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2008 House Bill 18: Eliminate gubernatorial runoffs
Introduced by Rep. Darryl Owens (D) on January 8, 2008 To eliminate the runoff primary for gubernatorial slates.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee on January 8, 2008
Reported in the House on January 29, 2008 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Passed 92 to 3 in the House on January 31, 2008.
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To eliminate the runoff primary for gubernatorial slates.
Received in the Senate on February 1, 2008
Referred to the Senate State and Local Government Committee on February 6, 2008
Reported in the Senate on February 13, 2008 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Amendment offered by Sen. Kenneth Winters (R) on February 14, 2008 To change the filing deadline for presidential candidates to 45 days before the presidential preference primary and change the presidential preference primary date to the first Tuesday in February.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 19, 2008 To change the filing deadline for presidential candidates to 45 days before the presidential preference primary and change the presidential preference primary date to the first Tuesday in February.
Amendment offered by Sen. Kenneth Winters (R) on February 14, 2008 To make a title amendment.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 19, 2008 To make a title amendment.
Amendment offered by Sen. Kenneth Winters (R) on February 14, 2008 To change the filing deadline for candidates in primaries from the last Tuesday in January to the last Tuesday in April and change the date of the primary from the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in August.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 19, 2008 To change the filing deadline for candidates in primaries from the last Tuesday in January to the last Tuesday in April and change the date of the primary from the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in August.
Passed 23 to 13 in the Senate on February 19, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To eliminate the runoff primary for gubernatorial slates and to change the filing deadline for candidates in primaries from the last Tuesday in January to the last Tuesday in April and change the date of the primary from the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in August. The bill also changes the filing deadline for presidential candidates to 45 days before the presidential preference primary and changes the presidential preference primary date to the first Tuesday in February.

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