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Legislative Updates

The 2020 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened on January 7, 2020.  During legislative sessions, Kentucky Retirement Systems tracks proposed legislation of importance to the Systems and its members as the legislation moves through the process.

2020 Regular Session Daily Summary- Legislative Day 53 (Wednesday, April 15) Sine Die- Session Officially Ends 

The 2020 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned Sine Die (Latin for "without a day") shortly before midnight Eastern time last night.  KRS reviewed over 1,400 bills and resolutions that were introduced this Session, and actively tracked 46 bills or resolutions on the "Daily Legislative Update" List (bills with a direct potential impact on the Systems) and 45 bills on the "Other Retirement-Related Legislation" List (bills that may have an indirect effect on the Systems).

KRS staff continues to review the legislation that passed this Session and will provide additional information to our participating employers and members as it becomes available.

A few bills on the Daily List saw action yesterday:

  1. Senate Bill 239 (AN ACT relating to local government pension plans) was delivered to the Governor;
  2. The General Assembly voted to override the Governor's line item vetoes of House Bill 352 (State Executive Branch Budget bill); and
  3. House Bill 570 (AN ACT relating to interlocal cooperation agreements) was delivered to the Governor.

 

On the Other Retirement-Related Legislation tracking list, House Bill 353 and House Bill 356 both saw action.

 

2020 REGULAR SESSION LEGISLATIVE UPDATES CONCLUDE:

This concludes our daily legislative updates for the 2020 Regular Session.  Unless a Special Session is called later this year, we will resume our daily updates when the General Assembly returns for the next Regular Session on January 5, 2021.

 

Please click on the hyperlinks below to read today's tracking lists:   

Daily Update 4-15-20 Sine Die.pdf

Legislation Status Chart 4-15-20 Sine Die.pdf

Other Retirement-Related Legislation 4-15-20 Sine Die.pdf

 

WHAT ARE THE TRACKING LISTS?

On days when the General Assembly is in regular session, Kentucky Retirement Systems creates three documents that monitor legislation of particular importance to the Systems. 

  1. The first document is called the "Daily Legislative Update" that lists bills with a direct potential impact on the Systems.
  1. The second document is called the "Legislation Status Chart."  This chart is designed to give an overall view of a particular Daily Legislative Update Tracking List bill's progress, but will not contain the specific details of the other document.  For most people, this chart will give you all you need to keep abreast of significant developments.
  1. The third document is called "Other Retirement-Related Legislation" that highlights legislation that may have an indirect effect on the Systems. 

When a bill has seen action during the day, the action will be highlighted on the list with bold red font.  Also, you can click on the bill number in the document and it will link you to the LRC website where you can read the bill in its entirety.

 

Please be advised that these legislative summaries are intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice regarding the legislative meaning, purpose, intent, application or administration of a particular statutory change.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the impact of a particular piece of legislation, please contact the Legislative Research Commission or a qualified attorney. If you have questions regarding your Kentucky Retirement Systems benefits, please contact the Retirement Systems through our webpage at kyret.ky.gov or by telephone at (800) 928-4646.


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