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General Assembly’s 2020 session to begin Jan. 7

The schedule for the 2020 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly was approved today by legislative leaders.

The session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 7 and adjourn April 15. It is expected to last 60 legislative days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years.

Lawmakers will not convene on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or on Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

March 2 will be the final day that House bills can be introduced and March 3 will be the final day for the introduction of Senate bills. Bills that have been introduced by these deadlines will be able to continue moving through the legislative process until the session adjourns.

The veto recess – the period of time in which lawmakers return to their home districts to await possible gubernatorial vetoes of legislation – will run from April 2-13. Lawmakers will return to the Capitol on April 14 and 15 for the final two days of the session.

To view the calendar online, go to: https://legislature.ky.gov/Documents/20RS_Calendar.pdf.

-Robert Weber, LRC

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