House Bill 395

Last Action 01/29/24: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to redistricting.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 307
Sponsors L. Burke, C. Aull, G. Brown Jr., A. Camuel, B. Chester-Burton, R. Roarx, R. Roberts, S. Stalker
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 5 to establish the Citizens Redistricting Commission; define terms; require the commission be composed of 13 members who meet certain requirements and submit applications; require the Secretary of State to mail random applications for commissioner and make applications for commissioner available on its website; require the Secretary of State to randomly select commissioners from pools of qualifying applicants; establish commissioner pay, conditions, powers, and duties; require commissioners' terms correlate with obligations of each census cycle; establish the conditions, powers, and duties of the commission; require the commission to draft redistricting plans for legislative and congressional districts, with parameters prescribed; establish standards to be followed by the commission for commissioners who develop plans; provide for penalties and fine upon conviction of persons attempting to influence, or commissioners attempting to influence, the duties of the commission; require the Secretary of State to publish adopted redistricting plans and provide that plans become law 60 days after publication; amend KRS 5.005 to replace the Legislative Research Commission with the Citizens Redistricting Commission as authorized intervenors in any action challenging the constitutionality of any legislative district; repeal KRS 5.031; include severability clause;
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Citizens Redistricting Commission, influence or accepting of influence, prohibition
Elections and Voting - Citizens Redistricting Commission, legislative and congressional redistricting, establishment
Redistricting - Citizens Redistricting Commission, legislative and congressional redistricting, establishment
Secretary of State - Citizens Redistricting Commission, selection of commissioners, applications, publication of plans
Congressional Districts - Citizens Redistricing Commission, congressional redistricting, establishment
Boards and Commissions - Citizens Redistricting Commission, establishment
Public Meetings - Congressional and legislative redistricting, plan proposals, discussion and input
Public Officers and Employees - Secretary of State, selection of Citizens Redistricting Commission, publication of plans


  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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