Harilson, 040919 KYAGO, AGO OAG 19-5

Docket Nº:AGO OAG 19-5
Case Date:April 09, 2019
Court:Kentucky
 
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Becky Harilson and David Floyd, Co-Directors
AGO OAG 19-5
No. OAG 19-005
Kentucky Attorney General Opinion
Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Attorney General
April 9, 2019
         Subject: Effective date of certain legislation passed during the 2019 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly          Requested by: Becky Harilson and David Floyd, Co-Directors Legislative Research Commission          Written by: James M. Herrick Assistant Attorney General          Syllabus: In accordance with Section 55 of the Constitution of Kentucky, the effective date of legislation passed by the 2019 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, except for general appropriation measures and those containing emergency or delayed effective date provisions, is the first moment of Thursday, June 27, 2019, since 90 full days will then have passed after final adjournment on March 28, 2019.          Constitutional provision construed: Ky. Const. § 55          OAG cited: OAG 07-002           OPINION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL          The following question, in substance, has been presented: What is the effective date of legislation, other than general appropriation bills and acts containing emergency or delayed effective date provisions, passed during the 2019 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the Assembly having finally adjourned on Thursday, March 28, 2019?          As discussed below, the effective date of legislation, other than general appropriation bills and acts containing emergency or delayed effective date provisions, passed during the 2019 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, is tire first moment of Thursday, June 27, 2019.          Section 55 of the Constitution of Kentucky provides:
No act, except general appropriation bills, shall become a law until ninety days after the adjournment of the session at which it was -passed, except in cases of emergency, when, by the concurrence of a majority of the members elected to each House of the General Assembly, by a yea and nay vote entered upon their journals, an act may become a law when approved by the
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