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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
April 15, 2020 KY HB 351 Increases Taxes on Tobacco Products and Authorizes the Expansion of Absentee Voting Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
April 15, 2020 KY HB 351 Increases Taxes on Tobacco Products and Authorizes the Expansion of Absentee Voting Veto Override Passed - House (57 - 32)
April 15, 2020 KY HB 387 Establishes a Revolving Fund for Rural Hospitals During an Emergency Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 1)
April 15, 2020 KY SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (70 - 16)
April 14, 2020 KY SB 2 Amends Voter Identification Requirements Veto Override Passed - House (60 - 29)
April 14, 2020 KY HB 336 Amends the Time Frame That Gubernatorial Candidates Can Announce Running Mates Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
April 14, 2020 KY HB 195 Authorizes Local Governments to Advertise Online in Lieu of Newspaper Publications Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
April 14, 2020 KY HB 336 Amends the Time Frame That Gubernatorial Candidates Can Announce Running Mates Veto Override Passed - House (55 - 34)
April 14, 2020 KY HB 195 Authorizes Local Governments to Advertise Online in Lieu of Newspaper Publications Veto Override Passed - House (55 - 32)
April 14, 2020 KY SB 15 Establishes Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (74 - 15)
April 1, 2020 KY HB 351 Increases Taxes on Tobacco Products and Authorizes the Expansion of Absentee Voting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 22)
March 26, 2020 KY SB 150 Establishes Emergency Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 0)
March 26, 2020 KY HB 415 Amends Shipping Laws for Distillers, Wineries, and Breweries Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
March 19, 2020 KY HB 586 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Possession of Trace Amounts of a Controlled Substance Bill Passed - House (59 - 25)
March 18, 2020 KY HB 415 Amends Shipping Laws for Distillers, Wineries, and Breweries Bill Passed - House (52 - 33)
March 17, 2020 KY HB 99 Establishes a Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority Loan for a Qualifying Public Medical Center Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
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. 26, 2020 KY HB 32 Establishes a Tax on Vaping Products and Increases Taxes on Other Tobacco Products Bill Passed - House (75 - 17)
Feb. 21, 2020 KY HB 1 Amends Public Assistance Laws and Regulations Bill Passed - House (58 - 32)
Feb. 20, 2020 KY HB 136 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (65 - 30)
Feb. 13, 2020 KY HB 37 Requires Visual and Performing Arts Courses be Taught in Elementary and Middle Schools Bill Passed - House (73 - 16)
Feb. 12, 2020 KY SB 30 Limits the Number of Companies that Oversee State's Medicaid Program 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)
Feb. 7, 2020 KY HB 22 Prohibits Corporal Punishment in Schools Bill Passed - House (65 - 17)
Feb. 4, 2020 KY SB 1 Prohibits "Sanctuary" Immigration Policies Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
Jan. 31, 2020 KY HB 168 Requires Legislative Ethics Commission to Review Sexual Harassment Complaints Bill Passed - House (85 - 0)
Jan. 27, 2020 KY SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
Jan. 23, 2020 KY SB 2 Amends Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/15 HB 351 Increases Taxes on Tobacco Products and Authorizes the Expansion of Absentee Voting Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
4/15 HB 351 Increases Taxes on Tobacco Products and Authorizes the Expansion of Absentee Voting Veto Override Passed - House (57 - 32)
4/15 HB 387 Establishes a Revolving Fund for Rural Hospitals During an Emergency Concurrence Vote Passed - House (86 - 1)
4/15 SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (70 - 16)
4/14 SB 2 Amends Voter Identification Requirements Veto Override Passed - House (60 - 29)
4/14 HB 336 Amends the Time Frame That Gubernatorial Candidates Can Announce Running Mates Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
4/14 HB 195 Authorizes Local Governments to Advertise Online in Lieu of Newspaper Publications Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
4/14 HB 336 Amends the Time Frame That Gubernatorial Candidates Can Announce Running Mates Veto Override Passed - House (55 - 34)
4/14 HB 195 Authorizes Local Governments to Advertise Online in Lieu of Newspaper Publications Veto Override Passed - House (55 - 32)
4/14 SB 15 Establishes Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - House (74 - 15)
4/01 HB 351 Increases Taxes on Tobacco Products and Authorizes the Expansion of Absentee Voting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 22)
3/26 SB 150 Establishes Emergency Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 0)
3/26 HB 415 Amends Shipping Laws for Distillers, Wineries, and Breweries Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 11)
3/19 HB 586 Reduces Criminal Penalties for Possession of Trace Amounts of a Controlled Substance Bill Passed - House (59 - 25)
3/18 HB 415 Amends Shipping Laws for Distillers, Wineries, and Breweries Bill Passed - House (52 - 33)
3/17 HB 99 Establishes a Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority Loan for a Qualifying Public Medical Center Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
2/27 SB 62 Authorizes the Restoration of Voting Rights 5 Years After Completion of Sentence for Certain Felonies Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
2/26 HB 32 Establishes a Tax on Vaping Products and Increases Taxes on Other Tobacco Products Bill Passed - House (75 - 17)
2/21 HB 1 Amends Public Assistance Laws and Regulations Bill Passed - House (58 - 32)
2/20 HB 136 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (65 - 30)
2/13 HB 37 Requires Visual and Performing Arts Courses be Taught in Elementary and Middle Schools Bill Passed - House (73 - 16)
2/12 SB 30 Limits the Number of Companies that Oversee State's Medicaid Program 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)
2/07 HB 22 Prohibits Corporal Punishment in Schools Bill Passed - House (65 - 17)
2/04 SB 1 Prohibits "Sanctuary" Immigration Policies Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
1/31 HB 168 Requires Legislative Ethics Commission to Review Sexual Harassment Complaints Bill Passed - House (85 - 0)
1/27 SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
1/23 SB 2 Amends Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)

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