House Bill 162

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Last Action 02/26/21: posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2021
Title AN ACT relating to elections and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 104
Sponsors D. Osborne, J. Jenkins, J. Blanton, D. Lewis, S. Santoro
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 120 to provide for an automatic recount in elections of constitutional officers, members of Congress, and members of the General Assembly when the vote margin is 0.5% or less; amend KRS 118.775 relating to membership in the General Assembly to conform; amend KRS 120.185 to provide for a recount in elections of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, members of Congress, and members of the General Assembly when an automatic recount does not apply; amend KRS 120.195, 120.205, and 120.215 to establish procedures for any election contest involving the Governor and Lieutenant Governor and members of the General Assembly, including a mechanism to ensure the integrity of the election records and a chain of custody of election records if transported; provide who shall conduct a recount as part of an election contest and the procedures to be followed; provide the time frame for a newly ordered election; amend KRS 117.295, 118.740, 120.017, and 120.155 to conform; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - Elections of, automatic recount in
Elections and Voting - Automatic recount, General Assembly, constitutional officers, Congress, election of
General Assembly - Members, contest proceedings, provisions relating to
General Assembly - Members, election of, automatic recount in
Governor - Contest proceedings, provisions relating to
Governor - Election of, automatic recount in
Lieutenant Governor - Contest proceedings, provisions relating to
Lieutenant Governor - Election of, automatic recount in
Secretary of State - Election of, automatic recount in
Auditor of Public Accounts - Election of, automatic recount in
Local Mandate - Elections, automatic recounts in
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, recount and contest proceedings, duties of
Treasurer - Election of, automatic recount in
Agriculture - Commissioner, election of, automatic recount in
Appropriations - Elections, automatic recount in
Attorney General - Election of, automatic recount in

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01/05/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/04/21
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
02/09/21
  • posted in committee
02/25/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/26/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2021


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