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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

 


 

March 17, 2023
General Assembly puts temporary pause on city annexation
Legislation passes to identify long-term solutions for counties and cities
March 17, 2023
Several counties to receive nearly $300 million for long-term flood recovery
Communities also can use these funds to address their unique housing needs and promote economic development.
March 10, 2023
2023 legislative session enters final weeks
Legislators were in Frankfort this week for days 21-24 of the 2023 regular legislative session. With only four working days remaining before the veto period many bills were on the move this week.
March 01, 2023
2023 General Session Legislative Round Up
Proposed legislation noteworthy to counties as of March 1, 2023.
February 09, 2023
Income tax legislation gains Senate approval
The Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to reduce the state’s income tax rate after supporters and opponents shared impassioned speeches on the chamber floor.
January 09, 2023
House affirms second income tax reduction
Bill would allow rate to decrease from 4.5% to 4.0%
January 06, 2023
2023 Legislative session kicks off
The Kentucky General Assembly ushered in the 2023 legislative session this week. The first order of business was swearing in new members and returning ones followed by the official election of Republican and Democratic caucus leaders for the biennium.
January 05, 2023
Adams calls for more voting locations to reduce wait times
Secretary of State, State Board of Elections testify in Frankfort