As of the end of the fifth week of the 2018 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Retirement Systems is tracking 24 bills or resolutions on the Daily List and 31 bills or resolutions on the Other Retirement-Related List.
Six bills were added to the Daily Tracking List last week: Senate Bill 88 (City mandates), House Bill 335 (Retirement benefits for legislators/ close LRP to new members), House Bill 336 (Retirement benefits for legislators), House Bill 337 (Taxation of prescription opioids/ tax revenues allocated to permanent pension fund), House Bill 338 (Pension surcharge on state contracts – EMERGENCY), and House Bill 339 (Taxation of tobacco/ establish underfunded pension trust fund). Only Senate Bill 88 saw action Friday: it was received in the House after passing the Senate 36 – 0 last Thursday.
One new bill (House Bill 204, the Legislative Branch Budget Bill) was added to the Other Retirement-Related Tracking List last week. House Bill 10 and House Bill 11 were the only bills that saw action Friday.
Both chambers convene at 4 p.m. Eastern time today (Monday, February 12, 2018).