3rd Reading (House)
City elections, population req
CITY ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to provide that no election needs to be held for unopposed offices in cities with a population under 100,000.

RS31091 / S1260

This bill requires cities with a population of more than one hundred thousand, to hold a city election for an unopposed office where only one person filed a declaration of intent of candidacy for mayor and/or city council member, and publish the candidate’s name on the ballot.

This bill has no immediate fiscal impact on the General Fund. In a future race it could impact counties where there are larger cities, population of more than 100,000 (Ada and Canyon), with a small likelihood that this bill could impact printing costs.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/31 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/01 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
02/07 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/08 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/13 Read third time in full – PASSED - 34-1-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Foreman
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Wintrow
Title apvd - to House
02/14 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
02/14 Read First Time, Referred to State Affairs
03/29 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
04/02 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading