Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ky. House calls off session for rest of week

Recognizing the combination of record cold temperatures and the near-record snowfall this week, the leaders of the Kentucky House of Representatives announced today that the House would not meet for the remainder of yhe week. It will re-convene Monday afternoon.

“Several members have expressed concern about leaving their families in these conditions, and major highways like I-65 have seen closures because of accidents,” House Speaker Greg Stumbo said. “Therefore, we think it is more prudent to be safe than sorry.”

Speaker Stumbo said it would be up to the individual committee chairmen to decide whether to meet prior to the legislative session on Monday, but “the other leaders and I do not recommend any meetings before we gavel in.”

He added that, at this time, they do not expect this decision to alter the session calendar. “We have more than enough time to complete the work before us,” he said.

The Senate plans to convene Thursday afternoon.