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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

KY Legislative Update - Sine Die

Sine Die Adjournment

The Kentucky General Assembly adjourned the 2024 Regular Session sine die shortly after 8:30 pm this evening. Day 60 of this 60-day budget session saw significant legislative activity that includes, but is not limited to, the following bills being delivered to the Governor before adjournment:

- SB 91: Amended from its original purpose of a remote KSP driver training program to include cleanup and technical corrections to HB 6 (state budget) & HB 1 (one-time appropriations bill).

- HB 122: Cleanup legislation for HB 8, the revenue bill, which includes language related to PVA's, tax changes impacting pipelines, and exempting some small EV charging stations from the definition of EV power dealer.

- SB 107: A Transportation Cabinet housekeeping bill amended to include the provisions of HB 19 and HB 193

- HB 13: Kentucky Product Development Initiative Reauthorization.

- HB 829: Legislation implementing last year's medical marijuana bill that will go live in January 2025.  

- HB 190: Legislation cleaning up SB 188 (PBM reform) that was passed earlier this session.

- HB 162: The Numeracy Counts legislation to improve math instruction in early grades. 

- HB 499: Reform to career technical education and funding.

- HB 580: Elections reform and cleanup legislation.

The Senate also passed several resolutions confirming gubernatorial appointments, including those of Commissioner of Education Robbie Fletcher, Commissioner of Insurance Sharon Clark, Public Service Commissioner Mary Pat Reagan, and Commissioner of Workers Claims Scott Wilhoit.

As noted previously, we will send a full session wrap-up report later this week.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We appreciate your partnership in Frankfort this legislative session.