Legislative Update

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 [...]


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 [...]


Week 6 – Regular Session (2017)

The Kentucky General Assembly met for only three days last week but accomplished a great deal, with heavy committee and floor activity in both the House and Senate. The legislature is in recess today and will reconvene on Tuesday and Wednesday to continue passing bills and taking concurrence votes in each chamber. Thus far, the Legislature has met 26 of the 30 legislative days reserved for the 2017 Regular Session. With two legislative days remaining this week and two [...]


Week 5 – Regular Session (2017)

Friday marked the 23rd day of this short, 30-day session of the Kentucky General Assembly. With seven days remaining, the Legislature is reaching a critical point as they work to finalize bills that will pass before adjournment. Last week, many of the remaining priority issues started moving through the process. We expect a busy week ahead although the General Assembly will only be meeting for three days, and will use Thursday and Friday as “working/recess” days. This is somewhat [...]

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