Bill Tracker

KFTC's legislative issues during the
2018 Kentucky General Assembly

If you’d like to take action on any of the bills listed in the tracker, you can contact your legislators at 1-800-372-7181. Operators can help you find your legislator and it’s very simple to leave a message.

To check the status of a bill, 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 can find resources for talking with your legislator, reporting back what you learn, information on lobby days, and more.

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KFTC Opposes

Net metering

House Bill 227
Bill Sponsor(s):
Reps. Jim Gooch, Larry Brown, Matt Castlen, Sal Santoro
Additional Information

KFTC's platform calls for energy policies that promote the development of community-scale, locally owned renewable energy sources, create local jobs, and help low-wealth households, enterprises, and communities to access energy efficiency measures and clean energy solutions. This bill attempts to do just the opposite. HB 227 would effectively end net-metering as we know it, also hurting Kentucky's independent solar installers.

KFTC Opposes

Bevin Budget

House Bill 200
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Steve Rudy
Additional Information

KFTC’s platform supports funding effective and efficient community services through an equitable, fair and progressive tax structure. HB 200 falls well short of this goal.

KFTC Opposes

"Bathroom Bill"

House Bill 326
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. David Hale
Additional Information

KFTC’s platform supports affirming people's gender identities and gender expressions and opposes discrimination.

KFTC Opposes

Marriage discrimination

House Bill 372
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Jason Petrie + 37 Republicans
Additional Information

The KFTC platform condemns and opposes discrimination, oppression and harassment of all people by public or private individuals or institutions based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, familial status and other defining characteristics.

KFTC Opposes

Call for a Federal Constitutional Convention

Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Regina Huff, Rep. Scott Wells
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports a healthy democracy. A Constitutional Convention would be a huge threat to our democracy. 

HJR 81/HJR 119 handout

KFTC Opposes

Anti-sanctuary cities

House Bill 240
Bill Sponsor(s):
Reps. Lynn Belcher, Brandon Reed
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports the right of residents who are undocumented to be treated with the respect and dignity that all human beings are entitled to. We also support open pathways to citizenship for people who are undocumented.

KFTC Opposes

Workers' Compensation

House Bill 2
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Adam Koenig
Additional Information

HB 2 was approved 15-7-1 by the House Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee on February 15. See how committee members voted.

KFTC Opposes

Wage Discrimination

Senate Bill 35
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. John Schickel
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports the right to a living wage for all Kentuckians; we oppose wage discrimination.

SB 35 was passed by the Senate on January 29 by a 19-16 vote. See how they voted.

KFTC Opposes

Energy subsidies

Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. John Blanton
Additional Information

The KFTC platform calls for energy policies that promote the development of community-scale, locally owned renewable energy sources, create local jobs and help low-wealth households, enterprises and communities to access energy efficiency measures and clean energy solutions.

KFTC Opposes

Voter ID

House Bill 215
Bill Sponsor(s):
Reps. Jerry Tipton, Kim King
Additional Information

KFTC’s platform supports policies that facilitate full democratic participation.

KFTC Opposes

Renters' rights

House Bill 378
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Melinda Prunty
KFTC Opposes

Plastic Bags Ban

Senate Bill 82
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Mike WIlson
Additional Information

The city of Louisville has considered a local ban on plastic bags, and Sen. Wilson's bill intends to undermine that local authority.

KFTC Opposes

State constitutional convention

House Bill 76
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Phil Moffett
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports a healthy democracy. A state constitutional convention would be a huge threat to Kentucky's democratic government.

KFTC Opposes

Free Speech limits

House Bill 53
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. C. Wesley Morgan
KFTC Opposes

Juvenile Justice

House Bill 169
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. R. Benvenuti, C. Morgan
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports a transition from our current punitive justice system to a more restorative system that honors the inherent dignity of all individuals. We oppose the inappropriate use of police powers, call for an immediate end to the mass incarceration of African Americans and other people of color, and the practices by which mass incarceration is currently implemented.

KFTC Opposes

Bodily fluids

House Bill 193
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Stan Lee
KFTC Opposes

Confederate statues

House Bill 54
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. C. Wesley Morgan
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