Bill Tracker

KFTC's legislative issues during the
2019 Kentucky General Assembly

The session began January 8 and new bills may be introduced until mid-February. KFTC will monitor bills related to our platform. If you’d like to take action on any of the bills listed in the tracker, you can contact your legislators at 800-372-7181. Operators will help you find your legislator and it’s very simple to leave a message.

To read a bill or get additional information, click on the bill number in the Summary column.

You can get additional resources for taking action by visiting KFTC's General Assembly page. Here you will find resources for talking with your legislator, reporting back what you learn, information on lobby days, and more.

Finally, please like us on Facebook. That’s where we will provide the quickest, latest updates on important bills that begin to move or need action.

KFTC Opposes

Anti-rooftop solar

Senate Bill 100
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Brandon Smith
Additional Information

On February 13 morning, SB 100 quickly passed the Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee (see how committee members voted), was placed at the last minute onto the Senate agenda that afternoon (after a spur-of-the moment Rules Committee meeting), and passed 23-12 on the Senate floor (see how senators voted). Senate Republican leaders had the bill on the fast track to passage even before it was assigned to a committee earlier in the week. This maneuvering prevented a favorable amendment from Sen. Reggie Thomas from even being considered on the Senate floor.

That same afternoon, the bill was received in the House, and House Republicans waived the 3-day posting rule so it could be heard in the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee the next morning. It was and passed 10-4 (see how committee members voted). Six amendments were offered on the House floor; two were considered and one was adopted. SB 100 then passed the full House, 71-24, on February 15 (see how House members voted).

SB 100 will be returned to the Senate for concurrence with or rejection of the House amendment.

KFTC Opposes

Public education funding

House Bill 205
Senate Bill 118
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. John Carney + others;
Additional Information

HB 118 is assigned to the House Appropriations & Revenue Committee. SB 118 is assigned to the Senate Appropriations & Revenue Committee.

KFTC Opposes

Anti-sanctuary cities

House Bill 38
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Lynn Bechler + 4 others
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports the right of residents who are undocumented to be treated with the respect and dignity that all human beings are entitled to. We also support open pathways to citizenship for people who are undocumented.

HB 38 is assigned to the House State Government Committee.

KFTC Opposes

Anti-abortion

Senate Bill 9
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Matt Castlen + other Republicans
Additional Information

KFTC’s platform calls for quality, affordable, comprehensive health care including … reproductive health services and access to abortion … for all Kentuckians.

SB 9 passed the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee and the full Senate, 31-6, on February 14. It has been received in the House. See how senators voted.

KFTC Opposes

Anti-abortion

Senate Bill 50
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Robby Mills + other Republicans
Additional Information

SB 50 was approved by the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protection Committee on January 10 (see how committee members voted). The full Senate passed SB 50 the following morning, 30-6 (see how senators voted). The bill is not before the House Health and Family Services Committee.

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