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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 03, 2023
State lawmakers sworn in as 2023 Regular Session begins
Republican and Democratic caucuses formally elect leadership
December 08, 2022
CERS employer contribution rates to decrease in FY 2024
Actuaries anticipate improving funding ratios
November 10, 2022
2022 general election analysis: state House and Senate races
Supermajority in House and Senate grows
November 09, 2022
2022 General Election Analysis
Statistics and analysis for elected county officials from the 2022 General Election
October 03, 2022
County clerks making progress on e-recording mandate
Request made to extend online portal deadline by six months
September 29, 2022
72 counties eligible for $13.2 million from the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund
Treasury has launched the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund for all eligible recipients, including eligible Tribal governments and eligible revenue sharing counties.
September 26, 2022
Task force hears school perspective on revenue benefits from growing bourbon industry
School board association cautions against major changes to tax base
September 15, 2022
Funding for statewide electric vehicle charging network announced
Gov. Andy Beshear announced today that Kentucky has received federal approval to develop a nearly $70 million electric vehicle charging network.