The structural work of the Kentucky General Assembly is performed by committees.
- The Senate and House have separate standing committees that meet only when the General Assembly is in session.
- Interim joint committees combine the separate standing committees and meet when the General Assembly is not in session.
- Special committees or task forces are authorized on a temporary basis to study a specific topic.
- Statutory committees are created by law to perform specific tasks related to oversight of the executive branch of state government.
- Caucuses are formed based on specific interests of groups of legislators and have members from both the Senate and House.
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Request to Testify
Making a request to testify doesn't guarantee that it can be accommodated. Committee chairs make decisions on testimony based on time allotted to the committee, other previously approved presenters, and safety precautions due to COVID-19.
To request to testify on a bill during a legislative committee meeting please complete and submit this form.