Legislative Updates

2011/02/13
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NPV continues to lobby hard for its legislation in many states across the country.  Some legislative updates appear below. Please keep in mind that this is a constantly evolving situation—legislation can move quickly! We will do our best to post updates, but links to each bill are included so you can also keep up with the status of NPV in your own state, as needed.

Alaska

NPV has been introduced as SB 39 in Alaska. It has progressed through one committee, the State Affairs committee (3 senators signed “no recommendation”; 1 senator signed “do not pass”). The bill is currently pending before the Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by the sponsor of the bill, Senator Hollis French. A hearing has been scheduled for February 16. If the Judiciary Committee approves the bill, it makes one final stop in the Finance Committee before continuing to the floor of the Senate.

Arizona

NPV has been introduced in the House, but it has not been assigned to a committee yet. The bill is HB 2663.

Connecticut

NPV has been introduced in both the Connecticut House and Senate (HB 6163 & SB 752). It has been assigned to the Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections. The Committee has not yet scheduled a hearing, but is expected to do so soon.

Kentucky

NPV has been introduced in the House and referred to the Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs. A hearing has not yet been scheduled. The bill is HB 384.

Mississippi

NPV was introduced in Mississippi, but it is already dead. The legislation was HB 1244 and SB 2752.

Montana

A bill is being drafted, but has not yet been introduced. It proposes to study NPV.

Nebraska

NPV has been introduced and referred to the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. A hearing is scheduled for February 23. The bill is LB583.

New York

NPV has been introduced and referred to committee in both the Assembly and the Senate. The Assembly Election Law committee has the election on hold. The bills are A 489 and S 1820.

Oklahoma

NPV has been introduced in the Senate and referred to the Rules Committee. A hearing has not yet been scheduled. It is SB 841.

Rhode Island

NPV has been introduced in the Senate and referred to the Judiciary Committee. A hearing has not yet been scheduled. It is SB 164.

South Carolina

NPV has been introduced in the Senate and referred to the Judiciary Committee. A hearing has not yet been scheduled. It is S. 81.

South Dakota

NPV has been introduced in the Senate and referred to the State Affairs committee. A hearing has been scheduled for Monday, February 14.  It is SB 138.

Utah

A bill is being drafted, but has not yet been introduced. It will be SB 252.

Vermont

NPV has been introduced and referred to committees, both in the Senate and in the House. The Senate Committee on Government Operations held a hearing on February 9. Committee members appeared to lean favorably toward the bill, but did not vote on the measure. The bills are S 31 and H 103.

West Virginia

NPV has been introduced in both the House and Senate and referred to each chamber’s Judiciary committee.  Hearings have not yet been scheduled. The bills are HB 2378 and SB 322.

Wyoming

NPV was introduced in the House and assigned to the Judiciary committee, but the committee did not report out the bill in time for floor consideration. The bill was HB 257.

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