Local Government Committee, Kentucky House of Representatives

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The Local Government Committee is a standing committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Kentucky House of Representatives are assigned by the Committee on Committees. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The Speaker is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


The jurisdiction [of this] committee shall be matters pertaining to the officers, organization, government and financing of city and county governments; city and county imposed taxes and license; special purpose assessment and taxing districts within a city; city revenue bond projects; city indebtedness; incorporation and classification of cities; forms of city government; charter county, urban-county, and consolidated local governments generally; county and special district debt; city and county finances and revenue; the imposition of duties and costs on cities and counties; special districts not assigned to another committee; the powers, duties and composition of fiscal court; compensation of city and county officers and employees; local government civil service systems and local government retirement systems; planning and zoning; interlocal cooperation and consolidation of local government services; county roads; public road districts;city streets and sidewalks; housing; manufactured housing; urban renewal and redevelopment; water districts; acquisition of waterworks and water districts by cities; financing of municipal improvements; urban service districts; fire protection districts; police departments, fire departments and local public safety agencies; issuance of bonds for county and special district projects; sewers; metropolitan sewer and sanitation districts; local air pollution control districts; city and county libraries; library districts; annexation of territory; public works; parks and playgrounds.[3][4]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Local Government Members, 2013
Democratic members (9)Republican members (8)
Steven Riggs, ChairMichael Meredith, Vice-chair
Mitchel Denham, Jr., Vice-chairJonathan Shell, Vice-chair
Jim Wayne, Vice-chairJulie Adams
Richard HendersonRonald Crimm
Thomas McKeeGary Wayne Herald
Jody RichardsAdam Koenig
Arnold SimpsonStan Lee
Kevin SinnetteBrian E. Linder
Rita Smart


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

External links


  1. Kentucky State Legislature, "Rules Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 39)
  2. Kentucky State Legislature, "Rules Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 2)
  3. Kentucky State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Section 40-11)
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.