House Bill 405

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/26/20: reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with committee amendment (1-title)
Title AN ACT proposing to amend Sections 97, 99, 119, and 122 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to terms of Constitutional offices.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 1271
Sponsors J. Nemes, D. Lewis, C. Massey
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Sections 97, 99, 119, and 122 of the Constitution of Kentucky to increase the term of office for Circuit Court Clerks and Commonwealth's Attorneys from six years to eight years beginning in 2024; increase the term of office for county attorneys and district judges from four years to eight years beginning in 2022; increase the requirement of being a licensed attorney from two years to eight years for district judges beginning in 2022; exempt any person serving as a District Judge on the effective date of the Act from the eight-year licensure requirement; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts, District - Judge, experience requirements, increase of
Courts, District - Judge, term of office, extension of
Judges and Court Commissioners - District Court, term of office, extension of
Attorney, Commonwealth's - Term of office, extension of
Attorney, County - County, term of office, extension of
Circuit Clerks - Term of office, extension of
Constitution, Ky. - Circuit Clerk, term of office, extension of
Constitution, Ky. - Commonwealth's and county attorney, terms of office, extension of
Constitution, Ky. - District Court judge, term of office, extension of
Local Mandate - Term of office, extension of
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/10/20
  • introduced in House
02/12/20
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
02/26/20
  • posted in committee
03/12/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/17/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 18, 2020
03/18/20
  • 3rd reading, passed 76-7 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/19/20
  • received in Senate
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/26/20
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with committee amendment (1-title)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions except remove the provision changing the terms of Circuit Court Clerks and County Attorneys; begin the increase in the term of office for Commonwealth's Attorneys from six years to eight years in 2030; begin the increase in the term of office for judges of the district court from four years to eight years in 2022.
Index Headings Courts, District - Judge, experience requirements, increase of
Courts, District - Judge, term of office, extension of
Judges and Court Commissioners - District Court, term of office, extension of
Attorney, Commonwealth's - Term of office, extension of
Constitution, Ky. - Commonwealth's attorneys, terms of office, extension of
Constitution, Ky. - District Court judge, term of office, extension of
Local Mandate - Term of office, extension of

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor W. Schroder
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 405

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