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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

 


 

September 02, 2022
Task force testimony highlights county collaboration with bourbon industry
KACo emphasizes the importance of successful partnership.
August 26, 2022
Lawmakers pass disaster relief package in special session
The bipartisan legislation passed both chambers today and was signed by the Governor this afternoon.
August 25, 2022
Legislators unveil eastern Kentucky flood relief bill
Wednesday, legislators introduced HB1 (Rep. John Blanton) and SB1 (Senate President Robert Stivers) that provide funding for flood relief in Eastern Kentucky.
August 23, 2022
Gov. Beshear calls special session to address Eastern Kentucky flood relief
The special session will begin this Wednesday, August 24 at noon.
August 12, 2022
New judicial commission on mental health launched
Officials have announced the creation of the Kentucky Judicial Commission on Mental Health.
July 15, 2022
Task Force studying EMS challenges begins its work
The first task force meeting provided education on emergency medical services in Kentucky.
July 15, 2022
New laws impacting jails, elections and open meetings go into effect
The new laws went into effect July 14.
June 24, 2022
Testimony sheds light on counties’ expenses for housing pre-adjudicated inmates
Tuesday, staff members from the Department of Corrections testified before the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government to share the fiscal impact of HB 211 from the 2022 legislative session.