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Senator Max Wise: Legislative Update 10 May 2017

Senator Wise sends congratulations to classes of 2017 graduates.
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By State Senator Max Wise, (R-Campbellsville)
16th District: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties

FRANKFORT, KY (10 May 2017) - Over a month has passed since the conclusion of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly but my work as your senator has not slowed. Between answering your well thought-out letters and phone calls, I have been visiting with constituents in our district and listening to your concerns and preparing to discuss many of those topics during the Interim.

The 2017 Interim begins on June 1. Many of the issues left unaddressed at the end of this session will be discussed during the upcoming Interim, which is a time designated for a more in-depth look at policy matters. Committees called "Interim Joint Committees" are standing committees that meet when the regular session is adjourned. According to the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), there are two types of Interim committees:
  1. 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.

  2. Special committees, appointed by the LRC and function primarily during the Interim, usually study a specific topic. Examples include the Tobacco Task Force and the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs.
All committees during the Interim are open to the public and the press and both are encouraged to attend. These committees have the power to draft and prefile bills, discuss policy issues within their committee subject, and forward policy recommendations to the General Assembly and the LRC. For a list of interim committees and more information on them, please visit

Besides being a time for legislative updates and meetings, this is also an exciting time for our high school seniors. I want to congratulate the Class of 2017 and wish all of you the best in your future endeavors, whether that be a career, technical school, college, or another path. If you have questions about planning for college or a career path, I encourage you to visit the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet's website at or visit the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority's (KHEAA) website at

If you have any questions or comments about these issues or any other public policy issue, please call me toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or email me at You can also review the Legislature's work online at

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