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Thursday, April 14, 2022

2022 KY Session Ajourns

Sine Die Adjournment
The 2022 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly came to a close this evening shortly after 6pm when the House and Senate adjourned sine die. Before they adjourned the legislature gave final passage to several bills, including:

HB 604 - HB 1 - Budget clean up
HB 659 - HB 8 - tax and revenue clean up 
HB 573 - Addressing health care workers
HB 490 - Transportation/Road Project clean up
HB 92 - Opioid abatement settlement funding formula
SB 90 - Criminal diversion for low level offenders 
SB 163 - KEES scholarships for felons
HB 44 - Student mental health that contains SB 1 fix
SB 178 - Alcohol and drug counselors that contains KEHP pharmacy database and postpartum Medicaid coverage
SB 167 - Override of Governor's veto on library board governance
SB 180 - Merging the Labor & Education and Workforce Cabinets

As in all sessions many bills don't make it across the finish line for passage and here are a few of the more notable bills not considered in the session's final days:

HB 606 - Sports wagering
HB 608 - Outlawing illegal gambling machines
HB 475 - Constitutional amendment on local government tax reform

The legislature will stand in adjournment until January 3, 2023 unless called into special session by the Governor. We expect the Interim Joint Committees to begin meeting in June. 

We will have a final session report out to you this weekend.