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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Jan. 9, 2021 KY SB 1 Establishes a 30 Day Expiration Date on Executive Orders Restricting In Person Meetings Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
Jan. 7, 2021 KY HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
April 14, 2020 KY SB 15 Establishes Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (74 - 15)
April 14, 2020 KY SB 15 Establishes Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (74 - 15)
March 26, 2020 KY SB 150 Establishes Emergency Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 0)
March 19, 2020 KY HB 586 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Possession of Trace Amounts of a Controlled Substance Bill Passed - House (59 - 25)
March 19, 2020 KY HB 586 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Possession of Trace Amounts of a Controlled Substance Bill Passed - House (59 - 25)
Feb. 27, 2020 KY SB 62 Authorizes the Restoration of Voting Rights 5 Years After Completion of Sentence for Certain Felonies Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
Feb. 10, 2020 KY HB 44 Amends Criminal Trespassing Laws Relating to Critical Infrastructure Bill Passed - House (71 - 7)
Feb. 7, 2020 KY SB 8 Requires School Districts Have Armed School Resource Officers Bill Passed - House (78 - 8)
Jan. 31, 2020 KY HB 168 Requires Legislative Ethics Commission to Review Sexual Harassment Complaints Bill Passed - House (85 - 0)
March 14, 2019 KY SB 162 Establishes a State Police School Resource Officer Program Bill Passed - House (77 - 14)
March 12, 2019 KY HB 254 Requires Public Universities to Adopt Policies that Protect Freedom of Speech and Expression Bill Passed - House (64 - 33)
March 1, 2019 KY SB 150 Authorizes Constitutional Carry Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
April 13, 2018 KY HB 169 Amends Criminal Laws Related to Gang Violence Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 30)
March 22, 2018 KY HB 198 Limits Fees for Attorneys Contracting with State Agencies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 36)
March 19, 2018 KY HB 198 Limits Fees for Attorneys Contracting with State Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Feb. 15, 2018 KY HB 198 Limits Fees for Attorneys Contracting with State Agencies Bill Passed - House (52 - 40)
March 7, 2017 KY HB 14 Classifies First-Responders as a Protected Class Under Hate Crimes Law Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
March 6, 2017 KY SB 17 Authorizes Expression of Religious or Political Viewpoints in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
March 15, 2016 KY HB 160 Establishes 1-for-1 Syringe Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
April 15, 2014 KY SB 5 Increases Penalties for Drug-Dealers Bill Failed - House (42 - 51)
April 15, 2014 KY SB 5 Increases Penalties for Drug-Dealers Bill Failed - House (42 - 51)
March 28, 2014 KY HB 222 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
March 17, 2014 KY SB 221 Authorizes Legislative Leaders to Intervene in Certain Court Cases Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
Feb. 28, 2014 KY HB 351 Authorizes Temporary Concealed Weapons Permits for Domestic Violence Victims Bill Passed - House (79 - 13)
Feb. 28, 2014 KY HB 351 Authorizes Temporary Concealed Weapons Permits for Domestic Violence Victims Bill Passed - House (79 - 13)
Feb. 25, 2014 KY SB 116 Amends Patent Laws Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
Feb. 19, 2014 KY HB 64 Authorizes Felony Record Expungement Bill Passed - House (79 - 21)
Feb. 19, 2014 KY SB 119 Establishes Medical Malpractice Claims Review Panel Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Feb. 5, 2014 KY SB 8 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
March 26, 2013 KY HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
March 26, 2013 KY HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Veto Override Passed - House (79 - 15)
March 11, 2013 KY SB 1 Establishes an Electronic Ballot Transmission System for Military and Overseas Voters Bill Passed - House (57 - 42)
March 7, 2013 KY HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
Feb. 21, 2013 KY HB 89 Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
Feb. 21, 2013 KY HB 89 Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
Feb. 21, 2013 KY HB 89 Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
Feb. 14, 2013 KY SB 50 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Farming Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
April 20, 2012 KY HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 19)
April 20, 2012 KY HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
March 30, 2012 KY SB 3 Limits Over-the-Counter Purchases of Cold Medicine Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
March 28, 2012 KY SB 3 Limits Over-the-Counter Purchases of Cold Medicine Bill Passed - House (60 - 36)
Feb. 16, 2012 KY HB 70 Authorizes People Convicted of Certain Felonies to Vote Bill Passed - House (78 - 18)
Feb. 16, 2012 KY HB 70 Authorizes People Convicted of Certain Felonies to Vote Bill Passed - House (78 - 18)
Feb. 14, 2012 KY SB 103 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
April 1, 2010 KY HB 415 Prohibiting Text-Messaging While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 10)
Feb. 10, 2010 KY HB 70 Voting Rights For Certain Felons Bill Passed - House (83 - 16)
Feb. 10, 2010 KY HB 70 Voting Rights For Certain Felons Bill Passed - House (83 - 16)
Feb. 4, 2010 KY HB 43 Ban on Texting and Underage Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House (80 - 16)
Jan. 25, 2010 KY SB 3 Omnibus Constitutional Amendment Bill Failed - Senate (21 - 0)
Jan. 25, 2010 KY SB 3 Omnibus Constitutional Amendment Bill Failed - Senate (21 - 0)
April 15, 2008 KY HB 683 DNA Collection, Parole Board, and Felony Review Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 1)
April 15, 2008 KY HB 683 DNA Collection, Parole Board, and Felony Review Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 42)
April 2, 2008 KY SB 120 Booster Seat Requirement Bill Passed - House (88 - 8)
April 1, 2008 KY HB 70 Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons Bill Passed - House (80 - 14)
April 1, 2008 KY HB 70 Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons Bill Passed - House (80 - 14)
March 12, 2008 KY SB 120 Booster Seat Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
March 4, 2008 KY HB 31 Felony Record Expungement Bill Passed - House (76 - 21)
Feb. 7, 2008 KY SB 40 Abortion Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
July 9, 2007 KY SCS SB 5 Public Employee Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
March 1, 2006 KY HB 399 Wage Discrimination Bill Bill Passed - House (72 - 22)
Feb. 22, 2006 KY HCS HB 93 Criminal Record Expungement Bill Bill Passed - House (76 - 21)
Feb. 15, 2006 KY HCS HB 290 Concealed Weapons Permit Classification Bill Passed - House (89 - 7)
Feb. 15, 2006 KY HCS HB 290 Concealed Weapons Permit Classification Bill Passed - House (89 - 7)
Date No. Title Outcome
1/09 SB 1 Establishes a 30 Day Expiration Date on Executive Orders Restricting In Person Meetings Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
1/07 HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
4/14 SB 15 Establishes Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (74 - 15)
4/14 SB 15 Establishes Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (74 - 15)
3/26 SB 150 Establishes Emergency Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 0)
3/19 HB 586 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Possession of Trace Amounts of a Controlled Substance Bill Passed - House (59 - 25)
3/19 HB 586 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Possession of Trace Amounts of a Controlled Substance Bill Passed - House (59 - 25)
2/27 SB 62 Authorizes the Restoration of Voting Rights 5 Years After Completion of Sentence for Certain Felonies Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
2/10 HB 44 Amends Criminal Trespassing Laws Relating to Critical Infrastructure Bill Passed - House (71 - 7)
2/07 SB 8 Requires School Districts Have Armed School Resource Officers Bill Passed - House (78 - 8)
1/31 HB 168 Requires Legislative Ethics Commission to Review Sexual Harassment Complaints Bill Passed - House (85 - 0)
3/14 SB 162 Establishes a State Police School Resource Officer Program Bill Passed - House (77 - 14)
3/12 HB 254 Requires Public Universities to Adopt Policies that Protect Freedom of Speech and Expression Bill Passed - House (64 - 33)
3/01 SB 150 Authorizes Constitutional Carry Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
4/13 HB 169 Amends Criminal Laws Related to Gang Violence Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 30)
3/22 HB 198 Limits Fees for Attorneys Contracting with State Agencies Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 36)
3/19 HB 198 Limits Fees for Attorneys Contracting with State Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
2/15 HB 198 Limits Fees for Attorneys Contracting with State Agencies Bill Passed - House (52 - 40)
3/07 HB 14 Classifies First-Responders as a Protected Class Under Hate Crimes Law Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
3/06 SB 17 Authorizes Expression of Religious or Political Viewpoints in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
3/15 HB 160 Establishes 1-for-1 Syringe Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
4/15 SB 5 Increases Penalties for Drug-Dealers Bill Failed - House (42 - 51)
4/15 SB 5 Increases Penalties for Drug-Dealers Bill Failed - House (42 - 51)
3/28 HB 222 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
3/17 SB 221 Authorizes Legislative Leaders to Intervene in Certain Court Cases Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
2/28 HB 351 Authorizes Temporary Concealed Weapons Permits for Domestic Violence Victims Bill Passed - House (79 - 13)
2/28 HB 351 Authorizes Temporary Concealed Weapons Permits for Domestic Violence Victims Bill Passed - House (79 - 13)
2/25 SB 116 Amends Patent Laws Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
2/19 HB 64 Authorizes Felony Record Expungement Bill Passed - House (79 - 21)
2/19 SB 119 Establishes Medical Malpractice Claims Review Panel Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
2/05 SB 8 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
3/26 HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
3/26 HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Veto Override Passed - House (79 - 15)
3/11 SB 1 Establishes an Electronic Ballot Transmission System for Military and Overseas Voters Bill Passed - House (57 - 42)
3/07 HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
2/21 HB 89 Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
2/21 HB 89 Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
2/21 HB 89 Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
2/14 SB 50 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Farming Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
4/20 HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 19)
4/20 HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
3/30 SB 3 Limits Over-the-Counter Purchases of Cold Medicine Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
3/28 SB 3 Limits Over-the-Counter Purchases of Cold Medicine Bill Passed - House (60 - 36)
2/16 HB 70 Authorizes People Convicted of Certain Felonies to Vote Bill Passed - House (78 - 18)
2/16 HB 70 Authorizes People Convicted of Certain Felonies to Vote Bill Passed - House (78 - 18)
2/14 SB 103 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
4/01 HB 415 Prohibiting Text-Messaging While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 10)
2/10 HB 70 Voting Rights For Certain Felons Bill Passed - House (83 - 16)
2/10 HB 70 Voting Rights For Certain Felons Bill Passed - House (83 - 16)
2/04 HB 43 Ban on Texting and Underage Cell Phone Use While Driving Bill Passed - House (80 - 16)
1/25 SB 3 Omnibus Constitutional Amendment Bill Failed - Senate (21 - 0)
1/25 SB 3 Omnibus Constitutional Amendment Bill Failed - Senate (21 - 0)
4/15 HB 683 DNA Collection, Parole Board, and Felony Review Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 1)
4/15 HB 683 DNA Collection, Parole Board, and Felony Review Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 42)
4/02 SB 120 Booster Seat Requirement Bill Passed - House (88 - 8)
4/01 HB 70 Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons Bill Passed - House (80 - 14)
4/01 HB 70 Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons Bill Passed - House (80 - 14)
3/12 SB 120 Booster Seat Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
3/04 HB 31 Felony Record Expungement Bill Passed - House (76 - 21)
2/07 SB 40 Abortion Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
7/09 SCS SB 5 Public Employee Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
3/01 HB 399 Wage Discrimination Bill Bill Passed - House (72 - 22)
2/22 HCS HB 93 Criminal Record Expungement Bill Bill Passed - House (76 - 21)
2/15 HCS HB 290 Concealed Weapons Permit Classification Bill Passed - House (89 - 7)
2/15 HCS HB 290 Concealed Weapons Permit Classification Bill Passed - House (89 - 7)

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