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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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. 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
March 29, 2021 KY HB 563 Establishes a 25 Million Dollar Scholarship through Tax Credits for Private Schools Veto Override Failed - House (51 - 42)
March 16, 2021 KY HB 475 Prohibits Adopting More Significant Administrative Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
March 16, 2021 KY HB 258 Requires Teachers to Pay More Toward Their Retirement and Work Longer Before They Can Earn Full Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
March 16, 2021 KY HB 574 Authorizes Early In-Person Voting and Mail-In Voting Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
March 16, 2021 KY HB 563 Establishes a 25 Million Dollar Scholarship through Tax Credits for Private Schools Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
March 11, 2021 KY SB 211 Establishes Penalties for Individuals Convicted of Certain Crimes Committed During a Riot Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
March 2, 2021 KY HB 475 Prohibits Adopting More Significant Administrative Regulations Bill Passed - House (63 - 35)
Feb. 26, 2021 KY HB 574 Authorizes Early In-Person Voting and Mail-In Voting Restrictions Bill Passed - House (93 - 4)
Feb. 11, 2021 KY SB 120 Authorizes Historical Horse Racing Machines Bill Passed - House (55 - 38)
Feb. 9, 2021 KY SB 120 Authorizes Historical Horse Racing Machines Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
Feb. 4, 2021 KY HB 258 Requires Teachers to Pay More Toward Their Retirement and Work Longer Before They Can Earn Full Benefits Bill Passed - House (68 - 28)
Feb. 2, 2021 KY SB 1 Establishes a 30 Day Expiration Date on Executive Orders Restricting In Person Meetings Veto Override Passed - House (69 - 20)
Feb. 2, 2021 KY HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
Feb. 2, 2021 KY HB 1 Authorizes Businesses, Organizations, and Schools to Remain Open if they are Following CDC Guidelines Regardless of Governor Mandate Veto Override Passed - House (72 - 22)
Feb. 2, 2021 KY HB 5 Limits the Governor's Ability to Reorganize Executive Cabinets, Boards, Agencies, and Commissions Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
Jan. 9, 2021 KY SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (76 - 18)
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. 9, 2021 KY HB 1 Authorizes Businesses, Organizations, and Schools to Remain Open if they are Following CDC Guidelines Regardless of Governor Mandate Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Jan. 9, 2021 KY HB 2 Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
Jan. 9, 2021 KY HB 10 Protects Businesses from Civil Lawsuits Arising from COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (75 - 21)
Jan. 7, 2021 KY SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
Jan. 7, 2021 KY HB 2 Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws Bill Passed - House (75 - 18)
Jan. 7, 2021 KY HB 5 Limits the Governor's Ability to Reorganize Executive Cabinets, Boards, Agencies, and Commissions Bill Passed - House (73 - 22)
Jan. 7, 2021 KY HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/29 HB 563 Establishes a 25 Million Dollar Scholarship through Tax Credits for Private Schools Veto Override Failed - House (51 - 42)
3/16 HB 475 Prohibits Adopting More Significant Administrative Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
3/16 HB 258 Requires Teachers to Pay More Toward Their Retirement and Work Longer Before They Can Earn Full Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
3/16 HB 574 Authorizes Early In-Person Voting and Mail-In Voting Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
3/16 HB 563 Establishes a 25 Million Dollar Scholarship through Tax Credits for Private Schools Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
3/11 SB 211 Establishes Penalties for Individuals Convicted of Certain Crimes Committed During a Riot Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
3/02 HB 475 Prohibits Adopting More Significant Administrative Regulations Bill Passed - House (63 - 35)
2/26 HB 574 Authorizes Early In-Person Voting and Mail-In Voting Restrictions Bill Passed - House (93 - 4)
2/11 SB 120 Authorizes Historical Horse Racing Machines Bill Passed - House (55 - 38)
2/09 SB 120 Authorizes Historical Horse Racing Machines Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
2/04 HB 258 Requires Teachers to Pay More Toward Their Retirement and Work Longer Before They Can Earn Full Benefits Bill Passed - House (68 - 28)
2/02 SB 1 Establishes a 30 Day Expiration Date on Executive Orders Restricting In Person Meetings Veto Override Passed - House (69 - 20)
2/02 HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
2/02 HB 1 Authorizes Businesses, Organizations, and Schools to Remain Open if they are Following CDC Guidelines Regardless of Governor Mandate Veto Override Passed - House (72 - 22)
2/02 HB 5 Limits the Governor's Ability to Reorganize Executive Cabinets, Boards, Agencies, and Commissions Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
1/09 SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - House (76 - 18)
1/09 SB 1 Establishes a 30 Day Expiration Date on Executive Orders Restricting In Person Meetings Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
1/09 HB 1 Authorizes Businesses, Organizations, and Schools to Remain Open if they are Following CDC Guidelines Regardless of Governor Mandate Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
1/09 HB 2 Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
1/09 HB 10 Protects Businesses from Civil Lawsuits Arising from COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (75 - 21)
1/07 SB 9 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4)
1/07 HB 2 Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws Bill Passed - House (75 - 18)
1/07 HB 5 Limits the Governor's Ability to Reorganize Executive Cabinets, Boards, Agencies, and Commissions Bill Passed - House (73 - 22)
1/07 HB 3 Amends State Government Lawsuit Jurisdiction Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)

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