For the second time in less than a month, the gavel will bang Tuesday, January 8, signaling the beginning of another Kentucky General Assembly session. In December, with a mere four hours notice, Gov. Matt Bevin called a Special Session of the legislature to address the pension issue that has plagued employees covered by the state retirement programs. The session lasted but two days as legislators quickly adjourned the session just before Christmas, realizing there was no agreement that would be reached.
Tuesday begins the “short” 30-day session. Legislators will meet officially Tuesday through Friday (Jan. 8 – 11) and then adjourn until February 5. It returns then for the final 26 days that calls for sessions through March 13. There is a 10-day Veto session, March 14-25, then the legislature returns for the final two days, presently scheduled for March 28-29.