HB 745 (BR 1583) - G. Stumbo, T. Burch, C. Hoffman
AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Kentucky Constitution relating to a statewide referendum on container deposit.
Propose new Section 60a of the Kentucky Constitution to provide a statewide referendum on whether to require a statewide program of deposit for the purchase of beverage containers to be redeemed for deposit; limit application only to this section; provide that the referendum be placed on the ballot at a regular election upon a petition signed by a number of registered voters equal to five percent of the votes cast in the state for slates of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor at the last preceding regular election, and filed with the Secretary of State; prescribe content of petition and provide that General Assembly shall provide the manner in which the petitions shall be circulated, presented, qualified, and published, and the manner in which the referendum shall be submitted to the people, provided that the referendum shall only be submitted if certified as qualifying by 120 days prior to the election; provide that referendum shall take effect and become a law upon approval by a majority of the votes cast; provide that Governor's veto power shall not apply; provide for codification of the measure; provide that proposed referendum shall not be eligible on the ballot for 2 years after its defeat; submit to voters.
HB 745 - AMENDMENTS
HCA (1, A. Arnold) - Amend to provide that the referendum shall be submitted to the people if the Secretary of State certifies it as being regular on its face, rather than if it is certified as qualifying.
HFA (1, A. Arnold) - Amend to provide that the referendum shall be submitted to the people if the Secretary of State certifies it as being regular on its face, rather than if it is certified as qualifying under the new section and any procedures prescribed by the General Assembly.
Feb 17-introduced in House
Feb 18-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Feb 25-posted in committee
Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1) ; floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 10, 2000
Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 62-27 with committee amendment (1)
Mar 17-received in Senate
Mar 21-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)