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Summary of Kentucky legislative leadership

In November 1992, a constitutional amendment passed that requires that a member of the Senate be elected President of that body, just as the Speaker of the House is elected by the House membership. The President Pro Tempore, also elected by the full Senate, presides in the absence of the President or when asked by the President. Each is allowed to vote on all issues that come before the chamber.

The Speaker of the House holds a powerful position. His or her attitude and style can directly affect proceedings in the House of Representatives. The Speaker Pro Tempore, also elected, presides over the House when the Speaker is absent or requests it. Each may vote on all issues.

Legislative party leaders, floor leaders, caucus chairs and whips, are selected by their respective parties during the organizational session, and are responsible for promoting their identified interests.

Kentucky Senate Leadership

Kentucky House Leadership

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