FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Governor Bevin’s legal team has filed an amended complaint in Franklin Circuit Court arising from Attorney General Andy Beshear’s argument that Senate Bill 151 is invalid because it was signed by Speaker Pro Tempore David Osborne.
According to a press release from the governor’s office, the amended complaint seeks a further declaration against Beshear’s claim that the bill is invalid because it was not fully read out loud, word for word, and in its final form on the floor of both the House of Representatives and Senate three separate times.
The governor’s office says a ruling in Beshear’s favor would mean that every bill int he General Assembly would be subject to three complete readings in its final form.
According to Bevin’s staff, "If the Attorney General’s argument is adopted by the court, every piece of legislation passed during the 2018 legislative session could be declared unconstitutional and invalid. This includes House Bill 362, which was passed in the final days of the session to provide relief for Kentucky’s cities and counties by creating a 10-year phase-in for CERS contributions."
The amended complaint can be found here.