Labor and Industry Committee, Kentucky General Assembly
The Labor & Industry 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 Labor and Industry Committee studies "matters pertaining to the work-force and workplace not specifically assigned to another committee; labor unions; collective bargaining; liquefied petroleum gas and other flammable liquids; electricians; plumbers and plumbing; wages and hours; garnishments; safety and health of employees; child labor; employment agencies; apprenticeships; unemployment compensation; workers' compensation; consumer protection; and industrial weights and measures."
2015 legislative session
The following table describes committee membership for the 2015 legislative session.
|Labor and Industry Members, 2015|
|Democratic members (17)||Republican members (13)|
|• Rick Nelson, Co-Chair||• Alice Forgy Kerr, Co-Chair|
|• Perry Clark||• Regina Bunch|
|• Will Coursey||• Carroll Gibson|
|• Reginald Thomas||• Chris Girdler|
|• Dennis Horlander||• Adam Koenig|
|• Linda Belcher||• Ernie Harris|
|• Joni Jenkins||• Jimmy Higdon|
|• Mary Marzian||• Thomas Kerr|
|• Charles Miller||• Wil Schroder|
|• Terry Mills||• Mike Wilson|
|• Thomas Riner||• Max Wise|
|• Brent Yonts||• Lynn Bechler|
|• Denise Angel||• Jim Stewart, III|
|• Denver Butler|
|• Jeffery Donohue|
|• Jeff Greer|
|• Tanya Pullin|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Labor and Industry Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (17)||Republican members (14)|
|• Rick Nelson||• Thomas Kerr|
|• John Arnold, Jr.||• Dewayne Bunch|
|• Will Coursey||• C. Embry, Jr.|
|• Richard Henderson||• William Farmer, Jr.|
|• Dennis Horlander||• Adam Koenig|
|• Wade Hurt||• Mike Nemes|
|• Joni Jenkins||• Jim Stewart, III|
|• Mary Marzian||• Alice Kerr|
|• Charles Miller||• Jared Carpenter|
|• Terry Mills||• Julie Denton|
|• Thomas Riner||• Ernie Harris|
|• Brent Yonts||• Katie Stine|
|• Denise Angel||• Jack Westwood|
|• Julian Carroll||• Ken Winters|
|• Jerry Rhoads|
|• Tim Shaughnessy|
|• Kathy Stein|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Labor and Industry Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (13)||Republican members (6)|
|• Rick Nelson||• C. Embry, Jr.|
|• Will Coursey||• Thomas Kerr|
|• John Arnold, Jr.||• Adam Koenig|
|• Brent Yonts||• Charles Siler|
|• Terry Mills||• Jim Stewart, III|
|• Charles Miller||• William Farmer, Jr.|
|• Mary Marzian|
|• Tim Firkins|
|• Dennis Horlander|
|• Thomas Riner|
|• Joni Jenkins|
|• Charles Hoffman|
|• Richard Henderson|
- Kentucky State Legislature, "Interim Committees," accessed January 31, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Kentucky State Legislature, "Labor and Industry Committee," accessed January 31, 2014