2018 Legislative Priorities

The Kentucky League of Cities Board of Directors has set its 2018 legislative priorities. The Board met in June in Georgetown to vote on agenda items for the 2018 session. Among the issues the Board voted to continue fighting for in 2018 is the separation of the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) from the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS).

The Board also voted to pass a resolution in support of separation. You can download a template for a resolution your city can pass in support of CERS separation here.

While KLC works on its 2018 agenda, we’re also pareparing for the special session later this year. Governor Bevin and legislative leaders released their pension reform plan on October 18. As new information on the pension proposal develops, we'll keep you updated in the Capitol Watch section of this website. You can download the pension reform framework released by the governor here.

The Kentucky League of Cities Board of Directors named its 2017 “Friend of Kentucky Cities” for work done in the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly. This year we’re proud to recognize House Speaker Jeff Hoover, Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, Senator Joe Bowen, Senator Danny Carroll, Senator Paul Hornback, Senator Chris McDaniel, Senator Whitney Westerfield, Representative Robert Benvenuti, Representative Jim Gooch, Representative Adam Koenig, Representative Michael Meredith, Representative Jerry Miller, Representative Kim Moser and Representative Steven Rudy.

More than 100 bills were passed in the 2017 legislative session. We have compiled a list of the bills that impact cities the most. You'll find them in the 2017 Legislative Update here.