Senate Bill 273

Last Action 02/23/23: to State & Local Government (S)
Title AN ACT relating to the emergency powers of the Governor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1223
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 39A.100 to remove certain emergency powers of the Governor including seizing, taking, or condemning property or making compensation for the seized property; remove provision allowing the Governor to declare curfews and prohibit the sale or consumption of goods; remove the provision allowing the Governor, upon recommendation of the Secretary of State to set a different time or place for holding elections in an area for which a state of emergency has been declared; amend KRS 117.015 to remove the requirement that the State Board of Elections promulgate administrative regulations establishing procedures for suspended or delayed elections; amend KRS 117.345 to remove the inclusion of delayed or postponed elections from the statement by the county treasurer to the State Board of Elections; amend KRS 118.027 to remove the emergency power of the Governor and Secretary of State to set the time and place for holding elections.
Index Headings of Original Version Disasters - Governor, powers and duties, restrictions
Disasters - Voting, authority to change time and place, removal
Elections and Voting - Emergencies, authority to change time and place, removal
Governor - Emergency, powers and duties, restriction
Governor - Voting, authority to change time and place, removal
Secretary of State - Voting, authority to change time and place, removal


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to State & Local Government (S)

Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)