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  • NJ S1297
  • Permits candidates for school board to circulate petitions jointly and be bracketed together on ballot; permits short nonpolitical designation of principles on petitions and ballots.*
Introduced
(2/8/2016)
In Committee
(1/23/2017)
Crossed Over
(2/13/2017)
Passed
(6/22/2017)
SignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill permits two or more candidates for the office of member of a board of education who seek election at the annual school election held in either April or November of each year to circulate a nominating petition jointly and to be bracketed together for the same term. Under the bill, two or more candidates could sign or circulate, or both sign and circulate, a joint petition of nomination for the same term. When two or more such candidates also wish to be bracketed together on a ballot, they must first so notify the secretary of the board of education in writing prior to the drawing for position on the ballot. The candidates would determine among themselves the order that their names are to appear within the bracket prior to notifying the secretary. After the drawing occurs, the candidates who are bracketed together will share a position on the ballot as a group and have their names printed together in the appropriate location on the ballot, depending on whether the candidates are to be elected to fill an expired or an unexpired term. The bill also provides that the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Commissioner of Education and of the clerk of each county, is to conduct a study of the impact of allowing the bracketing of candidates together and designations of candidates' principles on school election petitions and ballots, as provided for the bill. The study is to be based on data collected from school districts holding annual elections in either April or at the general election in November for three years following the enactment of the act. The study is be completed and submitted to the Governor and to the Legislature within one year following the certification of the results from the last annual school election held in the third year following the enactment of the act.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate, Received by the Senate, State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation
Conditional Veto, Received in the Senate  (on 10/5/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
10/5/2017 S Conditional Veto, Received in the Senate
6/22/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (70-3-1)
6/22/2017 A Substituted for A3751 (1R)
2/15/2017 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
2/13/2017 S Passed by the Senate (35-3)
1/23/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee as a Substitute, 2nd Reading
1/12/2017 Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Hearing (13:00 1/12/2017 Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor)
2/8/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 70 3 7
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A3751 Aa (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 2/13/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 35 3 2
Detail 1/12/2017 Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee: Reported with Substitution 4 0 1