SB 2 allows a state agency or the General Assembly when sued to request, without any basis or reason, a change of venue that would be determined by a random lottery. With the overwhelming number of cases against state agencies and the legislature being brought in Franklin Circuit Court, the bill is a transparent effort to allow state defendants to avoid that Court.
The bill is special legislation at its worst, in violation of Section 59 of the Kentucky Constitution, and would deprive plaintiffs of the expertise that the Franklin Circuit Court judges have developed regarding matters of statutory construction and constitutionality. Please call 1-800-372-7181 and leave a message for all Senators to oppose SB 2.
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