Legislative Toolkit

The Kentucky Association of REALTORS® (KAR) supports measures that promote or enable home ownership and opposes measures that interfere with it.

Therefore, we have put together a Legislative Toolkit, designed to help REALTORS® understand the political framework and provide the resources necessary to get involved in the process. 

By becoming an active participant in politics, REALTORS® help strengthen the influence real estate has with our elected leadership. 
 



2013 House and Senate Redistricting Maps
House Map
Senate Map
 



2014 Legislative Session Calendar
The 2014 Legislative Session is a 60 day budget session and the Legislative Research Commission recently approved the 2014 Regular Session Calendar. Highlights of the 2014 calendar are as follows:

- December 6, 2013 is the last day to request drafts of bills which will be pre-filed
- December 13, 2013 is the last day to pre-file bills for introduction on the first day
- Legislature Convenes: January 7, 2013
- Last day for a legislator to request a bill to be drafted: February 21, 2014
- Last day for House bills to be introduced: March 3, 2014
- Last day for Senate bills to be introduced: March 5, 2014
- Concurrence Days (this could change under suspension of the rules): March 28 & 31
- Veto session: April 1-11, 2014
- Legislature reconvenes: April 14, 2014
- Adjourns sine die: April 15

The legislative session cannot extend beyond April 15 unless the Governor calls a special session. Click here to view the complete calendar.
 



Below are some of the resources you can use to get involved: 

Find your Kentucky legislator 

List of legislators sorted by county

Want to contact a Kentucky legislator? Here are several ways to get in touch with Frankfort.  Find a list of email addresses here.

View a map of Frankfort

Take a virtual tour of the capitol building

Contact your legislators using these sample letters:

Letter (sample) in support of a bill

Letter (sample) in opposition to a bill

Get tips on effectively writing to your legislator here. 

Use this Top Ten List of ways to boost your grassroots advocacy. This is a great resource to use when setting up an office visit or meeting with your legislator.

REALTORS® can use the KAR Legislative Action Center and the NAR Action Center to relay a message to state and federal legislators on issues of importance to the real estate industry.

Download a voter registration card if you have not yet registered to vote in Kentucky.

List of KY supported candidates in the 2012 election.
 



KAR Legislative & Public Policy (Statement of Policy)


KAR has faithfully represented the interests of the nearly 8,600 real estate professionals and over 1.1 million homeowners in Kentucky for the last 90 years. We strongly believe that REALTORS® have an important role to play in every community dealing with the challenges associated with increasing economic growth and quality of life that are important to creating and maintaining vibrant, growing communities. In the context of these challenges, we believe that homeownership investment and commercial real estate positively impact neighborhoods, communities and the overall vibrancy and stability of the Kentucky economy. Having pledged to abide by the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, REALTORS® offer the benefits of their experience and technical expertise to the general public and are dedicated to working with public officials to create strong communities by supporting economic prosperity and creating new housing opportunities, while vigorously protecting the rights of private property owners. This document serves as a guide to these principles.