FRANKFORT – Legislative leaders have agreed to push back the final day of the General Assembly’s 2016 session until Friday, April 15, so that lawmakers can continue working toward passage of the state’s next two-year budget.
The session was previously scheduled to end Tuesday, April 12. Instead, lawmakers serving on a free conference committee were meeting on Tuesday, April 12 in hopes of finalizing a budget agreement that lawmakers can vote on when the Senate and House convene at noon on Friday.
Friday is the last day that lawmakers could meet in session for the final day of the 2016 Regular Session due to a state constitutional deadline. Lawmakers have already met for 59 of the 60 days allowed by the constitution for this year’s regular session.