State Session Information for Kentucky

Session
2020

House/Assembly Pre-filing Deadline

House/Assembly Bill Introduction Deadline
03/02/20

House/Assembly Committee Reporting Deadline
NONE

House/Assembly Crossover Deadline
NONE

Begin Date
1/7/2020

Adjournment Date
4/15/2020

Senate Pre-filing Deadline

Senate Bill Introduction Deadline
03/03/20

Senate Committee Reporting Deadline
NONE

Senate Crossover Deadline
NONE


Effective Date
Effective dates are normally noted in the text of the bill. However, if they are not noted, the bill becomes effective 90 days after the official end of the session. The official end of the session is determined by the Attorney General. This 90-day rule applies to bills that pass into law without the Governor’s signature, as well as special session bills. For special sessions, a bill will become effective 90 days after the special session ends, also as determined by the Attorney General.

Comments
Generally, the Kentucky Legislature convenes for the first year of its biennium in January and adjourns in March, while in the second year, it convenes in January and adjourns in April.

Leadership

Governor
Andy Beshear (D)

House/Assembly Control
61R/37D/2V

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Majority Legislator
Acting Speaker David Osborne (R); Majority Leader John Carney (R)

Highest Ranking Senate Majority Legislator
President Robert Stivers (R); Majority Leader Damon Thayer (R)

Lieutenant Governor
Jacqueline Coleman (D)

Presides Over Senate?
No

Senate Control
29R/9D

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Minority Legislator
Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins (D)

Highest Ranking Senate Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey (D)