Rep. Maddox addresses SB1: Emergency Powers Reform
On Saturday, I had an opportunity to deliver a floor speech outlining the critical need to restore an appropriate balance of power among coequal branches of government in the Commonwealth. For greater than nine months, Kentuckians have been subjected to unilateral decision making on behalf of the executive branch, which has resulted in an overwhelming demand for reform to Emergency Powers statutes in KRS 39A. I am very pleased to report that SB 1 has been passed out of both chambers and is awaiting the Governor's signature (well, veto). In accordance with Section 88 of the Kentucky Constitution, the Governor has 10 days to veto a bill or it becomes law without his signature. The General Assembly will have the ability to override his probable veto when we return at the beginning of February.