Regional
1:26 pm
Tue February 25, 2003

House Passes Constitutional Amendment on Budget

Frankfort, Kentucky – The Kentucky House of Representatives have approved House Bill 27, which would require the General Assembly to stay in session until a state budget in enacted. The proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by voters, would extend the legislative session in even-numbered years beyond 60 days if no budget had been passed by that point.

The measure passed 97 to 1, and now moves to the Senate. A three-fifths majority is required in each chamber before a constitutional amendment is submitted to the voters.