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2024 Legislative Session



Your KACo Advocacy Team


 

Shellie Hampton, Director of Government Affairs
Phone: 502-223-7667
email: shellie.hampton@kaco.org  

Jim Henderson, Executive Director/CEO
Phone: 502-223-7667
Gracie Kelly, Associate Director of Government Affairs
Phone: 502-223-7667

 

2024 KACo Legislative Wrap-up

A 60-day legislative session requires a lot of stamina, patience and focus to keep up with the fluid work of the General Assembly. From bill filings to floor votes, there is a lot of activity to track.

With record state reserves in the rainy day fund, this budget year was unlike any in recent memory and a far cry from not too long ago when we collectively hoped for only a few percent share of state funding. Legislators tackled several other big topics as well, including medical cannabis and one of the most meaningful bills for counties in decades: HB 596, a compromise that sets the framework for a fairer annexation process for counties.

Download the 2024 Legislative Wrap-up here.

 


News and Resources


 

KACo Advocacy News

Check out the latest in KACo's advocacy news, including coverage of the legislative session and interim, along with policy priorities and how it all impacts your county.

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How county officials can impact the 2024 legislative session
By Shellie Hampton, Director of Government Affairs

We need you!

The 2024 legislative session has begun and will last for 60 legislative working days, concluding no later than midnight on April 15. This is a critical time for county officials to advocate for the needs and interests of their constituents, as well as to collaborate with state lawmakers on important policy issues.

Read more here

 


 

Kentucky Legislator Contact Information

In the link below you will find listings for Kentucky's legislators by chamber including a short biography, committee assignments and contact information for both their Capitol office and home district.

We encourage members to meet with their legislators in their district prior to the start of the legislative session to update them on issues important to counties and how those issues will affect their district in particular. During the session, we hope that members will maintain contact and visit their legislators in Frankfort as bills make their way through the process.

Kentucky legislator information

 


 

July 12, 2024
New laws take effect July 15
Measures include Safer Kentucky Act, annexation bill and other noteworthy legislation
June 14, 2024
Annual law enforcement training incentive set to increase
Full-time participants will see a boost over the next two fiscal years
June 14, 2024
New county road programs take effect July 1
What counties need to know about contingency funding, bridge improvements and priority projects
June 07, 2024
Interim legislative session underway in Frankfort
Committee meeting schedule released, lawmakers assigned to special task forces
June 07, 2024
Kentucky gas tax to drop effective July 1, 2024
Tax revenue supports the state’s Road Fund, county road aid
May 24, 2024
2024 primary election results: Analysis of General Assembly races
Who’s moving on to the November general election
May 23, 2024
2024 primary election results for county officials
A handful of County offices were on the ballot for the 2024 primary election in five counties plus Commonwealth’s Attorneys in 10 judicial circuits.
May 03, 2024
2024 KACo Legislative Wrap-up
A summary of key legislation affecting counties passed by the General Assembly