OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5026

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE'S AUTHORITY FOLLOWING A PROCLAMATION OR DECLARATION OF AN EMERGENCY OR MAJOR DISASTER.

SUMMARY:

Following a declaration of a civil preparedness emergency by the governor, or emergency or major disaster by the president, this bill gives the secretary of the state legal standing to seek court intervention in the judicial district of Hartford on behalf of a municipality that (1) is holding an election and (2) requests it. The request must be made by both registrars of voters. The intervention may include postponing or relocating the election, or any other action required for its orderly execution.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

15

Nay

0

(03/29/2012)