Licensing and Occupations Committee, Kentucky General Assembly
The Licensing & Occupations Committee is an interim joint committee of the Kentucky General Assembly.
|“|| To provide a continuity of study and action between sessions, interim joint committees are formed from the standing committees of both houses. For instance, the Education Committee of the Senate and the Education Committee of the House become the Interim Joint Committee on Education after the regular session.
Interim committees, besides discussing and studying issues in-depth, draft and approve bills for prefiling for the next regular session. This enables bills to be introduced at the beginning of the session and standing committees to become active immediately. All interim committees, which are actually subcommittees of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), are open to the public and the press so the people have an opportunity to express views on areas the proposed legislation will affect.
The Licensing and Occupations Committee studies "matters pertaining to professional licensing not assigned specifically to another committee; racing; prize fighting and wrestling; places of entertainment; laundry and dry cleaning; alcoholic beverage control; private corporations; cooperative corporations and marketing associations; religious, charitable, and educational societies; nonprofit corporations; professional service corporations; cemeteries; barbers and cosmetologists; professional engineers and land surveyors; architects; real estate brokers and salesmen; public accountants; watchmakers; detection of deception examiners; auctioneers; business schools; warehouses and warehousemen; partnerships; and trade practices."
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Licensing and Occupations Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (17)||Republican members (12)|
|• Dennis Keene||• David Floyd|
|• Thomas Burch||• Adam Koenig|
|• Lawrence Clark||• Mike Nemes|
|• Dennis Horlander||• David Osborne|
|• Wade Hurt||• Sal Santoro|
|• Joni Jenkins||• John Schickel|
|• Reginald Meeks||• Tom Buford|
|• Charles Miller||• Julie Denton|
|• Darryl Owens||• Jimmy Higdon|
|• Ruth Palumbo||• Paul Hornback|
|• Carl Rollins, II||• Dan Seum|
|• Arnold Simpson||• Damon Thayer|
|• Susan Westrom|
|• Denise Angel|
|• Julian Carroll|
|• Kathy Stein|
|• Robin Webb|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Licensing and Occupations Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (14)||Republican members (5)|
|• Dennis Keene||• Ronald Crimm|
|• Charles Miller||• David Floyd|
|• Thomas Burch||• David Osborne|
|• Ron Weston||• Sal Santoro|
|• Tim Firkins||• Adam Koenig|
|• Dennis Horlander|
|• Reginald Meeks|
|• Darryl Owens|
|• Joni Jenkins|
|• Lawrence Clark|
|• Carl Rollins, II|
|• Arnold Simpson|
|• Ruth Palumbo|
|• Susan Westrom|