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Introduced Version House Bill 2568 History

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H. B. 2568


          (By Delegates Kump, Folk, Faircloth, Hamrick,
Azinger, Nelson, J., and Butler)

          [Introduced February 20, 2013; referred to the
          Committee on Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.]


A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §4-1-24, relating to authorizing the Legislature to add a nonbinding advisory referendum ballot issue at the next general election to be held in 2014 to determine the preferences of the electorate for nonpartisan elections of members of the judiciary and the Legislature and term limits for members of the House of Delegates.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §4-1-24, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES; APPROPRIATIONS; INVESTIGATIONS; DISPLAY OF FLAGS; RECORDS; USE OF CAPITOL BUILDING; PREFILING OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS; STANDING COMMITTEES; INTERIM MEETINGS; NEXT MEETING OF THE SENATE.
§4-1-24. Nonbinding advisory referendum election authorized.
_____(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the Legislature may authorize issues to be placed on the ballot for the general election to be held in 2014, to determine whether the voters believe:
_____(1) That elections for justices, judges and magistrates should be nonpartisan;
_____(2) There should be term limits for members of the State Senate and the House of Delegates; and
_____(3) That elections for members of the House of Delegates should be nonpartisan.
_____(b) The results of these referendum issues are nonbinding and are only to be considered as an advisory to the Legislature reflecting the preferences of the electorate on these issues.



     NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Legislature to add a nonbinding advisory referendum ballot issue at the next general election to be held in 2014 to determine the preferences of the electorate for nonpartisan elections of members of the judiciary and the Legislature and term limits for members of the House of Delegates.


     This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
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