Kentucky Constitution
Section 36

Time and place of meetings of General Assembly.


     (1)   The General Assembly, in odd-numbered years, shall meet in regular session for a period not to exceed a total of thirty (30) legislative days divided as follows: The General Assembly shall convene for the first part of the session on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January in odd-numbered years for the purposes of electing legislative leaders, adopting rules of procedure, organizing committees, and introducing and considering legislation. The General Assembly shall then adjourn. The General Assembly shall convene for the second part of the session on the first Tuesday in February of that year. Any legislation introduced but not enacted in the first part of the session shall be carried over into the second part of the session. In any part of the session in an odd-numbered year, no bill raising revenue or appropriating funds shall become a law unless it shall be agreed to by three-fifths of all the members elected to each House.

     (2)   The General Assembly shall then adjourn until the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the following even-numbered years, at which time the General Assembly shall convene in regular session.

     (3)    All sessions shall be held at the seat of government, except in case of war, insurrection or pestilence, when it may, by proclamation of the Governor, assemble, for the time being, elsewhere.

     Text as Ratified on:  November 7, 2000.

     History:  2000 amendment was proposed by 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 407, sec. 1; 1979 amendment was proposed by 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 440, sec. 2, and ratified November 6, 1979; original version ratified August 3, 1891, and revised September 28, 1891.

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