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2020 Legislative Session Update: Week 4

Review of activity from the fourth week of the 2020 General Assembly.

First bill of session achieves final passage

Legislation delving into whether direct marketers are defined as independent contractors passed the state Senate today. That makes it the first bill of the 2019 Regular Session to be sent to the governor's desk for his signature.

Hemp bill heads back to House

Legislation designed to help Kentucky’s fledgling hemp industry has passed the state Senate by a 37-0 vote.

KACo joins call to invest in transportation infrastructure

The Kentucky Association of Counties joined the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in issuing a joint statement urging the General Assembly to increase infrastructure funding.

Bill tackles blood-test refusals in DUI cases

Refusing to take a blood alcohol concentration test for suspicion of drunken driving could become more difficult under legislation approved by the state Senate on Jan. 28.

Gov. Beshear highlights coal counties, rural roads and overflowing jails in first budget address

Gov. Beshear delivered his first budget address on Jan. 28.

Senate passes new school safety bill

A measure that would add to major school safety legislation that passed into law last year advanced to the state House of Representatives on Jan. 28.

2020 Legislative Session Update: Week 3

Review of activity from the third week of the 2020 General Assembly.

Gov. Beshear, Secretary Gray make announcements on REAL ID

New project manager named, two more regional licensing offices opening

Kentucky hemp bill passes House

The Kentucky House voted 70-17 yesterday to expand options for hemp testing while continuing to meet federal requirements for the state’s hemp program.