Bill seeks to clarify candidate residency
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A bill co-sponsored by Democratic and Republican leadership seeks to clarify how to define where a candidate actually lives.
AB407 was presented Friday to the Assembly Government Affairs Committee by Democratic Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Republican Minority Leader Pat Hickey.
On the eve of last year's election, a Clark County judge ruled candidate Andrew Martin did not live in District 9 in which he was running, though he did have a residence there.
But Martin won the election, beating Republican Kelly Hurst. Hurst did not challenge the outcome because he could have been held responsible for all legal costs if he lost.
One section of the bill would remove that provision. While the Martin election is the most recent example, Hickey and Kirkpatrick say the problem is not new.