Session of 1999
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: 25-
14       4507. (a) Upon completion of the state canvass of the results of the pres-
15       idential preference primary, the secretary of state shall certify to the state
16       chairperson of each political party participating in the presidential pref-
17       erence primary the number of votes received by each candidate of that
18       party and the number of votes for an uncommitted delegation received
19       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 as
23       provided by this section and K.S.A. 25-4506, 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
44       the delegate list of the candidate, but when selecting alternates the party
45       may choose from the delegate or alternate lists of the candidate.
46             (e) If a candidate for president of the United States in the presidential
47       preference primary election fails to file with the secretary of state lists of
48       proposed delegates and alternates to such candidate's party's national
49       convention, or to the extent that such lists of proposed delegates and al-
50       ternates provided by such candidate fail to name a sufficient number of
51       persons qualified to be delegates and alternates, such number of delegates
52       and alternates, as would be selected from such candidate's lists of pro-
53       posed delegates and alternates according to the election results, shall be
54       selected by the party as delegates and alternates to that party's national
55       convention as the party rules may determine.
56             (f) There shall be no unit rule applied to or by the delegation of any
57       party to that party's national convention. Delegates and alternates shall
58       be bound by the preferences expressed at the primary election only during
59       the first round of balloting for candidates for president at the party's
60       national convention. A delegate or alternate shall not be so bound if the
61       candidate for whom the delegate or alternate would be bound to vote is
62       not a candidate at the convention or releases the delegate or alternate
63       from being so bound.  
64       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 25-4507 is hereby repealed.
65        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
66       publication in the statute book.