Gov. Bevin signs seven bills passed in first week of General Assembly into law

01/09/2017 03:54 PM

Regular viewers of Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, social media feeds already knew it happened, but the Governor’s Office has officially confirmed all seven bills passed in a marathon first week of the 2017 session have been signed into law.

Bevin signed two abortion related bills into law as well as pro-business bills repealing the prevailing wage and making Kentucky a right-to-work state.

The governor also signed a bill essentially codifying his executive order reorganizing the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees, and a bill which would make legislative pensions more transparent.

“This is truly a new day in Kentucky, as our General Assembly has worked in an unprecedented manner to advance the people’s business,” said Gov. Bevin in the news release. “It is an honor for me to sign into law these historic pieces of legislation that protect our most vulnerable, guarantee important freedoms for workers and set our Commonwealth on a course for unparalleled opportunity and prosperity.”

All of the laws Bevin signed contained emergency clauses, making them effective immediately.

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