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Governor issues executive order: only life-sustaining businesses may remain open

All businesses that are not life-sustaining must stop operations effective Thursday, Mar. 26 at 8 p.m. except as needed to conduct minimum basic operations.

Legislative Update March 23, 2020

Below is the information to keep you updated on legislative activity at the Capitol while you lead your county in responding to the COVID-19 fallout. Email with any questions: shellie.hampton@kaco.org.

Photo ID to Vote heads to governor's desk

By Miranda Combs Director of Communications Secretary of State's Office

Legislative Leaders Announce Abbreviated Session

Scheduled work days reduced to lessen spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 cited as reason for pared-down budget

An expected drop in tax revenue and corresponding rise in need for social services brought on by the coronavirus disease were reflected in the proposed state budget passed by the Kentucky Senate.

Second federal aid package passed for Coronavirus relief, including paid leave provisions

Yesterday, on March 18, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the second federal aid package passed designed to address the COVID-19 crisis.

CERS separation bill passes out of Senate Committee

On March 18, the Senate State and Local Government Committee heard testimony on HB484.

Federal Stimulus Package Update

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, national, state and local officials are seeking ways to help Americans.

General Assembly Announces Plans for 2020 Regular Session

Members of House and Senate leadership announced today that the 2020 Regular Session will continue as scheduled, but with a number of safeguards and precautions in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Kentucky General Assembly postpones session until March 17

Legislative leaders announced that the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2020 session will be postponed until March 17. The Senate and House will not convene, as previously scheduled, on Friday, March 13 or Monday, March 16.