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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

 


 

Bevin: 'Onus' on lawmakers to muster votes for pension plan
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Thursday it's up to the GOP-led legislature to muster the votes needed to pass his pension-relief plan in a special legislative session he wants to convene.
Bevin Says He Has Agreed To Changes To His Pension Proposal
Bevin signaled on Monday that he has agreed to changes to his pension-relief plan that would impact county health departments.
Bevin’s changes to pension bill haven’t changed anyone’s mind, House speaker says
House members want to ensure that Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees of health departments and other quasi-governmental agencies have the option to retain their current benefits.
State property tax calendar a challenge, officials say
County officials explain the complex schedule of property taxes to the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government.
6 counties to undergo post-election audits
The Kentucky Attorney General's office will perform post-election audits on Bourbon, Carter, Fleming, Marion, Muhlenberg and Scott counties.
2019 Legislative Session in Review
County advocates fought hard for county government during the 2019 session, taking on issues that included transportation funding, public pensions and protection of local revenue.
911 texting service available in four counties
Four Kentucky counties can now text 911 during an emergency situation, but only if a voice call is not possible or safe.
Ky. Supreme Court strikes down Marsy's Law
The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously affirmed a lower court opinion that invalidated the language of a Constitutional Amendment known as Marsy’s Law.