SB 463
Creates new provisions relating to the treatment of summary statements prepared by the General Assembly for ballot measures
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Last Action:
3/23/2023 - Second Read and Referred S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 463 - Under this act, if the General Assembly adopts a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment or statutory measure to be referred to the people that includes an official summary statement, the statement shall appear on the ballot, and no court shall have the authority to rewrite or edit the summary statement or ballot language. If such summary statement or ballot language is challenged in court and the court finds the summary statement or ballot language to be legally flawed, the summary statement shall only be rewritten by the Secretary of State, unless the General Assembly, by passage of a concurrent resolution, pass a new summary statement prior to 6 weeks before the election.

This act is substantially similar to provisions in HCS/SS/SB 812 (2022), HCS/HB 1608 (2022), SB 399 (2021), and the perfected HB 850 (2021).



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