New Laws Take Effect This Summer in Kentucky

Apr 24, 2012

Attorney General Jack Conway has set July 12 as the date most new laws passed this year by the General Assembly will take effect. 

The attorney general's office is called on yearly to determine the effective date of all new laws that don't specifically spell out when they take effect.

  The Constitution requires those laws to take effect after the Legislature has been adjourned for 90 days. Conway said that means the new laws take effect at the first moment of July 12.  Lawmakers convened in Frankfort in early January and finished the regular legislative session on April 12.