Proposal would reduce legislative sessions in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers has proposed reducing the number of days lawmakers meet each year.

The Manchester Republican said Wednesday his proposal would save the state about $7 million each year and encourage more people to run for the General Assembly. He says the current schedule discourages many people from serving because they can't take that much time away from work.

His proposal is a constitutional amendment that would go on the November ballot if it clears the General Assembly.

He wants to limit sessions in even-numbered years to 45 days. Those sessions - when lawmakers pass the state budget - now last 60 days.

In odd-numbered years, lawmakers could meet up to 15 days. Those sessions now last 30 days.

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The legislation is Senate Bill 195.

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