House Bill 44

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Last Action reassigned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Title AN ACT proposing to amend Sections 117, 118, 119, and 122 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to the election of appellate judges.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 28
Sponsors J. Nemes, J. Gooch Jr.
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Sections 117, 118, 119, and 122 of the Constitution of Kentucky to fill terms of justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the Court of Appeals by appointment by the Governor from a list of three nominees provided by the judicial nominating commission; provide for appointed justices and judges who seek additional terms to stand for elections in their districts; limit individuals to two full terms of office; schedule transitional provisions; submit to the voters for approval or disapproval.
Index Headings of Original Version Court of Appeals - Judges, appointed by Governor
Court of Appeals - Judges, term limits
Court, Supreme - Justices, appointed by Governor
Court, Supreme - Justices, term limits
Elections and Voting - Appellate judges, after appointed term, retention elections
Governor - Appellate judges, appointment of
Judges and Court Commissioners - Appellate judges, appointed by Governor
Judges and Court Commissioners - Appellate judges, term limits
Constitution, Ky. - Amendment, appellate judges, appointed by Governor

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09/20/17
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/02/18
  • introduced in House
  • to Judiciary (H)
01/08/18
  • reassigned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)


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