Kentucky Representative Buddy Wheatley [D]

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KYHR4PassAdjourn the Senate and honor and loving memory of the 39 victims of the flooding in Eastern Kentucky.
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2022-08-26
adopted by voice vote
KYHB44PassAmend KRS 159.035 to require a local school district's attendance policy to include provisions for a student's mental or behavioral health status.
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2022-04-20
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 228)
KYHB49PassAmend KRS 61.598 to exempt from the anti-pension spiking provisions any overtime directly attributable to a local government emergency in which the Governor calls in the Kentucky National Guard; make amendments retroactive to May 30, 2020; EMERGENCY.
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 100)
KYHB269PassAmend 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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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 109)
KYHB319PassAmend 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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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 158)
KYHB499PassCreate a new sections of KRS Chapter 199 to create the Employee Child-Care Assistance Partnership program; define terms; obligate the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to administer the program; establish reporting requirements; establish a fund...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 184)
KYHB213PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 319A to include Kentucky in an interstate compact for licensure as an occupational therapist; set the compact's purpose, definitions, and requirements for state participation; allow a practitioner to hold both a ho...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 164)
KYHB525PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require Medicaid reimbursement for certain services provided by certified community health workers; create new sections of KRS Chapter 309 to establish community health worker certification; amend KRS 205.64...
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2022-04-07
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 86)
KYHB564PassAmend various sections of KRS Chapters 116, 117, 118, and 119 relating to no-excuse in-person absentee voting, establishing excused in-person absentee voting, prohibiting the early disclosure of unofficial ballot count totals, requiring a tamper resi...
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2022-04-07
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 87)
KYHB106Engross

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Create new sections of KRS Chapter 365 to define "affirmative consent," "automatic renewal," "automatic renewal offer terms," "clear and conspicuous," "continuous service," "continuous service offer terms," "gift membership," "gift subscription," "ma...
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2022-03-30
To Senate Rules Committee
KYHB136Engross

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Create various new sections of KRS 218A to define terms and establish a medicinal cannabis program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to establish an excise tax on certain transfers of medicinal cannabis; amend KRS 139.470 to exempt the sale of...
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2022-03-29
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHB354Engross

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Amend KRS 314.042 to require that advanced practice registered nurses exempted from a CAPA-NS include certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwifes, and certified registered nurse anesthetists; allow the CAPA-CS to include limitations on dr...
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2022-03-29
To Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee
KYHB174Engross

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Amend KRS 205.592 to extend Medicaid eligibility for certain new mothers for up to 12 months postpartum; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or the Department for Medicaid Services to seek a federal waiver or other approval if they det...
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2022-03-29
To Senate Rules Committee
KYHB66Intro

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Amend KRS 158.060 to remove language that allows for half-day kindergarten programs; amend KRS 157.320, 157.360, and 158.030 to conform.
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2022-03-23
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHR125PassHonor the Kentucky Historical Society.
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2022-03-15
adopted by voice vote
KYHB31Intro

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Amend KRS 344.010 to provide definitions of "protective hairstyle" and "race" that include traits historically associated with race; amend KRS 158.148 to provide that school disciplinary codes shall prohibit discrimination on the basis of race; estab...
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2022-03-14
To House Rules Committee
KYHB168Intro

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Establish new chapter KRS Chapter 118C and create new sections of chapter to establish a system of electing the offices of Commonwealth's attorney, circuit clerk, county attorney, county clerk, sheriff, jailer, and coroner under a nonpartisan system;...
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2022-03-14
To House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
KYHB20Intro

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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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2022-03-09
posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 10, 2022
KYHB133Engross

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Amend KRS 2.110 to add the nineteenth of June as a state holiday commemorating Juneteenth National Freedom Day.
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2022-03-08
To Senate State & Local Government Committee
KYHR77PassUrging Congress to take appropriate steps in mitigating cyberattacks and ransomware attacks.
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2022-03-07
adopted by voice vote
KYHB117Engross

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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, 2023.
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2022-03-03
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHB714Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to impose a 9.5 percent tax on the adjusted gross revenue of wagers to impose a 9.5 percent tax on the adjusted gross revenue on wagers placed at a licensed track; impose an additional 0.5 percent tax on the ad...
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2022-03-01
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB658Intro

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Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to allow persons convicted of certain felonies the right to vote; ballot language included; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
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2022-02-28
To House Committee On Committees
KYHCR101Intro

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Honor frontline and essential support workers and call upon the General Assembly and the Governor to award American Rescue Plan Act premium pay by budget allocation using U.S. Department of the Treasury guidelines with no state tax deductions being m...
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2022-02-28
To House Committee On Committees
KYHR95PassCondemning Russia's unprovoked military aggression and invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine.
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2022-02-25
adopted by voice vote
KYHB537FailCreate 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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2022-02-24
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KYHB592Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 336, relating to collective bargaining for public employees; define "bargain collectively" and "public employees"; provide the secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet the authority to designate a labor organization...
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2022-02-24
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB585Intro

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Amend 344.450 to allow parties to recover punitive damages.
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2022-02-24
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB511Intro

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Amend KRS 2.091 to name and designate coal as the official rock of Kentucky; amend KRS 2.094 to name and designate Kentucky agate as the official mineral of Kentucky.
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2022-02-16
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB69Engross

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Extend the provisions of paragraph 3 of 2020 Executive Order 2020-277, related to temporary disability from occupational exposure to COVID-19 from September 7, 2021, to January 31, 2023; EMERGENCY.
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2022-02-14
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHB56Engross

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Amend KRS 61.315 to create a presumption that first responders who die of COVID-19 do so while in the line of duty and thus qualify for death benefits; apply subsection retroactively; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.
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2022-02-14
To Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB468Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 18A to provide an employee of the Commonwealth of Kentucky a paid leave of absence of 12 weeks for the birth or adoption of a child; establish requirements; amend KRS 18A.025 and 18A.110 to conform.
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2022-02-09
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB463Intro

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Amend KRS 141.019 to increase the pension income exclusion from $31,110 to $41,110; apply retroactively for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018; require the Department of Revenue to automatically issue refunds; APPROPRIATION; RETROACT...
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2022-02-08
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB446Intro

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Appropriate $162 million and $12 million in fiscal year 2022-2023 to fund a one-time one and one-half percent cost-of-living adjustment effective July 1, 2022, for Kentucky Employees Retirement System nonhazardous and hazardous duty retirees/benefici...
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2022-02-02
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB407Intro

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Amend KRS 116.025 to require that a voter be a resident of the state and precinct on or before the day of a primary or an election for voter registration purposes; amend KRS 116.045 to allow a person who is not a registered voter prior to the time th...
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2022-02-01
To House Committee On Committees
KYHR53PassAdjourn in honor and loving memory of Darryl Owens.
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2022-02-01
adopted by voice vote
KYHB423Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 6 to make definitions and require a 4-year period for all new tax expenditures enacted after the effective date of this Act; create a new section of KRS Chapter 6 to require the Interim Joint Committee on Appropria...
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2022-02-01
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB400Intro

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Amend KRS 344.040 to remove protections against employment discrimination based on an individual's status as a smoker or nonsmoker.
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2022-01-31
To House Committee On Committees
KYHR50Intro

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Amend the Rules of Procedure for the 2022 Regular Session of the House of Representatives.
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2022-01-27
To House Committee On Committees
KYHR49PassRecognize January 27, 2022, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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2022-01-27
adopted by voice vote
KYHB366Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to provide a remedy for employees misclassified as independent contractors; amend KRS 337.010 to include definitions for "independent contractor" and "misclassified"; repeal KRS 336.137.
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2022-01-25
To House Committee On Committees
KYHR44PassCommend Taiwan for its relations with the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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2022-01-24
adopted by voice vote
KYHB209Intro

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Appropriate moneys to the State Salary and Compensation Fund to provide an increment of five percent in each fiscal year on the base salary or wages of each eligible state employee within the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial...
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2022-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB207Intro

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Create new sections of KRS Chapter 244 to define terms; establish pre-employment requirements for bouncers; create bouncer training standards; establish agency oversight; prevent confusion as to whether a law enforcement officer is on or off duty; am...
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2022-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB205Intro

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Amend KRS 337.415, relating to court-ordered appearances by employees, to 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; requir...
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2022-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB59Intro

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Amend KRS 337.010 to define "family care leave," "family member," "health care provider", "same employer," and "serious health condition"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to prohibit employers from preventing an employee to take family care l...
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2022-01-04
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB68Intro

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Amend KRS 117.087 and 118.035 to extend the ending voting hours from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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2022-01-04
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB22Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to designate June 12 as Women Veterans' Appreciation Day in the Commonwealth.
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2022-01-04
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB135Intro

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Create a new section of KRS 16.505 to 16.652 to change the retirement benefits for members participating in the State Police Retirement System (SPRS) or in a hazardous position in either the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS) or County Emplo...
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2022-01-04
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB193Intro

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Amend KRS 116.055 to extend the deadline to change one's party affiliation on his or her voter registration from December 31 immediately preceding the primary election to 30 days immediately preceding the primary election.
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2022-01-04
To House Committee On Committees
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