Legislative Update

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Week Two – Regular Session (2018)

The second week of the 2018 legislative session came to a close a day early last week when the legislature canceled session on Friday due to weather concerns. Last week we saw members begin to settle in and get down to business. Several legislative committees met and at week’s end, the Senate had passed four bills off the floor. Speaker Hoover Resigns There was some political news last week as Rep. Jeff Hoover officially offered his resignation as Speaker of the [...]

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legislative-update-2018

Five Things You Need to Know – Regular Session (2018)

Session Is In – The General Assembly convened for the 2018 legislative session on Tuesday of last week. This is considered a “long” or sixty-day session where legislators will be faced with passing a two-year state budget and Road Fund. Hoover Is Still Speaker – Last week brought some unexpected activity in the House as Speaker Jeff Hoover announced that he has chosen not to resign as Speaker of the House, although will step aside while investigations into sexual harassment [...]

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Sine Die – Regular Session (2017)

The 2017 Kentucky General Assembly adjourned a few minutes before midnight on Thursday, March 30, to close out this 30-day legislative session. Although considered a “short” session, much was accomplished with leaders in both the House and Senate, as well as the Governor, declaring 2017 one of the most productive sessions in recent history. The summary below outlines the issues that successfully passed this session, as well as the issues that did not make it to the finish line. Bills [...]

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Week 7, Recess Break – Regular Session (2017)

The Kentucky General Assembly completed their 28th legislative day on Wednesday night, finalizing the bulk of its work for the 2017 Session. There were a few items of unfinished business that may be considered on the session’s final two days March 29 and 30; here are the issues that are key for KAM: Workers Compensation Reform – Please call your state senator at 1-800-372-7181 and ask that they pass HB 296.  HB 296, sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger), is [...]

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