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Kentucky lawmakers gaveled in for 2022 legislative session on Tuesday, January 4. 

The 2022 legislative session runs from January 4 through March 31. We're in Frankfort working with lawmakers and ally organizations to protect and defend the civil rights and liberties of all people in Kentucky.

Scroll down to see this year's bill tracker. It shows many of the top bills were are watching and where they are in the legislative process.

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Click below to see the People's Lobbying Guide to learn about the legislative process and how you can get involved, along with our 2022 priorities and fact sheets on our top legislative priorities for 2022.

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What is the legislative session?

Kentucky's Constitution requires the General Assembly to meet in Frankfort every year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January. In even-numbered years there are not more than 60 legislative days. The 2022 legislative session began on January 4, 2022, and ends on March 31, 2022.

Our team is on the ground in Frankfort during the legislative session almost every day. We connect people directly affected by different issues to their elected officials. This helps lawmakers learn about how their actions directly affect Kentuckians. We work with lawmakers to protect and expand the civil rights and liberties of all Kentuckians by supporting, altering, or defeating legislation that would threaten those civil liberties.

What is the General Assembly?

The General Assembly is Kentucky's legislature. This branch of government makes laws. It is made of the House of Representatives and a Senate. Each bill that becomes law must be approved by both chambers. Kentucky has a part-time citizen legislature with members from diverse backgrounds and communities.  All 138 members serve year-round as legislators, representing constituents, helping them solve problems, and studying new ideas.

Bill Tracking

The current list of bills reflects our general priorities. Bill numbers and tracking information will be added once specific bills are filed in the General Assembly. Unless noted otherwise, information for each bill will be updated every Friday by 5PM ET, starting January 7, 2022.

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LGBTQ Fairness

Fairness would protect LGBTQ Kentuckians from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation. A majority of Kentuckians become protected by local ordinances in 2021. It's time to extend this to all people, no matter where they live.

January 4, 2022 LGBTQ Equality

Banning Conversion Therapy

No child should be subjected to the dangerous and torturous practice of "conversion therapy." This legislation gained a record number of co-sponsors from both parties in 2021. Some towns have passed bans, and now it's time to protect all Kentucky children from this torturous and debunked practice.

January 4, 2022 LGBTQ Equality Youth Rights