View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 4066

The Committee on Judiciary proposes the following amendment (LC-4066.HDB0001H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by striking Section 7-9-100(B) and inserting:

(B) The convention must be composed of no more than nine hundred and forty-three total delegates elected by the various county conventions. Each county is individually entitled to one delegate for each six thousand residents of the county, three delegates plus its pro rata share of eight hundred and five delegates, to be allocated by the state executive committee to each county by population according to the latest official United States Census, plus two additional members. If a county has a fractional portion of population of at least three thousand residents above its last six thousand resident figure it is entitled to an additional delegate. A county convention may not elect more delegates than the number allocated pursuant to this section, and each delegate has one whole vote which may not be divided into any fraction thereof.

Amend the bill further, SECTION 2, by striking Section 7-17-560(B) and inserting:

(B) The state executive committee may, by resolution adopted prior to the conduct of a primary, require the filing of any protest or contest to be accompanied by a bond with surety as payment for the reasonable costs of hearing the protest in the event the election challenge is denied. However, the amount may not exceed seven hundred and fifty dollars. If a protestant or contestant's election challenge is granted, he shall receive a refund of the amount of the surety bond.