SB 195/LM (BR 1113) - R. Stivers II, J. Bowen, J. Carpenter, J. Denton, C. Girdler, D. Givens, J. Higdon, P. Hornback, B. Leeper, C. McDaniel, B. Smith
AN ACT proposing amendments to the Constitution of Kentucky relating to sessions of the General Assembly.
Propose amendments to Section 36 of the Constitution of Kentucky to limit General Assembly sessions to five days in odd-numbered years and 45 days in even-numbered years, and to allow the General Assembly to call itself back into session for no more than ten additional days during a particular biennium; propose amendments to Section 42 of the Constitution of Kentucky to establish limits on the numbers of days of legislative sessions, and to require the General Assembly to enact general laws relating to compensation of members during periods of recess and between sessions; submit to voters.
SB 195 - AMENDMENTS
SCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except add language to the proposed amendment of Section 36 to provide that any legislation introduced but not enacted in the odd-numbered-year session shall be carried over into the even-numbered-year session, and that any legislation introduced, or carried over from the odd-numbered-year session, but not enacted in the first part of the two-part even-numbered-year session shall be carried over into the second part of the session; add language to the proposed amendment of Section 42 to specify that the members of the General Assembly shall receive compensation for service during any period in which the General Assembly has called itself back into special session; and include ballot language.
SFA (1, M. McGarvey) - Retain original provisions, except add language to the proposed amendment of Section 36 to provide that the General Assembly may call itself into special session by the majority agreement of the President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, minority leader of the Senate, and minority leader of the House of Representatives.
SFA (2, R. Palmer II) - Retain original provisions, except add language to clarify that the ten legislative days for General Assembly called extraordinary sessions can be used for one or more sessions; to clarify that the total number of legislative days for a biennium is not applicable to extraordinary sessions called by the Governor; add a non-codified section to state that the amendments would apply to the biennium beginning on January 1, 2015.
Mar 5-introduced in Senate
Mar 7-to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 18, 2014; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 18-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 19-3rd reading, passed 34-3 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2)
Mar 20-received in House
Mar 21-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Mar 24-taken from Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H); 1st reading; returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Mar 25-taken from Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H); 2nd reading; returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)