The special session is set to begin this Friday at 8:00 am, Bevin announced on Monday.
The purpose is for legislators to consider his proposal to give relief to local health departments, regional state universities and other quasi-governmental groups from rising pensions costs they are required to pay starting this month. The groups affected saw a nearly 70 percent increase in their pension costs effective July 1st, according to reports.
Bevin’s initial proposal didn’t have enough votes for him to call a special session. The governor’s office said the bill “has been thoroughly vetted and improved with input from legislators.” Bevin plans to issue a proclamation later this week.