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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

 


 

January 17, 2024
House releases budget package, including $450 million for matching funds to local governments and nonprofits through the GRANT program
House Appropriations and Revenue Chair Jason Petrie filed the proposed state budget
January 12, 2024
Second week of the legislative session comes to a close
This week continued the measuerd start to the 2024 legislative session.
January 12, 2024
House and Senate races shaping up for the 2024 election
All 100 House districts and odd-numbered Senate districts are up for election this year.
January 05, 2024
Start of legislative session sees budget proposal, candidate filing deadline at the forefront
Lawmakers are back in Frankfort for “long” session.
November 07, 2023
Annexation, funding for essential county services top KACo’s legislative priorities
Officials outline key issues for counties
October 06, 2023
More counties eligible to apply for state’s HB 9 grant matching program
Kentucky Department for Local Government reviewing proposals
October 05, 2023
Developing a path forward on annexation
KACo presents ideas at task force meeting