2018 Senate Bills

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Senate Bill Positions reviewed by KCC as of 1/19/2018. Bills that are ranked as “Strong Support” or “Strong Oppose” will have the highest attention from KCC lobbyists for direct action. Bills ranked as “Monitor” means that we will continue to review these bills for any consequences that may not yet be fully apparent, but wish to inform the public that these issues are being debated due to their subject matter. If you wish to engage directly with KCC on any of the bills below, please email us.

This list with KCC recommendations is regularly sent to every legislator in the House and Senate during the session.

Bill Position Priority Sponsors Summary  Status  History
SB 2 Strong Oppose  R. Alvarado, R. Girdler, P. Hornback, S. Meredith, D. Thayer, M. Wilson Amends the Kentucky Constitution to give power to the legislature to cap damages on the amount recovered for injuries to persons and property. This includes damages resulting from environmental harm and to public health. (Related legislation from last session was found unconstitutional in circuit court but is on appeal). 1/2/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/3/18  to State & Local Government
SB4/LM Support C. McDaniel, J. Adams, R. Alvarado, J. Bowen, D. Carroll, C. Embry Jr., R. Girdler, P. Hornback, S. Meredith, W. Schroder, D. Thayer, S. West, M. Wilson Changes elections for statewide offices to be on the same year as the presidential elections. Could increase voter turnout. Companion bill in the House: HB23. 1/2/18 introduced; to State & Local Gov., through 3 readings, passed out of State & Local Gov. (S)  on 1/11.
SB 7 Monitor  J. Adams, C. Embry Jr., D. Parrett Establishes a rare disease advisory task force. If this bill progresses through the session, we want to ensure a composition that takes climate change-related health issues into consideration. 1/2/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/3/18  to Health & Welfare, passed out of H&W on 1/11 with committee subs & amend. Amend. SCS1SCA1
SB 9/
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Monitor S. Humphries, C. Embry Jr., R. Girdler, S. Meredith Requires that a portion of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in-lieu-of-tax revenue deposited in the general fund be distributed to agencies designated by counties that have TVA property located in that county or purchase power from TVA, increasing from 0% currently to 50% or a maximum of $6,000,000. 1/2/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/3/18  to Approp & Rev.
SB 14/ CI/LM Support R. Thomas, G. Neal Allows in-person early voting between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the three Saturdays preceding any primary, regular election or special election; and extends voting hours for election day voting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1/2/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/3/18  to State & Loc. Gov.
SB 42/
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Support R. Webb, M. Wilson Defines “unmanned aircraft systems” and prohibits the use of unmanned aircraft systems to track, hunt, or harvest wildlife. Prohibits the use of unmanned aircraft systems to conduct surveillance of persons lawfully engaged in hunting, trapping, or fishing. 1/2/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/3/18  to Nat. Resources & Energy
SB 47/LM Support J. Adams, W. Schroder Extends voting hours from 6 pm to 8 pm. 1/2/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/3/18  to State & Loc. Gov.
SR56 Support M. McGarvey plus 11 others Honoring Judge Richard FitzGerald. There is a companion resolution in the House. 1/8/18 Introduced; 1/9 to Senate Floor
SB58 Monitor C. McDaniel An act relating taxation. Amend KRS 131.181 to make a technical correction. This bill may be a placeholder for more substantive changes later in the session. Substance of bill deals with the mining of coal. 1/4/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/4/18  to Approp. & Revenue
SB59 Monitor C. McDaniel An act relating to taxation.
Amend KRS 131.190 to make a technical correction. This bill may be a placeholder for more substantive changes later in the session. Statute deals with property taxes.
1/4/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/4/18  to Approp. & Revenue
SB60 Monitor C. McDaniel An act relating to taxation.
Amend KRS 131.030 to make a technical correction. This bill may be a placeholder for more substantive changes later in the session. Statute deals with collection of taxes, including motor vehicles, public service corporations and public utilities.
 1/4/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/4/18  to Approp. & Revenue
SB61 Monitor C. McDaniel An act relating to fiscal matters.
Amend KRS 131.030, relating to revenue, to make a technical correction. This bill may be a placeholder for more substantive changes later in the session. Statute deals with collection of debt, including motor vehicles, public service corporations and public utilities.
1/4/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/4/18  to Approp. & Revenue
SB62 Monitor C. McDaniel An act relating to branch budget bills. Amend KRS 48.311, relating to structure of branch budget bills, to make technical corrections. This bill may be a placeholder for more substantive changes later in the session. Statute deals with appropriations.  1/4/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/4/18  to Approp. & Revenue
SB63 Monitor C. McDaniel An act relating to fiscal matters. Amend KRS 138.230, relating to motor fuel dealer’s records, to make technical corrections. This bill may be a placeholder for more substantive changes later in the session.  1/4/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/4/18  to Approp. & Revenue
 SB 82/LM  Strong Oppose   M. Wilson This bill prohibits local governments from adopting ordinances or regulations concerning the use, prohibition of, or taxes upon auxiliary containers. This defines these containers as “a bag, cup, bottle, or other packaging, whether reusable or single-use, that is designed for transporting, consuming, or protecting merchandise, food, or beverages from or at a food service or retail facility 1/17/18 introduced in the Senate; 1/18/18  to State & Local Government