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2020 Legislative Session Kicks Off

Photo: LRC Public Information -- FRANKFORT, January 7 -- Senate Minority Floor Leader Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville (left), speaks with Sen. Jared Carpenter, R-Berea, on the first day of session in the Senate.
By Jennifer Burnett
The 2020 Regular Session can last up to 60 days. Scheduled sine die: Apr. 15

The 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly kicked off yesterday, with both the House and Senate gaveling in at noon.

The House opened with a moment of silence for Majority Floor Leader Bam Carney, who continues to recover from health issues. On the Senate floor, Sen. Max Wise gave an update on Carney’s health status. Both Carney and Wise represent Taylor County.

The House announced some changes to the rules that guide its session. It abolished use of the consent calendar, which grouped bills together under one vote rather than individually considering each bill. Members will have two minutes to explain their vote instead of three.

The 2020 regular session is considered the long session with a maximum of 60 legislative days available for the General Assembly to take action. View the full calendar HERE.

There will be no committee meetings this week as legislators complete mandatory ethics training. Sessions will gavel in today and Thursday at 2 p.m., with Friday’s session beginning at 9 a.m.


Download a copy of KACo's 2020 Legislative Priorities HERE.


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