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 Supports

Tax Reform

House Bill 29
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Jim Wayne + 11 cosponsors
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports creating a just economy that sustains communities, families and individuals, and establishing an equitable, fair and progressive tax structure.

KFTC's HB 29 Handout.

KFTC Supports

Voting Rights

House Bill 376
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. George Brown
Additional Information

KFTC’s platform calls for restoring voting rights to former felons.

See our HB 376 handout.

KFTC Supports

Clean Energy Opportunity Act

House Bill 196
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Mary Lou Marzian + 3 cosponsors
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports the development of a clean energy economy in Kentucky. HB 196 could be an important step toward implementing the Empower Kentucky Plan.

House Bill 196 handout

KFTC Supports

Caps on utility profits

Senate Bill 147
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Ray Jones
KFTC Supports

RECLAIM Act

Bill Sponsor(s):
Reps. Angie Hatton & Chris Fugate
Additional Information

KFTC's platform maintains that since clean air, water and land are every Kentuckian’s right, KFTC supports protecting and preserving a clean environment and protecting health and bio-diversity by working for stronger regulations and better enforcement.

KFTC Supports

Statewide Fairness

House Bill 195
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, McKenzie Cantrell
Additional Information

KFTC’s platform opposes and condemns discrimination.

KFTC Supports

Minimum Wage Increase

House Bill 303
Senate Bill 17
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, Sen. Reggie Thomas
Additional Information

KFTC's platform calls for a living wage for all Kentuckians.

Here's more information about a minimum wage increase from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

KFTC Supports

Death Penalty Abolition

House Bill 155
Senate Bill 54
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Chad McCoy, Sen. Gerald Neal
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports the abolition of the death penalty.

Here's more information from the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

KFTC Supports

Ban the Box

House Bill 28
Bill Sponsor(s):
Reps. George Brown + 3 cosponsors
Additional Information

KFTC’s platform opposes discrimination based on current or former incarceration status.

KFTC Supports

Expungement

House Bill 377
Bill Sponsor(s):
Reps. George Brown, Darryl Owens
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports working toward a more fair justice system, and programs that promote the positive re-entry of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated prisoners into our communities.

KFTC Supports

Restore Prevailing Wage

House Bill 233
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Mary Lou Marzian
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports the right to a living wage for all Kentuckians

KFTC Supports

Workers' Rights

House Bill 237
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. McKenzie Cantrell + 14 cosponsors
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports the right of workers to organize and the right to collective bargaining.

KFTC Supports

Early Voting

Senate Bill 14
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Reggie Thomas
Additional Information

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

KFTC Supports

Medical Marijuana

House Bill 166
Senate Bill 118
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. John Sims, Sen. Stephen West
Additional Information

The KFTC platform supports the legalization of production, sale and consumption of cannabis and cannabis-based products for medical and recreational use, and amnesty of anyone currently experiencing legal ramifications of cannabis related charges. We support policies that restrict the monopolization of cannabis by corporate entities.

KFTC Supports

Repeal "Blue Lives Matter"

House Bill 181
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Attica Scott
Additional Information

KFTC's platform affirms that we will work toward a more fair justice system not mired in discrimination.

KFTC Supports

Repeal Marriage Amendment

House Bill 179
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Attica Scott
Additional Information

This is a basic civil rights issue and would make the state constitutional consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages.

KFTC Supports

Repeal charter schools

House Bill 180
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Attica Scott, Rep. Rick Nelson
Additional Information

KFTC's platform calls for a system of high-quality public education, including pre-school through higher education, that is accessible and affordable for all Kentuckians. Charter schools take resources from public education and do not serve all students.

KFTC Supports

Campaign Contribution Limits

Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Mary Lou Marzian
Additional Information

KFTC's platform supports campaign spending limits and public financing of elections to reduce the amount spent on elections and the power of big money contributors.

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