State Affairs (Senate)
Elections, vacancies
PUBLIC OFFICE – Amends existing law to provide that subscribing to certain elective oaths of office shall create a vacancy in any other office held.

RS31156 / H0497

This legislation adds to the circumstances under which elective local offices would be considered vacant, to include when the local government office holder becomes a federal, statewide, or state legislative office holder. It would not apply to those who hold state legislative office as a temporary or emergency successor.

This change will ensure that a federal, statewide, or state legislative office holder’s full attention and focus is given to the high office to which they have been elected, and their interest in the well-being of the citizens of their state or district is neither divided nor weighted. In addition, it prevents the concentration of power and allows more voices to be heard and represented in all facets of our government.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/07 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/08 Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs
02/27 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/28 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/29 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 35-34-1
AYES – Alfieri, Andrus, Barbieri, Boyle, Cannon, Crane(12)(Crane), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Gallagher, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Manwaring, Mendive, Mitchell, Monks, Palmer, Petzke, Price, Redman, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Wisniewski, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Cheatum, Chew(Hansen), Clow, Cornilles, Dixon(24), Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Handy, Lanting, Mathias, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Necochea, Nelsen, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto
Absent – Green
Floor Sponsors - Ehardt & Andrus
Title apvd - to Senate
03/01 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/01 Introduced, read first time; referred to: State Affairs