On Wednesday February 17, the Senate Rules Committee heard three election reform bills and passed them all unanimously. The two really important bills were SB896, the bill that lowers the party retention test from the current 10% of the vote to 2.5%, and SB1108, which removes the Straight Ticket device from the November ballots.
Both were heard and passed the committee. They now move to the full Senate, where they will hopefully be heard soon.
Also heard was SB1016 which removes party labels from voter registration forms. This bill also passed and moves on.
We will have more about all these bills going forward.