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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.

Learn more here

 


 

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

 


 

March 08, 2024
Bills of county interest see movement this week
Several county-related bills were advanced this week; 13 legislative working days remain
March 01, 2024
Week 9 legislative update: counties and cities at the table for compromise annexation bill
Deadline passes for legislators to file new bills
February 23, 2024
KACo Board of Directors votes to support HB 596
Bill filed following several meetings of annexation task force during legislative interim session.
February 02, 2024
Week 5 legislative session summary: budget bills pass House
Senate poised to put its mark on spending plan
February 02, 2024
Stivers, Osborne provide legislative update during KCJEA conference
Harlan County Judge/Executive Dan Mosley interviewed the Senate President and House Speaker
January 26, 2024
Kentucky General Assembly Week 4: House passes anti-crime bill
The “Safer Kentucky Act” – a House priority bill – passed the House 74-22 and now moves to the Senate.
January 24, 2024
Kentucky County Clerks Association Update on KAVIS System
KCCA asks customers to be as prepared as possible when they visit their County Clerk.
January 19, 2024
House budget proposal takes center stage for the third week of the 2024 legislative session
County-friendly bills make progress as the budget comes into focus