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Kentucky Association of Counties


County Champion


2024 Legislative Session

Your KACo Advocacy Team


Shellie Hampton, Director of Government Affairs
Phone: 502-223-7667

Jim Henderson, Executive Director/CEO
Phone: 502-223-7667
Gracie Kelly, Associate Director of Government Affairs
Phone: 502-223-7667


2024 KACo Legislative Wrap-up

A 60-day legislative session requires a lot of stamina, patience and focus to keep up with the fluid work of the General Assembly. From bill filings to floor votes, there is a lot of activity to track.

With record state reserves in the rainy day fund, this budget year was unlike any in recent memory and a far cry from not too long ago when we collectively hoped for only a few percent share of state funding. Legislators tackled several other big topics as well, including medical cannabis and one of the most meaningful bills for counties in decades: HB 596, a compromise that sets the framework for a fairer annexation process for counties.

Download the 2024 Legislative Wrap-up here.


News and Resources


KACo Advocacy News

Check out the latest in KACo's advocacy news, including coverage of the legislative session and interim, along with policy priorities and how it all impacts your county.

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How county officials can impact the 2024 legislative session
By Shellie Hampton, Director of Government Affairs

We need you!

The 2024 legislative session has begun and will last for 60 legislative working days, concluding no later than midnight on April 15. This is a critical time for county officials to advocate for the needs and interests of their constituents, as well as to collaborate with state lawmakers on important policy issues.

Read more here



Kentucky Legislator Contact Information

In the link below you will find listings for Kentucky's legislators by chamber including a short biography, committee assignments and contact information for both their Capitol office and home district.

We encourage members to meet with their legislators in their district prior to the start of the legislative session to update them on issues important to counties and how those issues will affect their district in particular. During the session, we hope that members will maintain contact and visit their legislators in Frankfort as bills make their way through the process.

Kentucky legislator information



May 03, 2024
2024 KACo Legislative Wrap-up
A summary of key legislation affecting counties passed by the General Assembly
April 22, 2024
Medical cannabis in your county? New legislation speeds up timetable in Kentucky
What counties need to know before Jan. 1, 2025 start date
April 19, 2024
2024 legislative session comes to a close with vetoes overridden, bills finalized
Legislators filed more than 1,200 bills this year
April 12, 2024
Veto period sees many bills sent back to legislature
Final two days of session are April 12 and April 15
April 04, 2024
2024 Regular Session final countdown
Bills to watch in the remaining days of legislative activity
March 28, 2024
Data Brief: County Property Tax Rates
2023 fiscal court real property tax rates.
March 28, 2024
Compromise annexation bill passes Senate
HB 596 achieves final passage.
March 22, 2024
Week 12 Legislative Session Update
Amended legislative calendar this week sees movement on state budget, other items of county interest