Science Policy

Review the legislative issues we followed at the State Capitol this year.
Join our Science Policy Committee.
Check out our Advocacy Toolkit.
Learn about KAS Science Advocacy Workshops.

KAS tracks science policy issues throughout General Assembly's 2024 session

The Kentucky General Assembly has completed its 2024 session. Hundreds of bills and a two-year state budget proposal were approved over the course of the 60-day session, which adjourned April 15.

The KAS Science Policy Committee tracked science policy bills and focused on strengthening the voice of the science community throughout the legislation session. You can review some of the issues we kept an eye on here.

KAS provides scientific guidance on legislative matters and is available to write policy briefs for legislators upon request.

Find out more about how KAS can serve as a resource for policymakers!


Science Policy Committee
The KAS Science Policy Committee tracks legislation on health, the environment, educations and other issues that matter to the science community throughout each Kentucky General Assembly session. We welcome all members interested in joining this committee or just dropping in for a meeting. We meet online at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on the second Wednesday of each month. Email us if you'd like to join.

Scientists' Advocacy Toolkit

There are many ways to stay connected to policy making and offer your input, even if you can't make a trip to the State Capitol. If you'd like to learn more about how to follow policy making and give science a strong voice as decisions are made, check out our online Advocacy Toolkit.

Science Advocacy Workshops

For the past three years, KAS has offered free workshops for students pursuing science degrees who want to have the tools, know-how, and motivation to make their voices heard when public policy decisions are made.

Our Science Advocacy Workshops consist of two training sessions for undergraduate & graduate students. Participants who attend both trainings receive a Kentucky Science Advocate certification.

Stay tuned for info about 2025 workshops!

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Best Practices for Science Policy Writing

Our colleagues at the Missouri Science & Technology Initiative hosted this training for scientists
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