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HB 548 (BR 1572) - J. Kay
AN ACT relating to election districts.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 5 to establish the Legislative Advisory Reapportionment and Redistricting Commission; require each of the eleven members to be appointed with at least one member appointed from each of Kentucky's congressional districts; prior to appointment, members must meet certain conditions; members are to be appointed by the President of the Senate, Speaker of the House, minority leadership in the House, minority leadership in the Senate, and the Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court or his or her designee; set terms of office at four years; require appointments to be made by July 1, 2020, and thereafter for each subsequent decennial year; establish powers and duties of the commission; require the commission to develop proposals for the reapportionment and redistricting of state legislative districts, congressional districts, and, when called upon to do so, Supreme Court districts; require the commission to submit its proposals to the Legislative Research Commission, which shall refer the proposals to the Interim Joint Committee on State Government; allow the General Assembly to enact or reject the proposals, but not alter or amend them; provide that if the General Assembly does not enact the proposals, the proposals are to return to the commission with recommendations; a new set of proposals must be submitted to the General Assembly for consideration; the commission must submit proposals to the General Assembly at least three times before the General Assembly is able to enact its own reapportionment and redistricting legislation without the commission.
Feb 27, 2018 - introduced in House
Mar 01, 2018 - to State Government (H)