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HB 64 – Helping Former Felons Return to the Community26 Jan

UPDATE: 1/29 - House Judiciary members discussed HB 64 for nearly two hours on Wednesday before taking a vote. Thirteen members supported an amended version of the bill and sent it to the full House with a recommendation that the bill should pass. The amendments, however, drew heavy opposition from some members who had supported […]
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HB 1: Workers’ Wages Must Allow Them to Form and Support Families20 Jan

On Feb. 6 the Kentucky House of Representatives passed HB1 by a bi-partisan vote of 54 – 44 and sent it to the Senate. The Senate assigned it to the Sen. State and Local Government committee on Feb. 12. The Senate has taken no further action on the bill. Last June, Bishop Stephen E. Blaire […]
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Informed Consent Passes Senate Overwhelmingly; Now in House Chamber16 Jan

UPDATE: Senate Bill 3 has now passed the Senate on a 33 – 5 vote. With this strong bi-partisan vote, SB 3 is now in the House chamber for consideration. To see how your State Senator voted click here. Please thank your Senator if he or she voted YES. If your Senator was a NO […]
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UPDATE: Voting Rights Restoration Bill Clears House Floor: 82-1215 Jan

Jan. 16 – House Bill 70 cleared the House floor with an 82 – 12 vote this afternoon. Rep. Jesse Crenshaw presented the bill followed by comments by Representatives David Floyd, John Tilley, Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, and Rep. Brad Montell, who voted “yes” on this legislation for the first time. The bill now […]

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Death Penalty – Important Hearing Next Week!
Next week presents a great opportunity to express your support for ending the use of capital punishment in Kentucky. On Friday, July 6, the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Commitee on Judiciary will be holding a hearing on the death penalty, including a 30 minute presentation by Representatives Jason Nemes and Chad McCoy on why the death […]

KY General Assembly Fails to Act on Scholarship Tax Credit Bills to Help Families
Unfortunately, the General Assembly failed to pass Scholarship Tax Credits as a standalone measure during the 2018 session.  They also failed to fulfill their commitment to include Scholarship Tax Credits in their tax reform proposal. In the end, this means thousands of low and middle income families will continue to be denied the opportunity to […]

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