Prepared by: JC Young
Phone: 502-223-5510
Report created on February 26, 2024
 
HB1APPROPRIATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES (PETRIE J) AN ACT relating to government agencies, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

Appropriate General Fund moneys from the Budget Reserve Trust Fund Account in fiscal years 2023-2024, 2024-2025, and 2025-2026 to the following: Kentucky Infrastructure Authority for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure grants; Department for Local Government to provide matching funds under the Government Resources Accelerating Needed Transformation Program; Kentucky Public Pensions Authority to be applied to the unfunded liability of the State Police Retirement Systems and the Kentucky Employees Retirement System Nonhazardous pension funds; Teachers' Retirement System to be applied to the unfunded actuarially accrued liability; Cabinet for Economic Development to support the KEDFA loan pool and development projects; Department of Kentucky State Police for lab equipment; Transportation Cabinet to improve public riverports, to implement the Short Line Infrastructure Preservation and Industrial Access and Safety Improvement pilot projects, and support grants to each General Aviation airport; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain, delete, and add to original provisions; appropriate General Fund moneys from the Budget Reserve Trust Fund Account in fiscal years 2023-2024, 2024-2025, and 2025-2026 to the following: Kentucky Infrastructure Authority for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure grants; Department for Local Government to provide matching funds under the Government Resources Accelerating Needed Transformation Program; Kentucky Public Pensions Authority to be applied to the unfunded liability of the State Police Retirement Systems and the Kentucky Employees Retirement System Nonhazardous pension funds; Teachers' Retirement System to be applied to the unfunded actuarially accrued liability; Cabinet for Economic Development to support mega-development projects, the KEDFA loan pool, and other development projects; Department of Kentucky State Police for lab equipment; Transportation Cabinet to improve public riverports, to implement the Short Line Infrastructure Preservation and Industrial Access and Safety Improvement pilot projects, and support grants to each General Aviation airport; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/6/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/2/2024 - received in Senate
2/1/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/1/2024 - Motion to suspend rules to call HFA 6 – failed 19-20
2/1/2024 - Motion to suspend rules to call HFA 5 – failed 19-26
2/1/2024 - Motion to suspend rules to call HFA 7 – failed 20-37
2/1/2024 - floor amendments (4), (5), (6) and (7) filed to Committee Substitute
2/1/2024 - (H) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY
2/1/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1, to Rules
1/31/2024 - floor amendment (3) filed
1/31/2024 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2024 - floor amendment (2) filed
1/30/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/30/2024 - (H) SECOND READING
1/30/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/29/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/29/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/29/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/22/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed
1/22/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/16/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB1.html
 
HB4AMEND CONSTITUTUION OF KENTUCKY RELATING TO SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (OSBORNE D) AN ACT proposing to amend the Constitution of Kentucky relating to sessions of the General Assembly.

Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to establish that the General Assembly shall determine the date a regular session shall end unless another date is agreed upon by three-fifths of the membership of each House; establish that the General Assembly may be convened upon a Joint Proclamation of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House for no more than 12 legislative days annually; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
 Current Status:   2/9/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/6/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB4.html
 
HB5CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS (BAUMAN J) AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.

Create sections of KRS Ch. 532 to define "violent felony" and enhance sentencing for a person convicted of a third violent felony; prohibit probation, parole, or other form of release for a person who commits a crime using a weapon that is stolen, defaced, loaded with restricted ammunition, or otherwise violates state law; amend KRS 610.070 to require a parent, legal guardian, or custodian to be present at court proceedings involving a child in the juvenile justice system; create section of KRS Ch. 610 to establish penalty; amend KRS 507.020 to expand offense of murder; amend KRS 507.030 to expand offense of manslaughter in the first degree; amend KRS 507.040 to expand offense of manslaughter in the second degree; amend KRS 218A.1412 to provide increased penalties for certain trafficking offenses; create section of KRS Ch. 515 to create new offense of carjacking; amend KRS 512.020 and 512.030 to lower the threshold for criminal mischief in the first degree to $500; amend KRS 149.410, 506.160, and 525.220 to conform; amend KRS 520.050 to enhance promoting contraband to a Class B felony if the dangerous contraband is fentanyl, carfentanil, or a fentanyl derivative; amend KRS 16.220 to allow purchase of a confiscated firearm by a person who bids under the condition that they not take possession of the firearm, but instead leave it with the Dept. of Kentucky State Police for destruction; prohibit government agencies from purchasing the firearm; make technical corrections; create sections of KRS Chs. 511, 198A, and 65 to establish offense of criminal street camping and provide exceptions; amend KRS 503.080 to conform; amend KRS 202C.050 to reduce requirements to find a person subject to involuntary commitment pursuant to KRS Ch. 202C; amend KRS 186.417 to include felony offenders released from county jails and local correctional facilities among those who may be issued personal identification cards or operator's licenses under certain conditions; amend KRS 431.510 to define terms; prohibit any charitable bail organization from posting bail in excess of $5,000; prohibit any charitable bail organization from posting bail for any offense of domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse, and for any offense under a civil court order or warrant under KRS 222.430 to 222.437; establish that any bond ordered forfeited following a new criminal offense shall be distributed to the victim of the new offense; require publication of records and annual reporting to the General Assembly; create section of KRS Ch. 507 to create offense of murder of a first responder and establish penalties; amend KRS 506.010 to conform; amend KRS 532.025 to include the murder of first responders as an aggravating circumstance for the death penalty; amend KRS 532.036 to allow restitution following a conviction for Murder of a first responder; amend KRS 439.320 to provide that members of the Parole Board shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor, that panels of the board shall consist of not less than three and not more than six members, and that all members of the panel must agree on a decision or the matter shall be referred to the full board; amend KRS 439.330 to require that parole be granted upon a two-thirds vote of the full board; amend KRS 433.236 to limit liability for shopkeepers; amend KRS 439.3401 to add a person who has been convicted of or entered a plea of guilty to a Class B felony violation of KRS 520.050 to the definition of "violent offender" and to include carjacking and attempted murder in the list of violent offenses; amend KRS 508.075 and 508.078, relating to terroristic threatening, to include any workplace or any gathering of 3 or more persons; amend KRS 524.040 to include harassing communications as conduct constituting intimidation of a participant in the legal process; amend KRS 439.340 to allow the Parole Board to order participation in a specific violence reduction program as a condition of parole; amend KRS 533.030 to allow a court to require participation in a specific violence reduction program as a condition of probation or conditional discharge; amend KRS 403.763 and 456.180 to enhance a second or subsequent violation of an order of protection within a five-year period to a Class D felony; amend KRS 500.080 to include family members, members of an unmarried couple, and persons in a dating relationship, in application of a particular definition of serious physical injury; amend KRS 514.020 to reduce the time required to establish prima facie evidence of theft by deception of rented or leased property that is not returned to the owner from 10 days to four days; amend KRS 196.031 to require the annual report to also include the percentage of offenders who commit new offenses within two years; amend KRS 520.095 to enhance fleeing or evading police in the first degree to a Class C felony; provide that the defendant shall not be released on probation, shock probation, conditional discharge, or parole until he or she has served at least 50 percent of the sentence imposed; amend KRS 520.100 to enhance fleeing or evading police in the second degree to a Class D felony; amend KRS 532.100 to provide sentences for two or more felony sec crimes shall run consecutives; provide that the defendant shall not be released on probation, shock probation, conditional discharge, or parole until he or she has served at least 50 percent of the sentence imposed; amend KRS 158.155 to require school employees to report certain enumerated crimes to law enforcement; repeal KRS 512.040, which establishes the crime of criminal mischief in the third degree and KRS 158.154, which deals with discipline in schools; EFFECTIVE, in part, August 1, 2025. HCS (1) Retain original provisions, except Sections 29 and 30, KRS 439.320 and 439.330 related to the Parole Board; change definition of "first responder" in Section 25; create new section of KRS Ch. 520 to create offense of fleeing or evading police in the third degree; amend KRS 514.030 to lengthen time period for aggregating theft offenses and establish venue; add severability clause. HFA (27) Delete section 2 and replace with a new section of KRS Ch. 532 to establish that defendants who meet certain criteria are not eligible for probation or parole; amend section relating to carjacking to require that the defendant act without lawful authority; amend section relating to unlawful camping to exempt temporarily sleeping in an automobile; exempt statutorily created housing programs from limitations on funding; amend section relating to involuntary commitment; amend KRS 439.3401 to amend the definition of "violent offender" to include the attempted commission of any offense listed, a felony involving the death of the victim or serious physical injury to a victim, burglary in the first degree as described in KRS 511.020 if a person other than a participant in the crime was present in the building during the commission of the offense, robbery in the second degree as described in KRS 515.030, arson in the first degree, and strangulation in the first degree; provide that a violent offender shall serve at least 85 percent of the sentence imposed before probation, shock probation, parole, conditional discharge, or other form of early release is permitted; provide that a violent offender shall only recieve credit on their sentence for time spent in custody prior to the commencement of the sentence; amend KRS 525.045 to conform; amend sections relating to violation of an order of protection to require that subsequent violations, in order to be punishable as Class D felony, be intentional, in-person violations; amend section relating to notfication required by school personnel to make uniform; delete section relating to murder; amend KRS 218.133 to conform with provisions of the bill; limit application of new requirements for issuance of identifying documents, based on availability of funds; clarify civil liability in shopkeeper's statute.
 Current Status:   2/7/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/26/2024 - received in Senate
1/25/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 74-22 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (27)
1/25/2024 - floor amendments (3), (5) and (7) defeated
1/25/2024 - Motion to table bill pending release of a fiscal note – failed 20-69
1/25/2024 - Motion to divide the question – failed 21-69
1/25/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HFAs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12(T), 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
1/24/2024 - floor amendment (27) filed to Committee Substitute
1/24/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1, HFAs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12(T), 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26
1/23/2024 - floor amendments (13), (14), (15), (16), (17), (18), (19), (20), (21), (22), (23), (24), (25) and (26) filed to Committee Substitute
1/23/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1, HFA 1, HFA 2, HFA 3, HFA 4, HFA 5, HFA 6, HFA 7, HFA 8, HFA 9, HFA 10, HFA 11, and HFA 12(T)
1/22/2024 - floor amendments (5), (7), (9) and (11) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (6), (8), (10) and (12-title) filed to bill
1/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 23, 2024
1/22/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/19/2024 - floor amendments (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
1/19/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/19/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/HCS 1
1/18/2024 - floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
1/18/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)
1/18/2024 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB5.html
 
HB6EXECUTIVE BRANCH BUDGET (PETRIE J) AN ACT relating to appropriations measures providing funding and establishing conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, cabinets, departments, boards, commissions, institutions, subdivisions, agencies, and other state-supported activities.

The State/Executive Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; detail Part II, Capital Projects Budget; detail Part III, General Provisions; detail Part IV, State Salary/Compensation, Benefit, and Employment Policy; detail Part V, Funds Transfer; detail Part VI, General Fund Budget Reduction Plan; detail Part VII, General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; detail Part VIII, Road Fund Budget Reduction Plan; detail Part IX, Road Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; detail Part X, Phase I Tobacco Settlement; and detail Part XI, Executive Branch Budget Summary; APPROPRIATION. House Committee Substitute (1) The State/Executive Branch Budget: Retain, delete, and add to original provisions; detail Part I, Operating Budget; detail Part II, Capital Projects Budget; detail Part III, General Provisions; detail Part IV, State Salary/Compensation, Benefit, and Employment Policy; detail Part V, Funds Transfer; detail Part VI, General Fund Budget Reduction Plan; detail Part VII, General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; detail Part VIII, Road Fund Budget Reduction Plan; detail Part IX, Road Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; detail Part X, Phase I Tobacco Settlement; and detail Part XI, Executive Branch Budget Summary; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   2/6/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/2/2024 - received in Senate
2/1/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 77-19 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/1/2024 - Motion to suspend rules to call HFA 2 – failed 19-27
2/1/2024 - Motion to suspend rules to call HFA 6 – failed 19-27
2/1/2024 - Motion to suspend rules to call HFA 12 – failed 20-32
2/1/2024 - Motion to suspend rules to call HFA 7 – failed 20-39
2/1/2024 - floor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12) and (13) filed to Committee Substitute
2/1/2024 - (H) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY
2/1/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1, to Rules
1/31/2024 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/30/2024 - (H) SECOND READING
1/30/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/29/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/29/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/29/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/22/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/16/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB6.html
 
HB7AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES (BRAY J) AN ACT relating to autonomous vehicles.

Create various sections of KRS Chapter 186 to establish a regulatory framework for the operation of fully autonomous vehicles on public highways; define terms; establish requirements for autonomous vehicles and automated driving systems; require submission of a law enforcement interaction plan with the Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky State Police and identify required elements of the plan; establish requirements for proof of insurance or self-insurance in the amount of $1 million for death or bodily injury and property damage for personal and commercial fully autonomous vehicles; require titling and registration of fully autonomous vehicles; establish the Transportation Cabinet as the sole agency responsible for administering statutes and regulations regarding fully autonomous vehicles; limit the regulatory authority of local governments in regard to the operation of fully autonomous vehicles; amend KRS 186.410 to establish that when an automated driving system is installed and engaged on a motor vehicle, the owner of a fully autonomous vehicle shall be considered operator of the vehicle for the purpose of assessing compliance with traffic or motor vehicle laws, and that the automated driving system is considered to be the licensed to operate the vehicle; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to exempt fully autonomous vehicles designed to be operated exclusively by an automated driving system from any vehicle equipment requirements of KRS 189.020 to KRS 189.205 that relate to vehicle operation by a human driver; amend KRS 189.635 to establish responsibility for the filing of accident reports and notification of law enforcement after accidents involving fully autonomous vehicles; amend KRS 281.010 to define terms relating to the operation of fully autonomous vehicles as motor carriers; amend KRS 281.630 to establish that any administrative regulations promulgated by the department that apply only to a human driver shall not apply to a fully autonomous vehicle; amend KRS 281.764 to require only the lead vehicle in a truck platoon to have a human driver behind the wheel of their vehicle; amend KRS 281.655 to establish minimum insurance requirements fully autonomous vehicles operating under a certificate issued under KRS Chapter 281 in the amount of $1 million for death or bodily injury and property. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except amend the definition of "SAE J3016" to include amendments to the standards; allow a person to operate a motor vehicle equipped with an automated driving system when the system achieves a minimal risk condition; provide that from the effective date of the Act until July 31, 2026, any fully autonomous vehicle for which the declared gross weight is more than 62,000 pounds shall be required to have an appropriately credentialed human driver in the vehicle to monitor the automated driving system and intervene if necessary; Section 14 of the Act, regarding platooning vehicles, EFFECTIVE August 1, 2026.
 Current Status:   2/20/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/16/2024 - received in Senate
2/15/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 61-31 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/15/2024 - Floor Amendments (1), (2) and (3) defeated
2/15/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1, HFA 1, HFA 2, and HFA 3
2/14/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 15, 2024
2/9/2024 - floor amendments (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
2/9/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/8/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2/8/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/8/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/8/2024 - House Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
1/9/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB7.html
 
HB18RIGHTS OF PROPERTY OWNERS (DOTSON R) AN ACT relating to the rights of property owners and declaring an emergency.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 65 to prohibit local governments from adopting or enforcing ordinances that prohibit owners of housing accommodations from refusing to lease or rent the housing accommodation to a person when the person's source of income to pay rent includes funding from a federal housing assistance program; prohibit local governments from requiring an owner of property occupied by an individual other than the owner to pay an emergency response fee that arises out of the actions of another over which the owner has no control; EMERGENCY. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except create a new section of KRS Chapter 383 to prohibit local governments from adopting or enforcing any ordinance relating to landlord or tenant laws that is in conflict with state law.
 Current Status:   2/26/2024 - (H) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY; for concurrence or Nonconcurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY; for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
2/22/2024 - (H) posted for passage for concurrence or Nonconcurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
2/21/2024 - received in House w/ Letter
2/20/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 25-11 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/20/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1
2/15/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 20, 2024
2/15/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/14/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
2/14/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS1
2/14/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/26/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
1/24/2024 - received in Senate
1/23/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 74-20
1/23/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 23, 2024
1/19/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/18/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/18/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
1/18/2024 - House State Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House State Government (H)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB18.html
 
HB19OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE (IMES M) AN ACT relating to the operation of a motor vehicle.

Amend KRS 189.930, to expand the requirement to move over or slow down when approaching an emergency or public safety vehicle to include any disabled vehicle displaying a warning signal.
 Current Status:   2/1/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   1/31/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 95-0
1/31/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/30/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 31, 2024
1/24/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/23/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/23/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
1/23/2024 - House Transportation (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/18/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Transportation (H)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB19.html
 
HB26UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (FISTER D) AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 341.030 to provide that reimbursements paid to volunteer firefighters for traveling to respond to emergencies or for the use of his or her personal vehicle or other equipment in responding to emergencies, shall not be considered wages for purposes of unemployment insurance; RETROACTIVE to March 6, 2020; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB26.html
 
HB27CONSERVATION DISTRICT AUDITS (FISTER D) AN ACT relating to conservation district audits.

Amend KRS 65A.010 to add specificity to the definition of "special purpose governmental entity" to include soil and water conservation services; amend KRS 262.097 to conform; amend KRS 262.280 to exempt a soil and water conservation district from the requirements set forth in KRS 65A.030; amend KRS 262.763 to exempt a watershed conservancy district from the requirements set forth in KRS 65A.030. House Floor Amendment (1) Amend KRS 262.097 to increase the audit threshold to one million dollars; amend KRS 262.763 to increase the audit threshold to one million dollars.
 Current Status:   2/8/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/7/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 95-0 with Floor Amendment (1)
2/7/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HFA 1
2/6/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed
2/6/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/5/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 06, 2024
2/1/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/31/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/31/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
1/31/2024 - House Agriculture (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2024 - (H) reassigned to committee House Agriculture (H)
1/9/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB27.html
 
HB29MOTOR VEHICLES (LEWIS D) AN ACT relating to motor vehicles.

Amend KRS 189.503 to allow a local government to issue permits for racing events on state-maintained highways subject to approval by the Transportation Cabinet; amend KRS 189.505 to conform.
 Current Status:   2/9/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/8/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 95-0
2/8/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/7/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 08, 2024
2/7/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/6/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/6/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/6/2024 - House Transportation (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Transportation (H)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB29.html
 
HB44VOTER REGISTRATION (HODGSON J) AN ACT relating to voter registration.

Amend KRS 30A.145 to require that each circuit clerk prepare, on the first Tuesday of each month, a list of all persons who were excused from jury duty for not being a United States citizen; create a new section of KRS Chapter 116 to require the Secretary of State, in cooperation with the State Board of Elections, to issue a comprehensive status report regarding voter registration records cleanup and maintenance on or before July 1 each year; establish information to be included in the report; require that the report be issued to the Legislative Research Commission and made available to the public on the Secretary of State's and State Board of Elections' official websites; require that persons only be contacted about their voter registrations by mail; provide that anomalies and discrepancies may be reported via a publicly available web link; amend KRS 116.113 to require that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services provide a lifetime copy of the Kentucky death records to the State Board of Elections on or before February 1 each year; require the State Board of Elections remove from voter registration records the name of a person who has been excused from jury duty for not being a United States citizen; amend KRS 116.0452 to conform. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 30A.145 to require that the Administrative Office of the Courts prepare, on the first Tuesday of each month, a list of all persons who were excused from jury duty for not being a United States citizen; amend the new section of KRS Chapter 116 to require that the State Board of Elections shall create a data-based report on or before July 1 of each year and remove language stating that citizens of each county shall have in-person access to the State Board of Elections' report to verify whether or not his or her address is being used fraudulently; amend KRS 116.113 to require that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services provide a lifetime copy of the Kentucky death records to the State Board of Elections on or before July 1 each year.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/22/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 75-17 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS1
2/21/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2024
2/16/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/15/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/15/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/15/2024 - House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB44.html
 
HB45PRIVACY PROTECTION (HODGSON J) AN ACT relating to privacy protection.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to define terms related to automated license plate readers; establish limitations on use and sale of data captured by automated license plate readers; create a new section of KRS Chapter 183 to define terms and establish limitations on the use of an unmanned aircraft system; create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to establish a cause of action for the unauthorized use of an unmanned aircraft system; create a new section of KRS Chapter 413 to establish a statute of limitations for an action filed for the unauthorized use of an unmanned aircraft system; create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to define terms and establish limitations on "deep fakes"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 413 to establish a statute of limitations for an action filed for the unlawful dissemination of a deep fake; create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to define terms and establish limitations on the introduction of identification devices on or within the human body; create a new section of KRS Chapter 413 to establish a statute of limitations for an action filed for introduction of an identification device; create a new section of KRS Chapter 519 to establish a criminal penalty for illegally disseminating a deep fake; amend KRS 508.152, relating to the unlawful use of tracking devices, to include the installation of a tracking device on the person or property of another without their consent and exempt parental tracking of minors from the prohibition.
 Current Status:   2/22/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
 All Bill Status:   2/21/2024 - floor amendment (2-title) filed
2/21/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2/21/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/21/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/21/2024 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/16/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB45.html
 
HB53ELECTIONS (HODGSON J) AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 15.243 to require that the Attorney General or his or her designee randomly select at least 1 ballot scanner and 1 race tabulated on that scanner for a hand-to-eye recount, which fulfills the requirement for a risk-limiting audit; require that the hand-to-eye recount be performed by each county clerk or his or her designee; establish the process for the hand-to-eye recount; amend KRS 117.383 and 117.295 to conform.
 Current Status:   2/26/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2024
2/16/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/15/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/15/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t
2/15/2024 - House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/18/2024 - House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB53.html
 
HB57EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (FREELAND C) AN ACT relating to emergency medical services and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 311A.030 to remove the classifications of ambulance services, mobile integrated healthcare programs, and medical first response providers; amend KRS 311A.142 to permit an emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician, or paramedic in good standing in another state to be eligible for reciprocity at the same level of certification or licensure; amend KRS 142.301, 205.5602, 211.9523, 311A.010, 311A.170, and 405.075 to conform; repeal KRS 311A.185, relating to determination of death by a paramedic; EMERGENCY. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except make a technical correction relating to paramedic licensure.
 Current Status:   2/9/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/8/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/8/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
2/7/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
2/6/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 07, 2024
2/1/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/31/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/31/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
1/31/2024 - House Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2024 - (H) reassigned to committee House Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
1/9/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB57.html
 
HB59AMEND SECTION 170 OF KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION RELATING TO TAXATION (MASSARONI C) AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 170 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to taxation.

Propose to amend Section 170 of the Constitution of Kentucky to provide the General Assembly the authority to exempt all or a portion of any class of property from taxation or eliminate all or a portion of any tax and the related provisions of that tax; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
 Current Status:   1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB59.html
 
HB60DRIVER LICENSE REGIONAL OFFICES (MASSARONI C) AN ACT relating to driver license regional offices.

Create a new section of KRS 186.400 to 186.640 to require the Transportation Cabinet to establish a regional driver licensing office in each senatorial district; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB60.html
 
HB61PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION (DOTSON R) AN ACT relating to the property tax homestead exemption.

Amend KRS 132.810 to remove the requirement that the homestead exemption be construed to mean $6,500 in terms of the purchasing power of the dollar in 1972 and the cost-of-living indexing requirement; require the amount of the homestead exemption to be 50% of the first $250,000 in assessed value for qualifying real property; EFFECTIVE only upon the ratification by voters of an amendment to Section 170 of the Kentucky Constitution.
 Current Status:   1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB61.html
 
HB62AMEND SECTION 170 OF KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION RELATING TO PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION (DOTSON R) AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 170 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to property exempt from taxation.

Propose to amend Section 170 of the Constitution of Kentucky to remove the $6,500 homestead exemption amount for property taxation and provide the General Assembly the authority to set the amount of the homestead exemption; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
 Current Status:   1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB62.html
 
HB78DONATION OF GAME MEAT (WESLEY B) AN ACT relating to the donation of game meat.

Amend KRS 217.217 to allow for the donation of game meat to correctional facilities for the purpose of inmate consumption.
 Current Status:   1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB78.html
 
HB94AMEND SECTION 42 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF KENTUCKY RELATING TO SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (LOCKETT M) AN ACT proposing to amend Section 42 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to sessions of the General Assembly.

Propose to amend Section 42 of the Constitution of Kentucky to eliminate the existing dates by which the General Assembly must adjourn in any regular session; provide that no session shall extend beyond December 31.
 Current Status:   1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB94.html
 
HB99KENTUCKY PUBLIC PENSIONS AUTHORITY (JOHNSON D) AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority.

Amend various sections of KRS Chapters 16, 61, and 78 to make technical and housekeeping changes relating to the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority's (KPPA) administration of the systems governed by the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) and the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) boards of trustees, including: amend KRS 61.505 to rename the position of internal auditor to chief auditor and conform with prior legislation; amend KRS 16.505, 61.510, and 78.510 to make various changes and additions to definitions; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 16.652, 61.546, and 61.692 in response to a Kentucky Supreme Court decision and make technical changes; amend KRS 61.525 and 78.540 to remove outdated language and comply with federal law regarding membership in the retirement plan; amend KRS 61.552 to require Tier 3 members to remit employee contributions before receiving military service credit; amend KRS 61.569 to provide process for repayment of employee contributions after a member's employment is reinstated by order of a court or tribunal; amend KRS 61.615 to permit KPPA to employ vocational experts to review and evaluate employment information in disability review cases and remove review of physical exertion requirement when disability is due solely to a mental illness; amend KRS 61.625 regarding procedures for members who receive a refund in error or who have taken a refund and subsequently have their reemployment reinstated; amend KRS 61.637 and 78.5540 to conform to the process for repayment of employee contributions after a member's employment is reinstated by order of a court or tribunal; amend KRS 61.645 and 78.782 to permit voting by telephone in trustee elections and extend deadline for posting board minutes from 72 hours to 3 business days; amend KRS 61.665 to change the process for the review of disability applications to permit one medical examiner to review initial applications and approve a member for disability with no additional reviews required, but if disability is denied, implement up to two more examiners to achieve majority consensus for approval or disapproval of disability; amend KRS 61.705 and 78.5538 to provide that the death benefit of $5,000 is payable to a beneficiary of the member, not the member, and is not subject to garnishment, unless the beneficiary is the member's estate or there is an overpayment of benefits or outstanding balance owed to the system; amend KRS 61.685, 61.702, 78.530, 78.5528, 78.5536, 78.640, and 78.852 to make conforming and technical changes. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; amend KRS 61.546 to make a technical change.
 Current Status:   2/6/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/5/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/5/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
2/2/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 05, 2024
2/2/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/1/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/1/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/1/2024 - House State Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/26/2024 - (H) reassigned to committee House State Government (H)
1/9/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB99.html
 
HB102HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES (DOAN S) AN ACT relating to housing opportunities.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 100, relating to local planning and zoning, to require local governments to prioritize housing within applicable zones by easing minimum square footage requirements and aesthetic design requirements; facilitating the location of multifamily housing, accessory dwelling units, tiny homes, and manufactured housing; facilitating the permitting and variance process; easing minimum parking requirements, and standards for home occupations; and requiring that zoning laws have a substantial connection to protection of public safety, health, and usage of property; provide legal remedies; set conditions for the construction of the Act; amend KRS 141.435 and 141.437 to conform; provide that the Act may be cited as the Housing Opportunities Made Easier Act or the HOME Act; repeal KRS 100.348, relating to standards for manufactured homes.
 Current Status:   1/9/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
 All Bill Status:   1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB102.html
 
HB109SWIMMING POOLS (JACKSON K) AN ACT relating to swimming pools and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish a system to designate swimming pools into classifications; establish lifeguard requirements for Class A and Class B pools; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/26/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HFA 1
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2/23/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2024
2/22/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/21/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/21/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/21/2024 - House Local Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB109.html
 
HB111AMEND SECTION 170 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF KENTUCKY RELATING TO PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION (HUFF T) AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 170 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to property exempt from taxation.

Propose to amend Section 170 of the Constitution of Kentucky to include in the homestead exemption for owners who are 65 years of age or older any increase in the valuation of the real property that is assessed after the later of the year the owner turned 65 or the year the owner purchased the property; apply the exemption to increases in valuation that occur after the date the amendment is ratified by the voters; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
 Current Status:   1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB111.html
 
HB112VALUATION OF REAL PROPERTY (HUFF T) AN ACT relating to the valuation of real property for tax purposes.

Amend KRS 132.810 to require the assessed value of property qualifying for the homestead exemption with an owner who is 65 years of age or older be assessed at a value that is equal to or less than the value of the property in the year the owner turns 65 or the year the owner purchased the property, whichever occurs later; apply to property assessed on or after January 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB112.html
 
HB121OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES (FLANNERY P) AN ACT relating to off-highway vehicles.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 189 to define "off-highway vehicle" or "OHV"; allow the registration of an OHV as a motor vehicle in accordance with KRS 186.050(3)(a); require proof of insurance and the payment of all registration and clerk fees as identified in KRS 186.050(3)(a) and KRS 186.040; allow the Transportation Cabinet or a local government to prohibit OHV operation on roadways under its jurisdiction; provide for nonresident reciprocity; require the Transportation Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations; allow nonresidents to operate an OHV on roadways of the Commonwealth; outline requirements, fees, and length of permit validity; amend KRS 189.515 to specify that that section shall not apply to OHVs that have been registered as a motor vehicle; amend KRS 189.990 to establish penalties; amend KRS 186.010 to specify that OHVs registered under Section 1 or 2 of this Act shall be considered motor vehicles; amend KRS 186A.070 to allow OHVs registered as motor vehicles to operate on roadways of the Commonwealth; repeal KRS 189.281, which allows establishment of a pilot program for off-highway vehicles; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB121.html
 
HB130SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION (MCPHERSON S) AN ACT relating to soil and water conservation and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS 262.700 to 262.795 to establish the procedure for the discontinuance of watershed conservancy district boards; allow any soil and water conservation district or fiscal court where the watershed conservancy district lies to initiate the discontinuance if the watershed conservancy board fails to meet over the course of one year or longer or fails to adopt and fund a budget; provide for public notice requirements; allow for a public hearing to be requested; require a vote on the discontinuance to be held by the body proposing the discontinuance within 30 days of the public hearing, or if no public hearing is requested, within 30 days of the expiration of the time period in which the public hearing could be requested; require that if the proposing body votes in favor of discontinuance, then all soil and water conservation districts and fiscal courts where any portion of the watershed conservancy district lies shall hold discontinuance votes within 30 days; provide that if all voting entities vote in favor of discontinuance or fail to vote, then the watershed conservancy district board shall be discontinued; provide that if the watershed conservancy district board is discontinued, then the watershed conservancy district shall remain intact and the landowners within the district shall continue to pay the watershed conservancy district tax to the soil and water conservation district or districts in which the watershed conservancy district lies; require the soil and water conservation district board or boards where the discontinued watershed conservancy district lies to assume all of the rights and responsibilities of the watershed conservancy district board; allow a discontinued watershed conservancy district board to be reestablished; amend KRS 147A.029 to allow soil and water conservation districts and watershed conservancy districts to use funds appropriated for the Local Match Participation Program for flood-related projects with federal government agencies, including the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service; amend KRS 262.240 to provide immunity to a supervisor serving on a soil and water conservation board; amend KRS 262.740 to provide immunity to a director serving on a watershed conservancy district board; amend KRS 262.742 to require that when a vacancy occurs on a watershed conservation district board, the board of the soil and water conservation district wherein the watershed conservancy district lies shall give public notice of the vacancy; amend KRS 262.760 to provide that if a watershed conservancy district fails to prepare and fund a budget within the first quarter of the year, the soil and water conservation district board or boards where the watershed conservancy district lies may prepare and fund a budget for the watershed conservancy district; amend KRS 262.793 to allow soil and water conservation board or boards who inherit funds and taxing authority from a discontinued watershed conservancy district board to make periodic adjustments to the revenues they collect and to spend the funds collected on the same works of improvement that are within the watershed conservancy district, even if they are outside of the soil and water conservation district collecting the revenue; repeal KRS 262.791 relating to district discontinuance; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Agriculture (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/8/2024 - received in Senate
2/7/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 95-0
2/7/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/6/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/5/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/2/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 05, 2024
2/1/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/31/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/31/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
1/31/2024 - House Agriculture (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Agriculture (H)
1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB130.html
 
HB133TAX CREDIT VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS (TACKETT LAFERTY A) AN ACT relating to a tax credit for volunteer firefighters.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to establish a refundable income tax credit for certain volunteer firefighters; declare the purpose of the credit; require annual reporting to the Legislative Research Commission and the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue to evaluate the impact of the credit; amend KRS 141.0205 to provide the ordering of the credit; amend KRS 131.190 to allow confidential tax return information to be shared with the Legislative Research Commission and Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue.
 Current Status:   1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB133.html
 
HB135SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT & SERVICE COMPANIES (BAUMAN J) AN ACT relating to solid waste management and service companies.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 109 to define "confidential business information"; provide that no county or waste management district shall compel the production or submission of confidential business information from a solid waste management service company. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except provide that "confidential business information" relates to privately contracted solid waste management services that are not provided pursuant to a franchise agreement.
 Current Status:   2/14/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/13/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2/13/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 73-18 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/13/2024 - Motion to suspend rules to call HFA 1 – defeated 20-52
2/13/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
2/12/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 13, 2024
2/9/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/8/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/8/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/8/2024 - House Natural Resources & Energy (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Natural Resources & Energy (H)
1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB135.html
 
HB137ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEYS (BRATCHER K) AN ACT relating to assistant county attorneys.

Amend KRS 69.300 to remove the residency requirement for assistant county attorneys.
 Current Status:   1/24/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/22/2024 - received in Senate
1/19/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 78-0
1/19/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/18/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 19, 2024
1/18/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/17/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/17/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
1/17/2024 - House Local Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/9/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB137.html
 
HB147PROPERTY TAX RATE LEVIES (FLEMING K) AN ACT relating to local property tax rate levies.

Amend KRS 132.017 to define "next regular election" as it pertains to placing on the ballot the question on whether a local property tax rate shall be levied to specify that the election may occur in the same or a subsequent calendar year as the levy; require the question to the voters to be framed to ask whether the voter is for the levy of the property tax rate; make technical corrections.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
 All Bill Status:   2/22/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/22/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/22/2024 - House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/22/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
1/4/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB147.html
 
HB150AD VALOREM TAXES (FLANNERY P) AN ACT relating to ad valorem taxes.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 132 to exempt motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers from state and local ad valorem taxes; amend various sections of KRS Chapters 92, 132, 133, 134, 136, 141, 186, 186A, and 235 to conform; repeal KRS 132.227. 132,485, 132.4851, 132.487, 136.188, 186.193, and 186A.030; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   1/18/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB150.html
 
HB151ELECTIONS (AULL C) AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 117.087 and 118.035 to extend voting hours from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m; amend KRS 117.076 and 117.275 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/4/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB151.html
 
HB152ELECTIONS (AULL C) AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend 118.025 to remove straight-ticket voting as a ballot option in an election; amend KRS 63.200, 67C.103, 117.125, 118A.090, and 118A.100 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/4/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB152.html
 
HB153PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS (AULL C) AN ACT relating to presidential elections.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 118 to set forth the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote; establish Article I to allow any state and D.C. to be a member of the agreement; establish Article II to provide that member states shall conduct a statewide popular vote for election of President and Vice President; establish Article III to specify the manner of appointing presidential electors in member states; establish Article IV to provide that the compact shall take effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes enact the agreement and allow a state to withdraw from the agreement; establish Article V to set forth definitions of the compact.
 Current Status:   1/4/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB153.html
 
HB156VEHICLE WHEELS (THOMAS W) AN ACT relating to vehicle wheels.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to require all vehicles operating on a highway with an iron, steel, or wooden wheel to be equipped with a rubberized strip on the portion of the wheel that is in contact with the highway; amend KRS 189.990 to set penalty for violation at $20 to $100 for each offense.
 Current Status:   1/24/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
 All Bill Status:   1/23/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/23/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
1/23/2024 - House Transportation (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/18/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Transportation (H)
1/4/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB156.html
 
HB163BLOOD DONATION (DECKER J) AN ACT relating to blood donation.

Amend KRS 214.450 to define "COVID-19 vaccine" or "mRNA vaccine"; amend KRS 214.452 to require blood establishments to test for COVID-19 antibodies, evidence of lipid nanoparticles, and spike protein; require the administrator of any blood establishment to inquire on the donor history questionnaire whether a donor has received a COVID-19 vaccine or mRNA vaccine; require a donor to provide the name of the manufacturer of the COVID-19 vaccine the donor received; establish deferral periods for donors who have received a live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine or for donors who do not know the manufacturer of the COVID-19 vaccine the donor received, and establish deferral periods for donors who have received a diagnosis of COVID-19 or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19; amend KRS 214.458 to require blood establishments to include on the label for blood collected the laboratory test results for COVID-19.
 Current Status:   1/5/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB163.html
 
HB190PHARMACY BENEFITS (SHARP S) AN ACT relating to pharmacy benefits.

Amend KRS 304.17A-164 to prohibit insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, and other pharmacy benefit administrators from requiring or incentivizing the use of a mail-order pharmaceutical distributor; amend KRS 304.17C-125, KRS 304.38A-115, 18A.225, and 164.2871 to apply provisions of amended KRS 304.17A-164 to limited health service benefit plans, including limited health service contracts, limited health service organizations, the state employee health plan, and postsecondary educational institution self-insured group health plans; repeal 304.38A-120, relating to assignment of certain benefits under limited health service organization plans, to consolidate like provisions; make technical corrections; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   2/15/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Health Services (H)
 All Bill Status:   1/8/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB190.html
 
HB192HIGHWAY WORK ZONES (BLANTON J) AN ACT relating to highway work zones and making an appropriation therefor.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 189 to define "automated speed enforcement device," "owner," "program," and "recorded images"; direct the Transportation Cabinet to establish a pilot program for automated speed enforcement in highway work zones and issue a civil citation to an operator of a motor vehicle traveling more than 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit when a bona fide worker is present; establish procedures for citation issuance; direct the Transportation Cabinet to install signage and to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the program; establish civil fines for violations issued under the program; specify that all fines and penalties assessed be deposited into the automated speed enforcement fund; require the Transportation Cabinet to annually report to the Legislative Research Commission the status of the program; establish the automated speed enforcement fund; specify that moneys collected be used to defray the costs of administering the program; specify that any moneys collected in excess of program costs be deposited into the highway work zone safety fund and used for the purposes of that fund; provide that the provisions be repealed effective July 1, 2028; provide that the Act may be cited as the Jared Lee Helton Act of 2024; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   2/20/2024 - floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
 All Bill Status:   2/8/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
1/31/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/30/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/30/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
1/30/2024 - House Transportation (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Tourism & Outdoor Recreation (H)
1/8/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB192.html
 
HB193MOTOR VEHICLES IN A HIGHWAY WORK ZONE (BLANTON J) AN ACT relating to motor vehicles in a highway work zone.

Amend KRS 189.290 to prohibit a person from operating a vehicle in or near a highway work zone in a manner that endangers persons or property; provide that violators shall be subject to revocation of their operator's license; amend KRS 189.960 to require operators of motor vehicles yield to workers in or near a highway work zone; remove condition that workers must be present or that work is being performed for a violation to occur; amend KRS 189.2327 to increase fines for highway work zone traffic offenses; amend KRS 189.990 to establish fines for causing physical injury or death to a person while operating a vehicle in or near a highway work zone; amend KRS 189.010 to define "highway work zone"; amend KRS 186.560 to require revocation of an operator's license for certain highway work zones violations; amend KRS 189.2325 to conform.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/22/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 93-0
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/21/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2024
1/31/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/30/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/30/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
1/30/2024 - House Transportation (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Tourism & Outdoor Recreation (H)
1/8/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB193.html
 
HB202CERTIFICATE OF NEED (PROCTOR M) AN ACT relating to certificate of need.

Amend KRS 216B.015 to amend the definition of "capital expenditure minimum" and define "major medical equipment expenditure minimum"; amend KRS 216B.061 to modify conditions under which a person is prohibited from taking actions without a certificate of need.
 Current Status:   1/9/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB202.html
 
HB203CERTIFICATE OF NEED (PROCTOR M) AN ACT relating to certificate of need.

Amend KRS 216B.020 to add various health facilities and services to the list of health facilities and services that are exempt from certificate of need requirements; amend KRS 216B.065 to exempt various health facilities and services from acquisition of facilities or major medical equipment notification and certificate of need requirements; amend KRS 216.380 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/9/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB203.html
 
HB204CERTIFICATE OF NEED (PROCTOR M) AN ACT relating to certificate of need.

Amend KRS 216B.040 to require that the Cabinet for Health and Family conduct public hearings on certificate of need applications as requested by applicants for, or holders of, certificates of need and licenses; amend KRS 216B.062 to require that notice be given on the right of only applicants to request a hearing; amend KRS 216B.085 to require that only the applicant may request a public hearing within 15 days of a cabinet decision regarding an application; require that notice of the public hearing be given only to the applicant; require that only the applicant have the right to be represented by counsel at the public hearing; require that the cabinet notify only the applicant of the decision and that the decision is final unless a request for reconsideration is filed by only the applicant; amend KRS 216B.090 to permit only the applicant to request a hearing for purposes of reconsideration of the cabinet; amend KRS 216B.095 to delete notice of a cabinet decision regarding a request for a nonsubstantive review to any affected party; amend KRS 216B.115 to permit an appeal to the Franklin Circuit Court by the applicant of any final decision of the cabinet regarding an application to be made .
 Current Status:   2/14/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Health Services (H)
 All Bill Status:   1/9/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB204.html
 
HB213DRIVER LICENSING OFFICES (RAWLINGS S) AN ACT relating to driver licensing offices.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 186 to require the Transportation Cabinet to expand driver licensing services by either setting up a system where a county clerk issues operators licenses and personal identification cards, or maintain a permanent full-time driver licensing office in each county where a regional driver licensing office is not currently located; allow county clerks to retain a $5 fee for each document processed; amend KRS 186.531 to conform; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   1/9/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB213.html
 
HB246NAMING OF ROADS AND BRIDGES (DOAN S) AN ACT relating to the naming of roads and bridges.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 177 to establish the procedures for the Transportation Cabinet and local governments to enter into a lease agreement with private entities for the naming rights of roads or bridges and for the installation of signage.
 Current Status:   1/11/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB246.html
 
HB247ELECTIONS (PROCTOR M) AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 117.025 to require that the State Board of Elections provide county clerks with the signature roster; allow county clerks to determine other persons to receive precinct lists and the reasonable price for the State Board of Elections furnishing the precinct lists to the county clerk.
 Current Status:   1/11/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB247.html
 
HB249LOW-SPEED VEHICLES (RAYMER R) AN ACT relating to low-speed vehicles and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 189.282, regarding low-speed vehicles, to expressly exempt low-speed vehicles which meet the standards of 49 C.F.R. sec. 571.500 from any other federal motor vehicle safety standards or any of the equipment provisions of KRS Chapter 189 that are not applicable; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/22/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 92-0
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/21/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2024
2/7/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/6/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/6/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/6/2024 - House Transportation (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Transportation (H)
1/11/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB249.html
 
HB250DRIVER LICENSE SERVICES (BRATCHER S) AN ACT relating to driver license services.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 186 to require the Transportation Cabinet to expand driver licensing services by either setting up a system where a county clerk issues operators licenses and personal identification cards, or maintain a permanent full-time driver licensing office in each county; allow county clerks to retain a $10 fee for each document processed; amend KRS 186.531 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/11/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB250.html
 
HB262AMENDING 2022-2024 EXECUTIVE BRANCH BUDGET (PETRIE J) AN ACT amending the 2022-2024 State/Executive Branch biennial budget, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

Amend the 2022-2024 State/Executive Branch biennial budget to implement a cap for disaster or emergency aid funds under the Military Affairs budget unit in fiscal year 2023-2024 and for the necessary government expense under the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit in fiscal year 2023-2024; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain, delete, and add to original provisions; amend the 2022-2024 State/Executive Branch biennial budget to implement a cap for disaster or emergency aid funds under the Military Affairs budget unit in fiscal year 2023-2024 and for the necessary government expense under the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit in fiscal year 2023-2024; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/6/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/2/2024 - received in Senate
2/1/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 80-15 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/1/2024 - (H) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY
2/1/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1, to Rules
1/31/2024 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/30/2024 - (H) SECOND READING
1/30/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/29/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/29/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/29/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/22/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/16/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB262.html
 
HB263LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BUDGET (PETRIE J) AN ACT making appropriations for the operations, maintenance, and support of the Legislative Branch of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Legislative Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; detail Part II, General Provisions; detail Part III, Budget Reduction or Surplus Expenditure Plan; APPROPRIATION. House Committee Substitute (1) The Legislative Branch Budget: Retain and add to original provisions; detail Part I, Operating Budget; detail Part II, General Provisions; detail Part III, Budget Reduction or Surplus Expenditure Plan; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   2/6/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/2/2024 - received in Senate
2/1/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 90-2 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/1/2024 - (H) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY
2/1/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1, to Rules
1/31/2024 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/30/2024 - (H) SECOND READING
1/30/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/29/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/29/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/29/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/22/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/16/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB263.html
 
HB264JUDICIAL BRANCH BUDGET (PETRIE J) AN ACT making appropriations for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the Judicial Branch of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, boards, commissions, subdivisions, and other state-supported activities.

The Judicial Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; detail Part II, Capital Projects Budget; detail Part III, General Provisions; detail Part IV, Budget Reduction or Surplus Expenditure Plan; APPROPRIATION. House Committee Substitute (1) The Judicial Branch Budget: Retain, delete, and add to original provisions; detail Part I, Operating Budget; detail Part II, Capital Projects Budget; detail Part III, General Provisions; detail Part IV, Budget Reduction or Surplus Expenditure Plan; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   2/6/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/2/2024 - received in Senate
2/1/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 92-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/1/2024 - (H) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY
2/1/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1, to Rules
1/31/2024 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/30/2024 - (H) SECOND READING
1/30/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/29/2024 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/29/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/29/2024 - (H) Taken From Committee
1/22/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
1/16/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB264.html
 
HB265TRANSPORTATION CABINET APPROPRIATIONS (PETRIE J) AN ACT relating to appropriations providing financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the Transportation Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Transportation Cabinet Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; detail Part II, Capital Projects Budget; detail Part III, Funds Transfer; detail Part IV, Transportation Cabinet Budget Summary; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   2/21/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/20/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB265.html
 
HB266ROAD PROJECTS (PETRIE J) AN ACT relating to road projects and declaring an emergency.

Set out the 2024-2026 Biennial Highway Construction Plan; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/21/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/20/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB266.html
 
HB277PUBLIC DEFENDER SYSTEM (NEMES J) AN ACT relating to the public defender system and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 31 to transfer employees of the Louisville and Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation (Louisville Metro Public Defender) to the Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) on July 1, 2024, and to provide employment and retirement benefits to the transferred employees based on their employment date with the Louisville Metro Public Defender; define "membership date" for Louisville Metro Public Defender employees transferring to the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS); create past service purchase exceptions for transferred employees participating in a state-administered retirement system prior to January 1, 2014, or employed by the Louisville Metro Public Defender prior to January 1, 2014 (Tier 1 and Tier 2 only); create a one-year window between July 1, 2024, and July 1, 2025, for transferred employees (Tier 1 and Tier 2) to purchase service with the Louisville Metro Public Defender without the requirement to be vested in KERS; require past years of service purchased by transferred employees to be used to determine eligibility for and the amount of retirement benefits, including disability and early retirement, and health benefits under KRS 61.702 or 78.5536, except the health insurance benefits for this service purchase will be subject to funding of the actuarial cost of the benefit in the executive branch budget; transfer leases and contracts in the name of the Louisville Metro Public Defender to DPA, and waive liability of DPA under any legal theory or for any act, omission, or negligence by or on behalf of the Louisville Metro Public Defender; amend KRS 15A.020 to add new divisions to the organization of DPA; amend KRS 18A.115 to transfer the employees of the Louisville Metro Public Defender to the state personnel system; amend KRS 61.510 to change the definition of "membership date" in KERS as applied to Louisville Metro Public Defender employees transferring to DPA; amend KRS 61.552 allow DPA to pay a portion of the cost for the purchase of service with the Louisville Public Defender by transferred employees (Tier 1 or Tier 2) who purchase the service credit before July 1, 2025, subject to funding in the executive branch budget, and make conforming changes; amend KRS 61.557 to conform; provide that the Act will be RETROACTIVE to employees of the Louisville Metro Public Defender hired to leadership or supervisory roles within DPA between October 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/27/2024 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
2/23/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/21/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/20/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/16/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/15/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/14/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/13/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/12/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/9/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 12, 2024
2/9/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/8/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/8/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/8/2024 - House State Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/6/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House State Government (H)
1/16/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB277.html
 
HB278PROTECTION OF CHILDREN (LOCKETT M) AN ACT relating to the protection of children.

Amend KRS 15A.190 to require the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to include crimes involving childhood sexual assault or abuse in the JC-3 form; amend KRS 17.500 to include distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor in the definition of "sex crime"; amend KRS 413.249 to remove the statute of limitations for civil actions arising from childhood sexual assault or abuse; require every civil action arising from childhood sexual assault or abuse to be accompanied by a motion to seal the record; amend KRS 439.3401 to include possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor in the definition of "violent offender"; amend KRS 510.060 to enhance the penalty to a Class C felony if the person is in a position of authority or position of special trust and the victim is under 12 years old; amend KRS 510.090 to enhance the penalty to a Class C felony if the person is in a position of authority or position of special trust and the victim is under 12 years old; amend KRS 510.155 to enhance the penalty of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to a Class C felony; enhance the penalty to a Class B felony if the minor or perceived minor is under 12 years old, the offender is a person is in a position of authority or position of special trust, the offender is a registered sex offender, or a person travels into the Commonwealth for the purpose of procuring or promoting the use of a minor; amend KRS 529.100 to enhance the penalty for human trafficking to a Class B felony, unless the victim is a minor, in which case it is a Class A felony; amend KRS 529.110 to enhance the penalty for promoting human trafficking to a Class C felony unless the victim is a minor, in which case it is a Class B felony; amend KRS 531.010 to include computer-generated image, picture, or motion picture in the definition of "matter"; make technical corrections; amend KRS 531.300 to define "child sex doll" and "traffic"; create new sections of KRS 531.310 to 531.370 to prohibit the possession, trafficking, importing, and advancing of a child sex doll; amend KRS 531.340 to enhance the penalty for distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor to a Class C felony if the victim is under 18 years old and a Class B felony if the victim is under 12 years old; amend KRS 532.060 to require a person who has been convicted of a violation of KRS 529.100, 529.110, 531.320, 531.335, or 531.340 to serve five years of postincarceration supervision; amend KRS 532.200 to redefine "violent felony offense" as an offense that would classify a person as a violent offender under KRS 439.3401; make technical corrections.
 Current Status:   2/26/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS1
2/21/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2024
2/15/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/14/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/14/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/14/2024 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/6/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)
1/16/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB278.html
 
HB282CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS (WILLIAMS W) AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 508, 509, 510, 520, and 525 to provide that any person convicted of an offense under those chapters, who was armed with a firearm during the commission of the offense and in furtherance of the offense, shall be subject to an enhanced penalty; amend KRS 519.055 to provide for an enhanced penalty when the person was armed with a firearm at the time of the commission of the offense; amend KRS 520.050 to provide for an enhanced penalty when the dangerous contraband is a deadly weapon; amend KRS 527.110 to provide an enhanced penalty; amend KRS 439.3401 to expand the definition of "violent offender" to include a Class B or Class C felony where the offender was armed with a firearm during the commission of the offense and in furtherance of the offense, impersonating a peace officer where the offender was armed with a firearm, promoting contraband in the first degree where the dangerous contraband is a deadly weapon, and unlawfully providing a handgun to a juvenile; provide that offenders convicted of a Class B or Class C felony where the offender was armed with a firearm during the commission of the offense and in furtherance of the offense, impersonating a peace officer where the offender was armed with a firearm, promoting contraband in the first degree where the dangerous contraband is a deadly weapon, and unlawfully providing a handgun to a juvenile shall not be released on probation or parole until he or she has served at least 85% of the sentence imposed.
 Current Status:   1/17/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB282.html
 
HB286DNA (FLANNERY P) AN ACT relating to deoxyribonucleic acid.

Amend KRS 17.169 to include local law enforcement as persons authorized to collect DNA samples; define "rapid DNA instruments"; amend KRS 17.170 to provide for the collection of DNA samples at arrest or initial appearance from all persons charged with a felony offense; allow for collection of a second DNA sample by approved local governments to be processed via Rapid DNA instruments; amend KRS 17.175 to provide that a person may request expungement of the record of his or her DNA in certain enumerated circumstances; amend KRS 64.060 to establish a $5 payment from the State Treasury to the collecting agency for each DNA sample collected; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   1/17/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB286.html
 
HB292KENTUCKY PUBLIC PENSIONS AUTHORITY (JOHNSON D) AN ACT relating to reorganization of the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority.

Amend KRS 61.505 to establish the Office of Financial Management and the Office of Benefits within the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority; amend KRS 12.020 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/17/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB292.html
 
HB299ESTABLISHMENT OF A GRANT DATABASE (TACKETT LAFERTY A) AN ACT relating to the establishment of a grant database.

Create new section of KRS Chapter 14 to define terms; require the Secretary of State to create a grant database that will be a central repository for all state grants; require agencies to report grant opportunities to the Secretary of State for inclusion in the grant database. House Floor Amendment (1) Require counties and area development districts to place a link to the grants database on their websites.
 Current Status:   2/8/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/7/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 95-0 with Floor Amendment (1)
2/7/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HFA 1
2/6/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HFA 1
2/5/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed
2/5/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/2/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 05, 2024
1/26/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/25/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/25/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
1/25/2024 - House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/24/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
1/18/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB299.html
 
HB309LOBBYING (RABOURN F) AN ACT relating to lobbying.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 48 to prohibit a public agency or any other entity created by an act of the General Assembly from using public funds for lobbying activity or to employ or enter into a contract with a lobbyist; define terms; exempt public agency employees who perform lobbying activities as part of their fiduciary duties; create a new section of KRS Chapter 61 to prohibit a public agency from using public funds for lobbying activity or to employ or contract with a lobbyist; define terms; exempt public agency employees who perform lobbying activities as part of their fiduciary duties; create new sections of KRS 6.601 to 6.849 to permit a person to file a complaint with the Legislative Ethics Commission if a public agency or entity created by an act of the General Assembly is using public funds to hire a lobbyist or for lobbying activity; require the commission to transfer a complaint to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission if the alleged violator is an employee of the executive branch of state government; require a public agency to report to the Legislative Ethics Commission if the agency procures a contract with a legislative agent to engage in federal lobbying or uses federal funds to employ or procure a contract with a legislative agent or as part of compensation or salary of an employee to engage in lobbying activity on behalf of the agency; require the report to be filed within 30 days of the decision to engage in federal lobbying activity or use federal funds to engage in lobbying activity; require all public agencies to submit to the Auditor of Public Accounts and State Treasurer a list of all contracts they have procured with a legislative agency for all types of lobbying activity, regardless of the source of funds, by June 30 each year; allow the Attorney General, Commonwealth's attorney, county attorney, or their designee to investigate violations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit public postsecondary education institutions from employing or contracting with a lobbyist or using public funds to employ or contract with a lobbyist; allow a president of the public postsecondary institution to lobby on behalf of the institution in his or her fiduciary capacity; amend KRS 6.611 to include as lobbying any public agency to hire or procure a contract with a public relations, media, or social media company to indirectly promote, advocate, or oppose passage of any legislation or action taken by the General Assembly, the Governor, the secretary of any cabinet or any staff members; amend KRS 6.691 to allow the Legislative Ethics Commission to issue a fine of not less than $2,000 but not more than $10,000 to any public agency that uses public funds for lobbying purposes; amend KRS 6.945 to provide that the lobbying restrictions are not affected by the requirements of Section 1 or 2 of this Act; amend KRS 61.990 to provide that an officer or employee of a public agency who intentionally violates the lobbying restrictions shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense, and a Class D felony for any subsequent offenses; amend KRS 11A.201 to conform; provide that the Act may be cited as the Bye Bye BULL Act.
 Current Status:   1/18/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB309.html
 
HB318PRIOR AUTHORIZATION (LOCKETT M) AN ACT relating to prior authorization.

Create a new section of KRS 304.17A-600 to 304.17A-633 to require insurers of health benefit plans to offer a program to reduce or eliminate prior authorization requirements; establish notice requirements; establish participating provider requirements; provide that the Act applies to health benefit plans issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2026.
 Current Status:   1/30/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Banking & Insurance (H)
 All Bill Status:   1/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB318.html
 
HB329POLICE OFFICER MENTAL HEALTH (FREELAND C) AN ACT relating to police officer mental health.

Amend KRS 15.440, relating to eligibility for Law Enforcement Foundation Program funds to require law enforcement agencies to have a written policy related to police officer mental health programs that allows officers to receive additional leave time to attend mental health treatment, require supervisors to receive specialized training on supporting officers with mental health needs, provide workplace protections for officers who receive mental health treatment, and allows officers to receive reimbursement for the cost of mental health treatment as funding becomes available.
 Current Status:   1/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB329.html
 
HB333PROSECUTION PROCEEDINGS (MEADE D) AN ACT relating to prosecution proceedings.

Amend KRS 69.210 to establish that any prosecution by the attorneys for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services under KRS Chapter 620 shall occur only upon written consent of the county attorney and presiding judge.
 Current Status:   2/12/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/9/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 90-0
2/9/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/8/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 09, 2024
2/8/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/7/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/7/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/7/2024 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2024 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)
1/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB333.html
 
HB335ANIMALS (MASSARONI C) AN ACT relating to animals and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 258.119 to allow the animal contorl and care fund to receive fines; amend KRS 258.500 to define "person" as a person who has an ongoing therapeutic relationship with a health care provider and stipulate who can be a health care provider under the definition; define additional terms; exclude from therapeutic relationship fee-based transactions for disability documentation absent a face-to-face consultation with a health care provider; establish requirements for an assistance dog to be granted public accommodation; specify that emotional support animals are not required to be admitted where assistance dog are allowed; specify that the rights, privileges, and exemptions afforded to assistance dogs do not extend to emotional support animals; affirm certain rights and priviledges of public establishments as nondiscriminatory and allow additional rights for those providing accommodation in situations of tenancy; amend KRS 258.335 to make unlawful the misrepresentation of a dog as an assistance dog to obtain public accommodation; amend KRS 258.991 to set the penalty for interference with use of an assistance dog at $500 to $1,000 and delete jail time; make the misrepresentation of a dog as an assistance dog to obtain public accommodations unlawful and provide for a fine of up to $1,000; require that funds be paid into the animal control and care fund with 50% to fund spay and neuter clinics and 50% for county animal shelter block grants; amend KRS 525.010 to redefine "assistance dog."
 Current Status:   1/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB335.html
 
HB338CELLULAR ANTENNA TOWERS (BRATCHER K) AN ACT relating to cellular antenna towers.

Amend KRS 100.987 to require planning commissions to receive complaints regarding a public nuisance located at a cellular antenna tower site; require planning commission to hold a public meeting, require owners of a cellular antenna to attend the public meeting and take all necessary actions to address the public nuisance.
 Current Status:   1/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB338.html
 
HB349LINE OF DUTY DISABILITY BENEFITS (CALLAWAY E) AN ACT relating to in line of duty disability benefits and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 61.702 and 78.5536 to provide full hospital and medical insurance benefits for a member, their spouse, and their dependents if the member becomes disabled in the line of duty with a hazardous disability; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
 All Bill Status:   2/22/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/22/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/22/2024 - House State Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/7/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House State Government (H)
1/23/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB349.html
 
HB356FIRE PROTECTION (NEIGHBORS A) AN ACT relating to fire protection.

Amend KRS 75.450 to allow nonprofit fire departments to increase their fees charged when responding to fires or other emergencies at properties that are not subscribers, and specify that in the case of a fire or other emergency in which more than one department responds, that the jurisdictional fire department may charge up to $1,500 to the nonmember or nonsubscriber and any other responding fire departments may charge up to $500.
 Current Status:   1/26/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB356.html
 
HB357FIREARMS (LEWIS D) AN ACT relating to firearms.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 to prohibit financial institutions from requiring the use of a firearms code, discriminating against a firearms retailer as a result of the assignment or nonassignment of a firearms code, and disclosing protected financial information; prohibit keeping or causing to be kept any list, record, or registry of private firearm ownership; allow the Attorney General to enforce provisions; provide that the Act may be cited as the Second Amendment Privacy Act; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   2/26/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2024
2/22/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/21/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/21/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/21/2024 - House Banking & Insurance (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/30/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Banking & Insurance (H)
1/24/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB357.html
 
HB388LOCAL GOVERNMENT (NEMES J) AN ACT relating to local government and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 67C.147, relating to urban service taxing districts in consolidated local governments, to require the consolidated local government to reimburse fire districts operating under KRS Chapter 75 that made emergency medical runs within the area of the urban service tax district; require no more than 10 percent of funding of the services contracted with the consolidated local government by the urban service tax district come from taxes levied by the consolidated local government from areas outside the urban service tax district between July 1, 2025, and June 30, 2030; provide that no such funding come from outside the urban service tax district on or after July 1, 2030; amend KRS 67C.111, regarding incorporation and annexation of cities in a county containing a consolidated local government, to adjust the number of signatures required in a petition for mandatory action; prohibit a city in a county containing a consolidated local government from annexing manufacturing areas, as defined, primarily for the purpose of obtaining occupational license tax revenue unless the annexation is consented to by each property owner in the area to be annexed; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to provide that members of local boards, commission, committees, and other bodies created by or appointed by local governments have geographic and political party affiliation diversity; amend KRS 67C.103 to require the election of council members in a consolidated local government to be nonpartisan; amend KRS 67C.105 to require the election of a mayor in a consolidated local government to be nonpartisan; amend KRS 117.125 to conform; amend KRS 177.360 to direct consolidated local governments to establish procedures to prioritize projects undertaken with county road aid funds; establish the Property Valuation Review Commission to review assessments in a county containing a consolidated local government; ensure that the assessments are consistent and uniform; provide for appointments by mayor from recommendations of various entities; require that the commission report to the Legislative Research Commission, the mayor and metro council of the consolidated local government, and the Finance and Administration Cabinet no later than December 31, 2024; Sections 4, 5, and 6 EFFECTIVE January 1, 2025; EMERGENCY, in part. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except distinguish between services provided in an urban service tax district that are in addition to services performed by the consolidated local government in the remainder of the county; provide that an action of the consolidated local government legislative council relating to incorporation shall not be subject to mayoral veto; make provision for areas that are vacant or otherwise unimproved land where no persons reside and prohibit annexation for commercial real estate with the prior consent of each owner of record in that area; make the provisions relating to geographic parity only applicable to entities being appointed in a consolidated local government and delete provision relating to political parity; amend noncodified language, relating to the Property Valuation Review Commission, to have three members submitted for approval from an association of realtors in the county, of which one is to be a real estate broker, and one, rather than two, members submitted for approval by a commercial real estate association.
 Current Status:   2/14/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/13/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 70-20 with Committee Substitute (1)
2/13/2024 - Floor Amendment (1) defeated
2/13/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HFA 1
2/12/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2/12/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
2/9/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1
2/8/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 09, 2024
2/8/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/7/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/7/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/7/2024 - House Local Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/31/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
1/25/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB388.html
 
HB392KENTUCKY PUBLIC EMPLOYEES DEFERRED COMPENSATION AUTHORITY (HODGSON J) AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority.

Amend KRS 18A.230 to define "self-directed brokerage account" (SDBA); amend KRS 18A.235 to authorize the board of trustees of the Kentucky Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority (KY Deferred Comp) to purchase fiduciary liability insurance and reimburse its trustees, officers, and employees for legal expenses relating to performance of their duties; amend KRS 18A.245 to authorize KY Deferred Comp to offer SDBAs to its participants, contract with SDBA vendors, and promulgate administrative regulations relating to SDBAs for its participants; require the plans offered by KY Deferred Comp to conform to federal laws and regulations; authorize KY Deferred Comp to promulgate administrative regulations; make technical changes; amend KRS 18A.255 to provide that KY Deferred Comp and its board of trustees are not liable for a participant's investment in a SDBA; codify the fiduciary duties of the board of trustees; exempt the trustees from legal action for monetary damages unless the person bringing the action proves by clear and convincing evidence that a trustee's breach or failure to perform the trustee's fiduciary duty is a willful, wanton, or reckless act; amend KRS 18A.260 to require assets held by KY Deferred Comp to be invested consistent with its statutory authority and to limit investments in a SDBA to securities registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - received in Senate
 All Bill Status:   2/22/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 93-0
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/21/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2024
2/16/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/15/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/15/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/15/2024 - House State Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/14/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House State Government (H)
1/29/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB392.html
 
HB393PROHIBIT RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES (TIMONEY K) AN ACT relating to residency requirements for employees and volunteers of fire departments.

Create new sections of KRS Chapters 67, 67A, 67C, 75, 75A, 95, 183, and 273 to prohibit residency requirements for employees or volunteers of a fire department while allowing a response time requirement in counties, charter county governments, unified local governments, urban-county governments, consolidated local governments, fire districts, consolidated emergency services districts, cities, local air boards, and nonprofit fire departments.
 Current Status:   2/13/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
 All Bill Status:   1/29/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB393.html
 
HB396COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (RAYMOND J) AN ACT relating to compensation of members of the General Assembly.

Amend KRS 6.190 to provide for annual salaries for members of the General Assembly; require each member of the General Assembly to be paid on the first and fifteenth day of each month; amend KRS 6.211 to delete an old date reference; amend KRS 6.225 to allow reimbursement for travel expenses for the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives if engaged in their duties when the General Assembly is not in session, in addition to their annual salary; amend KRS 7.110 to provide travel allowances to members of the General Assembly for attending interim joint committee meetings when the General Assembly is not in session; provide that the travel allowance are in addition to a member's annual salary; repeal KRS 6.213; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   1/29/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB396.html
 
HB398ELECTRIC VEHICLE POWER TAX (HUFF T) AN ACT relating to the electric vehicle power tax and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 138.477 to exclude from the electric vehicle power tax any electric vehicle power dealer with a charging station having a charging capacity of less than 50 kilowatts; RETROACTIVE to January 1, 2024; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/6/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
 All Bill Status:   1/29/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB398.html
 
HB408HEALTH SERVICES (BAKER S) AN ACT relating to health services.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 222 to require treatment centers or programs licensed as a chemical dependency treatment service to provide transportation services to residents who wish to leave the program if the resident's family, guardian, or emergency contact does not agree to transport them; outline transportation service responsibilities; provide restrictions on where a resident can be taken; require that the facilities conduct a search of any outstanding warrants; exempt all facilities not licensed as a chemical dependency treatment service pursuant to KRS 216B.042; require the facility to notify family members, the county attorney, local law enforcement, and the court that a resident left the treatment facility in violation of a court order; allow a peace officer or a probation officer to arrest a resident without a warrant for violating the terms of the resident's conditional discharge or court order; prohibit treatment centers or programs licensed as a chemical dependency treatment service to recruit out of state residents into their facility if the out of state resident is dependent on Medicaid and require the treatment center or program licensed as a chemical dependency treatment service to submit to the Department for Medicaid Services the recipient's proof of residency when submitting a request for Medicaid reimbursement; require any out-of-state resident found to be ineligible for Medicaid services in Kentucky as a result of failing to establish Kentucky as his or her domicile to reimburse any Medicaid fees and to be fined; and amend KRS 205.200, relating to residency requirements for Medicaid, to prohibit relocation to Kentucky solely for receiving medical services using Medicaid and require proof of residency.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
 All Bill Status:   2/22/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/22/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1
2/22/2024 - House Health Services (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/20/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Health Services (H)
1/30/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB408.html
 
HB418AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS (POLLOCK M) AN ACT relating to agricultural districts.

Amend KRS 262.850 to decrease the minimum number of acres to qualify as an agricultural district from 250 acres to 50 acres; add cities that are within one mile of the agricultural district to the list of entities to be notified of the proposal, approval, and withdrawal of property from, an agricultural district; allow a district board of supervisors of supervisors to consider possible dissolution of an agricultural district if an owner's withdrawal of property results in the remaining land no longer qualifying as agricultural land.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Agriculture (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/21/2024 - received in Senate
2/20/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 95-0
2/20/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/16/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/15/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/14/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/13/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/12/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/9/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/8/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 09, 2024
2/8/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/7/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/7/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/7/2024 - House Agriculture (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/1/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Agriculture (H)
1/30/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB418.html
 
HB443LAND USE (RUDY S) AN ACT relating to land use.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 100 to require that local laws dealing with subdivision plats and development plans are to be set out by objective standards and applied ministerially; set out conditions for application of discretion; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 92-0
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2024
2/22/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/21/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/21/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/21/2024 - House Local Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/8/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
2/1/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB443.html
 
HB445RETIREMENT OF FOSSIL FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS (SMITH T) AN ACT relating to the retirement of fossil fuel-fired electric generating units.

Amend KRS 278.264 to prohibit the Public Service Commission from approving the retirement of a fossil fuel-fired electric generating unit unless the commission finds that the utility has no undepreciated investment in the unit and that the costs to operate the unit are greater than the revenue that it generates.
 Current Status:   2/1/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB445.html
 
HB456COUNTIES (HEAVRIN S) AN ACT relating to counties and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 337.285 to add sheriff's offices and county police forces to the local government agencies eligible for an exception to overtime compensation; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/13/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/1/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB456.html
 
HB472RESIDENTIAL PLANNED COMMUNITIES (FREELAND C) AN ACT relating to residential planned communities.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 381 to allow the appointment of a receiver for a planned community when it fails to maintain the infrastructure, common area, storm water detention or retention area, or other facility that it is legally obligated to maintain; allow a city to recover funds expended to repair, renovate, maintain, or otherwise bring violations up to code.
 Current Status:   2/13/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/6/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB472.html
 
HB478CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION WASTE DISPOSAL (DIXON J) AN ACT relating to construction or demolition waste disposal.

Amend KRS 224.40-120 to allow an off-site construction or demolition waste disposal permittee to request an increase in the size of the permitted area to no more than two acres total if the applicant is compliant with the permit requirements for the currently permitted area and complies with all permit requirements for the newly permitted area, including posting an additional bond for the newly permitted area.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Natural Resources & Energy (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/7/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB478.html
 
HB479PROPERTY FEES (MASSARONI C) AN ACT relating to property fees and making an appropriation therefor.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 75 to define "premises"; allow a fire protection district or subdistrict, or a volunteer fire department district, to assess a fee against a premises for the costs of maintaining necessary fire protection measures; establish billing and appeals process; set reporting requirements; create a new section of KRS Chapter 75A to define "premises"; allow a consolidated emergency services district board to assess a fee against a premises for the costs of maintaining necessary fire protection measures; establish billing and appeals process; set reporting requirements; create a new section of KRS Chapter 244 to establish a process for distilled spirits aging facilities to reimburse nearby property owners for cleaning expenses relating to whiskey fungus; require the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to promulgate administrative regulations to administer the program; define terms; include any affected property within a three mile radius of aging facilities; determine cleaning expenses based on costs incurred by the property owner and verify through an independent entity; direct the department to determine the cleaning expenses in the absence of an agreement; impose fines on distilled spirits licensees who disregard the reimbursement process; pay all cleaning expense reimbursements from moneys in the distilled spirits environmental fund; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to require distilled spirits barrel aging facilities to pay to the Department of Revenue a $0.25 environmental fee on each barrel stored on January 1 of each year; apply all provisions of KRS Chapter 131 to the fee; create a new section of KRS Chapter 244 to establish the distilled spirits environmental fund; authorize the fund to consist of moneys received from the barrel environmental fee and cleaning expense fines; direct the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to administer the fund; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2025; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   2/13/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/7/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB479.html
 
HB484EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (FRAZIER GORDON D) AN ACT relating to emergency medical services.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 311A to establish the emergency medical services education grant program under the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services to be used for student tuition support, agency support, and emergency medical services training or educational institution support.
 Current Status:   2/16/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/7/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB484.html
 
HB528911 SERVICES (HART M) AN ACT relating to 911 services.

Amend KRS 65.7631 to extend the 5% rate of total monthly revenues deposited into the CMRS fund for assisting with the adoption and operation of next generation statewide 911 initiatives to July 1, 2025, with the 2.5% rate after that date; extend the 7.5% rate of total monthly revenues deposited into the CMRS fund for grants, matching money, or funds relating to 911 services to July 1, 2025, with a 10% rate after that date.
 Current Status:   2/16/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/14/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB528.html
 
HB531FEES FOR HYBRID VEHICLES (DOAN S) AN ACT relating to ownership fees for hybrid vehicles or hybrid motorcycles and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 138.475 to exclude hybrid vehicles and hybrid motorcycles from the ownership fee paid annually when registering an electric or hybrid vehicle; amend KRS 186.010 to conform; make technical corrections; RETROACTIVE; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/21/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)
 All Bill Status:   2/14/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB531.html
 
HB532SPECIAL PURPOSE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES (LAWRENCE W) AN ACT relating to special purpose government entities.

Amend KRS 65A.030 to provide that special purpose governmental entities with less than $25,000 in annual receipts or expenditures are only required to provide a yearly financial statement; make special purpose governmental entities with annual receipts or expenditures equal to or greater than $25,000 but less than $100,000 subject to attestation of engagement once every four years.
 Current Status:   2/14/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB532.html
 
HB542HAZARDOUS DUTY RETIREMENT (ROARX R) AN ACT relating to hazardous duty retirement for solid waste management services enforcement officers of a consolidated local government.

Amend KRS 78.5520 to redefine "hazardous position" to include solid waste management services enforcement officers employed by a consolidated local government for the purpose of determining benefits of the County Employees Retirement System.
 Current Status:   2/14/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB542.html
 
HB590VALUATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DOSSETT M) AN ACT relating to the valuation of motor vehicles for property tax purposes and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 132.4851 to exempt a portion of the property taxes assessed on motor vehicles for the January 1, 2024, and January 1, 2025, assessment dates; mandate that the Department of Revenue and county clerks work together to establish procedures for refunds; RETROACTIVE; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/20/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB590.html
 
HB596ANNEXATION (DIXON J) AN ACT relating to annexation.

Amend KRS 81A.420 to require a city to provide written notice to a county of annexation; eliminate the election in opposition to annexation but allow a petition to defeat annexation proposal; create a new section of KRS 65.210 to 65.300 to make interlocal agreements concerning the sharing of occupational or insurance premium tax revenue between a city and a county terminable only with the consent of both parties; amend KRS 65.250 to conform; create new sections of KRS Chapter 81A that allow a county subject to occupational tax crediting to have standing to challenge a proposed annexation; require cities that annex territory in counties subject to occupational tax crediting to remit payments to a county or negotiate with a county for investment in a project associated with the annexation in certain circumstances; allow counties to establish designated county industrial districts; define terms; prohibit annexation by a city of territory within a district without consent of the county; provide method to establish a new district or dissolve an existing district; require certain uses within a district; set a maximum number and size of districts within a county; provide landowners and cities with standing to bring suit against a county concerning a district.
 Current Status:   2/20/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB596.html
 
HB613LOCAL GOVERNMENT (BRIDGES R) AN ACT relating to local government.

Amend KRS 67.160 to use gender-neutral language.
 Current Status:   2/20/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB613.html
 
HB614LOCAL GOVERNMENT (BRIDGES R) AN ACT relating to local government.

Amend KRS 67.160 to use gender-neutral language.
 Current Status:   2/20/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB614.html
 
HB615LOCAL GOVERNMENT (BRIDGES R) AN ACT relating to local government.

Amend KRS 67.160 to include gender-neutral language.
 Current Status:   2/20/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB615.html
 
HB648LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MEADE D) AN ACT relating to local government.

Amend KRS 67.160 to include gender-neutral language.
 Current Status:   2/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB648.html
 
HB660LOCAL JAILS (BRAY J) AN ACT relating to local jails.

Amend KRS 532.100 to provide that a Class C or D felon may serve his or her term of imprisonment in a local jail in which the fiscal court of the county has agree to house state prisoners, under certain circumstances.
 Current Status:   2/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB660.html
 
HB674EXEMPTING OBSERVANCE OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (DOAN S) AN ACT relating to exempting the Commonwealth of Kentucky from the observance of daylight saving time.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to exempt the Commonwealth of Kentucky from the advancement of time known as daylight saving time; require the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its political subdivisions to at all time observe the standard time of the United States; EFFECTIVE November 1, 2024.
 Current Status:   2/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB674.html
 
HB687MUNICIPAL PAYMENTS TO COUNTIES (DOTSON R) AN ACT relating to municipal payments to counties for jails and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 441.035 to require cities to enter into an interlocal agreement with the county to subsidize the cost of lodging persons in jail who were arrested in the boundaries of the city; provide for a default payment if a contract is not agreed to; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HB687.html
 
HCR38ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TASK FORCE (BRAY J) A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION relating to the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence Task Force to study the impact of artificial intelligence on operation and procurement policies of Kentucky government agencies and consumer protection needed in private and public sectors.

Direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Artificial Intelligence Task Force to study the impact of artificial intelligence on operation and procurement policies of Kentucky government agencies and consumer protection needed in private and public sectors; provide recommendations on artificial intelligence systems that would enhance state government operations and legislative initiatives needed to provide consumer protection in the private and public sectors; require the task force to meet at least three times before the submission of its findings and recommendations; require the task force to submit its findings and recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2024; provide that the Legislative Research Commission has authority to alternatively assign the issues identified by the recommendations to the appropriate committee or subcommittee.
 Current Status:   1/25/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/23/2024 - received in Senate
1/22/2024 - (H) THIRD READING, adopted 93-0
1/22/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/19/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 22, 2024
1/19/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/18/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
1/18/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
1/18/2024 - House Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
1/9/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HCR38.html
 
HJR28STUDY COST AND BENEFITS OF INCREASING THE MAXIMUM INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SPEED LIMIT (DOAN S) A JOINT RESOLUTION directing the Transportation Cabinet to study the cost and benefits of increasing the maximum interstate highway speed limit.

Direct the Transportation Cabinet to conduct a study on the cost and benefits of increasing the maximum interstate highway speed limit.
 Current Status:   1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/HJR28.html
 
SB5HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES (WILLIAMS G) AN ACT relating to hunting and fishing licenses and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 150.170 to remove the requirement that resident owners of farmlands must own five or more acres of land in order to be exempt from sport hunting and sport fishing license requirements when hunting or fishing on their own farmlands. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; add an emergency clause; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/26/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 26, 2024
2/23/2024 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/22/2024 - (H) FIRST READING
2/22/2024 - (H) Reported Favorably
2/22/2024 - House Tourism & Outdoor Recreation (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/15/2024 - (H) Referred to Committee House Tourism & Outdoor Recreation (H)
1/10/2024 - received in House
1/9/2024 - (S) THIRD READING passed 35-0 with committee substitute (1) and committee amendment (1t)
1/9/2024 - (S) THIRD READING; w/SCS1 and SCA1t
1/5/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 09, 2024
1/5/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/4/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
1/4/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably w/SCS1 and SCA1t
1/4/2024 - Senate Natural Resources & Energy (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Natural Resources & Energy (S)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB5.html
 
SB10AMEND SECTION 95 OF CONSTITUTION (MCDANIEL C) AN ACT proposing to amend Section 95 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to the election of state officers.

Propose to amend Section 95 of the Constitution of Kentucky to hold the election of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Agriculture, Labor and Statistics in even-numbered years, every four years, beginning after the November 2027 election; provide transitional calendar; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
 Current Status:   1/18/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   1/17/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 26-9
1/17/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/11/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 17, 2024
1/11/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/10/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
1/10/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably
1/10/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB10.html
 
SB17CERTIFICATES OF DEATH (DENEEN M) AN ACT relating to certificates of death.

Amend KRS 213.076 to provide that a medical certification shall be completed by a coroner within five days after receiving the results of the inquiry when inquiry is required by KRS 72.400 to 72.475 or when the cause of death is unknown or under investigation; make technical corrections.
 Current Status:   1/17/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   1/16/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 33-0
1/16/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/11/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 16, 2024
1/11/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/10/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
1/10/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably
1/10/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB17.html
 
SB23AMEND CONSTITUTION OF KENTUCKY RELATING TO PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION (NEMES M) AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to property exempt from taxation.

Propose to amend Section 170 of the Constitution of Kentucky to include in the homestead exemption for owners who are 65 years of age or older any increase in the valuation of the real property that is assessed after the later of the year the owner turned 65 or the year the owner purchased the property; apply the exemption to increases in valuation that occur after the date the amendment is ratified by the voters; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection. Senate Floor Amendment (2) Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to exempt for homeowners who are 65 years of age or older any increase in the valuation of their permanent residence that is assessed after the later of the year the homeowner turned 65 or the year the homeowner purchased the property.
 Current Status:   2/13/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   2/12/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 32-2-1 with Floor Amendment (2) and Floor Amendment (1-title)
2/12/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SFA 1t and SFA 2
2/9/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 12, 2024
1/31/2024 - floor amendments (1-title) and (2) filed
1/25/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/24/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
1/24/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably
1/24/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/3/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB23.html
 
SB25LANDLORD AND TENANT ORDINANCES (WEST S) AN ACT relating to local landlord and tenant ordinances.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 383 to prohibit local governments from adopting or enforcing an ordinance that requires a landlord to participate in a housing program under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937; prohibit local governments from adopting or enforcing an ordinance relating to landlord and tenant laws that is in conflict with state law.
 Current Status:   1/25/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   1/24/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 30-6
1/24/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/23/2024 - (S) Passed Over and retained in the Orders of the Day
1/23/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/22/2024 - (S) Passed Over and retained in the Orders of the Day
1/22/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/19/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 22, 2024
1/18/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/17/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
1/17/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably
1/17/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/16/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
1/11/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB25.html
 
SB32DUI OF MARIJUANA (TURNER J) AN ACT relating to driving under the influence of marijuana.

Amend KRS 189A.005 to define "marijuana concentration"; amend KRS 189A.010 to create a per se limit for a marijuana concentration mesured by a blood test; create presumption that a person is not under the influence if the marijuana concentration is less than four; amend KRS 189A.050, 189A.070, 189A.090, 189A.240, and 189A.410 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/3/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB32.html
 
SB33MOTOR VEHICLES (TURNER J) AN ACT relating to motor vehicles.

Create a new section of KRS 186 to require proof of a vehicle registration receipt, proof an operator's license, and proof of motor vehicle insurance be provided to a peace officer at the time of a traffic stop; amend KRS 186.400 to require a notation in the operator's license database when a license is issued, renewed, suspended, or revoked; amend KRS 186A.010 to require a notation in AVIS when a motor vehicle's registration is issued, renewed, or revoked; amend KRS 186.170 to allow for proof of a registration receipt in an electronic format; require peace officers with access to AVIS to check it at the time of a stop; amend KRS 186.510 to require a peace officer to check the operator's license database; allow a person to provide proof of a valid operator's license prior to the court date; allow for proof of an operator's license in an electronic format; amend KRS 186.990 to allow for dismissal of a charge with proof the vehicle is properly registered; allow that for a violation of failure to illuminate a vehicle license plate a courtesy warning may be issued in lieu of a uniform citation; provided that if a citation is issued the operator of the vehicle shall be fined $25; allow for dismissal of a fine if proof of repair is shown; amend KRS 189.990 to establish that for violations of certain vehicle operation statutes a courtesy warning may be issued in lieu of a uniform citation; provide that if a uniform citation is issued the operator of the vehicle shall be fined $25; allow for dismissal of a fine if proof of repair is shown; amend KRS 67.592 to require a jailer to keep a receipt form listing a prisoner's property and to return a valid operator's license upon a person's release unless needed for evidentiary purposes; amend KRS 138.465, 186.574, 189.271, 189.370, and 431.452 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/3/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB33.html
 
SB55FISHING (BOSWELL G) AN ACT relating to fishing in privately-owned lakes and ponds.

Amend KRS 150.170 to allow a bona fide resident landowner and other authorized persons to take fish from any lake or pond located on the owner's property without procuring a sport fishing license.
 Current Status:   1/3/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Natural Resources & Energy (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/2/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB55.html
 
SB58PROPERTY TAX RATES (BOSWELL G) AN ACT relating to property tax rates.

Amend KRS 132.017 to allow any registered voter who resides in the district to file a petition; remove the requirement that a petition committee be formed and an affidavit to be filed with the county clerk; remove the requirement that the county clerk publish a notice about the tax rate challenge in the newspaper; allow each sheet of the petition to contain the names of voters from more than one voting precinct; remove the requirement that the petition signees put their Social Security number or the name and number of their designated voting precinct on the petition; amend KRS 132.018 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/4/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB58.html
 
SB61ELECTIONS (SCHICKEL J) AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 117.076 to eliminate no-excuse in-person absentee voting; provide that excused in-person absentee voting shall be conducted during normal business hours for at least 13 working days before an election; amend KRS 117.085 and 117.086 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/8/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB61.html
 
SB69AD VALOREM TAX RATE (BOSWELL G) AN ACT relating to the levy of an ad valorem tax rate.

Repeal and reenact KRS 132.017 to require the portion of a property tax rate which will produce revenue from real property, exclusive of revenue from new property, more than four percent over the amount of revenue produced by the compensating tax rate to be subject to recall by the voters of the district; establish requirements for the ballot question, notifying the public, the election process, and recalling the rate; allow the cancellation of the election; disallow local, state, and federal tax dollars to be used to advocate for the rate; amend various statutes to conform; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   1/8/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB69.html
 
SB71CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT SERVICES (WHEELER P) AN ACT relating to chemical dependency treatment services.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 222 to define "voluntarily"; require treatment centers or programs licensed as a chemical dependency treatment service to provide transportation services to residents who wish to voluntarily leave the program if the resident's family, guardian, or emergency contact does not agree to transport them; outline transportation service responsibilities; prohibit facilities and law enforcement officers from taking the residents to any location other than public transportation locations, locations to meet the driver of a ride-sharing service, or the resident's home; require that the facilities conduct a search of any outstanding warrants; exempt all chemical dependency treatment service facilities holding a license issued in accordance with KRS 216B.042; require the facility to notify family members, the county attorney, local law enforcement, and the court that a resident left the treatment facility in violation of a court order; and allow a peace officer or a probation officer to arrest a resident without a warrant for violating the terms of the resident's conditional discharge or court order.
 Current Status:   2/26/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1 and SCA 1t
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - (S) Passed Over and retained in the Orders of the Day
2/23/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS1 and SCA (1t)
2/22/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2024
2/22/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/21/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
2/21/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS1 and SCA1t
2/21/2024 - Senate Health Services (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/17/2024 - Senate Health Services (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/8/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Health Services (S)
1/5/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB71.html
 
SB72DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (YATES D) AN ACT relating to driving under the influence of intoxicating hemp products.

Amend KRS 189A.010 to prohibit driving under the influence of intoxicating hemp products.
 Current Status:   1/8/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/5/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB72.html
 
SB76LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (WEST S) AN ACT relating to local governments.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to prohibit local governments from adopting or enforcing an ordinance relating to landlord or tenant laws that is in conflict with the laws of this Commonwealth.
 Current Status:   1/8/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/5/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB76.html
 
SB80ELECTIONS (SOUTHWORTH A) AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 117.001 to remove from the definition of "proof of identification" a student or employee identification document used to confirm a voter's identity; and amend KRS 117.228 to remove a credit or debit card as a secondary form of identification to confirm a voter's identity.
 Current Status:   1/30/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   1/30/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 27-7
1/30/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/26/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 30, 2024
1/25/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/24/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
1/24/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably
1/24/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
1/5/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB80.html
 
SB82ELECTIONS (SOUTHWORTH A) AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 117.125 to include additional requirements for voting systems; amend KRS 117.175 to include additional instructions for voter instruction cards; amend KRS 117.383 to require the State Board of Elections to include a voter notification program to notify a voter of the effect of casting multiple votes for a single office on a paper ballot; amend KRS 67C.103, 117.155, and 117.205 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/12/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/5/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB82.html
 
SB83ELECTIONS (SOUTHWORTH A) AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 118.025 to remove straight-party voting as a ballot option in a regular election; amend KRS 63.200, 67C.103 117.125, 117.155, 117.205, 118A.090, and 118A.100 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/12/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/5/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB83.html
 
SB84ELECTIONS (SOUTHWORTH A) AN ACT relating to elections.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to require that a risk-limiting audit be performed upon the closing of the polls in order to certify the election; amend KRS 117.001 to change the definition of "risk-limiting audit"; amend KRS 117.275 to include additional requirements for the counting and tabulation of ballots and for the certification of election results; amend KRS 117.066 and 117.295 to conform.
 Current Status:   1/12/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/5/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB84.html
 
SB88HOME INCARCERATION (SOUTHWORTH A) AN ACT relating to home incarceration.

Amend KRS 532.260 to create new eligibility requirements for a person to serve the remainder of his or her sentence under home incarceration or conditional release; require the Department of Corrections to immediately transfer a person if he or she is being held on a detainer; allow a victim or concerned citizen to appeal the decision that a person may serve the remainder of his or her sentence under home incarceration or conditional release.
 Current Status:   1/12/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/8/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB88.html
 
SB91IDENTITY DOCUMENTS (HIGDON J) AN ACT relating to identity documents and making an appropriation therefor.

Create new sections of KRS 186.400 to 186.640 to: require the Transportation Cabinet to establish a driver licensing regional office in each senatorial district; allow third-party entities to apply to the Transportation Cabinet to be approved to accept applications for certain identity documents; allow third-party entities to charge a fee for services provided; require the Kentucky State Police to offer written instruction permit testing in counties without a permanent driver licensing office that coincides with Transportation Cabinet visits to those counties to offer in-person licensing services; require the state police to collect certain data on appointments and customers served and report to the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation by October 31, 2025; EFFECTIVE, in part, July 1, 2025. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: create a new section of KRS 186.400 to 186.640 to allow county clerks to act as application processors for certain identity documents; require the Transportation Cabinet to provide hardware and software to clerks; amend KRS 186.531 to allow clerks who process applications to retain 25% of the license or ID fee that is distributed to the Transportation Cabinet's photo license fund; create a new section of KRS 186.400 to 186.640 to direct the state police to engage in a pilot project to provide operator's license skills testing in five counties where testing is not currently offered; set requirements for the state police; require the state police to report to the Legislative Research Commission by October 31, 2025 regarding program data, effect on existing testing efforts, and recommendations; EFFECTIVE, in part, July 1, 2025; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   2/21/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   2/20/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
2/20/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2/20/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1 and SCA 1t
2/15/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 20, 2024
2/15/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/14/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
2/14/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS1 and SCA (1-title)
2/14/2024 - Senate Transportation (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/10/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Transportation (S)
1/8/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB91.html
 
SB101AGRITOURISM (WEBB R) AN ACT relating to agritourism.

Amend KRS 247.801 to amend the definition of "agritourism activity"; define "working animal"; create a new section of KRS 247.800 to 247.810 to prohibit a city, town, county, or other political subdivision of the Commonwealth from restricting a person from engaging in an agritourism activity.
 Current Status:   2/2/2024 - (S) reassigned to committee Senate Agriculture (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Licensing & Occupations (S)
1/9/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB101.html
 
SB102FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS (SCHICKEL J) AN ACT relating to fire protection districts.

Amend KRS 75.260 to increase the maximum per meeting salary of fire district board members to $150.
 Current Status:   2/7/2024 - (S) reassigned to committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Licensing & Occupations (S)
1/10/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB102.html
 
SB106ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS (TICHENOR L) AN ACT relating to animal control officers.

Create a new section of KRS 258.095 to 258.500 to require animal control officers to receive training on recognizing child abuse; amend KRS 620.030 to add animal control officers to the list of people with a duty to report dependency, neglect, or abuse of a child.
 Current Status:   1/16/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Families & Children (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/11/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB106.html
 
SB107TRANSPORTATION (HIGDON J) AN ACT relating to transportation and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 186.040 to direct $30 of the registration fee for vehicles in excess of 44,000 pounds to the county clerk of the county in which the truck is registered; amend KRS 186.050 to set registration fees for vehicles in excess of 44,000 pounds; amend KRS 189.340 to prohibit the operation of a truck tractor, trailer, or semitrailer in the far left lane of any roadway that has been divided into three or more clearly marked lanes for travel; amend KRS 281.926 to require towing companies to submit their rate schedules to the nearest Department of Kentucky State Police (KSP) post in addition to making them available to the public upon request, and direct the KSP to remove companies that do not comply with these requirements from the KSP wrecker log for a period of six months for the first violation and one year for any subsequent violation; amend KRS 189.222 to provide a weight limit allowance of 400 pounds for any vehicle with an auxiliary power unit; amend KRS 189.221 to conform; amend KRS 75.450 to increase the limit that subscription fire departments may charge for accident response from $500 to $1,000; amend KRS 189.270, 189.271, 189.2713, 189.2716, and 189.2717 to require the Transportation Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to set fees for overweight and overdimensional permits; amend KRS 132.487 to direct the state portion of vehicle property taxes on electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles to the road fund; amend KRS 186.480 to require the KSP to include information about the organ donor program in educational materials for driver training; APPROPRIATION; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2025. Senate Committee Substitute (2) Retain original provisions, except: amend KRS 281.926 to require towing companies to submit their rate schedules to all local law enforcement agencies in the company's service area; direct local law enforcement agencies to remove companies that do not comply with these requirements from their wrecker log for a period of six months for the first violation and one year for any subsequent violation; amend KRS 189.270 to limit the fee that the Transportation Cabinet may set for overdimensional permits to transport farm equipment; amend KRS 281.990 to allow the Transportation Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to set penalties for violations of KRS 281.920 to 281.936; amend KRS 189.340 to provide a road condition exception to the prohibition on operating a motor vehicle in the leftmost lane of a multi-lane highway; delete sections amending KRS 75.450, regarding charges for fire department response to accidents, and KRS 132.487, regarding distribution of the motor vehicle property tax on electric vehicles.
 Current Status:   2/22/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   2/21/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 35-0-1 with Committee Substitute (2)
2/21/2024 - committee amendment withdrawn Committee Substitute (1)
2/21/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1 and SCS 2
2/15/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 21, 2024
2/14/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS1 and SCS2, to Rules
2/14/2024 - Senate Transportation (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/5/2024 - (S) recommitted to committee Senate Transportation (S)
1/25/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/24/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
1/24/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably w/SCS1
1/24/2024 - Senate Transportation (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/16/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Transportation (S)
1/11/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB107.html
 
SB108ELECTIONS (SOUTHWORTH A) AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 116.045 to prohibit public entities, officials, and employees authorized to assist a person in registering, transferring, and changing political party from influencing the person's decision; provide that no individual or group shall have electronic access to the voter registration information unless he or she is employed in the office of the county clerk of the county in which registration occurs; amend KRS 116.048 to require that the completed voter registration application shall only be transmitted to the county clerk of the applicant's voting residence; amend KRS 116.112 to require that each county board of elections conducts its own voter registration purge program; require that the county board of elections submit its voter registration information to the State Board of Elections on the fifth day of each month; amend KRS 116.113 to provide that the county clerk is responsible for removing a registered voter's name when necessary.
 Current Status:   1/16/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/12/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB108.html
 
SB119ANIMAL CARE (ADAMS J) AN ACT relating to animal care.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 525 to define terms; require peace officers and animal control officers to serve notice of seizure of an animal subjected to cruelty; create procedure for seizing agencies to petition a court to order payment of animal care costs by owner; establish penalties; amend KRS 258.215 to require owners to be responsible for cost of care of an impounded animal.
 Current Status:   1/26/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Agriculture (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB119.html
 
SB120LOBBYING (WILLIAMS G) AN ACT relating to lobbying.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 48 to prohibit a public agency or any other entity created by an act of the General Assembly from using public funds for lobbying activity or to employ or enter into a contract with a lobbyist; define terms; exempt public agency employees who perform lobbying activities as part of their fiduciary duties; create a new section of KRS Chapter 61 to prohibit a public agency from using public funds for lobbying activity or to employ or contract with a lobbyist; define terms; exempt public agency employees who perform lobbying activities as part of their fiduciary duties; create new sections of KRS 6.601 to 6.849 to permit a person to file a complaint with the Legislative Ethics Commission if a public agency or entity created by an act of the General Assembly is using public funds to hire a lobbyist or for lobbying activity; require the commission to transfer a complaint to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission if the alleged violator is an employee of the executive branch of state government; require a public agency to report to the Legislative Ethics Commission if the agency procures a contract with a legislative agent to engage in federal lobbying or uses federal funds to employ or procure a contract with a legislative agent or as part of compensation or salary of an employee to engage in lobbying activity on behalf of the agency; require the report to be filed within 30 days of the decision to engage in federal lobbying activity or use federal funds to engage in lobbying activity; require all public agencies to submit to the Auditor of Public Accounts and State Treasurer a list of all contracts they have procured with a legislative agency for all types of lobbying activity, regardless of the source of funds, by June 30 each year; allow the Attorney General, Commonwealth's attorney, county attorney, or their designee to investigate violations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit public postsecondary education institutions from employing or contracting with a lobbyist or using public funds to employ or contract with a lobbyist; allow a president of the public postsecondary institution to lobby on behalf of the institution in his or her fiduciary capacity; amend KRS 6.611 to include as lobbying any public agency to hire or procure a contract with a public relations, media, or social media company to indirectly promote, advocate, or oppose passage of any legislation or action taken by the General Assembly, the Governor, the secretary of any cabinet or any staff members; amend KRS 6.691 to allow the Legislative Ethics Commission to issue a fine of not less than $2,000 but not more than $10,000 to any public agency that uses public funds for lobbying purposes; amend KRS 6.945 to provide that the lobbying restrictions are not affected by the requirements of Section 1 or 2 of this Act; amend KRS 61.990 to provide that an officer or employee of a public agency who intentionally violates the lobbying restrictions shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense, and a Class D felony for any subsequent offenses; amend KRS 11A.201 to conform.
 Current Status:   2/2/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB120.html
 
SB125OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES (WHEELER P) AN ACT relating to off-highway vehicles.

Amend KRS 189.281 to extend the ability for local governments to start off-highway vehicle pilot programs to July 1, 2027; expand the definition of local government to include any local government that operates a public OHV trail system.
 Current Status:   1/30/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   1/30/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 34-0
1/30/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
1/26/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 30, 2024
1/25/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
1/24/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
1/24/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably
1/24/2024 - Senate Transportation (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/18/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Transportation (S)
1/16/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB125.html
 
SB126PROPOSING TO AMEND SECTIONS 77 & 240 OF CONSTITUTION OF KENTUCKY (MCDANIEL C) AN ACT proposing to amend Sections 77 and 240 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to limiting the Governor’s ability to grant pardons and commute sentences.

Propose to amend Section 77 of the Constitution of Kentucky to prohibit the Governor's ability to grant pardons or commute sentences beginning 30 days prior to a gubernatorial election and ending at that gubernatorial inauguration; amend Section 240 of the Constitution of Kentucky to conform; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.
 Current Status:   2/22/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   2/21/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 34-2-1
2/21/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/15/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 21, 2024
2/15/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/14/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
2/14/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably
2/14/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/25/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
1/23/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB126.html
 
SB131ELECTIONS (MAYS BLEDSOE A) AN ACT relating to elections and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 117.001 to define "electioneering communication," "information content provider," "interactive computer service," "sponsor," and "synthetic media"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to establish a cause of action for the use of synthetic media in an electioneering communication; establish an affirmative defense that the electioneering communication includes a conspicuous disclosure; provide that the sponsor of the electioneering communication may be held liable, but the medium is not liable, except in certain circumstances. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 117.001 to include the phrase "identifiable natural" in reference to an individual in the definition of "synthetic media"; require the depiction to be created without the consent of such individual; amend the new section of KRS Chapter 117 to provide that the advertising sales representative of a medium is not liable, except in certain circumstances. Senate Floor Amendment (1) Retain original provisions; add emergency clause; EMERGENCY.
 Current Status:   2/23/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (1), Floor Amendment (1) and Floor Amendment (2-title)
 All Bill Status:   2/23/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SFA1 and SFA(1t) and SCS1
2/22/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute , floor amendment (2-title) filed to bill
2/22/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2024
2/22/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/21/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
2/21/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS1
2/21/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/7/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/29/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
1/25/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB131.html
 
SB133GOVERNOR'S EMERGENCY POWERS (SOUTHWORTH A) AN ACT relating to the emergency powers of the Governor.

Amend KRS 39A.010 to remove potential, threated, or impending occurrences from enumerated emergency management system items; amend KRS 39A.020 to define "executive action" to include all orders and guidelines, including industry-specific or agency specific guidelines related to a declared emergency; amend KRS 39A.030 to remove hazards from list of enumerated items that the emergency management program is responsible; amend KRS 39A.050 to limit the powers of the Division of Emergency Management; amend KRS Chapter 39A.070 to prohibit the director of the Division of Emergency Management from promulgating administrative regulations or from issuing orders and directives, but allow the director to issues standards, rules, procedures, guidance, or recommended practices; allow the director to request increased readiness activities, implementation of local emergency operations plans, or the mobilization or deployment of trained forces of state or local government; allow the director to make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly; amend KRS 39A.090 to limit the effect of any promulgated administrative regulation issued by the Governor related to an emergency or disaster that restricts in-person meeting or imposes mandatory quarantine or isolation requirements to 30 days; amend KRS 39A.100 to remove certain emergency powers from the Governor; repeal KRS 39A.190 and 118.027.
 Current Status:   2/7/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/25/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB133.html
 
SB141VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS (WHEELER P) AN ACT relating to volunteer firefighters.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to establish a refundable individual income tax credit for certain volunteer firefighters; declare the purpose of the credit; require annual reporting to the Legislative Research Commission and the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue to evaluate the impact of the credit; amend KRS 141.0205 to provide the ordering of the credit; amend KRS 131.190 to allow confidential tax return information to be shared with the Legislative Research Commission and Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; amend KRS 75.400 to allow a volunteer fire department to have a minimum of six members; amend KRS 342.140, relating to workers' compensation, to allow income benefits for volunteer firemen, police, and emergency management agency members or trainees to be based on 50% of the state average weekly wage if that is greater than the average weekly wage of their regular employment.
 Current Status:   1/31/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)
 All Bill Status:   1/29/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB141.html
 
SB157SALE OF DOGS AND CATS (HOWELL J) AN ACT relating to the sale of dogs and cats.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 258 to define terms; prohibit retail pet shops from selling dogs or cats unless the animal was obtained from an animal shelter or qualified breeder; prohibit retail pet shops from selling a dog or cat that is less than eight weeks old, or selling a dog or cat to anyone under the age of eighteen; prohibit local governments from passing ordinances that conflict with this Act; amend KRS 258.990 to establish a penalty for a violation.
 Current Status:   2/20/2024 - floor amendment (1) filed
 All Bill Status:   2/14/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/13/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
2/13/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably
2/13/2024 - Senate Agriculture (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/5/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Agriculture (S)
1/31/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB157.html
 
SB161SITING OF CELLULAR ANTENNA TOWERS (SOUTHWORTH A) AN ACT relating to the siting of cellular antenna towers.

Amend KRS 100.987 to prohibit a planning unit, legislative body, or fiscal court that has adopted planning and zoning regulations from approving the siting of a cellular antenna tower capable of providing fifth generation mobile communications service if it is within 1,640 feet of any inhabitable building or any outdoor space where 10 or more people gather; amend KRS 278.650 to prohibit the commission from approving the siting of a cellular antenna tower capable of providing fifth generation mobile communication service if it is within 1,640 feet of any inhabitable building or any outdoor space where 10 or more people gather.
 Current Status:   2/6/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Natural Resources & Energy (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/1/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB161.html
 
SB163CREMATION OF DEAD BODIES (ELKINS G) AN ACT relating to cremation of dead bodies.

Amend KRS 72.450 to allow a coroner who is in possession of a dead body to have the body buried or cremated; direct that the decision between burial or cremation be made by the governmental entity bearing the expense.
 Current Status:   2/22/2024 - received in House
 All Bill Status:   2/21/2024 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 27-9-1
2/21/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day
2/15/2024 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 21, 2024
2/15/2024 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules
2/14/2024 - (S) FIRST READING
2/14/2024 - (S) Reported Favorably
2/14/2024 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/5/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)
2/1/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB163.html
 
SB193ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY BOARD (ADAMS J) AN ACT relating to the Animal Control Advisory Board.

Repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 258.117 to reduce the number of board appointees from each nominating organization from two to one; add one member to be selected from a list submitted by Kentucky Animal Action; provide that on the effective date of the Act, the Animal Control Advisory Board shall be dissolved and reconstituted, and that all new members shall be appointed; provide for the staggering of initial appointments.
 Current Status:   2/12/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Agriculture (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/9/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB193.html
 
SB196OPTIONAL RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR HAZARDOUS DUTY EMPLOYEES (MCDANIEL C) AN ACT relating to optional retirement benefits for hazardous duty employees participating in the County Employees Retirement System's hybrid cash balance plans.

Create a new section of KRS 78.510 to 78.852 to create an elective alternative benefit program that employers participating in the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) may adopt for employees in hazardous positions with a membership date after January 1, 2014, in the hybrid cash balance plan (Tier 3 benefits); provide that, if an employer participating in CERS makes a one-time election to provide an alternative benefit program, those eligible employees in hazardous positions may elect, in lieu of Tier 3 benefits, to participate in the alternative benefit program within one year of attaining or otherwise having 10 or more years in a hazardous position; provide that employees opting into the alternative benefit program who meet the requirements of a career hazardous employee receive Tier 3 benefits up to entering the alternative benefit program and an annual lifetime retirement benefit calculated as 2.25% of final compensation for each year of service in the alternative benefit program for participation between 20 and 25 years or 2.5% of final compensation for each year of service in the alternative benefit program for participation for 25 years or more; require that the annual actuarial valuation conducted by the CERS board include an assessment of the funding levels, unfunded liability, and actuarially required employer contribution rates for the alternative benefit program and require the CERS board to make adjustments to the alternative benefit program if it falls below 90% funded or if the employer contribution rate for the program is projected to exceed 16% of pay; require employers opting into the alternative benefit program to pay any additional actuarial costs to fund the program without any funding from employers who do not participate in the alternative benefit program; limit the alternative benefit program to Tier 3 members in CERS; provide that the General Assembly may alter the alternative program benefits, define terms for purposes of the alternative benefit program; amend KRS 78.5516 to provide that eligible employees who elect to participate in the alternative benefit program shall not contribute or be considered as contributing to the hybrid cash balance plan or receive employer pay credits, but shall receive interest credits based on their accumulated account balance in the hybrid cash balance plan; amend KRS 78.635 to require CERS employers participating in the alternative benefit program to pay an additional employer contribution to fund the program; amend KRS 78.510, 78.640, and 78.784 to conform; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2025.
 Current Status:   2/12/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB196.html
 
SB220COMBINED MUNICIPAL ELECTRC AND WATER UTLITIES (WILLIAMS G) AN ACT relating to combined municipal electric and water utilities.

Amend KRS 96.171 to define "governing body" and "customer"; amend KRS 96.172 to increase the combined electric and water plant board membership from five to seven; require that vacancies on the board be filled in a manner that will bring the board membership closest to being proportionately representative of customers of the board who live inside and outside of the city limits of the city served by the combined system or plant; provide for the nomination of board members and appointment by the mayor; apply anti-nepotism restrictions relating to board membership and operations to the county judge/executive; amend KRS 96.175 to remove the combined plant board's authority to perform any act not repugnant to law; amend KRS 96.179 to require instead of allow the combined plant board to pay, in lieu of ad valorem property taxes, an equivalent amount to each taxing jurisdiction within which its properties lie; amend KRS 96.182 to only allow for the combined plant board's excess revenues to be used to purchase outstanding bonds or to reduce rates; make the combined plant board's expenditures relating to the board's public projects subject to prior governing body approval; prohibit a combined plant board's use of revenues from its electric or water utility service to be used to subsidize unrelated activities undertaken by the board; amend KRS 96.184 to make the combined plant board's issuance of revenue bonds subject to approval of the governing body; amend KRS 96.185 to require that in conjunction with their required audits, in each even-numbered fiscal year, the combined plant board shall have independent appraisals prepared for the properties and associated services for all projects and operations undertaken by the combined electric and water plant board that are unrelated to the provision of water or electric utility services; amend KRS 96.187 to make the 60 day time period after which challenges to ordinances or resolutions relating to the combined plant board are barred begin after the ordinance or resolution is published in accordance with KRS Chapter 424; create a new section of KRS 96.171 to 96.188 to define terms; prohibit the combined plant board from using any funds derived from the provision of any of its services for political or institutional advertising; allow the combined electric and water plant board to use funds not related to the provision of water or electric service on promotional advertising for public projects; create a new section of KRS 278 to require the Public Service Commission to assist in the resolution of consumer complaints by customers of combined electric and water system boards and to review their rates at least once per year.
 Current Status:   2/22/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Natural Resources & Energy (S)
 All Bill Status:   2/20/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB220.html
 
SB233SOLAR ENERGY (WEST S) AN ACT relating to solar energy.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 96 to define terms; prohibit any utility operating under the chapter from constructing a facility that generates electricity using solar energy if constructing the facility would result in more than one percent of the total land area of any county where the proposed construction is to be located being occupied by solar electric generating facilities; amend KRS 278.020 to prohibit the Public Service Commission from granting an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a facility that uses solar energy to produce electricity if constructing the facility would result in more than one percent of the total land area of any county where the proposed construction is to be located being occupied by solar electric generating facilities; define terms; amend KRS 278.706 to require that as part of its construction certificate application to the siting board, a merchant electric generating facility owner shall certify that no portion of the proposed construction site will be located on land that was acquired through eminent domain and that the proposed site would not result in more than one percent of the total land area of any county where the proposed construction is to be located being occupied by solar electric generating facilities; define terms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 416 to prohibit the construction of any facility that generates electricity using solar energy on any land that was acquired by eminent domain; amend KRS 416.570 to require that as part of the verified petition required to be filed prior to an exercise of eminent domain, a condemnor shall certify that the proposed condemnation will not violate the prohibition on constructing solar electric generating facilities on condemned land.
 Current Status:   2/20/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB233.html
 
SB245GOVERNMENT ETHICS (SOUTHWORTH A) AN ACT relating to government ethics.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 61 to define "lobbyist", "public agency", and "public funds"; prohibit a public agency from spending public funds to employ or contract with a lobbyist or from using public funds to pay a nonprofit association or organization that primarily represents one or more public agencies or hires or contracts with an individual who is required to register as a lobbyist; allow a taxpayer or resident of an area served by a public agency to file an action for injunctive relief and to recover attorney's fees and costs incurred in bringing a successful action; amend KRS 11A.020 to prohibit a public servant from attempting to use his or her influence in any matter that would be under the purview of the legislative branch of state government; permit a public servant to respond to requests or information and to provide information and opinions about matters affecting the agency.
 Current Status:   2/22/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SB245.html
 
SCR42CERTIFICATE OF NEED TASK FORCE (DOUGLAS D) A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION reestablishing the Certificate of Need Task Force.

Reestablish the Certificate of Need (CON) Task Force to consider changes to the CON program; establish task force membership; require the task force to submit any findings and recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2024.
 Current Status:   1/10/2024 - Senate Health Services (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 All Bill Status:   1/4/2024 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Health Services (S)
1/3/2024 - Introduced
 State Bill Page:   https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/24RS/SCR42.html
 
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