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KFTC's legislative issues during the
2015 Kentucky General Assembly
KFTC's Priority Legislation
KFTC Supports

Restoration of Voting Rights Amendment

House Bill 70
Senate Bill 70
Status

HB 70 passed the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee on February 10 and the full House on February 12 by an 86-12 margin. The House also defeated a floor amendment to add a three-year waiting period. Click HERE to see how they voted.

SB 70 is assigned to the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

KFTC Supports

Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA)

House Bill 368
Status

HB 368 has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

KFTC Supports

The Kentucky Forward Plan

House Bill 132
Status

HB 132 has been assigned to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee.

KFTC Supports

Clean Energy Opportunity Act

House Bill 229
Status

House Bill 229 was filed on February 3 and has been assigned to the Tourism Development and Energy Committee. A commttee hearing is expected on Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. in Capitol Annex Room 131.

The House Economic Development Committee also will hear about the job potential of clean energy on Thursday, March 5 at 9 a.m. in Capitol Annex Room 129.

KFTC Supports

Stream Saver Bill

House Bill 131
Status

HB 131 has been assigned to the House Natural Resources & Environment Committee.

KFTC Supports

Earned Income Tax Credit

House Bill 374
Status

HB 374 has been assigned to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee. A committee hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. in Capitol Annex Room 154.

Other Bills
KFTC Supports

Energy tax credits

House Bill 349
Status

HB 349 has been assigned to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee.

KFTC Supports

Minimum wage

House Bill 2
Status

HB 2 passed out of the House Labor & Industry Committee on February 5 and the full House on February 10 by a 56-43 margin. The House also defeated a floor amendment to lower the wage to $8 an hour. Click HERE to see how the House voted.

HB 2 has been assigned to the Appropriations and Revenue Committee in the Senate.

KFTC Supports

Eminent Domain

House Bill 103
Senate Bill 113
Status

HB 103 is assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. SB 113 was assigned to the Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee.

KFTC Supports

Fairness

House Bill 379
Status

HB 379 has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

KFTC Supports

Abolition of the Death Penalty

House Bill 82
Senate Bill 15
Status

HB 82 and SB 15 have been assigned to the House and Senate Judiciary committees respectively.

KFTC Supports

Payday Lending

Senate Bill 32
Status

SB 32 has been assigned to the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

KFTC Supports

Utility shutoff prevention

House Bill 324
Status

HB 324 has been assigned to the House Tourism Development and Energy Committee.

KFTC Supports

Local energy efficiency projects

House Bill 100
Status

HB 100 was approved by the House Tourism, Development, and Energy Committee on February 5 and on by the full House on February 9 by a 66-32 vote. It has been received in the Senate and assigned to the Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

Click HERE to see how the House voted.

KFTC Supports

Special waste landfills

House Bill 372
Status

HB 372 is in the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee.

KFTC Supports

Mobile home residents rights

House Bill 327
Status

HB 327 has been assigned to the House Judicary Committee.

KFTC Supports

Public financing for judicial elections

House Bill 63
Status

HB 63 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on February 12. But House leaders have not yet allowed a floor vote on the bill.

KFTC Supports

Electronic voter registration

House Bill 214
Status

HB 214 was approved by the House Elections and Contitutional Amendments Committee on February 10 and by the full House, 92-3, on February 23. In the Senate it has been assigned to the State and Local Government Committee.

See how House members voted.

KFTC Supports

Student involvement

House Bill 236
Status

HB 236 and HCR 69 were both approved by the House Education Committee on February 24. HB 236 passed the full House, 88-5, on February 26. HCR 69 is still pending on the House floor.

KFTC Opposes

Local Sales Tax Option

House Bill 1
Status

HB 1 passed the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee on February 10 and the full House on February 12 by a 65-32 margin. Click HERE to see how the House voted.

HB 1 has been assigned to the State and Local Government Committee in the Senate.

KFTC Opposes

Rural telephone deregulation

House Bill 152
Senate Bill 3
Status

HB 152 passed out of the House Economic Development Committee on February 5. It passed the full House on February 24 by a 71 to 25 vote after House members rejected floor amendments that woudl have added some consumer protections back in the bill. See how House members voted HERE. HB 152 was fast-tracked in the Senate with committee approval on the morning of March 2 and a Senate floor that same afternoon. It passed 30-3.

SB 3 was approved by the Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee on February 11. It already has been taken from committee and given two readings on the Senate floor, setting the stage for a quick floor vote that was never needed because of the action on HB 152.

KFTC Opposes

Right to work

Senate Bill 1
Status

SB 1 passed out of the Senate with a vote of 24-12. It was defeated in the House Labor and Industry Committee on February 12 by a 4-15 vote..

KFTC Opposes

Oil and gas drilling, fracking

House Bill 386
Senate Bill 186
Status

HB 386 passed the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee on February 24 and, being put on the fast track, passed the full House on February 25 by a 96-0 vote. An attempt to add a two-year moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracking was quashed by House leaders.

SB 186 was approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee on February 25 and, also on the fast track, passed the full Senate the next day. An attempt to add a two-year moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracking was quashed by Senate leaders

KFTC Opposes

Unmined minerals tax

House Bill 130
Status

HB 130 has been assigned to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee.

KFTC Opposes

Unmined minerals tax

House Bill 338
Status

HB 338 has been assigned to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee.

KFTC Opposes

Nuclear power plant construction

House Bill 84
Status

HB 84 has been assigned to the House Tourism, Development, and Energy Committee.

KFTC Opposes

Nuclear energy

Senate Bill 90
Status

SB 90 was approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee on February 25.

KFTC Opposes

Net metering

Senate Bill 196
Status

HB 196 has been assigned to the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

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