Key Votes

2013 Kentucky Key Votes

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8/23 KY HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 18) 8/23 KY HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2) 3/26 KY HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Veto Override Passed - Senate (32 - 6) 3/26 KY HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Veto Override Passed - House (79 - 15) 3/26 KY SB 2 Amends the State Employee Pension Program Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 28) 3/26 KY SB 2 Amends the State Employee Pension Program Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 6) 3/26 KY SB 13 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Election Days Bill Passed - House (50 - 46) 3/26 KY SB 13 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Election Days Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 11) 3/11 KY SB 1 Establishes an Electronic Ballot Transmission System for Military and Overseas Voters Bill Passed - House (57 - 42) 3/07 KY HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6) 3/06 KY HB 2 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (53 - 46) 3/05 KY SB 176 Authorizes Low-Achieving Schools to Become Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15) 2/27 KY SB 2 Amends the State Employee Pension Program Bill Passed - House (55 - 45) 2/27 KY HB 416 Establishes the Kentucky Retirement Systems Sustainability Trust Fund Bill Passed - House (52 - 47) 2/22 KY SB 39 Requires Medicaid Expansion to be Approved by the Legislature Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13) 2/22 KY SB 40 Requires Health Care Exchanges to Be Approved by The Legislature Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 2/21 KY HB 89 Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges Bill Passed - House (68 - 27) 2/14 KY SB 50 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Farming Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6) 2/14 KY HB 131 Authorizes Immigrants to Remain Enrolled in High School up to Age 23 Bill Passed - House (71 - 26) 2/14 KY SB 88 Repeals Regulations on Telephone Utility Companies Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13) 2/13 KY SB 9 Establishes Review Panels to Assess Nursing Home Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 2/08 KY SB 5 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4)

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