Kentucky Representative Walker Thomas [R]

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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
KYHB344VetoAmend KRS 150.175 to change the name of the junior statewide hunting license to the youth statewide hunting license; remove the requirement that a person under 16 have the permission of his or her parent, guardian, or custodian to obtain a youth stat...
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2022-04-25
Vetoed
KYHB206PassAmend KRS 15.382 to prohibit anyone who has been convicted of various misdemeanor offenses and inchoate offenses under KRS Chapter 510 from being certified as a peace officer; amend KRS 15.386 to prohibit peace officers who have been convicted of var...
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2022-04-20
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 232)
KYHB241PassThe Transportation Cabinet Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; appropriate to General Administration and Support: 2021-2022: $1,119,600, 2022-2023: $83,373,900, 2023-2024: $84,567,900; appropriate to Aviation: 2021-2022: $108,100, 2022-2023: $34...
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2022-04-14
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 214)
KYHB3PassAmend KRS 311.732, relating to performance of an abortion upon a minor, to require the informed written consent of a parent or legal guardian to include a copy of that parent's or legal guardian's government-issued identification and parent's or lega...
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2022-04-14
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 210)
KYHB315PassAppropriate Federal Funds from the State Fiscal Recovery Fund of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in the amount of $300,000,000 in fiscal year 2022-2023 to the Broadband Deployment Fund; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.
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2022-04-14
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 202)
KYHB8PassAmend KRS 141.020 to reduce the individual income tax rate to 4% for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, and provide a further rate reduction in future years if certain thresholds of total general fund receipts are exceeded, provide ...
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2022-04-14
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 212)
KYHB1PassThe State/Executive Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; appropriate to General Government: 2021-2022: $925,391,000, 2022-2023: $2,450,394,100, 2023-2024: $1,945,550,500; appropriate to the Economic Development Cabinet: 2021-2022: $631,100...
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2022-04-13
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 199)
KYHB308Engross

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Create new sections of KRS Chapter 136 to establish the Kentucky Rural Jobs Act of 2022, allowing the Department of Revenue to begin accepting applications from entities seeking approval as a growth fund and allowing no more than $15 million dollars ...
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2022-04-13
To Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHR71PassRecognize Kentucky's native daughter, United States Navy Commander Billie J. Farrell, for her extensive service and congratulate her on becoming the 77th Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Constitution.
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2022-04-13
adopted by voice vote
KYHB475Engross

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Propose 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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2022-04-13
To Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB277PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to define terms; establish a student loan forgiveness program for teachers obtaining certification through an expedited certification process with a residency component; authorize the Kentucky Higher Education ...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 161)
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)
KYHB91PassAmend KRS 12.357 to require administrative bodies to issue or renew regular occupational licenses to spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces without payment of fees or dues.
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 107)
KYHB214PassAmend KRS 23A.020 to move Edmonson County from the 38th Judicial Circuit into the 8th Judicial Circuit; amend KRS 23A.040 (Effective January 2, 2023) to add the 56th Judicial Circuit to the list of judicial circuits with 2 Circuit Judges; amend KRS 2...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 129)
KYHB465PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 186 to establish a special military unit license plate for certain units; establish eligibility and necessary documentation; amend KRS 186.162 to set forth fees for a special military unit license plate; amend KRS ...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 105)
KYHB215PassAmend KRS 218A.1410, 218A.1412, and 218A.142 to enhance the penalty for importing or trafficking carfentanil, fentanyl, or fentanyl derivatives from a minimum of 50 percent of the sentence served to a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence served and ...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 130)
KYHB636PassAmend KRS 36.230 to include gender-neutral language.
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 171)
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)
KYHB43PassAmend KRS 39A.100 to exclude houses of worship from emergency condemnation authority; prohibit a governmental entity from prohibiting religious services during an emergency to a greater extent than imposed on other organizations or businesses that pr...
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2022-04-05
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 82)
KYHB397PassWaive up to 15 student attendance days for days school districts were closed due to the western Kentucky tornado disaster; consider days waived under this Act as completed employment contract days for school personnel; EMERGENCY.
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2022-03-31
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 65)
KYHCR40PassUrge Kentucky's Congressional delegation to include Kentucky's Veterans Affairs Medical Centers into the Center for Compassionate Innovation, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program enabling the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for vete...
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2022-03-30
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 60)
KYHR128PassRecognize April 2, 2022, as World Autism Awareness Day and April 2022 as Autism Acceptance Month.
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2022-03-30
adopted by voice vote
KYHB95PassAmend KRS 334.020 to allow audiologists licensed under KRS Chapter 334A to engage in the sale and practice of fitting hearing instruments; amend KRS 334.030 to update the mailing address of the Kentucky Licensing Board for Specialists in Hearing; ame...
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2022-03-29
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 46)
KYHB23Intro

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Amend KRS 156.070 to require KHSAA to promulgate administrative regulations or bylaws requiring schools to designate all interscholastic athletics based upon the biological sex of the students eligible to participate; prohibit male students from part...
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2022-03-29
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB345PassAmend KRS 61.394 to allow specified military members who are state employees leave of absence up to six months without penalty if they are physically disabled as a result of performing active or inactive duty training or entitled to incapacitation pa...
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2022-03-29
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 44)
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
KYHB476Engross

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Amend KRS 67.083 to allow a fiscal court of any county to levy all taxes not in conflict with the Constitution, provided that the fee or tax is allowed by the statutes of this state; amend KRS 92.281 to allow cities of all classes to levy all taxes n...
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2022-03-29
To Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB263PassAmend KRS 508.100 to increase penalties if the victim is under 12 years of age.
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2022-03-25
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 31)
KYHB719Engross

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Amend KRS 376.010 to establish a mechanism for protection for owners of leased property from liens arising from work performed through a contract with the lessee when the lessee is prohibited from entering into such an agreement by the lease; require...
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2022-03-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB28Engross

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Create a new section in KRS Chapter 336 to prohibit public entity employers from requiring employees and applicants from disclosing his or her immunization status; create a new section in KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit postsecondary schools from requiri...
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2022-03-25
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHR63Intro

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Express support for the State of Israel and opposition to the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement which seeks to harm the State of Israel.
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2022-03-23
To House Floor Committee
KYHB457Engross

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Amend KRS 304.17A-164 to prohibit insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, and other administrators of pharmacy benefits from imposing certain requirements on health plan insureds; create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish defin...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB97Engross

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Amend KRS 326.080 to require the license renewal fee for practicing ophthalmic dispensing to be established by the Kentucky Board of Ophthalmic Dispensers through promulgation of administrative regulation.
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2022-03-21
To Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee
KYHB29Engross

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to prohibit identified entities from enforcing federal firearm bans; prohibit identified entities from adopting rules, regulations, or ordinances that require enforcement of federal firearm bans; and prohibit i...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee
KYHR125PassHonor the Kentucky Historical Society.
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2022-03-15
adopted by voice vote
KYHB6PassAmend KRS 132.485 to require the average trade-in value and not the rough trade-in value or clean trade-in value be used as the standard value of a motor vehicle for property tax purposes; grant tax refunds for tax overpayments; require posting of th...
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2022-03-10
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 13)
KYHB51Engross

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Amend KRS 199.896 to provide that the license or certification of a child-care center shall not be refused or revoked for refusing to require facial coverings; amend KRS 199.898 to provide that parents and guardians of children enrolled in licensed, ...
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2022-03-10
To Senate Health and Welfare 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
KYHB395FailCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to require the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to conduct all procurements necessary for its performance pursuant to KRS Chapter 45A or pursuant to administrative regulations it promulgates; exempt pr...
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2022-03-08
WITHDRAWN
KYHR77PassUrging Congress to take appropriate steps in mitigating cyberattacks and ransomware attacks.
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2022-03-07
adopted by voice vote
KYHJR42Engross

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Grant the family of the last remaining World War II veteran in Kentucky, upon his or her passing, the option of the veteran to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda and receive a funeral with full military honors.
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2022-03-03
To Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee
KYHJR105Intro

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Direct the Transportation Cabinet to designate the Jim R. Smith Memorial Bridge in Livingston County and erect appropriate signage.
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2022-02-28
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB635Intro

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Amend KRS 40.050 to include gender-neutral language.
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2022-02-28
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB634Intro

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Amend KRS 75.160 to include gender-neutral language.
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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
KYHR26PassHonor Kentucky farmers and recognize February 20 to 26, 2022, as Food Check-Out Week.
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2022-02-23
adopted by voice vote
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
KYHB203FailCreate new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish definitions for pharmacy-related insurance practices; amend KRS 304.17A-164 to prohibit insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, and other administrators of pharmacy benefits from imposi...
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2022-02-07
WITHDRAWN
KYHR53PassAdjourn in honor and loving memory of Darryl Owens.
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2022-02-01
adopted by voice vote
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