Senate Committee Passes Bill to Reduce Length of Legislative Sessions
A proposal to limit the number of days lawmakers spend in session in Frankfort has passed the Senate State and Local Government Committee. The bill sponsored by Senate President Robert Stivers would reduce the length of the session from 60 days to 45 days in even-numbered years, like this one.
Odd-numbered year sessions would go from 30 days to just five days, with an option to add 10 more days. Stivers says the bill would save the commonwealth seven million dollars. If the legislation clears the full Senate and house, voters must approve it in a November referendum.