FRANKFORT— (Left to Right) Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, discusses future legislation on medical marijuana as Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, listens during the July 8th meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations.
FRANKFORT – The 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3 and will last 30 legislative days.
As usual during an odd-numbered year, in which sessions are half as long as in even-numbered years, the session will have two parts. The first four days of the session – Jan. 3 to Jan. 6 – will focus on organizational work, such as electing legislative leaders, adopting rules of procedure and organizing committees. The introduction and consideration of legislation can also begin during this time.
The second part of the session begins on Feb. 7, with final adjournment scheduled for March 30.
Legislators will not meet in session on Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The House and Senate will also not convene on March 10 or 13.
The veto recess – the period of time when lawmakers commonly return to their home districts while the governor considers the possibility of issuing vetoes – begins on March 16. Lawmakers will return to the Capitol on March 29 and 30 for the final two days of the session.
The 2017 session calendar can be viewed online at: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/calendars/17RS_calendar.pdf