Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1038

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: Time zone referendum. Requires two public questions to be placed on the 2008 general election ballot asking voters: (1) whether all Indiana should be located in the same time zone; and (2) if all Indiana could be located in the same time zone, whether it should be located in the Central Time Zone or the Eastern Time Zone.

Effective: July 1, 2008.





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    January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1038



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning elections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (08)IN1038.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008] (a) The county election board of each county shall place the following public questions on the ballot at the November 2008 general election:
        (1) "Should all Indiana be located in the same time zone?".
        (2) "If all of Indiana could be located in the same time zone, which time zone would you prefer:
            The Central Time Zone.
            The Eastern Time Zone.".
    (b) The county election board shall print the following immediately below the public question stated in subsection (a)(2):
        "The vote on these questions is advisory only. The result of the vote on these questions is not binding on the General Assembly, the federal government, or any public official.".
    (c) The county election board shall format the public questions stated in subsection (a) so that a voter can do the following:
        (1) Vote on the question stated in subsection (a)(1) separately from the question stated in subsection (a)(2).
        (2) Vote "yes" or "no" on the question stated in subsection

(a)(1).
        (3) Indicate a choice for either time zone on the question stated in subsection (a)(2).
    (d) If, on the question stated in subsection (a)(2), a voter indicates a choice for both time zones, the county election board shall not count the vote for either time zone.
    (e) Each county election board shall:
        (1) tabulate the votes cast on the public question stated in subsection (a)(1) separately from the votes cast on the public question stated in subsection (a)(2); and
        (2) certify the results under IC 3-12-4-9.
    (f) IC 3 applies to the public questions required by this SECTION except where IC 3 conflicts with this SECTION.
    (g) The secretary of state shall certify the results of the vote in each county on the public questions required by this SECTION to each of the following:
        (1) The speaker of the house of representatives.
        (2) The president pro tempore of the senate.
        (3) The governor.
        (4) The Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation.
    (h) This SECTION expires July 1, 2009.