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2013 House Bill 4833: Increase election recount deposit requirement
  1. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on June 13, 2013, to increase the money deposit a candidate must make to get an election recount from $10 to $25 per precinct, and to $125 per precinct if the election wasn't close (within 50 votes or 0.5 percent).
    • Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on June 13, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on June 18, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 12, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2013.
  2. Passed 95 to 9 in the House on September 19, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on September 24, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on September 24, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 15, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on December 18, 2014, to increase the money deposit a candidate must make to get an election recount from $10 to $25 per precinct, and to $125 per precinct if the election wasn't close (within 50 votes or 0.5 percent).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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