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SB8 (BR1057) - J. Schickel, C. Girdler, C. McDaniel, D. Thayer

     AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky and to amend Sections 97, 112, and 113 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to judicial redistricting.
     Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to judicial redistricting for Circuit and District Courts to require the Supreme Court of Kentucky to recommend to the General Assembly a proposal to adjust Circuit Court and District Court districts based on caseload and population and Supreme Court districts based on population only; propose to amend Sections 112 and 113 to delete certification requirement; provide ballot language; submit to the voters for their ratification or rejection.


SB8 - AMENDMENTS

     SCS1 - Retain original provisions except: propose that a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky include a requirement that the Supreme Court shall, in analyzing the geographical arrangement of judicial circuits and districts, consider both population and caseload and require the Supreme Court to propose redrawing circuit and district lines if they are significantly unbalanced regarding population or caseload; propose to amend Section 97 of the Constitution of Kentucky to elect Circuit Court Clerks and Commonwealth's Attorneys to four-year terms in 2018 and to elect them to eight-year terms in 2022 and every eight years thereafter.
     SCA1( J. Schickel ) - Make title amendment.
     SFA1( J. Schickel ) - Delete language concerning the terms of Circuit Court Clerks.

     Jan 07, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 11, 2016 - to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 24, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1), committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 25, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 03, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 07, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 8, 2016
     Mar 08, 2016 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 09, 2016 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 10, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 26-12 with Committee Substitute (1), floor amendment (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 11, 2016 - received in House
     Mar 14, 2016 - to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)