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Legislative News HeaderThis 2021 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is a “short session” since the legislature convenes for only 30 days in odd years and 60 days in even years.  Because of the COVID pandemic, the General Assembly will also adopt a one year budget.  

KASC will be tracking numerous bills that could have a direct impact on teaching and learning for students, teachers, parents, administrators, and councils.

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Friday, January 29, 2021 12:00 AM

Committee System General Assembly

The committee system, required by the constitution, has been developed to screen legislative bills and decide which bills should be considered by the entire body. Typically, education issues are assigned to the education committee but that is not always the case. After a bill is filed the bill is assigned to a committee. The chair of the committee determines which bills will be posted and heard by each committee. At the committee hearing, the legislators will hear both sides of the bill and the chair may allow the public to testify. At the end of the hearing, the chair may call for a vote on the bill and a majority vote means that the committee “reported favorably” on the bill.

The House Education Committee usually meets on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. during the legislative session. The Senate Education Committee meets on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. during session but committee meeting times may be changed. All committee meetings may be viewed live on KET and are archived as video the following day.

You may contact an individual committee member or the committee membership as a whole by email, letter, or by telephone to the LRC message center 800-372-7181. Hours for the LRC message center are 7 am-9 pm (Mon-Thur) and 7 am-6 pm (Fri).

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