Bill Tracker | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Bill Tracker

KFTC's legislative issues during the
2020 Kentucky General Assembly

The 2020 Kentucky General Assembly began on January 7 and will continue for 60 working days, adjourning on April 15. KFTC will monitor legislation related to our platform. If you’d like to express your opinion 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.

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Bills to Watch
On Our Radar

Surprise Medical Billing

House Bill 179
Bill Sponsor(s):
C. Stevenson
Additional Information

House Bill 179 has been assigned to the House Banking & Insurance Committee.

On Our Radar

Ban The Box

House Bill 43
Bill Sponsor(s):
G. Brown Jr., C. Booker, D. Graham, N. Kulkarni, R. Meeks, A. Scott
Additional Information

KFTC’s platform opposes discrimination based on current or former incarceration status.

House Bill 43 has been assigned to the House Economic Development & Workforce Investment Committee.

On Our Radar

Repeal Youth Incarceration Bill

House Bill 62
Bill Sponsor(s):
A. Scott, C. Booker, G. Brown Jr., J. Glenn, D. Graham, R. Meeks
Additional Information

The 2018 Youth Incarceration bill layered on the punishment against young people who are alleged to have ever had a gang association. It promoted racial profiling and focuses on punishment rather than prevention.

House Bill 62 has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

On Our Radar

Repeal Charter Schools

House Bill 25
Bill Sponsor(s):
A. Scott, M. Marzian, + 10 others
Additional Information

KFTC's platform calls for a system of high-quality public education, including pre-school through higher education, that is accessible and affordable for all Kentuckians. Charter schools take resources from public education and do not serve all students.

House Bill 25 has been assigned to the House Education Committee.

On Our Radar

Officer Shooting Review

House Bill 10
Bill Sponsor(s):
A. Scott, C. Booker, G. Brown Jr., J. Glenn
Additional Information

House Bill 10 has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

On Our Radar

Trans Youth Healthcare Ban

House Bill 321
Bill Sponsor(s):
S. Maddox, M. Prunty, J. Fischer, K. King
Additional Information

HB 321 has been assigned to the House Health & Family Services Committee.

On Our Radar

Plastic Ban

House Bill 85
Bill Sponsor(s):
M. Marzian + 4 others
Additional Information

HB 85 has been assigned to the House Natural Resources & Energy Committee.

On Our Radar

School Councils

Senate Bill 7
Bill Sponsor(s):
J. Schickel + 11 others
Additional Information

School councils in Kentucky are composed of parents, teachers and administrators. They are responsible for establishing school policies that create positive learning environments for students. School councils ensure that the voices of students, parents and teachers are heard in schools' decision-making processes. This bill would dilute the voices of students, parents and teachers in decision making and shift more control to district administrators.

SB 7 was approved by the Senate State & Local Government Committee on February 5 by an 8-3 vote (see how they voted) and by the full Senate, 20-15 (see how the full Senate voted), on February 6.

SB 7 originally was assignred in the House to the Education Committee. On March 17, however, House leaders took the bill from that committee, gave it its first reading and reassigned the bill to the House Local Government Committee. It received its second reading on March 18 but has yet to be voted on in committee.

On Our Radar

Reduced Marijuana Penalties

House Bill 221
Bill Sponsor(s):
C. Booker
Additional Information

House Bill 221 has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

On Our Radar

Repeal Unlicensed Concealed Carry

House Bill 31
Bill Sponsor(s):
C. Booker
Additional Information

In 2019, the state passed a law which allows concealed weapons to be carried by someone over 21 without a concealed carry license – meaning no required gun safety training, no background checks, no records to aid police in investigations.

House Bill 31 has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

On Our Radar

Restore Prevailing Wage

House Bill 77
Bill Sponsor(s):
N. Kulkarni
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports the right to a living wage for all Kentuckians.

House Bill 77 has been assigned to the House Economic Development & Workforce Investment Committee.

On Our Radar

End Tampon Tax

House Bill 26
Bill Sponsor(s):
A. Scott, C. Booker, G. Brown Jr., J. Glenn, D. Graham, R. Meeks
Additional Information

House Bill 26 has been assigned to the House Appropriations & Revenue Committee.

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