FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 13, 2016) – The following is a statement from Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers on the recent school bathroom proposal from President Barack Obama:

With complete disregard for the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, President Barack Obama on Friday directed every school in the nation to provide access to transgender bathrooms, threatening to take federal funding away from any school that does not comply.”

“This is yet another example of indefensible overreach by President Obama, illustrating just how out of touch his administration has been with the values of Kentucky families. I firmly believe that this should be a local issue and I am prepared to fight for the safety of our students in Kentucky.”

“I would also like to encourage our Democratic colleagues in the Senate and the House to join us in this important fight against federal overreach.”

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Commonwealth of Kentucky Senate Majority Office

Contact: John Cox
Phone: 502-564-3120


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 18, 2015) – State Senate Majority Leadership met in Frankfort Wednesday afternoon and have announced the Senate will convene at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 and at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

“The majority of our caucus members were here on Wednesday prepared to do the people’s work and the rest are on their way,” Senate President Robert Stivers said Wednesday afternoon. “We understand the hardships associated with current weather conditions, but there are plenty of businesses staying open throughout the Commonwealth and the Senate feels inclined to stay open for business as well.”

An announcement came from Kentucky House Majority Leadership stating the House would not convene again until Monday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. By convening on Thursday the Senate will not lengthen the 2015 Legislative Session, but the House will have two less days to consider legislation.


Senate Majority Priorities for Part 2 of #KYGA15

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015) – The Kentucky Senate Majority introduced their next five priorities bills Tuesday to kick off part two of the 2015 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. All five bills received their first reading Tuesday:

  • Senate Bill 6 (Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado) – creates a medical malpractice claim board to review cases against health care providers before they can be pursued in court to help stop frivolous lawsuits.
  • SB 7 (Sen. Julie Raque Adams) – requires ultrasound pictures of a woman’s unborn baby be made available to the individual considering having an abortion, if she chooses to see them.
  • SB 8 (Sen. Mike Wilson) – permits the establishment of charter schools to close the educational achievement gap and provide choices for parents.
  • SB 9 (Sen. Wil Schroder) – Reduces the cost of new school construction by exempting said schools from the “prevailing wage” requirements.
  • SB 10 (Sen. Stan Humphries) – continues the development of a stroke system of care in Kentucky that facilitates timely access to an appropriate level of care for stroke patients.  In 2006, the legislature passed a resolution that encourages the development of this system.