Growing the Commonwealth for the Common Good.

Senate President Pro Tempore David Givens
Week in Review

Janurary 09, 2017

As the New Year begins, I hope you and your family had a blessed and safe holiday season. The first week of General Assembly sessions is an occasion normally reserved for ceremonial procedures and tasks that must be done before laws can be passed. Members are sworn in, chamber leaders are elected, rules are adopted, and committee assignments are received. In this session we hope to address the numerous important issues facing our state, keeping the common theme of creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families.

Behind this year’s ceremony, however, was a sense of anticipation as members of the Kentucky Senate took care of those tasks and immediately turned their focus to legislating. Seven wide-ranging bills – many of which had stalled in prior sessions – received final passage. It was a historic first week for the General Assembly.

The Paycheck Protection Act, ensuring union workers get to keep more of their hard-earned dollars, also passed this week, along with a bill that lays out a path to put the University of Louisville back on track amidst their Board of Trustees’ woes. Additionally, a bill prohibiting a woman from having an abortion if she is 20 weeks or more into a pregnancy passed with strong bipartisan support in the Senate and the House.

The Senate also passed multiple House bills. House Bill 2, which is another piece of pro-life legislation, requires an ultrasound before having an abortion. Two bills that will make Kentucky more business- and job-friendly, Right-to-Work, which makes membership in a labor union optional rather than mandatory for workers at unionized workplaces, and a bill that repeals the state’s prevailing wage and guarantees a base wage to construction workers on certain public works projects, also successfully passed through the legislature.

With a new majority in the House and a Republican governor, I truly believe our Commonwealth will see long-overdue growth and prosperity. Once the Senate reconvenes in February, we will continue with the legislative process and I look forward to hearing your concerns and ideas for our district and state.

If you have any questions or comments about the issues or any other public policy issue, please call me toll-free at 1-800-372-7181. You can also review the Legislature’s work online at www.lrc.ky.gov.

Sincerely,

David Givens
State Senator
District 9


Note: Senator David Givens (R-Greensburg) represents the 9th District including Allen, Barren, Green, Metcalfe, Monroe and Simpson Counties. He is the vice-chair of both the Appropriations and Revenue Committee and the Health and Welfare Committee. Senator Givens chairs the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee as well as serving on the Education Committee and the Agriculture Committee. For a high-resolution .jpeg of Senator Givens, please log onto http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/pubinfo/Portraits/senate09.jpg.

 

David Givens
Kentucky's
9th District
Senator


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