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SB 3 - Omnibus Constitutional Amendment - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (21-0) - (Key vote)

Title: Omnibus Constitutional Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to the Constitution of Kentucky that adds new provisions to the Bill of Rights

Highlights:
-Requires the Kentucky General Assembly to provide a reasonable period of time for public review and comment prior to the final enactment of any appropriation of revenue measure (Sec. 3). -Requires city, county, state, and quasi-governmental agencies to utilize technology to make public information available via widely accepted electronic media (Sec. 3). -Prohibits any law or rule from compelling, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to participate in any health care system (Sec. 3). -Prohibits any law or rule from compelling, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to provide abortion services (Sec. 3). -Prohibits any law or rule from compelling, directly or indirectly, the severing of coal (Sec. 3). -Requires city, county, and state governmental agencies to assist in the advancement of energy policy, science, technology and innovation in Kentucky utilizing Kentucky coal and other Kentucky-based energy sources to promote energy independence (Sec. 3). -Prohibits any law or rule from compelling, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, teacher, city government official, county government official or state government official from posting the Ten Commandments as part of a display of historic documents (Sec. 3). -Prohibits any law or rule from compelling, directly or indirectly, any person or association from acting, or refusing to act, in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief unless the government establishes that it has a compelling interest to prevent the person or association from so acting or refusing to act, and the least restrictive means is used to further the compelling interest (Sec. 3). -Prohibits any law or rule from compelling, directly or indirectly, any law-abiding person to surrender his or her firearms or infringe upon the lawful possession and use of firearms (Sec. 3). -Specifies that the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky claim sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States (Sec. 3). -Requires the Amendment to be submitted to the voters for their ratification or rejection (Sec. 3).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Omnibus Constitutional Amendment

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