The Kentucky House of Representatives
is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly
. It is composed of 100 Representatives elected from single-member districts throughout the Commonwealth
. Not more than two counties can be joined to form a House district, except when necessary to preserve the principle of equal representation. Representatives are elected to two-year terms with no term limits
. The Kentucky House of Representatives convenes at the State Capitol
Section 47 of the Kentucky Constitution stipulates that all bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives.
Terms and qualifications
According to Section 32 of the Kentucky Constitution, a state representative must:be a citizen of Kentucky, be at least 24 years old at the time of election,have resided in the state at least 2 years and the district at least 1 year prior to election.Per section 30 of the Kentucky Constitution, representatives are elected every two years in the November following a regular session of the General Assembly.
The Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives
is the chief presiding officer of the Kentucky House. The Speaker's official duties include maintaining order in the House, recognizing members during debate, appointing committee chairs and determining the composition of committees, and determining which committee has jurisdiction over which bill. Traditionally, the Speaker has also served as Chair of the Rules Committee... Read More