House Bill 222

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/20/22: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 233)
Title AN ACT relating to legal actions concerning the exercise of a person's constitutional rights.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 13
Sponsors N. Kulkarni, J. Nemes, T. Bojanowski, G. Brown Jr., A. Gentry, D. Graham, M. Marzian, C. Massey, P. Minter, R. Palumbo, S. Westrom, L. Willner
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 454 to provide definitions and establish procedures for dismissing legal actions filed in response to a party's exercise of free speech, right to petition, or right to association; allow for an immediate appeal as a matter of right; allow for costs to be awarded to the moving party if dismissal is granted; allow for costs to be awarded to responding party if the motion was found to be frivolous or filed with the intent to delay; provide that this Act may be cited as the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act.
Index Headings of Original Version Civil Actions - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions
Civil Procedure - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions
Constitution, Ky. - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions
Constitution, U.S. - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions
Short Titles and Popular Names - Uniform Public Expression Protection Act
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
01/05/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/08/22
  • to Judiciary (H)
02/09/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/10/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/14/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2022
02/15/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/18/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 82-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)
02/22/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/01/22
  • to Judiciary (S)
03/17/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/18/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/24/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 29, 2022
03/29/22
  • floor amendments (2) and (1-title) filed
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/30/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
04/13/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
04/14/22
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (1-title) and (2) withdrawn
  • passed 30-2
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/20/22
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 233)

Proposed Amendments

Top | Actions
Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except remove reference to claims involving damage to reputation.
Index Headings Civil Actions - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions
Civil Procedure - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions
Constitution, Ky. - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions
Constitution, U.S. - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions
Short Titles and Popular Names - Uniform Public Expression Protection Act

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor C. Massey
Summary Retain original provisions, except provide that if a hearing on a motion is delayed for good cause it shall be handled in an expedited manner; provide that either party may appeal an order of the court ruling on a motion under this act; provide that attorney fees and costs shall be awarded on an appeal of an order granting or denying a motion under this act; remove reference to a dismissal of a compulsory counterclaim.
Index Headings Civil Procedure - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions, right to appeal
Civil Procedure - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions, costs
Civil Rights - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions, right to appeal
Civil Rights - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions, costs
Constitution, Ky. - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions, right to appeal
Constitution, Ky. - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions, costs
Constitution, U.S. - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions, right to appeal
Constitution, U.S. - Exercise of constitutional rights, dismissal of legal actions, costs

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 222/GA

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Southworth
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; amend KRS 199.898 to provide that parents and guardians of children enrolled in licensed, certified, or publicly funded child care facilities have a right to refuse facial coverings on behalf of their children without any retribution; 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; create a new section of KRS 344 to define "immunization status" and "public entity"; establish requirements for a public entity related to employee immunization status; create a new section of KRS 446 to establish a private cause of action related to an employee whose religious beliefs have been violated related to documenting proof of immunization status; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Facial coverings, limited prohibition of requirement, parent opt-out, response to COVID-19 pandemic
Education, Higher - Facial coverings, limited prohibition of requirement, response to COVID-19 pandemic
Education, Higher - Immunization status, students, staff, and faculty, disclosure allowance
Health and Medical Services - Facial coverings, limited prohibition of requirement, response to COVID-19 pandemic
Public Health - Immunization, parents and guardians, conscientiously held beliefs, objection
State Employees - Immunization status, prohibit vaccine passport, disclosure allowance
Universities and Colleges - Facial coverings, limited prohibition of requirement, response to COVID-19 pandemic
Children and Minors - Facial coverings, limited prohibition of requirement, parent opt-out, response to COVID-19 pandemic
Effective Dates, Emergency - Facial coverings, limited prohibition of requirement, response to COVID-19 pandemic
Effective Dates, Emergency - Immunization status, prohibit vaccine passport, disclosure allowance

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