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.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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