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HOUSE BILL NO. 271
INTRODUCED BY B. KRENZLER
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT SUBMITTING TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF MONTANA AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 4, OF THE MONTANA CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THAT A LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE RESIDE IN THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT THAT THE CANDIDATE SEEKS TO REPRESENT AND THAT A LEGISLATOR RESIDE IN THE DISTRICT THAT THE LEGISLATOR WAS ELECTED TO REPRESENT; AND PROVIDING AN APPLICABILITY DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Article V, section 4, of The Constitution of the State of Montana is amended to read:
"Section 4. Qualifications. A candidate for the legislature shall be a resident of the state for at least one year next
preceding the general election. For six months next preceding the general election,
he a candidate shall be a resident of the
county if it contains one or more districts or of the district if it contains all or parts of more than one county legislative
district that the candidate seeks to represent. A legislator shall reside in the legislative district that the legislator was elected
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Submission to electorate. This amendment shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at the general election to be held in November 2000 by printing on the ballot the full title of this act and the following:
 FOR requiring legislative candidates to reside in the district they seek to represent and legislators to reside in the district they were elected to represent.
 AGAINST requiring legislative candidates to reside in the district they seek to represent and legislators to reside in the district they were elected to represent.
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Applicability. This act applies to elections and legislators elected in the general election in the year 2002.
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