House Bill 168

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Last Action 03/14/22: returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 952
Sponsors J. DuPlessis, B. Wheatley
Summary of Original Version Establish new chapter KRS Chapter 118C and create new sections of chapter to establish a system of electing the offices of Commonwealth's attorney, circuit clerk, county attorney, county clerk, sheriff, jailer, and coroner under a nonpartisan system; amend KRS 118.215, 118.315, 118.225, 118.325, and 118.115 to conform; EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Public offices, change to nonpartisan
County Clerks - Circuit clerk, nonpartisan elected official
County Clerks - Commonwealth's attorney, nonpartisan elected official
County Clerks - Coroner, nonpartisan elected official
County Clerks - County attorney, nonpartisan elected official
Public Officers and Employees - County attorney, nonpartisan elected official
Public Officers and Employees - County clerk, nonpartisan elected official
Public Officers and Employees - Jailer, nonpartisan elected official
Public Officers and Employees - Sheriff, nonpartisan elected official
Secretary of State - Circuit clerk, nonpartisan elected official
Secretary of State - Commonwealth's attorney, nonpartisan elected official
Secretary of State - Coroner, nonpartisan elected official
Secretary of State - County attorney, nonpartisan elected official
Secretary of State - County clerk, nonpartisan elected official
Secretary of State - Jailer, nonpartisan elected official
Secretary of State - Sheriff, nonpartisan elected official
Sheriffs - Office, nonpartisan elected official
Attorney, Commonwealth's - Office, nonpartisan elected official
Attorney, County - Office, nonpartisan elected official
Circuit Clerks - Office, nonpartisan elected official
Coroners - Office, nonpartisan elected official
County Clerks - Jailer, nonpartisan elected official
County Clerks - Office, nonpartisan elected official
County Clerks - Sheriff, nonpartisan elected official
Effective Dates, Delayed - Offices changed to nonpartisan, effective January 1, 2023
Elections and Voting - Circuit clerk, nonpartisan elected official
Elections and Voting - Commonwealth's attorney, nonpartisan elected official
Elections and Voting - Coroner, nonpartisan elected official
Elections and Voting - County attorney, nonpartisan elected official
Elections and Voting - County clerk, nonpartisan elected official
Elections and Voting - Jailer, nonpartisan elected official
Elections and Voting - Sheriff, nonpartisan elected official
Jails and Jailers - Office, nonpartisan elected official
Public Officers and Employees - Circuit clerk, nonpartisan elected official
Public Officers and Employees - Commonwealth's attorney, nonpartisan elected official
Public Officers and Employees - Coroner, nonpartisan elected official

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12/10/21
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/04/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
01/26/22
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/14/22
  • taken from Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)


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