Session of 1998
By Representative Powell
            9             AN ACT concerning elections; relating to the presidential preference
10             primary; amending K.S.A. 25-4507 and repealing the existing section.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13           Section 1. K.S.A. 25-4507 is hereby amended to read as follows:
14       25-4507. (a) Upon completion of the state canvass of the results of the
15       presidential preference primary, the secretary of state shall certify to the
16       state chairperson of each political party participating in the presidential
17       preference primary the number of votes received by each candidate of
18       that party   and the number of votes for an uncommitted delegation re-
19       ceived by that party.
20           (b) Each political party   shall then shall select as many delegates and
21       alternates to the national party convention as are allotted to it by the
22       national committee of that party, according to K.S.A. 25-4506 and this
23       section, and amendments thereto.
24           (c) No later than 60 days following the presidential preference pri-
25       mary, delegates and alternates to a national party convention shall be
26       selected by a party at its state convention, or as otherwise provided by
27       party rules adopted by the committees of the political parties. The num-
28       ber of delegates and the number of alternates to a national party conven-
29       tion shall be determined according to party rules. Delegates and alter-
30       nates to a national party convention shall be selected in the manner
31       prescribed by party rules  . The binding of delegates and alternates to a
32       national party convention shall be determined by party rules. All such
33       rules shall be filed with the secretary of state no later than January 2,
34       1992, and no later than January 2 every fourth year thereafter. from the
35       persons named on the lists of proposed delegates and alternates to the
36       national conventions filed with the secretary of state by that party's re-
37       spective candidates for nomination by the party for president of the
38       United States.
39           (d) Upon determination of the number of delegates and alternates that
40       shall be selected from each candidate's lists of proposed delegates and
41       alternates, the party then shall select delegates and alternates to that
42       party's national convention in that respective number from each such list.
43       In selecting the delegates for a candidate, the party shall choose only from

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  1       the delegate list of the candidate, but when selecting alternates the party
  2       may choose from the delegate or alternate lists of the candidate.
  3           (e) In the event a candidate for president of the United States in the
  4       presidential preference primary election fails to file with the secretary of
  5       state lists of proposed delegates and alternates to such candidate's party's
  6       national convention, or to the extent that such lists of proposed delegates
  7       and alternates provided by such candidate fail to name a sufficient num-
  8       ber of persons qualified to be delegates and alternates, such number of
  9       delegates and alternates, as would be selected from such candidate's lists
10       of proposed delegates and alternates according to the election results, shall
11       be selected by the party as delegates and alternates to that party's national
12       convention, as the party rules may determine.
13           (f) There shall be no unit rule applied to or by the delegation of any
14       party to that party's national convention. Delegates and alternates shall
15       be bound by the preferences expressed at the primary election only during
16       the first round of balloting for candidates for president at the party's
17       national convention, except that a delegate or alternate shall not be so
18       bound if the candidate for whom the delegate or alternate would be bound
19       to vote is not a candidate at the convention or releases the delegate or
20       alternate from being so bound.
21           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 25-4507 is hereby repealed.
22           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
23       publication in the statute book.