House Bill 258
151st General Assembly (Present)
House Administration 6/25/21
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF NOMINATION FOR MINOR POLITICAL PARTIES.
This Act provides an August 1 deadline for minor political parties to nominate candidates for a general election. This change is necessary because under current law, the deadline for notification for candidacy for general elections is the same as the deadline for nomination of candidacy from primary elections. Thus, when House Bill No. 30 changes the date for primary elections from September to April, the deadline for minor political parties to nominate candidates for a general election also changes. This Act extends the deadline for minor political parties who are not required to nominate candidates for primary elections until August 1 in the year before the general election. It also revises the names of Part III and Chapter 33 so it is clear which elections are governed by each. This Act takes effect on January 2, 2024, the day after House Bill No. 30 is enacted, and does not take effect if House Bill No. 30 is not enacted. As such, this Act is drafted using the versions of the statutes as amended by House Bill No. 30. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
Takes effect upon being signed into law