Senate Bill 126

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Last Action 03/07/24: to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Title AN ACT proposing to amend Sections 77 and 240 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to limiting the Governor's ability to grant pardons and commute sentences.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1635
Sponsors C. McDaniel, M. Deneen, S. Funke Frommeyer
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Section 77 of the Constitution of Kentucky to prohibit the Governor's ability to grant pardons or commute sentences beginning 30 days prior to a gubernatorial election and ending at that gubernatorial inauguration; amend Section 240 of the Constitution of Kentucky to conform; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, pardons and commutations, limitation, ballot language
County Clerks - Constitutional amendment, pardons and commutations, limitation, ballot language
Crimes and Punishments - Pardons and commutations, Governor's ability, limitation
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, pardons and commutations, Governor's ability, limitation
Governor - Pardons and commutations, limitation
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, pardons and commutations, limitation, ballot language
Constitution, Ky. - Pardons and commutations, Governor's ability, limitation
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01/23/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
01/25/24
  • to State & Local Government (S)
02/14/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/15/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 21, 2024
02/21/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 34-2-1
02/22/24
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/07/24
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)


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