The Chatter: Sen. Rand Paul new senate legislation encouranging reading bills; new auto bill passed; and more.

07/03/2012 03:15 PM

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has put forth a new measure in the Senate following last week’s vote on the 600-page bill extending highway funding, federal flood insurance, and student loan rates.

Senator Paul introduced legislation that would force the Senate to give its members one day to read bills for every 20 pages they contain. The Senate already has a rule requiring bills to have a 48-hour holding period before they receive a vote so that members of the Senate can read the bill.

But when that 48-hour rule was surpassed for the highway-flood-student loan bill, which he says he received the morning of the vote, Senator Paul criticized the Senate for not adhering to its own minimum rules adding it is already a challenge to take in all of the bill in 48-hour period.

The goal of the new legislation would be to strongly encourage all Senators to read all bills before voting on them.

Governor signs new bill into law

Governor Steve Beshear signed into law a bill to spur job creation and investments in Kentucky’s Automotive and parts manufacturing facilities.

Filed by Representative Larry Clark of Louisville, House Bill 400 amends the 2007 Kentucky Jobs Retention Act to allow manufacturers engaged in automobile, automobile parts, or automobile supplies manufacturing to seek incentives regardless of location in the Commonwealth.

The expansion of Kentucky Job Retention Act opens the door for other Kentucky auto manufacturers, as well as large battery manufacturers to make significant investments in the state.

House Bill 400 officially takes effective July 12th.

Congressional candidate Thomas Massie resigns from current position

Republican 4th District Congressional candidate Thomas Massie announced his resignation late last Friday as Judge-Executive of Lewis County.

After winning the primary, Massie told Pure Politics that he would resign sometime during the summer to concentrate on his 4th District race against Democat Bill Adkins.

Governor Steve Beshear will appoint a successor to Massie.


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