SB 702

85(R) - 2017
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Don Huffines

Bill Caption

Relating to a minimum voter turnout requirement for an election authorizing the issuance of bonds issued by a political subdivision.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would require a bond election held by a political subdivision to have a turnout of at least 15% of registered voters in order for the bond to pass.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The use of debt by local governments has been on the rise and consistent issue in recent history. A proposition such as this which requires greater voter participation in order to approve debt incurred by all residents supports our principle of limited government. We support SB 702.