The 2018 General Assembly Convenes

Today marks the beginning of the 2018 General Assembly. As your constant presence in Frankfort, KCC has followed the legislature all during the 2017 Interim Session, in our ramp up to today’s session launch. While the focus this year will be primarily on the state budget and pension reform, we also anticipate another round of bills addressing distributed solar, and also land conservation funding. We will also be watching for proposed legislation that can impact electric and hybrid vehicles, taxes on natural resources, bike safety and more.

We also expect more proposed legislation that addresses issues of basic democracy. For example, one pre-filed bill from Rep. Wesley Morgan addresses conflicts between motorists and groups who protest in roadways. We may also see the return of legislation relating to Article V of the Constitution, which was a topic in the previous General Assembly. Two bills relating to this have already been pre-filed.

To see KCC’s current compiled list of pre-filed legislation for the 2018 session, click here.

KCC reviews legislation weekly and provided detailed analysis of bills as they are filed, plus actions you can take. We encourage you to invite friends to join our mail list to keep up with the latest developments on bills as they progress. If you are not already a subscriber to our mail list, you can subscribe here.

And please explore the new resources and information on our updated website, including expanded information on the Legislative Session, House and Senate elections, and how to contact your representatives. We also have expanded our calendar of important dates so that you can plan ahead for the session, as well as additional events from KCC and allies.

We want to encourage you to attend this year’s KCC Annual Meeting and Legislative Summit, to be held at Bellarmine University in Louisville on Saturday, January 20th. We will have a full day of sessions on what to expect during the legislative session, plus informative speakers who will update you on the latest issues. Register NOW for this event! (Registration FREE for students!).

And if you are part of a civic group who would like a presentation on what is happening this session, please contact us and we will be glad to present to organizations around the state.

We also anticipate lobby days this year on renewable energy and land conservation, so if you would like to be a part of those initiatives, please contact us and we will send you details as those plans develop.