06RS SB236


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SB 236 (BR 1749) - C. Borders, E. Tori, E. Harris, V. McGaha, R. Roeding, D. Seum, G. Tapp, D. Thayer, J. Westwood

     AN ACT proposing to amend the Constitution of Kentucky by creating a new section thereof relating to judicial powers.
     Propose to amend the Constitution of Kentucky by creating a new Section 28A relating to judicial powers; require that the judicial department not exercise powers belonging to other departments of government; prohibit courts from construing any provision of the Kentucky Constitution to prohibit the historic display of the Ten Commandments on public property, finding that a local government has authority to grant civil rights entitlements not authorized by the General Assembly in those cases in which specific authorization is required, requiring an increase in general taxation, ordering that public funds be expended except as appropriated by the General Assembly, declaring an act of the General Assembly unconstitutional on the basis of the amount of funds provided for a particular program, replacing a legislative act found unconstitutional with a standard selected by the court over other permissible standards, or allowing a challenge to the constitutionality of an act of the General Assembly by permitting suits against the legislative branch; provide ballot question; provide for submission of amendment to voters.


     SFA (1, E. Scorsone) - Replace all original provisions of the bill with a proposal to amend Section 77 of the Constitution of Kentucky to prohibit the governor from issuing a pardon for himself or herself; submit to voters.

     SFA (2/Title, E. Scorsone) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 27-introduced in Senate; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 28-2nd reading; to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 1-reported favorably, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 1, 2006; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 2-3rd reading, failed 22-16
     Mar 7-bill reconsidered (do not change PASSED status); recommitted to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 15-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed

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