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Senate Bill 228 would change how vacancies in the U.S. Senate are filled. Currently, Kentucky's governor may appoint a replacement of their choice. SB 228 would restrict that list to three individuals nominated by the same party as the departed senator.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sens. Robert Stivers, Tom Buford

SB 228 was approved by the Senate State & Local Government Committee on March 1, and since it had been fast-tracked by Senate leaders received a floor vote the next day, passing 28-8. See how senators voted.

SB 228 now goes to the House.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes