KAFC Legislative Update

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KAFC Legislative Update – January 22, 2020

On January 5, 2021 the Kentucky General Assembly convened for their 2021 Legislative Session. This is a “short session” consisting of 30 legislative days and will end around March 30, 2021. Part I of this year’s session consisted of eight legislative days, four more than normal, and appeared to be very productive according to legislators. Part II of this year’s session will resume on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Your Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs has been there, mostly in virtual format, throughout Part I working with our other Fire Service Partners to ensure the voices of the fire service throughout the state are heard and understood by our elected officials.

Our organization continues to work hard to improve communications and provide real time legislative tracking for bills impacting our fire service. Those interested in tracking bills can visit the KAFC website anytime at the link provided to find the current status of legislation that the association is tracking. You can click on the “Bill Number” in the tracker and read the current version of the particular bill. Upon adjournment of Part 1 the KAFC is tracking 12 House Bills and 4 Senate Bills.
Our Kentucky Senators and Representatives have great respect for the fire service in general, so when you call or email them, they really do listen. In the event you receive a “Call to Action” from us requesting you contact your legislator, please do so! Your voice does make a difference!

If you have any questions or suggestions relating to legislative issues, please reach out to me or anyone of the KAFC Legislative Committee members listed below.

David W. Howser
KAFC Legislative Agent

2021 KAFC Legislative Committee

Committee Chair – KAFC Legislative Agent, David Howser – St. Matthews Fire/EMS
KAFC President, Jason Colson – Bowling Green Fire Department
Wayne Briscoe – Frankfort Fire/EMS
Michael Brown – Prestonsburg Fire Department
Steve Futrell – Hopkinsville Fire/EMS
Steve Kyle – Paducah Fire Department
Rick Millikan – Morganfield Fire Department
Nathan Mulvey – Fern Creek Fire/EMS
Cathy Rigney – Winchester Fire/EMS
Rob Rothenburger – Shelbyville Fire Department