2020 REGULAR SESSION

GENERAL BUSINESS

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH JANUARY 24, 2020 ACTIONS 

(You can access a summary & text of the bill by clicking on the Bill Number)

 

Bill Number

Bill Sponsor

Summary

Last Action

SENATE BILLS

SB4

J. Higdon

Establish the Kentucky Transportation Board

01/13/20 - returned to Transportation (S)

SB13

R. Thomas

Minimum wage increase

01/08/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB51

R. Alvarado

Constitutional amendment to allow the General Assembly the power to limit noneconomic damages

01/08/20 - to State & Local Government (S)

SB56

R. Alvarado

Regulating the sale of tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products.

01/24/20 - received in House

SB65

R. Webb

Provide protections against employment-related discrimination for users of hemp-derived products

01/08/20 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB68

D. Harper Angel

Establish a ban on plastic, single-use carryout bags and single-use plastic straws and Styrofoam food and beverage containers

01/08/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB88

W. Schroder

Creates path for state universities to leave KRS

01/16/20 - to State & Local Government (S)

SB94

P. Hornback

Remove requirements for the sale of gasoline containing up to ten percent ethanol.

01/17/20 - to Agriculture (S)

SB96

P. Clark

Require public employers to have an appeals process for an employee who violates a drug-free policy using legal industrial products

01/21/20 - to Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

SB98

J. Schickel

Remove protections against employment discrimination based on an individual`s status as a smoker

01/21/20 - to Judiciary (S)

SB101

M. Wilson

Require the CPE to facilitate the implementation of a standardized articulation agreement for each approved high school career pathway to be honored at any public college or university

01/23/20 - to Education (S)

SB105

P. Clark

Relating to the regulation of cannabis

01/24/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB107

S. West

Permit and regulate medical marijuana

01/23/20 - introduced in Senate

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

N/A

HOUSE BILLS

HB12

D. Bentley

Amend KRS 304-17A.148 to cap the cost sharing requirements for prescription insulin at $100 per 30 day supply; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021.

01/13/20 - posted in committee

HB13

J. Nemes

Require an employer intending to relocate a call center from Kentucky to a foreign country to notify the secretary of the Labor Cabinet at least 120 days prior to such relocation

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB19

B. Rowland

Adopt year-round daylight saving time in the state of Kentucky if authorized by the United States Congress

01/13/20 - posted in committee

HB21

P. Minter

Related to preexisting conditions and amends various health insurance statutory provisions

01/07/20 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB28

J. Sims Jr

Tax reform proposal to increase sales tax rates

01/07/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB32

J. Miller

Impose an excise tax on vapor products and amend KRS 138.143 to impose a floor stock tax

01/14/20 - posted in committee

HB39

K. Hinkle

Increase minimum wage

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB40

B. McCool

Create the offense of theft of wages and establishes provisions and penalties

01/17/20 - posted in committee

HB43

G. Brown Jr

Prohibit employers from considering or requiring disclosure of prior criminal history as part of the initial job application,

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB44

J. Gooch Jr.

Expands critical infrastructure asset law to include various items including pipelines and enhancing penalties for violation

01/13/20 - posted in committee

HB47

L. Bechler

Remove the five-year statute of limitations for misdemeanor sex offenses against minors and remove the ten-year statute of limitations for civil actions arising from childhood sexual assault or abuse

01/10/20 - posted in committee

HB53

M. Prunty

Regulate professional employer organizations

01/17/20 - 2nd reading, to Rules

HB64

R. Wiederstein

Relating to evidence-based budget allocations by providing for the formation of the Office for Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance within the Office of State Budget Director

01/07/20 - to State Government (H)

HB68

R. Wiederstein

Establish provisions for adopting the most cost-effective alternative in administrative regulations having a major economic impact on the Kentucky economy

01/07/20 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

HB69

J. Miller

Regulation of sales of vaping products

01/07/20 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

HB77

N. Kulkarni

Create a prevailing wage law for all public works projects

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB83

R. Wiederstein

Omnibus changes to Certificate of Need laws

01/07/20 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB85

M. Marzian

Establish a ban on plastic single-use carryout bags, styrofoam and plastic food containers by July 1, 2025

01/07/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB102

J. Sims Jr

Prohibit employment discrimination based on a positive drug screen for cannabidiol or tetrahydrocannabinol.

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB109

S. Westrom

Make it a discriminatory employment action if an employer asks questions about previous salary or wages, relies on previous salary when setting a new salary, or refuses to hire if an applicant does not provide previous salary, except to allow a request for information voluntarily provided

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB114

J. Donohue

Requires a public procurement preference for iron, steel, and manufactured goods produced in Kentucky and the United States

01/07/20 - to State Government (H)

HB115

J. Donohue

Makes various amendments to economic development incentives to increase weekly wages and employee friendly provisions

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB121

M. Cantrell

Requiring employers to give employees a good-faith schedule of hours to be worked, to have a voluntary standby list of employees who wish to work additional hours, to post weekly schedules at least 7 days in advance, and to provide certain rest periods for employees from being scheduled; allow employees to identify time limitations for scheduling work hours; require compensation for employer changes to the schedule; set forth unlawful practices

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB122

M. Cantrell

Prohibit employers from discharging or retaliating against an employee who is a crime victim when the employee takes leave to attend proceedings associated with a crime; require the employer to maintain confidentiality of records and communication with employee crime victim

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB123

M. Cantrell

Require employers to provide earned paid sick leave to employees and establish guidelines for paid sick leave

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB126

A. Hatton

Requires PSC include rate affordability when determining fair, just and reasonable utility rates

01/07/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB136

J. Nemes

Permit and regulate medicinal marijuana

01/14/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB154

C. Massey

Adopts provisions of the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act

01/10/20 - posted in committee

HB155

C. Massey

Establishes the Kentucky Community Property Trust Act by adopting provisions of the uniform law on community property trusts

01/10/20 - posted in committee

HB156

C. Massey

Create new sections to enact the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act to establish a framework for the management and disposition of digital assets upon death or incapacitation

01/10/20 - posted in committee

HB158

B. Wheatley

Ban the sale, purchase, and distribution of flavored vapor products in the Commonwealth including online transactions

01/07/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB171

J. DuPlessis

Public Employee Pension proposal

01/13/20 - posted in committee

HB176

J. Raymond

Require employers with 50 or more employees to provide twelve weeks of paid parental leave

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB180

C. Stevenson

Eliminate health insurance waiting periods for new employees

01/07/20 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB182

R. Palumbo

Income tax credit for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle supply equipment.

01/09/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB186

P. Pratt

Exclude direct sellers from: the definition of employee in regards to wages; from coverage in regards to workers comp; from covered employment in regards to unemployment compensation.

01/23/20 - received in Senate

HB187

P. Pratt

Allows certain state agencies may receive a sales tax rebate of up to 100% of sales tax generated by the sales of tangible personal property at a public facility

01/09/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB193

J. Tipton

Exempt from sales tax tangible personal property for incorporation into a structure or improvement to real property under contract with the federal, state, or local government, or a resident, nonprofit educational, charitable, or religious institution

01/09/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB194

J. Miller

Establish additional requirements for the completion of the actuarial analysis required for bills pertaining to state-administered retirement systems

01/23/20 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 24, 2020

HB198

C. Stevenson

Mandated benefit for health insurance and Medicaid for coverage for chronic pain treatments

01/09/20 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB201

W. Stone

Addresses booth rentals; provide remedies, including a booth operator`s lien on personal property in the booth, for contract breach.

01/09/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB211

A. Tackett Laferty

Require an employer to pay for medical benefits at the time of injury and thereafter during disability instead of 780 weeks

01/10/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB225

M. Marzian

Statewide fairness ordinance

01/13/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB231

M. Cantrell

Allow employees of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to collectively bargain

01/13/20 - to State Government (H)

HB239

A. Hatton

Workers Comp, eliminate the requirement that physicians contracting with the commissioner of the Department of Workers` Claims to perform evaluations in occupational disease claims be B readers who are licensed in Kentucky and are board-certified pulmonary specialists

01/14/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB247

M. Hart

Enable noncompetitive negotiation under the Kentucky Model Procurement Code for purchase or sale of wholesale electric power or natural gas by a local public agenc

01/16/20 - posted in committee

HB248

D. Bentley

Prohibit manufacturers and wholesalers of off-patent or generic prescription drugs from engaging in unrestricted price increases

01/15/20 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB251

K. Hinkle

Public employee collective bargainning

01/15/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB255

J. Tipton

Prohibit the use of a personal communication device or stand-alone electronic device while operating a motor vehicle

01/22/20 - posted in committee

HB261

S. Rudy

Technical corrections to various tax statutes

01/21/20 - posted in committee

HB273

R. Heath

Establish growth fund tax credit

01/21/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB309

M. Sorolis

Changes to open meeting laws

01/23/20 - introduced in House

HB323

J. DuPlessis

Phase-in of net metering rates

01/24/20 - introduced in House

HB325

A. Bowling

Expand the certified rehabilitation tax credit cap from $5 million to $30 million

01/24/20 - introduced in House

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HJr8

T. Huff

Direct the Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District to determine the environmental benefits, related costs, and potential alternatives to the federal reformulated gasoline requirements currently imposed in Jefferson County and partial areas in Bullitt and Oldham Counties.

01/24/20 - received in Senate

HCr39

J. Graviss

Establish the Aerospace and Aviation Caucus within the Kentucky General Assembly.

01/16/20 - to Small Business & Information Technology (H)