Legislation

Items of Focus/Interest:  

I.  CJPAC took small step forward in the 2017 session with SB 120. We have received no word about the CJPAC’s next meeting. The bill passed the Senate on a 35 to 1 vote, and moved through the House on a vote of 85 to 9 and was signed by the Governor. We did secure the right for KACDL to secure a seat on CJPAC. Amy Hannah, as our President, will serve on CJPAC and the Justice Cabinet was so notified in May.
II.  KACDL presented at the Interim Judiciary.

III.  KACDL met with the Justice Cabinet.
IV.  Our biggest push this fall will be in regards to persuading members of Senate and House Leadership not to move forward with a             vote on Marcy’s Law in the 2018 session. For a more detailed analysis of the bill and the proposed ballot amendment, please go          here, member log in required.
V.   We are meeting with a legislator and KACDL member to develop sex offender registry legislation.
VI.  We are working on doing an event at the Capitol at the beginning of the legislative session to elevate the importance of the right to         counsel for accused persons.
VII.  KACDL is continuing to serve on the SMART on Crime coalition but no new meeting date has been set.



If any member or citizen has information to share regarding any of the Items of Focus or Items of Interest, please send communication to our Legislative Agent at legislation@kacdl.net.  You may express your interest to join the Legislation Committee on your Member Account page.

You can reach your local senator or representative by going to the links below or calling the legislative message line at  1-800-372-7181 and asking that a written message be left with your legislator.

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Senate.htm; http://www.lrc.ky.gov/House.htm;

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Find%20Your%20Legislator/Find%20Your%20Legislator.html


Senate Judiciary 

Member

Party

Counties

LRC email or hyperlink (online form)

Joe Bowen

R

Daviess, Hancock and McLean

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Messages/S008.aspx

Danny Carroll

R

Ballard, Carlisle, Marshall and McCracken

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Messages/S002.aspx

Perry Clark

D

Jefferson

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Messages/S037.aspx

Ray Jones

D

Elliott, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan and Pike

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Messages/S031.aspx

Alice Kerr

R

Fayette

alice.kerr@lrc.ky.gov

Wil Schroder

R

Bracken, Campbell and Pendleton

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Messages/S024.aspx

Dan Seum

R

Bullitt and Jefferson

dan.seum@lrc.ky.gov

Robin Webb

D

Boyd, Carter and Greenup

robin.webb@lrc.ky.gov

 
Senate Leadership:

Senate President

Robert Stivers

R

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s025.htm

Senate President Pro Tempore

David P. Givens

R

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s009.htm

Majority Floor Leader

Damon Thayer

R

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s017.htm

Majority Caucus Chair

Dan Seum

R

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s038.htm

Minority Floor Leader

Ray S. Jones II

D

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s031.htm

Minority Caucus Chair

Dorsey Ridley

D

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s004.htm

Majority Whip

Jimmy Higdon

R

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s014.htm

Minority Whip

Julian M. Carroll

D

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/s007.htm