Kentucky Representative John Sims [D]

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KYHB362PassAmend various sections of KRS Chapter 224A to add definitions of "broadband", "broadband deployment fund", "broadband deployment project", "broadband deployment project area", "census block", "shapefile", and "underserved area"; include moneys receiv...
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2020-03-30
signed by Governor
KYHB135PassAmend KRS 311.842 to require the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to promulgate administrative regulations relating the prescribing of controlled substances by physician assistants; amend KRS 311.844 to establish continuing education requirements ...
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2020-03-27
signed by Governor
KYHB366PassAmend KRS 164.380 to establish guidelines for the operation and management of the model and practice schools operated by Eastern Kentucky University; require the board of regents to adopt policies for the operation of the model and practice school; e...
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2020-03-27
signed by Governor
KYHB8EngrossCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 205 to define terms; establish the Medicaid ground ambulance service provider assessment; require ground ambulance service providers to pay a Medicaid ambulance service provider assessment quarterly; authorize the C...
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2020-03-26
To Senate Rules Committee
KYHB216EngrossAmend KRS 403.720 to include violence against an animal 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 domestic animal to the petitioner; amend KRS 456.010 to i...
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2020-03-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB397EngrossCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 337 to provide definitions; set forth determination of misclassified workers; set forth investigation process and violations; establish court remedies; require notice by an employer; grant the commissioner of the De...
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2020-03-26
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee
KYHB484EnrollCreate a new section of KRS 61.510 to 61.705 to specify contents/intent of bill which includes transferring the administration of the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) from the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) Board of Trustees to the CERS b...
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2020-03-26
delivered to Governor
KYHB318EngrossCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to designate June 12 as Women Veterans' Day in the Commonwealth.
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2020-03-19
To Senate State & Local Government Committee
KYHR131IntroAmend the Rules of Procedure for the 2020 House of Representatives by amending Rule 41 to require the Rules Committee to post in the Orders of the Day for final passage a bill or resolution with 40 or more co-sponsors that has been reported out of co...
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2020-03-19
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB194EngrossAmend KRS 6.350 to establish additional requirements for the completion of the actuarial analysis required for bills pertaining to state-administered retirement systems; specify additional requirements to be projecting costs/savings over a 30 year pe...
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2020-03-18
To Senate State & Local Government Committee
KYHB12EngrossAmend KRS 304-17A.148 to cap the cost sharing requirements for prescription insulin at $100 per 30 day supply; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021.
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2020-03-18
To Senate Rules Committee
KYHB65EngrossAmend KRS 518.090 to make assault of a sports official a Class D felony; create a new section of KRS Chapter 518 to establish the offense of intimidation of a sports official as a Class A misdemeanor; state that the restrictions of KRS 6.945(1) do no...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB137IntroEstablish 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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2020-03-17
To House Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs Committee
KYHB385IntroAmend KRS 156.160 to require a conclusive vision examination upon a child's initial enrollment in kindergarten and a vision examination upon a child's initial enrollment in a public preschool program, a Head Start program or grade six.
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2020-03-17
To House Education Committee
KYHB129PassCreate new sections of KRS 211.180 to 211.190 to establish definitions; establish the amount of funds to be allocated to and used by local health departments in Kentucky for employment, services, and programs; amend KRS 194A.050, 211.180, 211.357, 21...
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2020-03-17
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 21)
KYHB475IntroPropose to amend Section 181 of the Constitution of Kentucky to permit the General Assembly to authorize a county, city, town, or municipal corporation to assess and collect local taxes and fees that are not otherwise in conflict with the Constitutio...
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2020-03-17
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB412IntroAmend KRS 16.582 and 61.621 to increase minimum total and permanent in line of duty or duty-related disability benefits payable to a member of any of the systems administered by the Kentucky Retirement Systems from 25% to 75% of the member's monthly ...
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2020-03-17
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHJR82IntroDirect the commissioner of education to convene a strategic assessment and accountability committee; establish minimum requirements for the composition of the committee; establish the duties of the committee; require the commissioner to report the fi...
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2020-03-17
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB452IntroAmend KRS 132.195 to include specific privately owned leasehold interests in residential property owned by a purely public charity in the list of leasehold interests exempt from state and local property taxation at the prevailing rate; amend KRS 132....
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2020-03-12
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHCR52IntroDirect the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Kentucky Preschool Program Task Force to study preschool programs; require findings and recommendations to be reported by November 30, 2020.
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2020-03-09
To House Education Committee
KYHB410IntroAmend KRS 431.066, relating to pretrial release and bail options, to define "administratively released," "danger to others," and "financial condition of release"; require pretrial services to provide a defendant's juvenile court history when the defe...
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2020-03-06
posting withdrawn
KYHB569IntroAmend KRS 157.320 to replace the use of "average daily attendance" with "average daily enrollment" for funding purposes under the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky fund; amend various other sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to conform.
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2020-03-04
To House Education Committee
KYHB580IntroAmend KRS 138.220 to set a single excise tax on gasoline and special fuels; set initial base rate at 34.4 cents per gallon (cpg); subject tax to annual adjustment; eliminate references to taxation on the average wholesale price of gasoline and the su...
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2020-03-04
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB136EngrossCreate various new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms; to exempt the medicinal marijuana program from existing provisions in Kentucky law to the contrary; to require the Department for Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control to implement an...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB21IntroAmend KRS 304.17A-200 to extend health-status eligibility rules to individual and employer-organized association markets; authorize insurance commissioner to designate additional health status-related factors; prohibit adjustment of premium or contri...
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2020-02-28
floor amendment (2) filed
KYHB486IntroAmend KRS 431.073 to reduce waiting period for felony expungement from five years to one year, to reduce delays in the process, and to automatically waive the expungement fee for needy persons; amend KRS 431.078 to reduce waiting period for misdemean...
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2020-02-27
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB360EngrossAmend KRS 39F.180 to require that any agency searching for a lost or missing person contact appropriate agencies within four hours of receiving the report and utilize existing resources, including but not limited to electronic highway signs, the Ambe...
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2020-02-26
To Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee
KYHB480IntroEstablish KRS Chapter 408 to adopt the Uniform Parentage Act (2017); amend various KRS sections to conform; repeal KRS 199.503 and KRS Chapter 406.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB478IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to allow an income tax credit for qualified home modification expenses incurred by an individual equal to the actual cost of the home modifications, up to $7,500 per taxpayer per year; require reporting by the ...
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2020-02-26
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB470IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to define "base restaurant tax receipts," "merged governments" and " nonhighway transportation infrastructure"; grant any city, county, or merged government the right to levy a restaurant tax, subject to certain...
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2020-02-24
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB241EngrossCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to designate the second Wednesday in February as "Family Resource and Youth Services Center Day."
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2020-02-18
To Senate State & Local Government Committee
KYHR50IntroCommemorate the centennial anniversary of Kentucky's ratification of the 19th Amendment on January 6, 1920.
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2020-02-11
posting withdrawn
KYHB53IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 336 to declare that professional employer organizations provide a valuable service to commerce and should be properly recognized and regulated; define "client," "co-employer," "co-employment relationship," "covered ...
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2020-02-04
To House Small Business & Information Technology Committee
KYHR65PassPledge civility on the floor and outside the chambers of the House of Representatives.
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2020-01-31
adopted by voice vote
KYHB17EngrossCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to designate the Honor and Remember flag as the state's emblem of the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives in the line of duty; specify loc...
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2020-01-29
To Senate State & Local Government Committee
KYHJR58IntroDesignate the Elbert Eugene 'Gene' Staggs Memorial Highway in Fleming County
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2020-01-29
To House Transportation Committee
KYHB324IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to establish a $1,000 refundable income tax credit for certain volunteer firefighters; declare the purpose of the credit; require annual reporting to the Legislative Research Commission to evaluate the impact o...
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2020-01-28
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB27EngrossCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to name and designate as the official pets of Kentucky domestic cats and dogs that reside in or have been adopted from Kentucky animal shelters or rescue organizations.
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2020-01-27
To Senate State & Local Government Committee
KYHR44PassHonor the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children and adjourn in honor of Children's Advocacy Day on January 23, 2020.
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2020-01-23
adopted by voice vote
KYHB287IntroAmend KRS 116.055 to permit voters registered with a political group, political organization, or as an independent to vote in the primary or a political party under specific circumstances; amend KRS 117.085, 117.125, and 117.381 to conform.
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2020-01-22
To House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
KYHB273IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 136 to establish the growth fund tax credit; amend KRS 131.190 to allow reporting of the tax credit to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; establish Subchapter 21 of KRS Chapter 154 and create...
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2020-01-21
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB19IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to adopt year-round daylight saving time in the state of Kentucky if authorized by the United States Congress; EFFECTIVE upon the first Sunday of November following passage of enabling legislation by Congress.
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2020-01-13
To House State Government Committee
KYHB223IntroAmend KRS 525.135, relating to torture of a dog or cat, to specify certain acts of torture; increase punishment to Class D felony.
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2020-01-13
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB200IntroAmend KRS 157.360 to reduce maximum class sizes by three.
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2020-01-09
To House Education Committee
KYHB28IntroAmend KRS 139.200 to provide for a sales and use tax rate of eight percent (8%) on or after January 1, 2021; amend KRS 139.230 and 139.310 to conform; amend KRS 139.471 to provide a six percent (6%) sales tax rate on property purchased for use in the...
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2020-01-07
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB102IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 344 to prohibit employment discrimination based on a positive drug screen for cannabidiol or tetrahydrocannabinol.
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2020-01-07
To House Economic Development & Workforce Investment Committee
KYHB179IntroAmend KRS 304.17A-005 to define "balance billing," "cost sharing," and other terms; create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require the insurance commissioner or a designated nonprofit organization to establish and maintain a databa...
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2020-01-07
To House Banking and Insurance Committee
KYHB128IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to prohibit animal-drawn vehicles from being drawn by an animal wearing shoes that will damage the highway; amend KRS 189.990 to establish a penalty of $25 for the first offense and $50 for subsequent offenses;...
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2020-01-07
To House Transportation Committee
KYHB6IntroPropose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to restore voting rights to persons convicted of felonies upon completion of their sentence; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection.
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2020-01-07
To House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
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