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.

January 20, 2020

Weekly Report for Week Ending Jan. 17

Excerpts from update: Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – legislators not in session Jan. 28: Gov. Beshear delivers his budget and gives an evening budget address to a joint session – House and Senate – of the Kentucky General Assembly Feb. 12: KACP Executive and General Membership Meeting, Frankfort Feb. 17: Presidents’ Day – legislators not in session Feb. 21: Last day for bill requests March 2: Last day for new House bills […]

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April 30, 2019

Gov. Bevin Signs KACP Priority Bills into Law

KACP’s successful 2019 legislative session culminated this afternoon with Gov. Bevin signing the Association’s three main priority bills into law: HB 419. The Mother May I bill clarifies and simplifies the Kentucky Retirement Systems administrative process when retired law enforcement seek reemployment. Sponsored by Rep. Bart Rowland, R-Tompkinsville, the bill was the major KACP legislative priority of the session. The bill, nearly a year in the making, passed 97-0 in the House and 36-1 in the […]

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