Advocacy

Legislative Updates

During legislative sessions, it is critical for REALTORS® across Kentucky to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to the Commonwealth.  Please be sure to watch your inbox for Kentucky REALTORS® Legislative Update every Monday during this legislative session for the latest updates and information in Frankfort and how it affects your business. The latest Legislative Updates can also be found below. 

2017 Legislative Issues

During sessions of the Kentucky State Legislature, Kentucky REALTORS® provides a weekly report of the bills we support, oppose and are monitoring.  The current reports, as well as an archive of past reports, are located below.

January 9, 2017 Legislative Update
February 13, 2017 Legislative Update
February 20, 2017 Legislative Update
February 27, 2017 Legislative Update
March 6, 2017 Legislative Update
March 13, 2017 Legislative Update
March 20, 2017 Legislative Update
2016
April 15, 2016 Legislative Update
April 1, 2016 Legislative Update
March 25, 2016 Legislative Update
March 18, 2016 Legislative Update
March 11, 2016 Legislative Update
March 4, 2016 Legislative Update
February 26, 2016 Legislative Update
February 19, 2016 Legislative Update
February 12, 2016 Legislative Update
February 5, 2016 Legislative Update
January 29, 2016 Legislative Update
January 22, 2016 Legislative Update
January 15, 2016 Legislative Update

Members are encouraged to stay updated on bill summaries, amendments and resolutions to proposed legislation and bills that have been passed. You can also stay up to date on committee meeting schedules and agendas as well as the legislators themselves. 

Social Media

For daily and weekly updates, follow Kentucky REALTORS® on Twitter @kyrealtors and like Kentucky REALTORS® on Facebook by clicking here. 

Political Updates

Interested in the latest Kentucky political and economic updates? Subscribe to our exclusive group to receive daily email updates on campaign news, KY economic reports, statewide legislative initiatives and events. 

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Issues Kentucky REALTORS® is Tracking

Tax Reform

Tax reform is likely to be taken up in a special session following the 2017 legislative session. Below is information about how the discussion may go:

Bevin will have to do the heavy lifting on tax reform (CN2, Spectrum News, Feb 27)

Bevin hints at tax increases in State of the Commonwealth address (Herald Leader, Feb 8)

Bevin's tax reform push already fueling debate (Courier Journal, Feb 9)

Tax increase 'problematic' for some lawmakers (Glasgow Daily Times, Feb. 9)