April 10, 2023 •
Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
The 2023 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 30.
A procurement bill and a bill requiring special elections for Louisville passed.
House Bill 0522 increases the small purchase amounts for public agencies from $30,000 to $40,000 before requiring a newspaper advertisement seeking bids.
House Bill 0191 requires a special election must be held 60 days after the declaration of vacancy, to fill an open Louisville Metro Council seat if the vacancy occurs over three months before a regular election.
Several Campaign finance bills did not pass, including:
- A bill requiring campaign consultants to register
- A bill permitting paper filings
- A bill prohibiting candidates, committees, and contributing organizations from making an expenditure to an intermediary.
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