KY HB1 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 24-0)
Status: Passed on January 9 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-01-09 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 001)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


Amend KRS 336.130 to indicate that public employees may not strike; prohibit mandatory membership in or financial support of a labor organization as a condition of employment; define "employee"; require the Labor Cabinet to investigate complaints and prosecute those who violate Section 1 of the Act; amend KRS 336.180 to conform and define "employer" and "public employee"; amend KRS 336.990 to make a violation of the Act a Class A misdemeanor, award damages, and provide injunctive relief; create new sections of KRS Chapter 336 to exempt existing contracts or agreements and to prohibit deduction of membership dues to a labor organization without express written consent of the employee; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to restrict certain local governments from enforcing an ordinance contrary to the provisions of the Act; amend KRS 67A.6904, 67C.406, 70.262, 78.470, 78.480, and 345.050 to conform; provide for severability of Act's provisions; provide short title of Act; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to right-to-work provisions involving a condition of employment or continuation of employment and declaring an emergency.



2017-01-09Senatesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 001)
2017-01-07Senatedelivered to Governor
2017-01-07Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2017-01-07Senatereceived in Senate
2017-01-07Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2017-01-07Housereceived in House
2017-01-07Senate3rd reading, passed 25-12
2017-01-07Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Saturday, January 7, 2017
2017-01-07Senatereported favorably, to Rules
2017-01-06Senatereturned to State & Local Government (S)
2017-01-06Senate2nd reading
2017-01-06Senatetaken from State & Local Government (S)
2017-01-05Senateto State & Local Government (S)
2017-01-05Senatereturned to Committee on Committees (S)
2017-01-05Senate1st reading
2017-01-05Senatetaken from Committee on Committees (S)
2017-01-05Senatereceived in Senate
2017-01-05House3rd reading, passed 58-39 with Committee Substitute
2017-01-05Housefloor amendment (6) and (7-title) filed, and floor amendments (3), (4), & (5) filed to Committee Substitute
2017-01-04Housefloor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
2017-01-04Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 5, 2017
2017-01-04Housereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules Committee Substitute
2017-01-03Houseposting waived
2017-01-03Housereturned to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
2017-01-03House1st reading
2017-01-03Housetaken from Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
2017-01-03Houseto Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
2017-01-03Houseintroduced in House

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