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The Kentucky General Assembly, also called the Kentucky Legislature, is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is bicameral, consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives. The Kentucky Senate has 38 members and the Kentucky House of Representatives has 100 members. Prior to a 1992 constitutional amendment, the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky presided over the Senate; the 1992 amendment created a new office of President of the Senate to be held by one of the 38 senators. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File linksMetadata KY_State_Capitol. ... Image File history File linksMetadata KY_State_Capitol. ... The new, permenant Kentucky State Capitol building The Kentucky State Capitol is located in Frankfort and is the seat of the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of the state government of the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... Kentucky Senate is the upper house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... Kentucky Senate is the upper house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate. ...


The Kentucky General Assembly meets in the state capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky. The House and Senate chambers are on opposite ends of the third floor of the capitol building, and legislators have offices in the nearby Capitol Annex building. Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC, December 2003. ... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... The new, permenant Kentucky State Capitol building The Kentucky State Capitol is located in Frankfort and is the seat of the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of the state government of the U.S. state of Kentucky. ...


The Kentucky General Assembly is served by a nonpartisan agency called the Legislative Research Commission. Legislative Research Commission (LRC) is the agency that provides staff and research support for the Kentucky General Assembly. ...

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Session dates

The General Assembly meets annually in Frankfort, convening on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January. In even-numbered years, sessions may not last more than 60 legislative days, and cannot extend beyond April 15. In odd-numbered years, sessions may not last more than 30 legislative days, and cannot extend beyond March 30.


Special sessions may be called by the Governor of Kentucky at any time for any duration. This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ...


Legislative districts

The General Assembly must divide the state into 38 Senate and 100 House districts. Districts are required to be as nearly equal in population as possible. Districts can be formed by joining more than one county, but the counties forming a district must be contiguous, according to Section 33 of the state constitution. Districts must be reviewed every 10 years and be re-divided if necessary.




Members

Terms and qualifications

A State Senator must:

  • be at least 30 years old;
  • be a citizen of Kentucky;
  • have resided in the state at least 6 years and the district at least 1 year prior to election.

Senators are elected to four year staggered terms, with half the Senate elected every two years.


A State Representative must:

  • be at least 24 years old;
  • be a citizen of Kentucky
  • have resided in the state at least 2 years and the district at least 1 year prior to election.

Representatives are elected every two years in the November following a regular session of the General Assembly.


Current composition

House

Senate

Affiliation Members
Democratic Party 56
Republican Party 44
 Total 100
Affiliation Members
Republican Party 21
Democratic Party 16
Independent 1
 Total 38

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Leadership

Senate
  • President (elected by full body): David L. Williams (R-16)
  • President Pro-Tempore (elected by full body): Katie Kratz Stine (R-24)
  • Majority Leader: Dan Kelly (R-14)
  • Majority Whip: Dan Seum (R-38)
  • Minority Leader: Ed Worley (D-34)
  • Minority Whip: Joey Pendelton (D-3)
House
  • Speaker (elected by full body): Jody Richards (D-20)
  • Speaker Pro Tempore (elected by full body): Larry Clark (D-46)
  • Majority Leader: Rocky Adkins (D-99)
  • Majority Whip: Joe Barrows (D-56)
  • Minority Leader: Jeffrey Hoover (R-83)
  • Minority Whip: Ken Upchurch (R-52)

David L. Williams (May 28, 1953 - ) is President of the Kentucky Senate. ... Dan Kelly may refer to: Dan Kelly (bushranger) (1861-1880), the youngest brother of Australian Ned Kelly Dan Kelly (sportscaster), a broadcaster best known for National Hockey League coverage Dan Kelly (writer), a writer for The Baffler Dan Kelly (NHL), a player in the National Hockey League and winner of... Jody Richards (February 20, 1938 - ) is a Kentucky Politician. ... Larry Clark (born 1943) is an American film director, photographer, writer and producer who is most well known for the movie Kids. ...

Standing committees

Committee Senate House of Representatives
Committee on Committees David L. Williams Jody Richards
Rules David L. Williams Jody Richards
Enrollment Elizabeth Tori Susan Westrom
Agriculture and National Resources Tom Jensen Tom McKee
Appropiations and Revenue Charlie Borders Harry Moberly
Budget and Review Subcommittee on Economic Development & Tourism, Natural Resources, & Environmental Protection Ernie Harris John Arnold
Budget Review Subcommittee on Education Brett Guthrie John Will Stacy
Budget and Review Subcommittee on General Government, Finance, & Public Protection Jack Westwood Royce Adams
Budget Review Subcommittee on Human Resources Tom Buford Jimmie Lee
Budget and Review Subcommittee on Justice and Judiciary Robert Stivers Jesse Crenshaw
Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation Bob Leeper Rob Wilkey
Banking and Insurance Tom Buford James Bruce
Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Alice Kerr Ruth Ann Palumbo
Education Julie Denton Frank Rasche
Health and Welfare Julie Denton Tom Burch
Judiciary Robert Stivers Gross Lindsay
Labor and Industry -- J.R. Gray
Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations Gary Tapp Denver Butler
State and Local Government Damon Thayer Steve Riggs
Natural Resources and Environment -- James Gooch
State Government Damon Thayer Mike Cherry
Seniors, Military Affairs, and Public Safety -- Mike Weaver
Transportation Brent Guthrie Hubert Collins
Tourism Development and Energy -- Eddie Ballard

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External links


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