries will be held. The incumbent or other candidate with the majority vote will be elected to fill the office for the rest of that term.

LWVAL Action and Justification: LWVAL is monitoring SB24. League has no position on recall, but it is an important governmental process.

Bill Progress in Legislature:
5/17/2012: Read for the first and referred to the

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