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State Constitutions: K

Information on researching state constitutions and their history. Includes a 50-State A to Z list of resources for finding the full text of state constitutions, information on amendment process, pending and historical amendments, artifacts and documents.

Kansas

Kansas Legislature

  • Pending Amendments
    • Bills
    • In Kansas, state constitutional amendments are proposed as concurrent resolutions.  The best way to locate current proposed amendments appears to be the utilization of the Bill Search feature on the left side of the page; searching ‘resolution amend constitution’ should bring up mainly those concurrent resolutions that propose constitutional amendments.  There does not appear to be an advanced search feature.
    • Alternatively, you can browse the list of 2011-2012 Concurrent Resolutions on the right-side of the page; this list gives a brief description of each resolution’s purpose; while tedious, the number of pages of concurrent resolutions is relatively small (at present only 5 pages), so the task is not too burdensome.
  • Historical Amendments Considered
  • Resources, Artifacts and Documents

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Kentucky

Kentucky Legislature

  • Constitution
    • The Legislative Research Council of Kentucky has published this Informational Bulletin which includes the current constitution of Kentucky, an introductory essay on Kentucky’s constitutional history, a list of amendments (pg. 67) and an explanation of the revision process (pg. 64).
  • Amendment Process
  • Pending Constitutional Amendments
    • Choose current session (e.g., 2012 Regular Session) > Under Bill Status Information choose "Bill & Amendment Index - Headings" > Constitution, Ky.
  • Historical Constitutional Amendments Considered
    • Past Legislative Sessions includes searchable legislative sessions back to 1997
      • Select a session > Under Bill Status Information choose "Bill & Amendment Index - Headings" > Constitution, Ky.
  • Resources, Artifacts and Documents
    • [Part 1] Report of the debates and proceedings of the Convention for the revision of the constitution of the state of Kentucky (Frankfort, A. G. Hodges & Co. 1849) (University of Louisville Law Library).
    • [Part 2] Report of the debates and proceedings of the Convention for the revision of the constitution of the state of Kentucky (Frankfort, A. G. Hodges & Co. 1849) (University of Louisville Law Library).