Kentucky State Legislature

Ever wonder how Kentucky's legislative process works? Everyone needs to know how a bill becomes a law! The link (in blue) will take you to a page that explains this often complicated and confusing process in easy-to-understand terms. In addition, there is a pictorial diagram showing all the possible paths a bill can take. 

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The General Assembly and its administrative arm the Legislative Research Commission encourage citizen involvement in the workings of their branch of government, and offer several means for them to do so.

The Legislature’s website -- http://www.lrc.ky.gov – includes comprehensive information about legislators, the legislative process, and the progress of work during the session. Contact numbers, daily meeting schedules, bill summaries and full texts, bill status information, and other useful links to get you involved are all posted there.

If you’d prefer phone contact, here are several toll-free numbers for citizen use:

  • To leave a message for any legislator: 1-800-372-7181
  • To check the status of a bill: 1-866-840-2835
  • To check meeting schedules: 1-800-633-9650

The LRC Public Information Office also sends out news releases and blog postings on a regular basis, and you can receive those on your home computer. By going to PI’s eNews page at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/pubinfo/listserv.htm, you can subscribe to frequent e-mail updates on what’s happening at the Capitol. In addition, the office offers Capitol Notes, regularly updated news briefs at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/pubinfo/capitol_notes.htm

For further information, contact scott.payton@lrc.ky.gov