Truly Agreed, 2016

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SS HCS HB 1477, 2016    (Amended Section - as Truly Agreed)    

115.611. 1. Except as provided in subsection 4 of section 115.613, any registered voter of the county or a city not within a county may have such voter's name printed on the primary ballot of such voter's party as a candidate for county or city committeeman or committeewoman by filing a declaration of candidacy in the office of the county or city
election authority and by paying any filing fee required by subsection 2 of this section.
     2. Before filing such candidate's declaration of candidacy, candidates for county or city committeeman or county or city committeewoman shall pay to the treasurer of such candidate's party's county or city committee, or submit to the county or city election authority to be forwarded to the treasurer of such candidate's party's committee, a certain sum of money, as follows:
     (1) One hundred dollars if such candidate is a candidate for county or city
committeeman or committeewoman in any county which has or hereafter has over nine hundred thousand inhabitants or in any city not situated in a county;
     (2) Twenty-five dollars if such candidate is a candidate for county committeeman or committeewoman in any county of the first class containing the major portion of a city which has over three hundred thousand inhabitants; or
     (3) Except as provided in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, no candidate for county committeeman or committeewoman shall be required to pay a filing fee.
     3. Any person who cannot pay the fee to file as a candidate for county or city
committeeman or committeewoman may have the fee waived by filing a declaration of inability to pay and a petition with the official with whom such candidate files such candidate's declaration of candidacy. The provisions of section 115.357 shall apply to all such declarations and petitions.
     4. No person's name shall be printed on any official primary ballot as a candidate for county or city committeeman or committeewoman unless the person has filed a declaration of candidacy with the proper election authority not later than 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday in March immediately preceding the primary election.


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