On Wednesday, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson presented State Rep. Darryl Owens of Louisville with the Chamber MVP Award. Rep. Owens was among a select group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions supporting Kentucky’s business community during the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly.
“With so many important business issues in play during a legislative session, we feel it is important to highlight the efforts of those legislators who went out of their way to help ensure a positive business climate,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. ”Representative Darryl Owens is one of a select group of leaders who fought for a better business climate. For over a decade Rep. Owens advocated and sponsored felony expungement legislation which would give many Kentuckians a second chance and enhance our workforce. By working across party lines and making sure the business community was protected, House Bill 40 finally saw passage this year. In addition, Rep. Owens was a strong supporter of our top legislative priority-public private partnerships. As a small token of our appreciation, we are presenting him with an engraved Louisville Slugger to thank him for going to bat for business.”
In addition to monitoring the progress of bills that directly relate to the strength of the Commonwealth’s business community, the Chamber tracks how each legislator votes on these bills. The Chamber’s MVP award recipients displayed more than just a business-friendly voting record, but also went out of their way, and at times across party lines, to support or oppose an issue critical to the business climate in Kentucky. To see how these and other legislators voted on business issues during the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly view the Chamber’s Results for Business publication here.