Senate Bill 58

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Last Action 03/26/20: 2nd reading, to Rules
Title AN ACT proposing to amend Sections 77 and 240 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to limiting the Governor's ability to grant pardons and commute sentences.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1055
Sponsor C. McDaniel
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Section 77 of the Constitution of Kentucky by prohibiting the Governor's ability to grant pardons or commute sentences beginning 30 days prior to a gubernatorial election and ending at that gubernatorial inauguration; amend Section 240 of the Constitution of Kentucky to conform; submit to voters.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Pardons and commutations, Constitution of Kentucky, governor's ability, limitation on
Elections and Voting - Constitution of Kentucky, pardons and commutations, governor's ability, limitation on
Governor - Pardons and commutations, Constitution of Kentucky, limitation in
Constitution, Ky. - Pardons and commutations, governor's ability, limitation on
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Floor Amendment 1
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01/07/20
  • introduced in Senate
01/08/20
  • to State & Local Government (S)
02/19/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/20/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/21/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 25, 2020
02/24/20
  • floor amendment (1) filed
02/25/20
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/26/20
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) defeated
  • passed 33-4
02/27/20
  • received in House
03/02/20
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/05/20
  • posted in committee
03/19/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/26/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor M. McGarvey
Summary Make an exception to the prohibition period of granting pardons and commuting sentences for a prisoner sentenced to death within 60 days of his or her scheduled execution date.
Index Headings Constitution, Ky. - Amendment, pardon prohibition period, exception to
Crimes and Punishments - Constitutional amendment, pardon prohibition period, execution date, exception for
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, pardon prohibition period, execution date, exception for
Governor - Pardon, constitutional amendment, prohibition period, execution date, exception for

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