Redistricting Among This Year's Failed Proposals

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Redistricting is supposed to occur every 10 years to account for population changes found by the Census Bureau. Kentucky is behind other states in completing the divisive chore.

A proposal to draw new boundary lines around House districts was among a litany of bills that didn't survive the legislative session that ended Tuesday night.

The Democratic-controlled House had passed a bill that would have pitted 13 incumbents-- 12 of them Republican-- against one another other in next year's elections. The Republican-led Senate refused to go along.

Redistricting is supposed to occur every 10 years to account for population changes found by the Census Bureau. Kentucky is behind other states in completing the divisive chore.

Among other bills that fell by the wayside were measures to allow people in dating relationships to seek emergency protection under Kentucky's domestic violence law, to abolish the office of constable, and to prohibit the state from enforcing new federal gun control laws if enacted.


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