Bills sponsored and co-sponsored by C. Wesley Morgan during his time as a Kentucky State Representative for House District 81 during 2017 and 2018.

Sponsored Bills 2018

Bill Number HB35

Title: AN ACT relating to public assistance.

Summary: Amend KRS 205.200 to create a substance abuse screening program for adult recipients of public assistance, food stamps, and state medical assistance.

Bill Number HB36

Title: AN ACT relating to carrying concealed weapons.

Summary: Create a new section of Chapter 237 to allow concealed deadly weapons to be carried without a license in same locations as concealed carry license holders may carry them; amend KRS 237.115 and 527.020 to conform.

Bill Number HB51

Title: AN ACT relating to retirement benefits for legislators.

Summary: Create new sections of KRS 6.500 to 6.577 to permit a member or retiree of the Legislators’ Retirement Plan to opt out of the traditional defined benefit plan and elect to participate in the Kentucky Employees Retirement System’s hybrid cash balance plan for nonhazardous employees under KRS 61.597.

Bill Number: HB53

Title: AN ACT relating to public protests.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to create a Class A misdemeanor, disruption of a public protest, for a person who wears a mask or hood concealing his or her face while engaging in a public protest.

Bill Number: HB54

Title: AN ACT relating to historical preservation.

Summary: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 11 to establish the Kentucky Memorial Preservation Act of 2018; define terms; create standards for preservation; prohibit any person from preventing maintenance of memorials under the jurisdiction of a governmental entity.

Bill Number HB276

Title: AN ACT relating to animal torture and making an appropriation therefor.

Summary: Amend KRS 525.135 to redefine ” torture” to include deliberate neglect or physical abuse that results in the death of or serious physical injury to a dog or cat.

Bill Number HB379

Title: AN ACT relating to microbreweries.

Summary: Amend KRS 243.157 to prohibit the shipment of malt beverages by a microbrewery to a customer’s residence or place of business.

Bill Number HB416

Title: AN ACT relating to quota licenses for alcohol, making an appropriation therefor and declaring an emergency.

Summary: Amend KRS 243.884 to change wholesale tax rate; amend KRS 243.157 to conform; amend KRS 241.065 to conform with population data.

Bill Number HB417

Title: AN ACT relating to the creation of an animal abuse registry and making an appropriation therefor.

Summary: Creates a new section of KRS Chapter 17 to establish the animal abuse offender registry.

Bill Number HB472

Title: AN ACT proposing to amend Sections 119 and 122 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to judges of the district court.

Summary: Propose to amend Sections 119 and 122 of the Constitution of Kentucky extending the term of district judges from four years to six years and increasing the requirement of being a licensed attorney from two years to at least four years to serve as a district judge.

Co-Sponsored Bills 2018

Bill Number HB10

Title: AN ACT proposing to amend Section 29 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to administrative regulations.

Summary:  Propose to amend Section 29 of the Constitution of Kentucky to permit the General Assembly or an agency or committee it creates to review, approve, or disapprove any administrative regulation of the executive branch during or between regular sessions of the General Assembly.

Bill Number HB23

Title: AN ACT proposing to amend Section 95 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to the election of state officers.

Summary: Propose to amend Section 95 of the Constitution of Kentucky to hold the election of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Agriculture, Labor and Statistics in even-numbered years, every four years, beginning in 2024.

Bill Number HB61

Title: AN ACT relating to criminal attempted murder.

Summary: Amend KRS 439.3401 to make criminal attempt to commit murder of a peace officer or a firefighter an offense for which at least 85 percent of the sentence must be served before probation or parole.

Bill Number HB63

Title: AN ACT relating to telephone solicitation.

Summary: Amend KRS 367.46955 to prohibit knowingly using a caller identification service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent of defrauding or causing to another person or wrongfully obtain anything of value.

Bill Number HB68

Title: AN ACT relating to law enforcement support programs, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefor.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 15 to require the Department of Criminal Justice Training to provide a law enforcement professional development and wellness program; outline standards for program; require program to be confidential; create a fund for the program’s administration; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

Bill Number HB70

Title: AN ACT relating to sex offender registrants.

Summary: Amend KRS 17.546 to prohibit sex offender registrants from knowingly or intentionally using electronic communications for the purpose of soliciting, contacting, communicating with, or gathering information about a person less than 18 years of age.

Bill Number HB71

Title: AN ACT relating to distribution of sexually explicit images without the consent of the person depicted.

Summary: Amend KRS 531.010 to define “private erotic matter”; create a new section of KRS Chapter 531 to prohibit the distribution of sexually explicit images without consent; make such distribution a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class D felony for the second or subsequent offense, unless it is done for profit, in which case it is a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for the second or subsequent offense.

Bill Number HB72

Title: AN ACT relating to legislative procedures for state fiscal measures.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 6 to require roll call votes on any state fiscal measure, including an appropriation or revenue-raising measure, voted upon in the Senate or House of Representatives or a committee thereof.

Bill Number HB76

Title: AN ACT relating to the taking of the sense of the people of the Commonwealth as to the necessity and expediency of calling a convention to revise or amend the Constitution of Kentucky, and the amendments that may have been made to it, as provided by Section 258 of the Constitution of Kentucky.

Summary: Propose to take the sense of the people of Kentucky regarding the calling of a convention to revise or amend the Constitution of Kentucky, as provided by Section 258 of the present Constitution.

Bill Number HB81

Title: AN ACT relating to disabled parking placards.

Summary: Amend KRS 189.456 to require a county clerk to issue one accessible parking placard to an applicant at no cost; change placard renewal cycle from 2 years to 6 years; specify that placard expires in the applicant’s birth month and may be renewed up to 12 months prior to expiration.

Bill Number HB97

Title: AN ACT relating to campaign finance.

Summary: Amend KRS 121.180(7) to move the date for filing a supplemental annual report from December 1 to December 31.

Bill Number HB102

Title: AN ACT relating to arrests.

Summary: Amend KRS 431.015 to allow a peace officer to make an arrest when a misdemeanor is committed in the officer’s presence; allow a peace officer to issue a citation when the officer has probable cause to believe that a misdemeanor was committed outside of his or her presence.

Bill Number HB103

Title: AN ACT relating to full disclosure in public safety and declaring an emergency.

Summary: Amend KRS 311.727 to require a physician or qualified technician to provide a written medical description of images depicted during a required ultrasound prior to an abortion; EMERGENCY.

Bill Number HB120

Title: AN ACT relating to child pornography.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 531 to prohibit the distribution of any material that portrays child pornography or a sexual performance by a minor.

Bill Number HB125

Title: AN ACT relating to voluntary unification of counties.

Summary: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 67 to establish a new procedure for the optional consolidation of counties; exclude consolidated local governments, charter county governments, urban-county governments, and unified local governments from the procedures.

Bill Number HB132

Title: AN ACT relating to financial literacy.

Summary: Create a new Chapter of KRS 158 to require a financial literacy course as a high school graduation requirement.

Bill Number HB140

Title: AN ACT relating to the law enforcement and firefighters foundation programs, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefor.

Summary: Amend various sections of KRS Chapter 15 related to participation in the Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund to provide that the annual training stipend paid to all conservation officers be paid from the game and fish fund established in KRS 150.150 in an amount commensurate to the annual supplement paid to other police officers; amend KRS 15.460 to increase the annual supplement amount to $4,000 beginning July 1, 2018; EMERGENCY.

Bill Number HB144

Title: AN ACT relating to surcharges on insurance policies and declaring an emergency.

Summary: Amend KRS 136.392 to specify that a rate change in a premium surcharge rate used to supplement both the Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund and the Firefighters Foundation Program fund shall only be adjusted by an Act of the General Assembly and be applied 90 days after the effective date of the Act; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2018.

Bill Number HB154

Title: AN ACT relating to administrative regulations.

Summary: Amend KRS 13A.290 to require the administrative regulations compiler to compile a list of administrative regulations considered during the year, including their disposition.

Bill Number HB163

Title: AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 32 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to terms of members of the General Assembly.

Summary: Propose to amend Section 32 of the Constitution of Kentucky to prevent Representatives from serving more than eight consecutive terms in office, not including partial terms, and to prevent Senators from serving more than four consecutive terms of office, including a partial term of three years or more, beginning with those elected in 2020.

Bill Number HB166

Title: AN ACT relating to medical cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.

Summary: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms; restrict medical cannabis to certain patients with qualifying debilitating conditions; establish requirements for cultivation, production, processing, distribution, and sale in compassion centers.

Bill Number HB169

Title: AN ACT relating to gang violence prevention and declaring an emergency.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 506 to define “criminal gang” and “pattern of criminal gang activity”; repeal and reenact KRS 506.140 to enumerate what constitutes criminal gang recruitment in the first, second, and third degree.

Bill Number HB183

Title: AN ACT relating to personal property and declaring an emergency.

Summary: Amend KRS 235.070 to remove the exemption for federally documented vessels from registration requirements; amend KRS 235.120 conform.

Bill Number HB185

Title: AN ACT relating to death-in-line-of-duty benefits and declaring an emergency.

Summary: Amend KRS 16.505 to include in the definition of “dependent child,” solely as it applies to a member who dies as a direct result of an act in line of duty or a duty-related injury, a disabled child of any age; define “monthly average pay” to mean the higher of a member’s final rate of pay or average monthly creditable compensation earned during the deceased member’s last 12 months of employment.

Bill Number HB210

Title: AN ACT relating to public protection.

Summary: Amend KRS 237.115 to allow persons with valid concealed deadly weapons licenses or temporary permits to carry concealed weapons on public post secondary property and in buildings controlled by state and local government, except courtrooms and detention facilities.

Bill Number HB229

Title: AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to casino gaming.

Summary: Amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to define and permit casino gaming.

Bill Number HB280

Title: AN ACT relating to drug treatment and prevention and making an appropriation therefor.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 222 to establish the Kentucky addiction prevention, recovery, and enforcement fund.

Bill Number HB326

Title: AN ACT relating to student accommodations in distinctly private facilities.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to require a local board of education to grant reasonable accommodation to any student or employee unwilling or unable to use a multiple-occupancy restroom, changing facility, or sleeping quarter reserved for his or her sex.

Bill Number HB372

Title: AN ACT relating to protections of religious organizations.

Summary: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 344 to set forth legislative findings; define “discriminatory actions,” “religious organization,” “state benefit program,” and “state government”.

Bill Number HB136: HFA(6, 7, 8)

Title: AN ACT relating to microbreweries.

Summary: Amend KRS 243.157 to require microbreweries to report and pay taxes on wholesale sales made directly to consumers to the Department of Revenue.

Sponsored Bills 2017

Bill Number HB126

Title: AN ACT relating to students’ rights.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require public post secondary education institution governing boards to adopt regulations defining a student code of conduct and the disciplinary process, and penalties for violations of the code.

Bill Number HB127

Title: AN ACT relating to freedom of student speech at public post secondary education institutions.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to ensure that public post secondary education institutions do not restrict the right to free expression on the institutions’ campuses.

Bill Number HB132

Title: AN ACT relating to boat liens and declaring an emergency.

Summary: Amend KRS 235.230 to delete the requirement that the owner must show a boat title or its equivalent to the marina owner if mooring at a marina longer than 24 hours.

Bill Number HB133

Title: AN ACT relating to the sale of malt beverages.

Summary: Amend KRS 244.040 to permit brewers and distributors to extend credit to retail licensees on the purchase of malt beverages for a period not to exceed 30 days from the date of invoice.

Bill Number HB134

Title: AN ACT relating to the transport of alcoholic beverages to retail licensees.

Summary: Amend KRS 243.170 and 243.180 to require wholesalers and distributors to deliver to retail licensees within one week after an order has been received.

Bill Number HB135

Title: AN ACT relating to animal torture.

Summary: Amend KRS 525.135 to redefine ” torture” to include deliberate neglect or physical abuse that results in, the death of or serious physical injury to a dog or cat.

Bill Number HB136

Title: AN ACT relating to alcohol wholesalers.

Summary: Delete the requirement that other wholesalers may not sell to a retailer who has exceeded the 30-day credit limit with one wholesaler.

Bill Number HB143

Title: AN ACT relating to sexual assault of animals.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to criminalize sexual assault of a dog or cat; provide for forfeiture of ownership of the dog or cat upon conviction or plea.

Bill Number HB154

Title: AN ACT relating to wholesaler distributing rights.

Summary: Amend KRS 244.440 to require a resident and nonresident distiller, rectifier, or winery and nonresident wholesaler to make its brand available to any wholesaler legally authorized to distribute that product in Kentucky, and prohibit the granting of exclusive distributing rights for any particular brand to only one wholesaler.

Bill Number HB155

Title: AN ACT relating to transporting alcoholic beverages.

Summary: Amend KRS 243.200 to permit a quota retail package licensee or a non quota malt beverage package licensee to transport alcoholic beverages between stores of common ownership if the licensee derives not less than ninety percent of his or her cash receipts from the sale of alcohol and pays the annual license fee.

Bill Number HB164

Title: AN ACT relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Summary: Amend KRS 243.240 to prohibit a quota retail package licensee from selling distilled spirits and wine for less than purchase cost and define “purchase cost”.

Bill Number HB229

Title: AN ACT relating to school curriculum requirements.

Summary: Create a new section KRS Chapter 158 to require the memorization of multiplication tables in the third grade, a Kentucky history course in the sixth grade, and a United States history course in the seventh and eighth grades.

Bill Number HB230

Title: AN ACT relating to the advertising of alcoholic beverages.

Summary: Amend KRS 244.130 to prohibit a quota or nonquota retail package licensee from advertising or allowing to be advertised any distilled spirit, wine, or malt beverage on the outside of the premises, or in a window that can be seen from the outside of the premises.

Bill Number HB316

Title: AN ACT relating to carrying concealed weapons.

Summary: Create a new section of Chapter 237 to allow concealed deadly weapons to be carried without a license in same locations as concealed carry license holders may carry them; amend KRS 237.115 and 527.020 to conform.

Bill Number HB429

Title: AN ACT relating construction performance bonding.

Summary: Amend KRS 198B.040 to require the establishment of a performance bond program for contractors and subcontractors; determine who is subject to the requirement.

Bill Number HB528

Title: AN ACT relating to public assistance.

Summary: Amend KRS 205.200 to create a substance abuse screening program for adult recipients of public assistance, food stamps, and state medical assistance.

Co- Sponsored Bills 2017

Bill Number HB14

Title: AN ACT relating to hate crimes.

Summary: Amend KRS 532.031, relating to an offense committed as a result of a hate crime, to include offenses committed against an individual because of the individual’s actual or perceived employment as a city, county, state, or federal peace officer, member of an organized fire department, emergency medical services personnel; provide that “emergency medical services personnel” is defined as in KRS 311A.010.

Bill Number HB38

Title: AN ACT relating to sex offender registrants.

Summary: Amend KRS 17.545 to prohibit sex offender registrants from being on the grounds of a publicly owned playground without advance written permission.

Bill Number HB46

Title: AN ACT relating to controlled substances.

Summary: Amend KRS 218A.1412 to make trafficking in any amount of fentanyl or carfentanil subject to elevated penalties.

Bill Number HB56

Title: AN ACT relating to the disclosure of public retirement information.

Summary: Amend KRS 61.661, 161.585, and 21.540 to require the disclosure, upon request, of the retirement benefit information of current and former members of the General Assembly, including their name, status, and projected or actual retirement benefit payments and benefits from Kentucky Retirement Systems, Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, Legislators’ Retirement Plan, and the Judicial Retirement Plan.

Bill Number HB58

Title: AN ACT relating to interscholastic extracurricular activities.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to authorize participation in a public school interscholastic extracurricular activity by a home school; establish criteria for participation therein.

Bill Number HB60

Title: AN ACT relating to supplements paid to police officers, professional firefighters, and qualified volunteer fire departments, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefor.

Summary: Amend KRS 15.460 to increase the annual supplement paid to qualified police officers out of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund from $3,000 to $4,000.

Bill Number HB80

Title: AN ACT relating to criminal attempted murder.

Summary: Amend KRS 439.3401 to make criminal attempt to commit murder of a peace officer or a firefighter an offense for which at least 85 percent of the sentence must be served before probation or parole.

Bill Number HB103

Title: AN ACT relating to criminal attempted murder.

Summary: Amend KRS 439.3401 to make criminal attempt to commit murder of a peace officer or a firefighter an offense for which at least 85 percent of the sentence must be served before probation or parole.

Bill Number HB108

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms, including ammunition and accessories for firearms.

Summary: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 relating to firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories made in Kentucky, marked “Made in Kentucky,” and used in Kentucky to specify that these items are exempt from federal law.

Bill Number HB112

Title: AN ACT relating to dogs.

Summary: Amend KRS 258.095 to modify the definition of persons who would qualify as the owner of a dog for purposes of that chapter.

Bill Number HB120

Title: AN ACT relating to preserving the right of Kentuckians to own and use firearms.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to state legislative findings and make declarations that all federal laws and regulations commandeering state or local law enforcement to enforce federal restrictions of firearms are invalid and of no effect in Kentucky and that the General Assembly has the duty to enact all measures to prevent their enforcement.

Bill Number HB128

Title: AN ACT relating to Bible literacy courses in the public schools.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to establish an elective social studies course on the Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament of the Bible, the New Testament, or a combination of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament of the Bible.

Bill Number HB129

Title: AN ACT relating to child abuse or neglect.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to establish the child abuse or neglect perpetrator registry (CANPR); establish definitions and establish requirements for operation of the CANPR; cite this Act as the Kylie Jo Sizemore Law.

Bill Number HB130

Title: AN ACT relating to the extended hours supplemental license.

Summary:Amend KRS 243.050 to allow a major sporting venue to sell alcohol outside the prevailing times for local sales of alcohol, including Sunday, if the venue is hosting an event that will begin outside the normal hours for alcohol sales, has a seating capacity of 75,000 or more, holds an NQ1 retail drink license, extended hours supplemental license, and a Sunday retail drink license, and is not licensed under KRS Chapter 230.

Bill Number HB131

Title: AN ACT relating to foreign law.

Summary: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 454 to establish legislative intent that the rights of an individual afforded under the Constitutions of the Commonwealth and the United States take precedence over the application of any foreign law in any judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding.

Bill Number HB142

Title: AN ACT relating to surcharges on insurance policies.

Summary: Amend KRS 136.392 to specify that a rate change in a premium surcharge rate used to supplement both the Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund and the Firefighters Foundation Program fund shall only be adjusted by an Act of the General Assembly and be applied 90 days after the effective date of the Act; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2017.

Bill Number HB145

Title: AN ACT relating to drug education.

Summary: Amend KRS 156.160 to require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to require physical and health education instruction in prescription opioid abuse prevention and the connection between abuse and addiction to other drugs.

Bill Number HB149

Title: AN ACT prohibiting the use of public resources for abortion services.

Summary: Amend KRS 311.720 to define “abortion services”; amend KRS 311.715 to define “affiliate,” to provide that public funds shall not be paid to any entity or affiliate of an entity that provides abortion services, and to establish exceptions.

Bill Number HB200

Title: AN ACT relating to orders of restitution and forfeiture following a criminal conviction of cruelty to animals in the second degree.

Summary: Amend KRS 525.130, relating to cruelty to animals in the second degree, to allow a court to order an offender to pay restitution for the upkeep of a horse involved in the offense and terminate the offender’s interest in the horse involved in the offense.

Bill Number HB253

Title: AN ACT relating to child protective services.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 620 to require unannounced visits to the residence or location where the reported child abuse or neglect occurred when an investigation is required and ongoing unannounced visits until the welfare of a child has been safeguarded.

Bill Number HB315

Title: AN ACT relating to gang violence prevention and declaring an emergency.

Summary: Amend KRS 150.175 to require the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to offer hunting and fishing licenses to active duty members of the United States Armed Forces at the same cost charged to Kentucky residents.

Bill Number HB333

Title: AN ACT relating to controlled substances.

Summary: Amend KRS 218A.010 to define “fentanyl,” “carfentanil,” and “fentanyl derivatives”; amend KRS 218A.020 to expand the authority of the Office of Drug Control Policy to request the rescheduling of a substance.

Bill Number HB350

Title: AN ACT relating to the veteran designation on license plates.

Summary: Amend KRS 186.041 to add members of the National Guard or a Reserve component, who have retired or completed a minimum of 20 years of service, to those eligible for the veteran license plates and reflect the change in the federal active-duty service requirement from 24 months to 180 days.

Bill Number HB358

Title: AN ACT prohibiting the use of public resources for abortion services.

Summary: Amend KRS 311.720 to define “abortion services”; amend KRS 311.715 to define “affiliate” and “public funds”; provide that public funds shall not be paid to any entity or affiliate of an entity that provides abortion services; establish exceptions.

Bill Number HB370

Title: AN ACT relating to hate crimes.

Summary: Repeal KRS 346.055 relating to victims of hate crimes and KRS 532.031 relating to hate crimes findings and effect.

Bill Number HB374

Title: AN ACT relating to federally mandated background checks and declaring an emergency.

Number: Amend KRS 17.165 to define “criminal offense against a victim who is a minor”; require that all employers of applicants for initial employment in positions involving supervisory or disciplinary power over minors request conviction information from the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet or the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Bill Number HB375

Title: AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance for military spouses.

Number: Amend KRS 341.370 to prohibit disqualification for unemployment benefits for a worker who leaves a job to follow a military spouse who has been reassigned to another military base or duty location that is 100 miles or more from the worker’s home.

Bill Number HB407

Title: AN ACT relating to childhood sexual abuse or assault.

Summary: Amend KRS 413.249 to extend the statute of limitations for actions involving childhood sexual abuse or childhood sexual assault from 5 years to 10.

Bill Number HB408

Title: AN ACT relating to child pornography.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 531 to prohibit the distribution of any material that portrays child pornography or a sexual performance by a minor.

Bill Number HB413

Title: AN ACT relating to testimony of a child victim.

Summary: Amend KRS 421.350 to allow a judge to admit into evidence the out-of-court statements of a child under the age of 12 in a case involving a violent offense, certain sex offenses, and proceedings under KRS Chapter 620.

Bill Number HB414

Title: AN ACT relating to fantasy contests and making an appropriation therefor.

Summary: Establish KRS Chapter 239 relating to fantasy sports contests and create new sections thereof to include definitions; require fantasy contest operators to be registered by the Public Protection Cabinet.

Bill Number HB417

Title: AN ACT relating to interference with an authorized individual’s right to concealed carry.

Summary: Amend KRS 237.137 to provide that it is a violation to prevent a person authorized to concealed carry from doing so on a permitted property; establish fines.

Bill Number HB454

Title: AN ACT relating to school curriculum.

Summary: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, a local school district shall provide essential skills curriculum to students; require each student to attain essential skills to graduate.

Bill Number HB464

Title: AN ACT relating to the duties of the Attorney General.

Summary: Amend KRS 15.020 to require the Attorney General to argue for the constitutionality of all duly enacted legislation; amend KRS 15.090 and 418.075 to conform.

Bill Number HB470

Title: AN ACT relating to the Department of Military Affairs.

Summary: Amend KRS 36.088 to allow current and retired members of the United States military and their eligible dependents use of the morale, welfare, and recreation facilities under the control of the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.

Bill Number HB475

Title: AN ACT relating to members of the General Assembly.

Summary: Create a new section in KRS Chapter 6 to permit every member of the General Assembly who so chooses, to have at least one bill of his or her choice, heard on the floor of the house in which he or she is a member; establish procedures for the bill to be heard.

Bill Number HB482

Title: AN ACT relating to law enforcement training.

Summary: Amend KRS 15.440 to allow the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, through the promulgation of administrative regulations, to approve basic training credit for the basic training for the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund stipend and Peace Officer Professional Standards basic training years for service credit served in another state or basic training completed in another state.

Bill Number HB495

Title: AN ACT relating to student writing.

Summary: Amend KRS 156.160 to require cursive writing to be taught in elementary schools beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year.

Bill Number HB501

Title: AN ACT relating to sanctuary cities and universities.

Summary: Amend KRS 65.133 to require local law enforcement agencies and Kentucky State Police to enforce immigration laws; define sanctuary and sanctuary policy; prohibit local governments from adopting sanctuary policies.

Bill Number HB524

Title: AN ACT relating to the prevention of human trafficking.

Summary: Amend KRS 17.500 to include promoting human trafficking involving commercial sexual activity as a criminal offense against a minor if the victim is under 18; amend KRS 156.095 to require public schools to display the National Human Trafficking Reporting Hotline; amend KRS 176.415 to require the Department of Highways to post the hotline number of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in all rest areas.

Bill Number SB145: HFA(2)

Title: AN ACT relating to elections.

Summary: Amend KRS 242.060 to require the group primarily responsible for the circulation and filing of a petition to hold a local option election shall pay actual election costs as determined by the county judge/executive.