Kentucky Representative Buddy Wheatley [D]

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KYHR4PassCommemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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2021-09-09
adopted by voice vote
KYHB44PassAmend KRS 210.365 to make firefighters eligible for crisis intervention team training along with law enforcement officers currently permitted such training; amend KRS 95A.220 with an appropriation of $1,250,000 each fiscal year for treatment of full-...
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2021-03-25
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 114)
KYHB95PassAmend KRS 304-17A.148 to cap the cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin at $30 per 30 day supply; amend KRS 18A.225 to require the Kentucky Employee Health Plan to comply; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2022.
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 75)
KYHB140PassCreate various new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish minimum standards to telehealth; reestablish the requirement for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and managed ca...
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2021-03-22
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 67)
KYHB48PassCreate a new section of Subtitle 12 of KRS Chapter 304 to establish certain insurance practices relating to the reimbursement of pharmacists; amend KRS 304.14-135 to establish a clean claim form for the reimbursement of certain pharmacist services or...
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2021-03-18
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 30)
KYHB148Engross

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Amend KRS 532.130, 532.135, and 532.140 to add a diagnosis of serious mental illness to the disabilities which prevent execution for persons convicted of capital offenses.
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2021-03-11
floor amendment (1) filed
KYHB367Engross

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Amend KRS 151B.285 to mandate that public employment offices be located and operational in specified locations when the local workforce area has an unemployment rate above five percent.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHR80PassAdjourn in honor and loving memory of Michael Dean Bowling.
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2021-03-04
adopted by voice vote
KYHB294Engross

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Create a new section of chapter 211 to require all hospitals or alternative birthing centers offering obstetric services or licensed health care providers, including nurse midwives or certified professional midwives to provide each maternity patient ...
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2021-03-03
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHB21Intro

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Create new sections of KRS Chapter 455 to require peace officers to give notice before entering premises to execute a search warrant; require officers to activate body-worn cameras when serving a warrant; create processes for enforcement; allow disci...
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2021-03-02
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB240Intro

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Amend KRS 341.415 to waive unemployment insurance overpayment debts if recovery would be against good conscience and the overpayment was due to agency error or not due to fraud by the recipient; make technical changes.
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2021-02-24
To House Economic Development & Workforce Investment Committee
KYHR41PassCondemn anti-Semitism in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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2021-02-24
adopted by voice vote
KYHB24Engross

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 198B to establish requirements for projects requiring structural steel welding such as certification of welders and certified inspectors; provide definitions; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2022.
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2021-02-22
To Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee
KYHCR61Intro

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Encourage the Kentucky General Assembly to take steps to allow public input and hold public hearings during the redistricting process.
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2021-02-11
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB500Intro

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Amend KRS 342.0011 to clarify definition of "injury" to include psychological injuries for certain employees; create a new section of KRS Chapter 342 to set out when the psychological injuries are valid workers' compensation claims when no physical i...
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2021-02-10
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB498Intro

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Propose to amend Section 29 of the Constitution of Kentucky to establish the initiative power of the people to propose laws and to enact or reject proposed initiatives at an election; establish procedures for initiatives, effect of adopted initiative...
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2021-02-10
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB399Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 40 to establish the Kentucky Veteran Suicide Prevention Program.
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2021-02-04
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB14Intro

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Create a new section in KRS Chapter 132 to exempt veteran service organizations from ad valorem taxation if over 50 percent of the organization's annual net income is expended on behalf of veterans and other charitable causes; amend KRS 132.010 to de...
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2021-02-04
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB358Intro

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Amend KRS 65.016 and 337.275 to allow local governments to pass an ordinance setting employees' minimum wages at a rate higher than that found in KRS 337.275 for employers located within that government's jurisdiction.
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2021-02-03
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB346Intro

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Amend KRS 367.97501 to create definition for "alkaline hydrolysis," amend the definition of "cremation" to include "alkaline hydrolysis," and amend the definition of "cremation container" to include alkaline hydrolysis; amend KRS 367.97514 to correct...
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2021-02-02
To House Committee On Committees
KYHR42Intro

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Denounce the horrific acts of graffiti on the campus of Northern Kentucky University on January 27, 2021.
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2021-02-02
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB241Intro

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Establish KRS Chapter 239 and create new sections to define “adjusted gross revenue,” “beginner,” “cabinet, “confidential information,” “entry fee,” “fantasy contest,” “fantasy contest operator," “fantasy contest participant...
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2021-01-09
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB232Intro

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Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to automatically restore the voting rights of persons convicted of certain felonies upon completion of their imprisonment, probation, or parole and automatically restore their civil rights ...
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2021-01-08
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB203Intro

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Create a new section of Chapter 117 to provide for curing certain mail-in absentee ballot deficiencies; amend KRS 117.087 to provide additional time to process and count mail-in absentee ballots, provide direction regarding ballot and signature defic...
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2021-01-07
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB205Intro

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Amend KRS 117.085 to provide for requesting a mail-in absentee ballot by requesting an application from the county clerk or by requesting the ballot directly through a secure online portal; provide county clerks the option of tracking mail-in absente...
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2021-01-07
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB204Intro

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Amend KRS 117.086 to establish the use of a secure ballot drop box as an option for return of a mail-in absentee ballot and to establish requirements for drop box use; amend KRS 117.085 and 117.087 to conform.
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2021-01-07
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB200Intro

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Amend KRS 141.019 to allow taxpayers to include the federal deduction for educator expenses in adjusted gross income; create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to establish a nonrefundable educator expense credit for taxable years beginning on or after...
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2021-01-07
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB186Intro

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Amend KRS 156.160 to require public middle and high school curriculum to include instruction on the history of racism.
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2021-01-06
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB57Intro

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Amend KRS 525.135, relating to torture of a dog or cat, to add specific acts to definition of torture; make all violations a Class D felony; make each act of torture prosecutable as a separate offense; make the exemptions applicable only where there ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB32Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to require employers to provide earned paid sick leave to employees; provide that employees earn paid sick leave upon the date of hire and can use the leave after being employed for 90 days; set forth allowable...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB56Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 336, relating to collective bargaining for public employees; amend KRS 336.010 to define "public employees"; amend KRS 336.130 to allow employees of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to collectively bargain.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB33Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to require employers with 50 or more employees to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave for an employee who has been employed for at least one year; allow an employee to waive the paid parental leave; provide...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB72Intro

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Amend KRS 117.085 to provide convenience of the voter as a basis for absentee voting; amend KRS 117.088 to conform.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB11Intro

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Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define terms; establish health-status eligibility rules for health benefit plans in any market; prohibit requiring a greater premium or contribution, or different benefits coverage, on the ba...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB51Intro

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Amend KRS 117.087 and 118.035 to extend the ending voting hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB86Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 15A to limit use of solitary confinement for juveniles and require reporting of data on its use.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB55Intro

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Establish new sections of KRS Chapter 337 to create a prevailing wage law for all public works projects; amend KRS 12.020, 99.480, 227.487, 336.015, 337.010, and 337.990 to conform.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB40Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to require any employer doing business in Kentucky that receives governmental incentives or subsidies to pay its employees a living wage.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB64Intro

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Amend KRS 157.320 to define "at-risk"; amend KRS 157.3175 to expand eligibility for preschool education programs to children who reside in households with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB71Intro

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Amend 118.025 to remove straight-party voting as a ballot option in a regular election; amend KRS 117.125, 117.381, 117.155, and 117.205 to conform.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB26Intro

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Amend KRS 403.720 to include violence against an animal when used as coercive conduct in the definition of "domestic violence and abuse"; amend KRS 403.740 to allow a judge to award possession of a shared domestic animal to the petitioner; amend KRS ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB23Intro

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Create new sections of KRS Chapter 5 to establish the Advisory Redistricting Commission, which shall be composed of members appointed by the General Assembly and members of the public at large; define terms; establish commissioner pay, conditions, po...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB41Intro

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Amend KRS 336.130 to delete references restricting rights of public employees to organize, associate collectively, or strike; amend KRS 336.180 definition of "labor organization" and delete definitions of "employer" and "employee"; amend KRS 336.990 ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB34Intro

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Amend KRS 337.010 to increase the applicable threshold of employees of retail stores and service industries from $95,000 to $500,000 average annual gross volume of sales for the employer; amend KRS 337.275 to raise the state minimum wage to $8.20 per...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB115Intro

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Amend KRS 61.542 to allow a retiree to elect to change his or her beneficiary at any time, if the retiree has selected upon retirement a basic monthly annuity payment as defined in the subsection, a period certain payment option under KRS 61.635(5) t...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB12Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to designate June 12 as Women Veterans' Day in the Commonwealth.
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB130Intro

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Amend KRS 344.010 to include definitions for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity"; amend KRS 344.020, relating to the purpose of the Kentucky's civil rights chapter, to include a prohibition against discrimination because of sexual orientation ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB116Intro

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Amend KRS 344.010 to include definitions for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity"; amend KRS 344.020, relating to the purpose of the Kentucky's civil rights chapter, to include a prohibition against discrimination because of sexual orientation ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB147Intro

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Create a new section of KRS 438.305 to 438.350 to permit city or county governments to impose restrictions or requirements on the use, display, sale, and distribution of tobacco products or vapor products that are stricter than those imposed under st...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB77Intro

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Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define terms; require certain health insurance policies to provide coverage for an annual mental health wellness examination of at least 45 minutes provided by a mental health professional; r...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
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