Legislative/Advocacy Calendar

KMHC – 2014-15 LEGISLATIVE/ADVOCACY CALENDAR

June 1–Dec.15, 2014     2014 KY General Assembly Interim Session – Joint Meetings

July 10, 2014                    Behavioral Health TAC Meeting with MCO’s - Frankfort

July 15, 2014                   Bills Passed in 2014 Session Go into Effect

July 24, 2014                    Medicaid Advisory Council (MAC) Meeting

July 26, 2014                    NAMI Kentucky Annual Conference - Louisville

August 14–15, 2014        Focusing on Treatment & Care Conference – Somerset

August 16, 2014               NAMI Walk – NAMI Louisville – Louisville, KY

September 2013              ADDICTION RECOVERY Month

September 10, 2014       KMHC General Membership Meeting – Location TBA

September 18, 2013       Behavioral Health TAC Meeting with MCO’s – Frankfort

September 20, 2013       People Advocating Recovery (PAR) Rally - Louisville

September 25, 2014       Medicaid Advisory Council (MAC) Meeting

November, 2014              Open Enrollment for All Medicaid Managed Care Plans

October 5–11, 2014        MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS Week

October 11, 2014             NAMI Walk – NAMI Lexington – Lexington, KY

November 4, 2014           GENERAL ELECTION – Get Out and VOTE!

November 6, 2014           Behavioral Health TAC Meeting with MCO’s – Frankfort

November 20, 2014         Medicaid Advisory Council (MAC) Meeting

December 10, 2014        KMHC General Membership Meeting – Location TBA

January 6–9, 2015          2015 KY General Assembly (30-Day) Session, Part I

January ___, 2015           Advocacy Training with Sheila Schuster – Frankfort

Feb 3 – Mar 26, 2015     2015 KY General Assembly (30-Day) Session, Part II

February ___, 2015        State of the Commonwealth Speech

Feb or March, 2015         874K Coalition Advocacy Event – Frankfort

NOTE:  Best days to come to Frankfort during the session are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Committee meetings are held from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  House and Senate convene at 2:00 p.m.

POLICY-MAKER CONTACT INFORMATION

To Identify Your Elected Officials:  1-888-VOTE-SMART or www.vote-smart.org

For Legislators’ Contact Information & Background:   www.lrc.ky.gov

To Leave a Phone Message for a Legislator:  1-800-372-7181

To Contact a Legislator Directly:  502-564-8100 (phone)   502-564-6543 (fax)

To Contact Governor Beshear:  502-564-2611 (phone)   502-564-2517 (fax)

To Write Legislators or Governor in Frankfort:  State Capitol, Frankfort, KY  40601

Website for Kentucky Government, Cabinets and Agencies: www.kentucky.gov

For information on events or to add events to the calendar, contact Sheila Schuster
at
kyadvocacy@gmail.com  or call 502-894-0222.

 







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