Licensing and Occupations Committee, Kentucky General Assembly

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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.[1][2]


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."[3]


2015 legislative session

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

Licensing and Occupations Members, 2011
Democratic members (15)Republican members (15)
Dennis Keene, Co-ChairJohn Schickel, Co-Chair
Thomas BurchAdam Koenig
Lawrence ClarkJoe Bowen
Dennis HorlanderDavid Osborne
Denver ButlerSal Santoro
Joni JenkinsChristian McDaniel
Reginald MeeksTom Buford
Charles MillerDavid Floyd
Darryl OwensJimmy Higdon
Ruth PalumboPaul Hornback
Jeffery DonohueDan Seum
Arnold SimpsonDamon Thayer
Susan WestromBrad Montell
Denise AngelDiane St. Onge
Julian CarrollTom Buford


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, "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, "Licensing and Occupations Committee," accessed January 31, 2014