Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

August 21, 2013

New legislative maps making way through special session

By RONNIE ELLIS
CNHI

FRANKFORT — Even while three federal judges keep watch, proposed new legislative maps appear to be sailing through the special session of the General Assembly, which convened Monday.

On Tuesday, the House bill easily cleared the State Government Committee on a 25-4 vote, with three Republicans, Dwight Butler, Dian St. Onge, and Sal Santorum and one Democrat, Jimmie Lee, voting no.

The bill was amended in committee to include an emergency clause that would allow the law to become law immediately upon signature by the governor, but it will also now require 51 votes to pass it.