Senate Bill 4

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/14/22: floor amendments (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7-title) filed
Title AN ACT relating to government actions and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 2134
Sponsor S. West
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 11 to require executive orders to be identified by year and subject areas and to be filed with the Secretary of State; require the Secretary of State to forward executive orders to the director of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) on the date filed; create a process for legislative committees to review and object to executive orders; require the LRC to draft a bill each regular session to declare executive orders which have been objected to void; require the Governor to annually compile a list of all effective executive orders and deliver that list to the LRC; require executive orders to expire 90 days after the expiration of a Governor's final term of office; create a new section of KRS Chapter 12 to require administrative bodies to expire 90 days after the end of the final term of the official who created them; amend KRS 11.160 to reduce the time the Governor or other appointing authority has to deliver letters of appointment to the LRC from seven calendar days to two working days; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Emergency - Administrative bodies, expiration, 90 days after creating official's term
Effective Dates, Emergency - Executive orders, review by Legislative Research Commission
Effective Dates, Emergency - Letter of appointment, delivery to Legislative Research Commission, two working days
General Assembly - Executive orders, review by legislative committees
Governor - Executive orders, requirements
Legislative Research Commission - Executive orders, review by legislative committees
Public Records and Reports - Letter of appointment, copy to Legislative Research Commission
Secretary of State - Executive orders, copy to Legislative Research Commission
Committees - Executive orders, review by legislative committees
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
House Floor Amendment 5
House Floor Amendment 6
House Floor Amendment 7
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
03/03/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/07/22
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/08/22
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
03/09/22
  • reported favorably, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 10, 2022
03/10/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/11/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/14/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 27-8 with Floor Amendment (1)
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/25/22
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (H)
03/29/22
  • to State Government (H)
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/30/22
  • taken from Rules (H)
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
  • floor amendment (2) filed
04/14/22
  • floor amendments (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7-title) filed

Proposed Amendments

Top | Actions
Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor S. West
Summary Amend Section 1 to require transmission to LRC of only executive orders relating to reorganizations, states of emergency, and operations or official policy of the government of Kentucky; extend timelines for Secretary of State and director of LRC to transmit executive orders to five working days; create a new subsection limiting Governor's ability to duplicate executive orders which have been found deficient; reduce Governor's reporting requirements to LRC; delete subsection (2) of KRS 11.160; amend KRS 247.090, 247.944, and 248.707 to conform.
Index Headings General Assembly - Executive orders, review by legislative committees
Governor - Executive orders, reporting requirements
Legislative Research Commission - Executive orders, review by legislative committees
Secretary of State - Executive orders, copy to Legislative Research Commission
Committees - Executive orders, review by legislative committees

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Meade
Summary Add a new section of KRS Chapter 6 to authorize intervention by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives in actions challenging any Kentucky legislative act, statute, or resolution; reaffirm legislative or other privilege and immunity for the members or staff of the General Assembly or Legislative Research Commission.
Index Headings General Assembly - Intervention, challenge action, time limit
Civil Actions - General Assembly, intervention, time limit
Civil Procedure - Intervention, time limit, General Assembly

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor D. Meade
Summary Add a new section of KRS Chapter 6 to reaffirm legislative or other privilege and immunity for the members or staff of the General Assembly or Legislative Research Commission.
Index Headings General Assembly - Legislative privileges and immunities, reaffirmation

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor L. Bechler
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 199.896 to provide that the license or certification of a child-care center shall not be refused or revoked for refusing to require facial coverings; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to prohibit requiring facial coverings on any public school premises, on school-sponsored transportation, or at a school-sponsored event; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit requiring facial coverings at public postsecondary education institutions; establish exceptions; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Children and Minors - COVID-19 precautions, public schools, parent opt-out
Education, Elementary and Secondary - COVID-19 precautions, parent opt-out
Education, Higher - COVID-19 precautions, public postsecondary education institutions, opt-out
Effective Dates, Emergency - COVID-19 precautions, public schools, opt-out
Universities and Colleges - COVID-19 precautions, public postsecondary education institutions, opt-out

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor S. Maddox
Summary Retain original provisions and define "immunization status" to specify vaccination against COVID-19; clarify the definition of "public entity" to include consolidated local government and unified local government; remove all provisions relating to a private employer in Sections 1, 3, and 4; create a new provision in KRS Chapter 214 to allow a public entity to share an individual's immunization status with his or her consent; clarify that Section 2 applies exclusively to public schools in the postsecondary education system; amend KRS 214.036 to allow the objection to immunization against COVID-19 on the basis of conscientiously held beliefs.
Index Headings Education, Higher - Immunization status, students, staff, and faculty, disclosure allowance
Piggybacked Bills - HB 28 to SB 4
Public Health - Immunization, parents and guardians, conscientiously held beliefs, objection
State Employees - Immunization status, prohibit vaccine passport, disclosure allowance

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Delete original provisions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to prohibit requiring facial coverings on any public school premises, on school-sponsored transportation, or at a school-sponsored event; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit requiring facial coverings at public postsecondary education institutions; establish exceptions; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - COVID-19 precautions, parent opt-out
Education, Higher - COVID-19 precautions, public postsecondary education institutions, opt-out
Effective Dates, Emergency - COVID-19 precautions, public schools, opt-out
Universities and Colleges - COVID-19 precautions, public postsecondary education institutions, opt-out
Children and Minors - COVID-19 precautions, public schools, parent opt-out

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor L. Bechler
Summary Retain all original provisions and amend KRS 199.896 to provide that the license or certification of a child-care center shall not be refused or revoked for refusing to require facial coverings; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to prohibit requiring facial coverings on any public school premises, on school-sponsored transportation, or at a school-sponsored event; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit requiring facial coverings on property owned, leased, or operated by public postsecondary education institutions; provide exceptions for healthcare licensing board requirements imposed prior to January 1, 2020, and clinical research settings.
Index Headings Diseases - Facial coverings, child-care facilities and public schools, opt-out provision
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Facial coverings, limited prohibition of requirement, parent opt-out, response to COVID-19 pandemic
Education, Higher - COVID-19 precautions, student opt-out, medical device, vaccine and testing requirements
Effective Dates, Emergency - COVID-19 precautions, opt-out, medical device, vaccine, testing requirements, emergency
Health and Medical Services - Facial coverings, public postsecondary educational institution property, opt-out provision
Public Authorities - Facial coverings, child-care facilities and public schools, opt-out provision
State Agencies - Facial coverings, child-care facilities and public schools, opt-out provision
Universities and Colleges - COVID-19 precautions, student opt-out, medical device, vaccine, and testing requirements
Children and Minors - COVID-19 precautions, parent opt-out, medical device, vaccine, and testing requirements

Amendment House Floor Amendment 7
Sponsor L. Bechler
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 4/GA

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