The State and Local Government Committee is a standing committee of the Kentucky State Senate.
Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Kentucky State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees. Committees are assigned at the start of each term. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.
See rules: Senate Rules
|| The jurisdiction [of this] committee shall be matters pertaining to the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the Commonwealth; the General Assembly, its committees, officers and service agencies; redistricting; the Governor; the Lieutenant Governor; intergovernmental cooperation; relations with the federal government; administrative organization; administrative regulations; administrative agencies; Department of Law;constitutional offices; state personnel; state retirement systems; public property and public printing; public officers, their terms, appointments, fees, compensation, removal, oaths and bonds; public information; state and regional planning; libraries, including library districts,city and county libraries, and county law libraries; archives and records;public corporations; Commonwealth’s attorneys; circuit clerks; the proposing of constitutional amendments and the calling of a constitutional convention; ratification of amendments to the United States Constitution; the election of officers to state, local and school board positions; election commissioners, officers and precincts; qualifications, registration and purgation of voters; conduct of regular and primary elections; presidential and congressional elections; special elections to fill vacancies; contest of elections; corrupt practices and election financing; election offenses and prosecutions; voting machines; absent ballots; the officers, organization, government, and financing of county and city governments; urban-county governments generally; county and city imposed taxes and licenses; special purpose assessment and taxing districts within a city; financing of local government improvements; issuance of bonds for county, city, and special district projects; local government indebtedness generally; compensation of county and city officers and employees; the imposition of duties and costs on local governments; interlocal government cooperation and consolidation of services; local government employees civil service and retirement; powers, duties, and composition of fiscal courts and municipal legislative bodies; the offices of county judge/executive, magistrate, county attorney, sheriff, constable, jailer, coroner, surveyor, and county clerk; forms of local government; incorporation and classification of cities; housing projects; urban renewal and redevelopment; planning and zoning; annexation of territory; public works; parks and playgrounds; police and fire departments and their retirement systems; county roads; city streets and sidewalks; local government utilities and waterworks; acquisition of waterworks and water districts by local governments; sewers; metropolitan sewer and sanitation districts; public road districts; water districts; fire protection districts; drainage districts and local flood control and water usage; local air pollution control districts; urban service districts; and special districts not assigned to another committee.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
- ↑ Kentucky State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 39)
- ↑ Kentucky State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 38)
- ↑ Kentucky State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 2)
- ↑ Kentucky State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Section 40-10)