House Joint Resolution 116

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Last Action 03/26/20: to State & Local Government (S)
Title A JOINT RESOLUTION declaring that the General Assembly has the sole authority under Section 256 of the Constitution of Kentucky to determine the sufficiency of ballot language for amendments to the Constitution.
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Introduced
Bill Request Number 2098
Sponsor J. Fischer
Summary of Original Version Declare that the power to determine the sufficiency of ballot language for amendment to the Constitution of Kentucky rests with the General Assembly; declare the role of the Kentucky Supreme Court is to review the ballot language to determine whether it accurately and fairly informs the voter of the substance of the amendment; declare that the Supreme Court's opinion in Westerfield v. Ward is limited to that particular case and shall not be followed by the executive or legislative branches of the government of Kentucky.
Index Headings of Original Version Court, Supreme - Constitutional amendments, ballot question, sufficiency of, limited role determining
Courts - Constitutional amendments, ballot question, sufficiency of, limited role determining
General Assembly - Constitutional amendments, form of, legislature to determine
Governor - Constitutional amendments, form of, legislature to determine
Legislative Research Commission - Constitutional amendments, form of, legislature to determine
State Agencies - Constitutional amendments, form of, legislature to determine
Constitution, Ky. - Amendments, ballot question, sufficiency of, courts to determine
Constitution, Ky. - Amendments, form of, legislature to determine
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02/27/20
  • introduced in House
03/02/20
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/03/20
  • posted in committee
03/12/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/17/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/18/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 19, 2020
03/19/20
  • 3rd reading, passed 57-26
  • received in Senate
03/26/20
  • to State & Local Government (S)


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