2018 Session Information

The 2018 session is a 60-day
session that convenes on
January 2nd and ends on April 13.
To see full calendar, click here.

House bills ranked by KCC here.
Senate bills ranked by KCC here.
House Members for 2018
Senate Members for 2018

 

House Standing Committee Schedule 2018

Day Time Committee Room
Monday 2 PM BR Subcommittee on Transportation 131 Members
2 PM Elections/Const Am/Intergovernmental Affairs 171 Members
Tues 8 AM Education  154 Members
10 AM Appropriations & Revenue  154 Members
Noon Transportation 149 Members
Noon BR Subcommittee on General Government 171 Members
Noon BR Subcommittee on Justice/Public Safety/Judicial 125 Members
 
Wed 8 AM Agriculture 129 Members
 8 AM Licensing, Occupation, Administrative Regs 169 Members
10 AM Banking and Insurance 149 Members
10 AM BR Subcommittee on Health & Family Serv. 129 Members
 11 AM BR Sub on PriSecondary Ed/Workforce Dev.  169 Members
Noon  Judiciary  171 Members
Noon Vet/Military Affairs/Public Protection 169 Members
Noon Local Government 131 Members
Noon BR Subcommittee on Econ/PP/Tourism 125 Members
 Thurs  8 AM Economic Development & Workforce Invest.  129 Members
 8 AM Natural Resources & Energy 171 Members
10 AM  Small Business & Information Technology 149 Members
 10 AM Tourism & Outdoor Recreation  131 Members
 10 Am BR Subcommittee on Postsecondary Ed 125 Members
 10 AM BR Subcommittee on Pers/PubRed/Fi 129 Members
Noon Health & Family Services 169 Members
Noon State Government  154 Members
Friday  —

Senate Standing Committee Schedule 2018

Day Time Committee Room
Monday —- —- —-
Tues 9 AM Appropriations & Revenue 149 Members
 10 AM Licensing/Occupation/Administrative Regs 169 Members
11:30 AM Agriculture 131 Members
Noon Banking & Insurance 129 Members
Noon Economic Development/Tourism/Labor 169 Members
On Adj. Appropriations & Revenue 149 Members
 Wed  9 AM  Transportation 154 Members
10 AM Health & Welfare 131 Members
11 AM Natural Resources & Energy 154 Members
Noon State & Local Government 154 Members
On Adj. Appropriations & Revenue 149 Members
 Thurs  9 AM Vet/Military Affairs/Public Protection 169 Members
 10 AM Judiciary 154 Members
 11:30 AM Education  171 Members
 On Adj. Appropriations & Revenue Members
Fri —- —- —-

 

House and Senate Elections

Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate will take place in 2018. The closed primary election will be held on May 22, 2018, and the general election will be held on November 6, 2018. The candidate filing deadline is January 30, 2018. A total of 19 seats out of the chamber’s 38 seats are up for election in 2018. Kentucky state senators serve staggered, four-year terms and half of the Senate is up for election every two years.

Elections for the office of Kentucky House of Representatives will take place in 2018. The closed primary election will be held on May 22, 2018, and the general election will be held on November 6, 2018. The candidate filing deadline is January 30, 2018. All 100 House seats are up for election in 2018. Kentucky state representatives serve two-year terms, with all seats up for election every two years.

Special elections are scheduled for February in House Districts 49 and 89. The special election to fill the vacancy in House District 49 will be held Feb. 20, 2018, while the special election for the seat expected to be vacant in House District 89 will be on Feb. 27.

Rep. Dan Johnson’s death prompted the vacancy in District 49 that encompasses a part of Bullitt County. According to the Governor’s office, effective Dec. 31, Rep. Marie Rader is resigning her seat in the chamber, which represents Jackson County and parts of Laurel and Madison Counties.

The deadline in House District 49 for Republican and Democratic candidates nominated by their party and independent candidates to file their certificates, petitions and declarations with the Secretary of State is Jan. 2 at 4 p.m. EST. Write-in candidates must file declarations of intent to be write-in candidates no later than Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. EST.

In House District 89, Republican and Democratic candidates and independent candidates must file with the Secretary of State by Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. EST. Write-in candidates will face a Feb. 16 deadline.

The Census, Redistricting and Democracy:

2020 is a census year. State legislatures are currently preparing for the 2020 Census. This will have a considerable effect on representative democracy as congressional districts are re-drawn (“Redistricting”) based on those data. There have been initiatives which have tried to create leverage on the balance of power in our democracy. One such project was The Redistricting Majority Project, and its initiative,  “Project Redmap.”

In Kentucky, redistricting authority for the U.S. Congressional Districts and State Legislative Districts are handled by the State and Local Government Committee in the Senate and the State Government Committee in the House use the Legislative Research Commission (a research agency of the Kentucky government) to help draft legislation that describes each legislative district.  The Governor can veto the Legislature’s congressional redistricting plan.

Kentucky Legislative Information on Redistricting

Other Helpful Links on Redistricting: