HB 246 (BR 1109) - J. Richards
AN ACT proposing an amendment to Sections 36 and 42 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to legislative sessions.
Propose an amendment to Section 36 of the Constitution of Kentucky to enable the General Assembly to convene for twenty-five days for odd-year interim sessions, limited to organizational matters and three items designated by the Governor, two items designated by the President of the Senate, and two items designated by the Speaker of the House; provide for submission to voters.
HB 246 - AMENDMENTS
HCS (1) - Specify that in odd-numbered years the General Assembly shall convene in organizational session for five legislative days and then adjourn until the first Tuesday in February where they shall convene for twenty-five (25) legislative days for the interim session; during the interim session there shall be one additional subject designated by the Minority Floor Leader in the House, and one additional subject designated by the Minority Floor Leader in the Senate.
HCS (2) - Delete provisions limiting subject matter of odd-year 25-day interim session, propose to amend Section 42 of the Kentucky Constitution to require that the interim session adjourn no later than March 30 of an odd-numbered year, and propose the language for the ballot question.
HCA (1, C. Geveden) - Make title amendment.
HFA (1, R. Damron) - Specify that during an interim session, the General Assembly has same powers as during a regular session; provide that bills not passed in the interim session retain their place for the next regular session.
HFA (2, R. Damron) - Add proposed amendment to Section 80 of the Constitution to permit the General Assembly, during a special session, to add additional topics to the call by joint resolution passed by a majority of the members elected to each house.
HFA (3, R. Damron) - Provide that during an interim session a legislative day is a day on which at least one House of the General Assembly meets but does not include a day on which only committees meet, but is a day on which members are paid for attending committee meetings.
HFA (4, R. Damron) - Change title to reflect proposed amendment of Sections 36, 42, and 80 of the Constitution of Kentucky.
SFA (1, G. Williams) - Limit service in the General Assembly to twelve consecutive annual sessions.
Jan 12-introduced in House
Jan 13-to Elections and Constitutional Amendments (H)
Jan 29-posted in committee
Feb 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 5-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to State Government (H)
Feb 12-posted in committee
Feb 24-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
Feb 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for for February 26, 1998
Feb 27-floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute (2), floor amendment (4-title) filed
Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 91-7 with Committee Substitute (2) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
Mar 4-received in Senate
Mar 5-to State and Local Government (S)
Mar 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 26-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 27, 1998
Mar 27-floor amendment (1) filed; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn; passed 25-10
Mar 30-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Mar 31-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Secretary of State