House Bill 4

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/16/21: delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 27)
Title AN ACT proposing to amend the Constitution of Kentucky relating to sessions of the General Assembly.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 1116
Sponsors D. Osborne, L. Bechler, D. Bentley, A. Bowling, J. Branscum, D. Fister, P. Flannery, D. Frazier, C. Fugate, R. Goforth, D. Hale, M. Hart, R. Heath, DJ Johnson, K. King, D. Lewis, C. Massey, C. McCoy, D. Meade , S. Miles, J. Miller, K. Moser, J. Nemes, P. Pratt, M. Prunty, B. Reed, S. Rudy, S. Santoro, S. Sheldon, W. Thomas, J. Tipton, K. Upchurch, B. Wesley
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Sections 36 and 42 of the Kentucky Constitution to eliminate the existing dates by which the General Assembly must adjourn in any regular session; provide that the General Assembly may extend the length of its legislative sessions by 10 days upon the vote of 3/5 of the membership of each House, with no session to extend beyond December 31.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Date for adjournment, elimination of existing dates
General Assembly - Date for adjournment, elimination of existing dates
General Assembly - Extended session, requirements
Constitution, Ky. - General Assembly, elimination of existing dates for adjournment
Constitution, Ky. - General Assembly, extended session
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Committee Amendment 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
01/05/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
  • taken from Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
  • posted in committee
01/06/21
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 7, 2021
01/07/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 77-16 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to State & Local Government (S)
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
01/08/21
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
02/24/21
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/25/21
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2021
03/01/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 31-4 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1), and committee amendment (1-title)
03/02/21
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
03/03/21
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, senate floor amendment (1), and senate committee amendment (1-title)
03/15/21
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, Senate floor amendment (1), and Senate committee amendment (1-title)
  • passed 78-16
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
03/16/21
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 27)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Propose to amend Sections 36, 42, and 55 of the Kentucky Constitution to eliminate the existing dates by which the General Assembly must adjourn in any regular session; provide that the General Assembly may extend the length of its legislative sessions by 10 days upon the vote of 3/5 of the membership of each House, with no session to extend beyond December 31; provide all acts passed by the General Assembly shall become law ninety days after passage and approval or as otherwise provided in the Constitution.
Index Headings General Assembly - Acts, when take effect
General Assembly - Date for adjournment, elimination of existing dates
General Assembly - Extended session, requirements
Constitution, Ky. - General Assembly, acts, when take effect
Constitution, Ky. - General Assembly, elimination of existing dates for adjournment
Constitution, Ky. - General Assembly, extended session
Local Mandate - Date for adjournment, elimination of existing dates

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 4

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Propose to repeal existing Sections 36, 42, and 55 of the Kentucky Constitution to eliminate the existing dates by which the General Assembly must adjourn in any regular session; propose new sections of the Kentucky Constitution to establish that no regular session of the General Assembly shall extend beyond 30 legislative days in odd-numbered years or 60 legislative days in even-numbered years; establish that the General Assembly may be convened upon a Joint Proclamation of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House for no more than 12 legislative days annually; establish that no Act of the General Assembly shall become law until July 1 of the year passed, or 90 days after passage, or as otherwise provided by the Kentucky Constitution; provide ballot language; and submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
Index Headings General Assembly - Acts, when take effect
General Assembly - Date for adjournment, elimination of existing dates
General Assembly - Legislative days, additional, provision
Constitution, Ky. - General Assembly, acts, when take effect
Constitution, Ky. - General Assembly, additional legislative days, provision
Constitution, Ky. - General Assembly, elimination of existing dates for adjournment

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Mills
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 4/GA

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Givens
Summary Retain original provisions; and specify in cases of emergency a bill becomes law when signed by the Governor or when it otherwise becomes law under Section 88 of the Kentucky Consitituion.
Index Headings General Assembly - Acts, when take effect
Constitution, Ky. - General Assembly, acts, when take effect

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