Weather Forces Session Postponement

The winter weather put a halt to the 2021 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Legislative leadership canceled Tuesday’s session on Monday, and on Tuesday leaders decided to not convene for the remainder of the week.

Legislative days will shift to compensate for this week’s cancelation. Legislators will now convene on February 22, March 1 and March 12. Committees may meet on those days as well. Legislators now must file bills by February 23. The 2021 session is constitutionally mandated to end by March 30.

The House of Representatives could vote on two KLC initiatives when they return on February 22 ‒ House Bill 9 and House Bill 199. House Bill 9, the second phase of the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) separation bill, creates separate statutory structures for CERS and the state’s pension systems. You can read more on the bill here. House Bill 199 helps cities deal with encroachment permits to ensure contractors doing work within a city’s limits have proper permits.

You can access an updated 2021 session calendar here.