Senate Bill 18

Actions | Amendments
Last Action floor amendments (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (2-title) (5) (6) and (7-title) filed
Title AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to redistricting.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1915
Sponsor R. Stivers II
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to clarify standards relating to redistricting and to require the General Assembly to remain in continuous session, without pay to the members, for the sole purpose of redistricting if the General Assembly fails to redistrict the state by April 15 of the first even-numbered year session following receipt of the decennial census data; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Senate Floor Amendment 4
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
House Floor Amendment 5
House Floor Amendment 6
House Floor Amendment 7
Votes Vote History

Actions

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03/05/12
  • introduced in Senate
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
03/07/12
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/14/12
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (4-title) filed
03/15/12
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) defeated
  • floor amendments (2) (3) and (4-title) ruled out of order
  • passed 27-11 with Committee Substitute
03/16/12
  • received in House
03/19/12
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/26/12
  • taken from Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/27/12
  • taken from Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/28/12
  • floor amendments (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (2-title) (5) (6) and (7-title) filed

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except amend language relating to county division and language relating to General Assembly remaining in session, without pay, after April 15 to enact redistricting legislation and consider any veto.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Palmer II
Summary Retain original provisions, except delete subsections (4) and (5) relating to elections for the General Assembly and the applicability of district numbers to General Assembly districts.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor G. Neal
Summary Retain original provisions and propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to prohibit any state legislative redistricting plan from being drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent or to be drawn with the intent or result of denying equal opportunity of racial or language minorities to elect representatives of their choice; clarify that districts are to be as equal in population as is practicable and that districts are to be compact and, where feasible, that existing political and geographic boundaries be utilized.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor G. Neal
Summary Retain original provisions and propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to create the Legislative Advisory Redistricting Commission; require the commission to draft redistricting plans for state legislative districts; establish standards to be followed by the commission and permit any member of the General Assembly under certain circumstances to file a plan; add creation of the commission to the ballot language.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor G. Neal
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Osborne
Summary Replace previous provisions and propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to establish and regulate casino gambling at not more than 7 locations, to establish and regulate wagering on sporting events, and to specify the purposes for which the revenue derived therefrom may be expended; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor D. Osborne
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor M. Nemes
Summary Delete original provisions; propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to require the General Assembly to divide the state into Senatorial and Representative Districts once every ten years during the first even-numbered-year regular session following receipt of the decennial census data, and to specify that districts must be contiguous counties or parts of counties, and to specify when new districts are effective for elections and that district numbers govern elections and qualifications; propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky and to amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to provide a means whereby the sense of the people of any Senatorial District, including any county that is in or is part of the district, may be taken as to whether casinos, including the operation of gaming at horse racing tracks, will be permitted in the county; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor M. Nemes
Summary Delete original provisions; propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to require the General Assembly, through a Committee on Legislative Redistricting, to divide the state into Senatorial and Representative Districts once every ten years during the first even-numbered-year regular session following receipt of the decennial census data; to specify that districts must be contiguous counties or parts of counties; and to specify when new districts are effective for elections and that district numbers govern elections and qualifications; propose to create new sections of the Constitution of Kentucky to establish the Committee on Legislative Redistricting; require the committee to develop plans for legislative redistricting; require the committee to submit its redistricting plans to the Legislative Research Commission for referral to the Interim Joint Committee on State Government; require the General Assembly to enact the committee's plan or to return the plan to the committee for adjustment; require the General Assembly to provide for penalties and fine upon conviction of attempting to influence members of the committee; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor M. Nemes
Summary Delete original provisions; propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to require the General Assembly, through a Committee on Legislative Redistricting, to divide the state into Senatorial and Representative Districts once every ten years during the first even-numbered-year regular session following receipt of the decennial census data; to specify that districts must be contiguous counties or parts of counties; and to specify when new districts are effective for elections and that district numbers govern elections and qualifications; propose to create new sections of the Constitution of Kentucky to establish the Committee on Legislative Redistricting; require the committee to develop plans for legislative redistricting; require the committee to submit its redistricting plans to the Legislative Research Commission for referral to the Interim Joint Committee on State Government; require the General Assembly to enact the committee's plan or to return the plan to the committee for adjustment; require the General Assembly to provide for penalties and fine upon conviction of attempting to influence members of the committee; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor M. Nemes
Summary Delete original provisions; propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to require the General Assembly to divide the state into Senatorial and Representative Districts once every ten years during the first even-numbered-year regular session following receipt of the decennial census data, and to specify that districts must be contiguous counties or parts of counties, and to specify when new districts are effective for elections and that district numbers govern elections and qualifications; propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky and to amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to provide a means whereby the sense of the people of any Senatorial District, including any county that is in or is part of the district, may be taken as to whether casinos, including the operation of gaming at horse racing tracks, will be permitted in the county; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 7
Sponsor M. Nemes
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
General Assembly - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Redistricting - Standards for, proposed constitutional amendment
Constitution, Ky. - Section 33, redistricting, standards for
Elections and Voting - Redistricting, standards for, proposed constitutional amendment

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