Amended Substitute House Bill 48, effective July 2, 2010, revises filing deadlines for ballot questions and issues, and candidate and other petitions – generally requiring that filings be made 15 days earlier than under current law. Among other matters, this legislation requires that tax levy and bond issue questions be certified to county boards of elections at least 90 days prior to the election at which they are to be placed on the ballot. Deadlines for necessary preliminary actions and filings are also adjusted accordingly.

This legislation will apply to proceedings for ballot questions and issues submitted at elections taking place after August 3, 2010.