The Legislative Research Commission offers many ways to stay engaged in the action at the State Capitol
No matter what part of Kentucky you find yourself in, you’ll have ways to stay engaged in the action at the State Capitol when General Assembly members begin holding interim committee meetings next week.
June 1 marks the start of a six-month period in which interim joint committees made up of members of the Senate and House will study and discuss many of the issues facing Kentucky in preparation for the legislative session of the United States. next year.
The Kentucky General Assembly website (legislature.ky.gov) allows users to:
See the General Assembly weekly schedule.
Connect to live coverage legislative committee meetings.
· Show contact information for senators and representatives.
Learn more about the legislative process.
See information documents on subjects examined by the committees.
Request for testimony during committee meetings.
Keeping track of the work of the General Assembly often begins with a look at the legislative calendar here. The calendar shows which committees meet each week.
Live streams of committee meetings can be viewed via feeds provided by Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and the Legislative Research Commission (LRC). For links to live broadcasts, click here.
Information on legislative committees is available here. To view documents such as fact sheets, flyers and PowerPoint presentations that are compiled for lawmakers to consider at committee meetings, click on the “Meeting Documents” tab on the right side of the page of each committee.
An online application provides a convenient way for citizens to request to testify at committee meetings. It allows users to choose a committee, then enter their contact information so that the testimonial request is automatically submitted to the committee. The online application can be viewed here.
Requesting a testimony does not guarantee that it will be successful. Committee chairs make decisions based on testimony based on committee time, other pre-approved presenters, and COVID-19 safety precautions.
To share your comments on an issue with lawmakers, call the General Assembly message line at 1-800-372-7181. Kentuckians who are hard of hearing can use Kentucky Relay by dialing 7-1-1.
To reach a legislator’s office directly, dial 502-564-8100. An operator will transfer the call to the office of the legislator you wish to reach.
If you have a question about the legislative process or legislative resources, the LRC’s Public Information Service can be reached by calling 502-564-8100.
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