Senate Bill 228

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Last Action 03/29/21: delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 154)
Title AN ACT relating to a vacancy in Congress.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 866
Sponsors R. Stivers, T. Buford
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 63.200 to change the procedure for filling a vacancy in the office of United States Senator; amend KRS 118. 740 and 118.770 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
Elections and Voting - United States Senator, unexpired term, procedure to fill vacancy
Secretary of State - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, vacancy, United States Senator
Local Mandate - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Senate Floor Amendment 4
Senate Floor Amendment 5
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

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02/10/21
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/11/21
  • to State & Local Government (S)
02/22/21
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
02/23/21
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
02/26/21
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
03/01/21
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2021
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
  • floor amendments (3), (4) and (5) filed to Committee Substitute
03/02/21
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) ruled out of order
  • floor amendments (3) (4) and (5) defeated
  • passed 28-8 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/03/21
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/04/21
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (H)
03/05/21
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/11/21
  • posted in committee
03/12/21
  • reported favorably, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2021
03/15/21
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/16/21
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
  • 3rd reading, passed 73-25
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/22/21
  • Vetoed
03/29/21
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • Bill passed 29-8
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • Bill passed 70-24
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 154)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; establish that no candidate shall be elected to fill a vacancy in the office of United States Senator at a regular election held without a primary unless the candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, and if no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, a runoff election shall be held.
Index Headings County Clerks - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
Elections and Voting - United States Senator, unexpired term, procedure to fill vacancy
Local Mandate - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
Secretary of State - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, vacancy, United States Senator

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions; establish that if the Governor issues a special writ of election as required under the Act, no appointment to fill the vacancy in the office of United States Senator shall be made.
Index Headings County Clerks - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
Elections and Voting - United States Senator, unexpired term, procedure to fill vacancy
Secretary of State - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, vacancy, United States Senator

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions; establish that if a vacancy occurs more than three months before a regular election, a vacancy in an unexpired term for United States Senator shall be filled through a primary held at the time of the regular election followed by a special election; and establish manner in which the special election is to be conducted.
Index Headings County Clerks - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
Elections and Voting - United States Senator, unexpired term, procedure to fill vacancy
Secretary of State - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, vacancy, United States Senator

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions; establish that if a vacancy occurs more than three months before a regular election, a vacancy in an unexpired term for United States Senator shall be filled through a primary held at the time of the regular election followed by a special election; and establish manner in which the special election is to be conducted.
Index Headings County Clerks - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
Elections and Voting - United States Senator, unexpired term, procedure to fill vacancy
Secretary of State - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, vacancy, United States Senator

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions; establish that the Governor shall notify the Secretary of State of any vacancy in the office of United States Senator within three days of the occurrence of the vacancy; establish that the Secretary of State shall post a notice of the vacancy on his or her Web site with notice of the date and time for the filing of nomination papers for any candidate seeking to fill the unexpired term by election; establish that all petitions of nomination shall be filed within 30 days of posting of the vacancy; and establish that no candidate who has filed nomination papers seeking to fill the unexpired term by election shall be eligible for appointment by the Governor.
Index Headings County Clerks - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
Elections and Voting - United States Senator, unexpired term, procedure to fill vacancy
Secretary of State - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, vacancy, United States Senator

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions; and establish that if the Governor issues a special writ of election as required under the Act, no appointment to fill the vacancy in the office of United States Senator shall be made.
Index Headings County Clerks - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
Elections and Voting - United States Senator, unexpired term, procedure to fill vacancy
Secretary of State - Elections, United States Senator, vacancy, procedure to fill
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, vacancy, United States Senator

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor S. Rudy
Summary Remove the provisions of the bill in its entirety and insert the following: amend KRS 118.720 to require the Governor to sign a proclamation for an election to fill a vacancy in the office of United States Senator; and repeal KRS 63.200, which requires the Governor to fill vacancies in the office of United States Senator.
Index Headings County Clerks - Special election, office of United States Senator
Elections and Voting - Special election, office of United States Senator
Governor - Special election and proclamation, office of United States Senator
Secretary of State - Special election, office of United States Senator
Sheriffs - Special election and proclamation, office of United States Senator
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, special election, office of United States Senator

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