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SB 18/LM (BR 1915) - R. Stivers II

     AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to redistricting.
     Propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to clarify standards relating to redistricting and to require the General Assembly to remain in continuous session, without pay to the members, for the sole purpose of redistricting if the General Assembly fails to redistrict the state by April 15 of the first even-numbered year session following receipt of the decennial census data; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.

SB 18 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except amend language relating to county division and language relating to General Assembly remaining in session, without pay, after April 15 to enact redistricting legislation and consider any veto.
     SFA (1, R. Palmer II) - Retain original provisions, except delete subsections (4) and (5) relating to elections for the General Assembly and the applicability of district numbers to General Assembly districts.
     SFA (2, G. Neal) - Retain original provisions and propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to prohibit any state legislative redistricting plan from being drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent or to be drawn with the intent or result of denying equal opportunity of racial or language minorities to elect representatives of their choice; clarify that districts are to be as equal in population as is practicable and that districts are to be compact and, where feasible, that existing political and geographic boundaries be utilized.
     SFA (3, G. Neal) - Retain original provisions and propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to create the Legislative Advisory Redistricting Commission; require the commission to draft redistricting plans for state legislative districts; establish standards to be followed by the commission and permit any member of the General Assembly under certain circumstances to file a plan; add creation of the commission to the ballot language.
     SFA (4/Title, G. Neal) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (1, D. Osborne) - Replace previous provisions and propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to establish and regulate casino gambling at not more than 7 locations, to establish and regulate wagering on sporting events, and to specify the purposes for which the revenue derived therefrom may be expended; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
     HFA (2/Title, D. Osborne) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (3/P, M. Nemes) - Delete original provisions; propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to require the General Assembly to divide the state into Senatorial and Representative Districts once every ten years during the first even-numbered-year regular session following receipt of the decennial census data, and to specify that districts must be contiguous counties or parts of counties, and to specify when new districts are effective for elections and that district numbers govern elections and qualifications; propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky and to amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to provide a means whereby the sense of the people of any Senatorial District, including any county that is in or is part of the district, may be taken as to whether casinos, including the operation of gaming at horse racing tracks, will be permitted in the county; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
     HFA (4/P, M. Nemes) - Delete original provisions; propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to require the General Assembly, through a Committee on Legislative Redistricting, to divide the state into Senatorial and Representative Districts once every ten years during the first even-numbered-year regular session following receipt of the decennial census data; to specify that districts must be contiguous counties or parts of counties; and to specify when new districts are effective for elections and that district numbers govern elections and qualifications; propose to create new sections of the Constitution of Kentucky to establish the Committee on Legislative Redistricting; require the committee to develop plans for legislative redistricting; require the committee to submit its redistricting plans to the Legislative Research Commission for referral to the Interim Joint Committee on State Government; require the General Assembly to enact the committee's plan or to return the plan to the committee for adjustment; require the General Assembly to provide for penalties and fine upon conviction of attempting to influence members of the committee; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
     HFA (5/P, M. Nemes) - Delete original provisions; propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to require the General Assembly, through a Committee on Legislative Redistricting, to divide the state into Senatorial and Representative Districts once every ten years during the first even-numbered-year regular session following receipt of the decennial census data; to specify that districts must be contiguous counties or parts of counties; and to specify when new districts are effective for elections and that district numbers govern elections and qualifications; propose to create new sections of the Constitution of Kentucky to establish the Committee on Legislative Redistricting; require the committee to develop plans for legislative redistricting; require the committee to submit its redistricting plans to the Legislative Research Commission for referral to the Interim Joint Committee on State Government; require the General Assembly to enact the committee's plan or to return the plan to the committee for adjustment; require the General Assembly to provide for penalties and fine upon conviction of attempting to influence members of the committee; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
     HFA (6/P, M. Nemes) - Delete original provisions; propose to amend Section 33 of the Constitution of Kentucky to require the General Assembly to divide the state into Senatorial and Representative Districts once every ten years during the first even-numbered-year regular session following receipt of the decennial census data, and to specify that districts must be contiguous counties or parts of counties, and to specify when new districts are effective for elections and that district numbers govern elections and qualifications; propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky and to amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to provide a means whereby the sense of the people of any Senatorial District, including any county that is in or is part of the district, may be taken as to whether casinos, including the operation of gaming at horse racing tracks, will be permitted in the county; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection; include ballot language.
     HFA (7/Title, M. Nemes) - Make title amendment.

     Mar 5-introduced in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Mar 7-to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 14-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 15, 2012; floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (4-title) filed
     Mar 15-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; floor amendments (2) (3) and (4-title) ruled out of order ; passed 27-11 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 16-received in House
     Mar 19-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Mar 26-taken from Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H); 1st reading; returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Mar 27-taken from Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H); 2nd reading; returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H); floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 28-floor amendments (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (2-title) (5) (6) and (7-title) filed

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