CHAPTER NO. 720

SENATE BILL NO. 2431

By Crutchfield

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2356

By Arriola

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-5-104, relative to the filing of nominating petitions for municipal elections.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-5-104(a), is amended by inserting the words "or subsection (c)" immediately after the words "subsection (b)".

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-5-104, is further amended by adding the following new subsection:

(c) Each candidate for municipal office shall file the candidate's original nominating petition with the county election commission where the municipality is located. If the municipality is located in more than one (1) county, the candidate shall file the nominating petition with the county election commission of the county responsible for holding the election pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 6-53-101.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED:

March 30, 1998

APPROVED this 8th day of April 1998