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The Legislative Research Commission (LRC)

  • Was established in 1948 as a fact-finding and service body for the Legislature.
  • Is a 16 member panel that consists of the Democratic and Republican leaders from the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • Is administered by a full-time LRC director who presides over a highly-trained staff of researchers, fiscal analysts, attorneys, computer operators, librarians, secretaries and others who provide expert services to the legislators.

History of LRC

"History of LRC" - An 19 minute video showing the history of the Legislative Research Commission.  

Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project - The Kentucky Legislature oral histories include interviews conducted with members of the Kentucky Senate and House who served between the 1940s to the present. This link will take you to the Kentuckiana Digital Library website.

LRC Directors - Past and Present.


Services LRC provides include: committee staffing, bill drafting, oversight of the state budget and educational reform, production of educational materials, maintenance of a reference library and Internet site, and the preparation and printing of research reports, informational bulletins and a legislative newspaper.


LRC staff occupy offices primarily in the Capitol and Capitol Annex. Mail should be addressed to LRC, Room 300, Capitol, Frankfort, KY 40601. Phone (502) 564-8100 or Fax (502)223-5094.