PRINTER'S NO. 1478
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY COHEN, B. BOYLE, V. BROWN, CALTAGIRONE, DAVIS, DERMODY, FLECK, FLYNN, GIBBONS, GOODMAN, HANNA, MUNDY, PAINTER, PARKER, PASHINSKI, ROEBUCK, STURLA, SWANGER, THOMAS, VITALI, WATERS AND WHEATLEY, APRIL 15, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, APRIL 15, 2013
6Section 1. Short title.
10Section 2. Text of agreement.
17Any state of the United States and the District of Columbia
4RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE IN MEMBER STATES TO VOTE
5FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
9MANNER OF APPOINTING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS IN MEMBER STATES
10Prior to the time set by law for the meeting and voting by
11the presidential electors, the chief election official of each
12member state shall determine the number of votes for each
13presidential slate in each state of the United States and in the
14District of Columbia in which votes have been cast in a
15statewide popular election and shall add such votes together to
16produce a "national popular vote total" for each presidential
21The presidential elector certifying official of each member
22state shall certify the appointment in that official's own state
23of the elector slate nominated in that state in association with
24the national popular vote winner.
25At least six days before the day fixed by law for the meeting
26and voting by the presidential electors, each member state shall
27make a final determination of the number of popular votes cast
28in the state for each presidential slate and shall communicate
29an official statement of such determination within 24 hours to
30the chief election official of each other member state.
1The chief election official of each member state shall treat
2as conclusive an official statement containing the number of
3popular votes in a state for each presidential slate made by the
4day established by Federal law for making a state's final
5determination as to the counting of electoral votes by Congress.
6In event of a tie for the national popular vote winner, the
7presidential elector certifying official of each member state
8shall certify the appointment of the elector slate nominated in
9association with the presidential slate receiving the largest
10number of popular votes within that official's own state.
11If, for any reason, the number of presidential electors
12nominated in a member state in association with the national
13popular vote winner is less than or greater than that state's
14number of electoral votes, the presidential candidate on the
15presidential slate that has been designated as the national
16popular vote winner shall have the power to nominate the
17presidential electors for that state and that state's
18presidential elector certifying official shall certify the
19appointment of such nominees.
23This article shall govern the appointment of presidential
24electors in each member state in any year in which this
25agreement is, on July 20, in effect in states cumulatively
26possessing a majority of the electoral votes.
3Any member state may withdraw from this agreement, except
4that a withdrawal occurring six months or less before the end of
5a President's term shall not become effective until a President
6or Vice President shall have been qualified to serve the next
8The chief executive of each member state shall promptly
9notify the chief executive of all other states of when this
10agreement has been enacted and has taken effect in that
11official's state, when the state has withdrawn from this
12agreement and when this agreement takes effect generally.
19For purposes of this agreement,
30"Presidential elector certifying official" shall mean the
3"Presidential slate" shall mean a slate of two persons, the
4first of whom has been nominated as a candidate for President of
5the United States and the second of whom has been nominated as a
6candidate for Vice President of the United States, or any legal
7successors to such person, regardless of whether both names
8appear on the ballot presented to the voter in a particular
15Section 3. Publication in Pennsylvania Bulletin.
16In the event that the Agreement Among the States to Elect the
17President by National Popular Vote takes effect according to
18Article III thereof, the Secretary of the Commonwealth shall
19forward the agreement to the Legislative Reference Bureau for
20publication as a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The notice
21shall include the date on which the agreement became effective
22between the Commonwealth and any other states.
23Section 4. Effective date.
24This act shall take effect immediately.