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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

 


 

June 06, 2023
Jail Task Force meeting dates announced
The task force announced three dates in June, July and August
June 05, 2023
Annexation Task Force meeting dates announced
The task force is set to meet monthly throughout the summer.
May 25, 2023
Stivers to continue leadership on local annexation as task force member
Task forces will conduct business over 2023 interim period
May 19, 2023
Legislative Research Commission announces special task forces for interim session
Seven committees to meet monthly beginning in June, in addition to interim joint committees
May 18, 2023
Members of annexation task force announced
Legislators will review the effects of annexation during interim session
April 05, 2023
ARPA reporting deadline April 30, 2023
The reporting portal for counties to submit their annual and quarterly Project and Expenditure (P&E) Reports opened this week.
March 31, 2023
2023 legislative session adjourns sine die
Snapshot of final two days of 2023 legislative session
March 31, 2023
One-year pause on city annexation now in effect
Legislative task force will review issue during interim session