Transportation Committee, Kentucky General Assembly

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The Transportation 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.[1][2]


The Transportation Committee studies "matters relating to airports and aviation; boats and boating; licensing of motor vehicles; operators and trailers; financial responsibility law; nonresident motorists; motor vehicle sales; railroad rates, service, and operating regulations; motor carriers; matters pertaining to the construction and maintenance of the state highway system; the Department of Transportation; state aid for local roads and streets; the State Police; the Federal Highway Safety law; turnpike authority; state and federal highways; limited access facilities; use of road bond moneys; automobile recyclers; highway beautification; bridges, tunnels, and ferries; traffic regulations; vehicle equipment and storage; and driver training schools."[3]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership for the 2015 legislative session.

Transportation Members, 2015
Democratic members (18)Republican members (19)
Hubert Collins, Co-ChairErnie Harris, Co-Chair
Gerald NealJoe Bowen
Denver ButlerDavid Floyd
Leslie CombsDonna Mayfield
Will CourseyJared Carpenter
Dorsey RidleyMarie Rader
Thomas McKeeC.B. Embry Jr.
Charles MillerJim Stewart, III
Terry MillsThomas Turner
Rick NelsonAlbert Robinson
Tanya PullinAddia Wuchner
Steven RiggsTim Couch
John ShortWhitney Westerfield
Arnold SimpsonJimmy Higdon
Fitz SteeleJerry Miller
David WatkinsSal Santoro
Russ MeyerBrandon Smith
Johnny Ray TurnerDiane St. Onge
Mike Wilson


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


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


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


  • Subcommittee on Kentucky Waterways

External links


  1. Kentucky State Legislature, "Interim Committees," accessed January 31, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Kentucky State Legislature, "Transportation Committee," accessed January 31, 2014