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State Government Committee, Kentucky General Assembly

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The State Government Committee is an interim joint committee of the Kentucky General Assembly.

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

To provide a continuity of study and action between sessions, interim joint committees are formed from the standing committees of both houses. For instance, the Education Committee of the Senate and the Education Committee of the House become the Interim Joint Committee on Education after the regular session.

Interim committees, besides discussing and studying issues in-depth, draft and approve bills for prefiling for the next regular session. This enables bills to be introduced at the beginning of the session and standing committees to become active immediately. All interim committees, which are actually subcommittees of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), are open to the public and the press so the people have an opportunity to express views on areas the proposed legislation will affect.[1]

Function

The State Government Committee studies "matters pertaining to the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the Commonwealth; the General Assembly, its committees, officers, and service agencies; redistricting; the Governor; the Lieutenant Governor; intergovernmental cooperation; state-federal relations; interstate compacts; administrative organization; administrative regulations; statutory administrative agencies; Department of Law; Secretary of State; state personnel; state retirement systems; public property and public printing; public officers, their terms, appointments, fees, compensation, removal, oaths, and bonds; public information; disaster and emergency services; state and regional planning; the libraries; archives and records; public corporations; Commonwealth's attorneys; circuit clerks; the proposing of constitutional amendments and the calling of a constitutional convention; ratification of amendments to the United States Constitution; the election of officers to state, local, and school board positions; election commissioners, officers and precincts; qualifications, registration, and purging of voters; regular elections; primary elections; presidential and congressional elections; special elections to fill vacancies; contest of elections; corrupt practices and election financing; election offenses and prosecutions; voting machines; and absentee ballots."[2]

Membership

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

Subcommittees

  • Task Force on Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs

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