House Bill 114

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/19/19: signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 023)
Title AN ACT relating to elections and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 296
Sponsor M. Dossett
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 118.367 to change the deadline for filing a statement-of-candidacy form from April 1 to the last Tuesday in January.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - Filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
Elections and Voting - Filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
Secretary of State - Filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy from, changing
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

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01/08/19
  • introduced in House
01/10/19
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
02/06/19
  • posted in committee
02/11/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/12/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 13, 2019
02/13/19
  • 3rd reading, passed 96-2
02/14/19
  • received in Senate
02/19/19
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/05/19
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
03/06/19
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
03/07/19
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/12/19
  • 3rd reading, passed 27-9 with Committee Substitute (1), floor amendment (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
03/13/19
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1), floor amendment (1), and committee amendment (1-title)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Senate floor amendment (1), floor amendment (2) filed to Senate committee substitute, and floor amendment (3-title) filed to bill
03/14/19
  • floor amendment (2) defeated
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1), floor amendment (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • passed 56-39
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
03/19/19
  • signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 023)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Hoover
Summary Delete all provisions that amend the current statutory requirement that members of the State Board of Elections shall be at least 25 years of age; remove the ability of current county clerks to be appointed as members to the board, but instead allow former county clerks to be members of the board; restore the current statutory requirement that a majority of the board shall constitute a quorum with no conditions; restore the current statutory requirement that all members of the board shall be paid a reasonable sum to be fixed by the Secretary of the Personnel Cabinet, in addition to members expenses in attending board meetings.
Index Headings County Clerks - Eligible for appointment to the State Board of Elections, criteria and obligations relating thereto
Elections and Voting - State Board, change in membership and membership criteria
Boards and Commissions - Elections, change in membership criteria

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Hoover
Summary Delete all provisions that amend KRS 117.015 to make the State Board of Elections an independent agency of state government; make the Secretary of State an ex officio, nonvoting, and non-presiding member of the State Board of Elections; require the Kentucky County Clerk's Association to submit two separate lists of four names of then current county clerks, of which two shall be appointed by the Governor; require the clerks appointed to represent each of the two political parties that polled the largest vote in the last preceding regular election for state officials; allow the executive director of the board to vote only in the case of breaking a tie vote for the election of the chair of the board; establish criteria of qualifications and duties relative to being chair of the board; ensure that county clerks shall be exempted from the prohibition of being a former, or then current, candidate for elected office in order to become a member of the board; lower the age qualification to become a member of the board from 25 to 21; ensure that a quorum is present on the day of any primary or regular election with a majority of the board, less the two members who are county clerks; permit the members of the board who are county clerks to only receive compensation for expenses in attending board meetings; amend KRS 117.025 to delegate additional responsibilities to the board, including instituting appropriate safeguards to ensure that there is no inappropriate use of the voter registration roster; provide that neither the Secretary of State nor the designees of the Secretary of State shall have the authority to correct, alter, or delete voter registration data without prior approval of the board; provide that the board shall be responsible for oversight of board personnel, including hiring, investigations, disciplinarily actions, promotions, and other like actions subject to KRS Chapter 18A; amend KRS 117A.010 to make technical corrections to conform; amend KRS 117.995 to make knowing and willful misuse of the voter registration roster a Class A misdemeanor for each offense; amend KRS 117A.030, 117A.040,117A.050, 117A.060, 117A.130, and 117A.150 to remove the Secretary of State from the responsibility of implementing provisions and promulgating administrating regulations relevant to the Registration and Voting by Absent Uniformed Services Voters and Overseas Voters in Elections for Federal Office Act; make technical corrections to conform.
Index Headings County Clerks - Elections
County Clerks - Eligible for appointment to the State Board of Elections, criteria and obligations relating thereto
County Clerks - Filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
Crimes and Punishments - Voter registration roster, misuse of, creation of penalty for
Elections and Voting - Filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
Elections and Voting - State Board, change in obligations, membership, criteria for membership, and duties relating thereto
Secretary of State - Change in official duties
Secretary of State - Filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
Technical Corrections - HB 114
Boards and Commissions - Elections, change in obligations, membership, criteria for membership, and duties relating thereto

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor J. Hoover
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 114

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 117.015 to make the State Board of Elections an independent agency of state government; the Secretary of State is to become an ex officio, nonvoting, and non-presiding member of the State Board of Elections; the Kentucky County Clerk's Association shall submit two separate lists of four names of then current county clerks, of which two are to be appointed by the Governor; the clerks appointed shall represent each of the two political parties that polled the largest vote in the last preceding regular election for state officials; allow the executive director of the board to vote only in the case of breaking a tie vote for the election of the chair of the board; establish criteria of qualifications and duties relative to being chair of the board; ensure that county clerks are exempted from the prohibition of being a former, or then current, candidate for elected office in order to become a member of the board; lower the age qualification to become a member of the board from 25 to 21; ensure that a quorum is present on the day of any primary or regular election with a majority of the board, less the two members who are county clerks; permit the members of the board who are county clerks to only receive compensation for expenses in attending board meetings; amend KRS 117.025 to delegate additional responsibilities to the board, including instituting appropriate safeguards to ensure that there is no inappropriate use of the voter registration roster; provide that neither the Secretary of State nor the designees of the Secretary of State shall have the authority to correct, alter, or delete voter registration data without prior approval of the board; provide the board shall be responsible for oversight of board personnel, including hiring, investigations, disciplinary actions, promotions, and other like actions subject to KRS Chapter 18A; amend KRS 117A.010 to make technical corrections; amend KRS 117.995 to make knowing and willful misuse of the voter registration roster a Class A misdemeanor for each offense; amend KRS 117A.030, 117A.040,117A.050, 117A.060, 117A.130, and 117A.150 to remove the Secretary of State from the responsibility of implementing provisions and promulgating administrative regulations relevant to the Registration and Voting by Absent Uniformed Services Voters and Overseas Voters in Elections for Federal Office Act; make technical corrections. EMERGENCY.
Index Headings County Clerks - Eligible for appointment to the State Board of Elections, criteria and obligations relating thereto
County Clerks - Filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
County Clerks - Elections
Crimes and Punishments - Voter registration roster, misuse of, creation of penalty for
Elections and Voting - Filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
Elections and Voting - State Board, change in obligations, membership, criteria for membership, and duties relating thereto
Secretary of State - Change in official duties
Secretary of State - Filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, filing deadline for statement-of-candidacy form, changing
Technical Corrections - HB 114
Boards and Commissions - Elections, change in obligations, membership, criteria for membership, and duties relating thereto
Effective Dates, Emergency - Elections

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Thayer
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 114, elections

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Thayer
Summary Retain the provisions of the bill and the committee substitute with the following changes: restore the current statutory requirement that members of the State Board of Elections shall be at least twenty-five years of age; remove the ability of current county clerks to be appointed as members to the board, but instead allow former county clerks to be members of the board; restore the current statutory requirement that a majority of the board shall constitute a quorum with no conditions; restore the current statutory requirement that all members of the board shall be paid a reasonable sum to be fixed by the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet, in addition to members expenses in attending board meetings.
Index Headings Elections and Voting - State Board, change in membership and membership criteria
Boards and Commissions - Elections, change in membership criteria
County Clerks - Eligible for appointment to the State Board of Elections, criteria and obligations relating thereto

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