Workin’ on the Weekend; Lawmakers Plan to Hold Saturday Session

In an effort to pass newly drawn legislative, congressional, and judicial maps, Kentucky legislative leaders have tweaked the 2022 session calendar and plan to gavel in on this Saturday.

The Senate and House will both convene for the fifth day of the legislative session on Saturday, Jan. 8. The change will also alter the days to introduce legislation.

A review of the Senate plan is available here and the House plan is here. Lawmakers are also seeking to pass legislation that would push back the candidate filing deadline from this Friday to Jan. 25 at 4 pm.

The last day to introduce bills in the House has been moved to Feb. 25, while the last day to introduce bills in the Senate has been moved to March 1, according to the Legislative Research Commission. The 10-day veto recess that runs from March 31 through April 12 remains unchanged.

Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, will hold his Budget Address on Jan. 13 at 7pm. Beshear held his State of the Commonwealth Address on Thursday laying out accomplishments during his term and a vision for the future. A copy of his full remarks are available here.