KY SB7 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on March 25 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-25 - signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Amend KRS 336.700 to allow arbitration, mediation, or alternative dispute resolution agreements to be required by employers as a condition or precondition to employment; allow a waiver of a claim to be required as a condition or precondition for rehiring of an employee; allow an agreement to reduce the period for limitations as a condition or precondition of employment as long as the agreement does not apply to state or federal law that preempts modifying limitations; allow an employee to be required to agree to a background check as a condition or precondition of employment in conformity with a state of federal law requiring background checks; state that these provisions shall be applied retroactively and prospectively; amend KRS 417.050 to comform; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to employment.


Roll Calls

2019-03-13 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 975 (Y: 25 N: 11 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-03-12 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 280 (Y: 51 N: 45 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2019-03-12 - House - House: Adopt HFA 2 RCS# 279 (Y: 38 N: 58 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [FAIL]
2019-02-21 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/scs 1, scta 1 RSN# 834 (Y: 26 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-03-25Senatesigned by Governor
2019-03-14Senatedelivered to Governor
2019-03-14Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2019-03-14Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2019-03-13SenateBill passed 25-11
2019-03-13SenateSenate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (3)
2019-03-13Senateposted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (3) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
2019-03-13Senatereceived in Senate
2019-03-12Housepassed 51-45 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (3)
2019-03-12Housefloor amendment (2) defeated
2019-03-12House3rd reading
2019-03-06Housefloor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
2019-03-06Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2019
2019-03-05Housefloor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
2019-03-05Housereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
2019-03-04Housereturned to State Government (H)
2019-03-04House1st reading
2019-03-04Housetaken from State Government (H)
2019-03-01Houseposted in committee
2019-03-01Housereassigned to State Government (H)
2019-02-26Houseposted in committee
2019-02-25Houseto Small Business & Information Technology (H)
2019-02-22Housereceived in House
2019-02-21Senate3rd reading, passed 26-10 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
2019-02-21Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 21, 2019
2019-02-20Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2019-02-19Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
2019-02-15Senateto Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)
2019-02-14Senateintroduced in Senate


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