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Kentucky Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 28, 2014 HB 222 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 6)
Yea
March 27, 2014 HB 407 Authorizes Framework for Public-Private Partnerships Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 9)
Nay
March 25, 2014 SB 211 Authorizes Public Schools to Convert to Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Nay
March 18, 2014 SB 205 Authorizes a Candidate to Appear on a Ballot Twice Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2014 SB 116 Amends Patent Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 7)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2014 SB 82 Establishes Procedures for an Executive Cabinet Position Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2014 SB 119 Establishes Medical Malpractice Claims Review Panel Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 6, 2014 SB 1 Authorizes Legislature to Review Administrative Regulations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(24 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 5, 2014 SB 8 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 58 Repeals the Office of the State Secretary of the Treasury Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Aug. 23, 2013 HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 2)
Yea
March 26, 2013 HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Veto Override Passed - Senate
(32 - 6)
Yea
March 26, 2013 SB 13 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Election Days Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 11)
Nay
March 26, 2013 SB 2 Amends the State Employee Pension Program Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(32 - 6)
Nay
March 7, 2013 HB 279 Prohibits the Government from Impeding Religious Activities Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 6)
Yea
March 5, 2013 SB 176 Authorizes Low-Achieving Schools to Become Charter Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2013 SB 39 Requires Medicaid Expansion to be Approved by the Legislature Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2013 SB 40 Requires Health Care Exchanges to Be Approved by The Legislature Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 14, 2013 SB 50 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Farming Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2013 SB 88 Repeals Regulations on Telephone Utility Companies Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2013 SB 9 Establishes Review Panels to Assess Nursing Home Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2013 SB 5 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 4)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 11, 2013 SB 50 Authorizes Industrial Hemp Farming Senate Sponsor
April 20, 2012 HB 1 Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring System by Physicians Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 12)
Yea
March 30, 2012 SB 3 Limits Over-the-Counter Purchases of Cold Medicine Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 8)
Yea
March 20, 2012 SB 9 Authorizes Student Enrollment in Neighborhood Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Nay
March 15, 2012 SB 18 Amends Redistricting Requirements Amendment Adopted - Senate
(27 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 SB 151 Authorizes Casinos Bill Failed - Senate
(16 - 21)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2012 SB 103 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2012 SB 102 Specifies Conditions for Informed Consent Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 5)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 18, 2012 HB 1 State Senate, House, and Judicial Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Nay
March 2, 2011 HB 305 2010-2012 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 12)
Nay
Feb. 11, 2011 SB 110 Relating to Optometry Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 3)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2011 SB 110 Relating to Optometry Senate Co-sponsor
April 1, 2010 HB 109 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 18)
Nay
March 26, 2010 HB 368 Telephone and Online Gambling Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Nay
March 23, 2010 HB 239 School Principal Selection Process Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Nay
March 18, 2010 HB 97 Moving Back Primary Dates and Filing Deadlines Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2010 SB 53 Allowing Independents to Vote in Primaries Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 25, 2010 SB 3 Omnibus Constitutional Amendment Bill Failed - Senate
(21 - 0)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 20, 2010 SB 26 Allowing Nuclear Power Facility Construction Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Nay
Jan. 13, 2010 SB 51 Legislator Pension Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Nay
March 9, 2009 HB 102 State and Local Transportation Authorities Bill Passed - House
(67 - 23)
Did Not Vote
March 6, 2009 HB 374 Gasoline Tax Amendments Bill Passed - House
(82 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2009 HB 144 Alcohol and Tobacco Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(66 - 34)
Yea
April 15, 2008 HB 683 DNA Collection, Parole Board, and Felony Review Conference Report Adopted - House
(51 - 42)
Yea
April 2, 2008 HB 406 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(74 - 21)
Yea
April 2, 2008 HB 552 Mortgage Reform Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(86 - 7)
Nay
April 2, 2008 SB 120 Booster Seat Requirement Bill Passed - House
(88 - 8)
Yea
April 1, 2008 HB 70 Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons Bill Passed - House
(80 - 14)
Yea

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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