KACP employs a legislative agent/lobbyist who, along with the KACP executive director, is actively engaged with Kentucky lawmakers and administration officials in Frankfort.

The KACP legislative affairs team, which is often augmented with participation from KACP officers and board members, is in Frankfort during the General Assembly’s legislative sessions; monitors and proposes legislation; supports legislation that benefits law enforcement and opposes bills that do not; regularly attends and often testifies at meetings of legislative committees dealing with law enforcement legislation and issues; often with closely with organizations that share similar agendas, including the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association (KSA), the Kentucky League of Cities, the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACO) as well as – depending on the issue – various stage agencies.

Prior to the start of each annual session, the KACP legislative agenda is developed and approved by the KACP Executive Board. The legislative team provides regular updates and reports throughout legislative session to the board.

February 9, 2024

Weekly Legislative Update – February 9th, 2024

KACP KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING FEB. 9 Friday, Feb. 9, marked the 28th day of the 60-day legislative session. A total of 702 bills have been filed: 508 bills in the House and 194 bills in the Senate.    KACP PRIORITIES KLEPF Increase/budget The House passed its version of the budget with a minimal KLEFPF increase. KACP is working to have the training stipend increase included in the Senate.  It also […]

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February 2, 2024

Weekly Legislative Update – February 2nd, 2024

KACP KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING FEB. 2  Friday, Feb 2, marked the 23rd day of the 60-day legislative session. A total of 631 bills have been filed: 171 bills in the Senate and 460 bills in the House. THE LATEST ON LEGISLATION HB5, the crime bill Sponsored by Rep. Jared Bauman, R-Louisville, the 72-page bill is dubbed the Safer Kentucky Act. After a slew of amendments, the bill was passed in […]

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January 26, 2024

Weekly Legislative Update – January 26th, 2024

KACP KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING JAN. 26  Friday, Jan. 26 marked the 18th day of the 60-day legislative session. A total of 530 bills have been filed: 139 bills in the Senate and 391 in the House. THE LATEST ON LEGISLATION HB5, the crime bill Sponsored by Rep. Jared Bauman, R-Louisville, the 72-page bill is dubbed the Safer Kentucky Act. After a slew of amendments, the bill was passed in the […]

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January 19, 2024

Weekly Legislative Update – January 19th, 2024

KACP KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING JAN. 19  Friday, Jan. 19 marked the 13th day of the 60-day legislative session. A total of 442 bills have been filed; 317 in the House and 125 in the Senate.   THE LATEST ON LEGISLATION HB5, the crime bill Sponsored by Rep. Jared Bauman, R-Louisville, the 72-page bill is dubbed the Safer Kentucky Act, among its provisions is a three strikes law to require a […]

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January 12, 2024

Weekly Legislative Update – January 12th, 2024

KACP KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING JAN. 12  Friday, Jan. 12 marked the ninth day of the 60-day legislative session. A total of 362 bills have been filed; 254 in the House and 108 in the Senate. The General Assembly will not meet on Monday, Jan. 15, due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. THE LATEST ON LEGISLATION HB5, the crime bill Sponsored by Rep. Jared Bauman, R-Louisville, the 72-page bill is […]

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January 5, 2024

Weekly Legislative Update – January 5th, 2024

KACP KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE GENERAL ASSEMBLY LAUNCHES 2024 LEGISLATIVE SESSION The Kentucky General Assembly launched the 2024 legislative session at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. The so-called “long” session will last until April 15. As during past sessions, KACP will provide weekly updates on the legislation we are tracking, supporting and opposing. You can also follow the legislative activity through the Kentucky General Assembly website. As of Friday, Jan. 5, more than 300 […]

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