Will a special session begin July 19? Lawmakers believe so

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Lawmakers may soon be heading back to Frankfort for a special session.

Our sister station, WKYT, reports that Republican House leaders have put their members on standby for a special session to start July 19.

"That is after many members get back from the Southern Legislative Conference," said Rep. Bam Carney.

Many members of both parties will be at the conference.

Following the conference, House leaders said they see it as the best option for getting lawmakers together in Frankfort.

The session is needed to pass a bill that would give pension relief to dozens of quasi-governmental agencies.

Despite differing views on a complex issue, House leaders say they believe Gov. Matt Bevin's Office has received enough vote commitments to get their bill passed.

House Democrats are set to reveal their proposal Thursday.

"That is great they want to get involved but where have they been in the past 15 or 20 years?" Carney said.

Once a special session begins, it will take five working days for lawmakers to pass a bill.

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