Bill Tracker | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Bill Tracker

KFTC's legislative issues during the
2022 Kentucky General Assembly

The bills listed below are among the ones KFTC prioritized, within the limits of our organizational capacity and a Republican supermajority opposed to KFTC's vision in most important ways.

To read a bill or get additional information, click on the bill number in the Summary column. If you’d like to let your legislators know what you think of any of these bills or how they voted, contact them through the Legislative Message Line at 800-372-7181 (open all year) or by email.

Check out the bill trackers and legislative priorities of our allies: ACLU-Kentucky; Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky; Kentucky Voices for Health; Forward Kentucky and the Kentucky Conservation Committee.

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KFTC's Priority Legislation
KFTC Supports

Teaching African-American and Native American history

House Bill 88
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Scott
Additional Information

Has not been assigned to committee

One-page handout here

KFTC Supports

Teaching history of racism

House Bill 67
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Scott
Additional Information

Has not been assigned to committee.

One-page handout here on Rep. Scott's pro-education bills, HB 88 and HB 67

KFTC Supports

Black Lung Benefits

House Bill 166
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Ashley Lafferty Tackett
Additional Information

Has not been assigned to committee.

KFTC Supports

Abolish the Death Penalty

Senate Bill 47
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Steven Meredith
Additional Information

This bill has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty released a report that shows the racial bias in the application of Kentucky's death penalty, covered here in the Herald-Leader. From ACLU's Twitter: "Death sentences are arbitrary and fueled by racism. Since 1975 in Kentucky, Black men were 20x more likely to receive a death sentence when the victim was a white female. It's time to end this barbaric practice once and for all." For more information, track the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

KFTC Supports

Extended Voting Hours

House Bill 68
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Buddy Wheatley
Additional Information

Has not been assigned to committee.

Take action! Sign up for the Virtual Lobby Day for a Healthy Democracy here, Tuesday, Jan 25. 

On Tuesday, January 25, we'll gather online to push for the democracy Kentucky deserves, with convenient, fair, and accessible voting. We'll lobby for voting rights for people with felonies in their past, fair redistricting, longer polling hours, voting by mail, and more. The day will start with a training at 9am ET on Zoom. We’ll break into groups to talk virtually with our legislators about this issue, leave messages on the legislative message line (and encourage our friends to do the same), have a virtual rally, spokesperson training, workshops on social media and letters to the editor, and other events throughout the day.

KFTC Supports

Ban Conversion Therapy

House Bill 12
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Lisa Wilner
Additional Information

Has not been assigned to committee

KFTC Supports

Fairness Act

House Bill 15
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Patti Minter
Additional Information

Has not been assigned to committee.

KFTC Supports

Comprehensive Tax Reform

House Bill 201
Additional Information

Has not been assigned to committee.

This year, we have a real opportunity in Kentucky. We have the dollars we need to make the investments that we deserve in housing, schools, public health, and advancing racial equity across the board. We call on the legislature to use all of these dollars this year, and we support comprehensive tax reform to ensure that we can continue to thrive. 

KFTC Opposes

Kentucky House Redistricting Plan

House Bill 2
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Jerry Miller
Additional Information

The House and Senate have overriden Governor Beshear's veto and the bill is law. It is likely to face a legal challenge. 

Take Action: CALL 1-800-372-7181 before 2:00 p.m. TODAY! LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR ALL LEGISLATORS: DO NOT OVERRIDE VETOES on HB 2 and SB 3 (House and Congressional maps)

KFTC Opposes

Kentucky Senate Redistricting Plan

Senate Bill 2
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Mills and Sen. Stivers
Additional Information

Take Action: CALL 1-800-372-7181 before 2:00 p.m. TODAY! LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR ALL LEGISLATORS: DO NOT OVERRIDE VETOES on HB 2 and SB 3 (House and Congressional maps)

KFTC Opposes

Congressional Redistricting Plan

Senate Bill 3
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Mills and Sen. Stivers
Additional Information

 This bill has passed both houses of the legislature and has been sent to the Governor.

KFTC Opposes

Punishing teachers for discussing race

House Bill 18
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep. Lockett and 19 other GOP Reps
KFTC Opposes

Punishing schools for letting teachers discuss race

House Bill 14
Bill Sponsor(s):
Rep Fischer and 10 other GOP Reps
KFTC Opposes

Amending the Federal Constitution

Bill Sponsor(s):
Reps Lockett, Petrie, Miller, Tate, Thomas
Additional Information

Has not been assigned to committee.

KFTC Opposes

Mandating cops in all schools

House Bill 63
Bill Sponsor(s):
Reps Bratcher, Fleming, Miller, Nemes, Sheldon
Additional Information

This bill is in the House Education committee.

KFTC Opposes

Policing Immigrants

House Bill 231
Bill Sponsor(s):
Reps Bechler and Reed
Additional Information

Has not been assigned to committee.

KFTC Opposes

Legal challenges to redistricting

Senate Bill 20
Bill Sponsor(s):
Sen. Stivers
Additional Information

 This bill has passed both houses of the legislature and has been sent to the Governor.

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