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KYSB146PassCreate a new section of KRS 336 to require criminal background checks for certain employees of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.
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2021-04-05
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 184)
KYHB413PassCreate a new section of KRS 341 to implement a reporting requirement regarding the unemployment trust fund and wages subject to tax; amend KRS 341.030 to suspend any increase in the taxable wage base and utilize the taxable wage base in effect for th...
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2021-04-01
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 177)
KYHB192PassThe State/Executive Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; appropriate to General Government: 2020-2021: $2,232,159,200, 2021-2022: $1,799,151,900; appropriate to the Economic Development Cabinet: 2020-2021: $30,692,000, 2021-2022: $32,698,0...
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2021-03-30
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 169)
KYSB126Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 151B.020 and 151B.280 to delete references to the Office of Unemployment Insurance, the Unemployment Insurance Commission, the Career Development Office, and the Division of Operations and Support Services; amend KRS 336.015 to include the ...
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2021-03-30
returned to the Orders of the Day
KYSR214PassHonor the American Rescue Plan Act.
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2021-03-30
adopted by voice vote
KYHB475PassAmend KRS 207.200 to make language gender-neutral.
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2021-03-29
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 162)
KYSB221PassAmend KRS 12.020 to change the name of the Office of Career Development and create the Division of Technical Assistance within the Department of Workforce Investment; amend KRS 151B.020 to change the name of the Office of Career Development and creat...
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2021-03-24
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 99)
KYHB210PassAmend KRS 337.015 to require employers to provide the same leave policies to adoptive parents as they provide to birth parents; change the applicable age of an adoptive child from seven to ten; create an exemption for specified categories of adoption...
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2021-03-23
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 76)
KYSB141PassAmend KRS 342.1242 and KRS 342.1243 to provide guidelines for distribution of funds remaining in the Kentucky coal workers' pneumoconiosis fund.
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2021-03-15
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 25)
KYSB7PassCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 341 to set waiver of overpayment criteria, allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money, waiver application deadlines, require program integrity provisions, and make an appropriatio...
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2021-03-12
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 16)
KYHB479Intro

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Amend KRS 15.020 to authorize the Attorney General to bring an action regarding the constitutionality of statutes, regulations, and orders; establish venue; amend KRS 15.060 to authorize assistance from other areas of state government regarding inves...
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2021-03-11
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB468Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 341.415 to require the secretary to waive unemployment insurance overpayment debts if the overpayment was due to an employer or agency error, not the result of fraud or misconduct by the recipient, and repayment would cause economic hardshi...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHB431Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 45A.480 to require assurance that all required taxes are being paid by persons receiving state construction contracts; to require the required affidavit include a list of all subcontractors on the project; to provide that the contracting bo...
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2021-03-03
To House Small Business & Information Technology Committee
KYSB284Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 337.010 to define "essential employee"; amend KRS 337.275 to set a minimum wage for essential employees; EMERGENCY.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYSB276Intro

Sine Die
Create the Kentucky Education and Workforce Collaborative to implement the policies developed by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board; establish membership, articulate responsibilities of the collaborative, authorize service coordination, authoriz...
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2021-02-25
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYSB283Intro

Sine Die
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 455 to limit circumstances in which a warrant may be issued authorizing entry without notice; require creation of a warrant application form; require reporting of data on warrants authorizing entry without notice; r...
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2021-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB10Engross

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to define "person"; to provide a defense to civil liability to a person who acts in good faith while operating a business during a state of emergency for ordinary negligence for a personal injury resulting from...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHB240Intro

Sine Die
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
KYSB258Intro

Sine Die
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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2021-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB269Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 344.010 to include definitions for "sexual orientation," "gender identity," " local Commission," and " real estate-related transaction"; amend KRS 344.020, relating to the purpose of the Kentucky's civil rights chapter, to include a prohibi...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB562Intro

Sine Die
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 15 to create a method for law enforcement agencies to request disciplinary records from other agencies where the applicant has previously been employed; require applicants to consent to disclosure of prior records; ...
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2021-02-23
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB24Engross

Sine Die
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
KYHB529Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 342.610 to exclude certain levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in the blood from the presumption that an injury was caused by the introduction of certain substances into the employee's body.
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2021-02-22
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB246Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 154.12-330 to give preference to veterans in the issuance of small business loans; amend KRS 154.12-213 to require monthly veteran workforce reports; create a new section of KRS Chapter 154 to require annual job training reports by the Kent...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee
KYSB235Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 336 to define "covenant not to compete" and "low-wage employee"; provide that an employer shall not require a low-wage employee to enter into a covenant not to compete; set forth civil remedy, damages that can be r...
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2021-02-11
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYSB232Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 337.420 to make an employer only have to have one employee to be subject to the wage discrimination requirements; amend KRS 337.423 to require no wage discrimination for what has been paid to current or past employees and prohibit an employ...
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2021-02-11
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHCR62Intro

Sine Die
Create a Legislative workgroup to study the impact of COVID-19 on Kentucky women and mothers in the workforce.
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2021-02-11
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB13Intro

Sine Die
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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2021-02-11
To Senate Committee on Committees
KYHB424Intro

Sine Die
Create 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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2021-02-10
To House Small Business & Information Technology Committee
KYSB184Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 154.10-020 to include gender-neutral language.
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2021-02-10
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHB488Intro

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to require an employer intending to relocate a call center from Kentucky to a foreign country to notify the secretary of the Labor Cabinet at least 120 days prior to such relocation; require the secretary to co...
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2021-02-10
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB500Intro

Sine Die
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
KYSB157Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 342.610 to provide that contractors shall not be liable for payment of compensation to subcontractors with no employees who are not subject to KRS Chapter 342.
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2021-02-09
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHB406Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 341.030, relating to unemployment insurance, to provide for mechanism to allow for an increase in the taxable wage base above $12,000; amend KRS 341.090 to define "alternative base period" and provide for utilization of same; amend KRS 341....
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2021-02-09
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB422Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 29A.160 to make language gender-neutral.
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2021-02-09
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB98Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 344.010 to define "immunization"; amend KRS 344.040 to prohibit employers from discriminating against an individual who declines immunization or requiring immunization as a condition of employment.
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2021-02-04
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB142Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 161.158 to provide that withholding of dues shall cease upon receipt of a written request from the employee; to set forth the specific language to be included on an authorization-for-withholding form and the manner in which the form shall b...
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2021-02-04
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYHB385Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 337.010 to remove exemptions in definition of employee for agricultural workers and domestic service workers; amend KRS 342.630 to indicate that agricultural employers are subject to KRS Chapter 342; amend KRS 342.650 to remove exemptions f...
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2021-02-04
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB37Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 214.036 to prohibit required immunization of any person by any state agency or instrumentality; create a new section of KRS Chapter 338 to prohibit required immunization of any employee by an employer as defined in KRS 338.015; EMERGENCY.
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2021-02-02
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB85Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 342.140 to allow income benefits for volunteer firemen, police, and emergency management agency members or trainees to be based on fifty percent of the state average weekly wage if that is greater than the average weekly wage of their regul...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor Committee
KYSB144Intro

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 336 to provide definitions and to require public employers to have an appeals process for an employee who violates a drug-free policy using legal industrial products; amend KRS 18A.043 to require an appeals process...
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2021-02-02
To Senate Committee on Committees
KYHB282Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 342.315 to eliminate the requirement that physicians contracting with the commissioner of the Department of Workers' Claims to perform evaluations in occupational disease claims be "B" readers who are licensed in Kentucky and are board-cert...
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2021-02-02
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB228Intro

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 344 to prohibit employers from considering or requiring disclosure of prior criminal history as part of the initial job application; title the Act "Ban the Box - The Criminal Record Employment Discrimination Act."
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2021-01-08
To House Committee On Committees
KYHCR22Intro

Sine Die
Urge the United States Congress to forgive Kentucky's Federal UI loan balance; suspend loan repayment penalties in the event of nonpayment; forward Resolution to Kentucky Congressmen and Clerks for both houses of Congress.
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2021-01-06
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB35Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to make it a discriminatory employment action if an employer asks questions about previous salary or wages, relies on previous salary when setting a new salary, or refuses to hire if an applicant does not provi...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB32Intro

Sine Die
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
KYHB62Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 342.125 to remove the requirement that an affected employee previously diagnosed with occupational pneumoconiosis resulting from exposure to coal dust must have an additional two years of employment in the Commonwealth wherein the employee ...
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2021-01-05
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB78Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 341.370 to prohibit disqualification from benefits for workers unemployed as a result of domestic violence and abuse, dating violence and abuse, sexual assault, or stalking; amend KRS 341.530 to charge benefits to pooled account for workers...
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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

Sine Die
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
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