Legislators return to Frankfort for legislative session

The Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky General Assembly gets underway today.

Both houses of the legislature are expected to gavel in around noon for their 30-day odd-year session.

Because it is a short session, not many bills will be passed. The top priority is to pass a state budget for the next fiscal year.

Beyond that, Republican super-majorities in the House and Senate are expected to limit the governor’s emergency powers, with the only debate seemingly whether to limit emergency actions to 15 days or 30 days before requiring legislative approval.

Several bills related to the pandemic and abortion are also expected to be considered.