Kentucky Senate votes to repeal centuries old statute


(WEHT)-The Kentucky senate advanced a proposed amendment repealing part of the state’s constitution that is centuries old.

Section 233 states any laws in effect in Virginia before June 1792 are in effect in Kentucky.

The bill’s sponsor says the section came about when Kentucky broke apart from Virginia to become the 15th state.

It was last cited in the early ’40s.

If the proposed amendment receives the required two-thirds majority in the house, It would still need to be ratified by voters.

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(This story was originally published on March 11, 2020)

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