Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on March 19, 2013.
Reported in the Senate on May 23, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on June 19, 2013, to establish that a special election already scheduled for August 2013 will still take place even if this bill becomes law. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 19, 2013.
Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on June 19, 2013, to eliminate a requirement that a special election must be held when a county commissioner vacancy occurs during an odd numbered year. Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"