Rep. Blanton, John Sponsored Bills

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2020 Regular Session  2019 Special Session  2019 Regular Session  2018 Regular Session  2017 Regular Session 

2020 Regular Session Top

Bill Title
HB 5 AN ACT relating to the Solemn Covenant of the States to Award Prizes for Curing Diseases Interstate Compact.
HB 11 AN ACT relating to voluntary non-opioid directives.
HB 12 AN ACT relating to prescription insulin.
HB 13 AN ACT relating to call centers.
HB 19 AN ACT relating to time.
HB 20 AN ACT relating to teachers and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 35 AN ACT relating to the taxation of pension income, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HB 36 AN ACT relating to property taxes for veteran service organizations.
HB 56 AN ACT relating to the taxation of certain services.
HB 67 AN ACT proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Kentucky relating to abortion.
HB 177* AN ACT relating to law enforcement officers.
HB 184 AN ACT relating to fire protection and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 229* AN ACT relating to 911 services.
HB 239 AN ACT relating to workers' compensation.
HB 245* AN ACT relating to the taxation of pension income.
HB 271* AN ACT relating to death-in-line-of-duty benefits and declaring an emergency.
HB 273* AN ACT relating to the establishment of a tax credit to promote investments in Kentucky businesses.
HR 44 A RESOLUTION honoring the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children and adjourning in honor of Children's Advocacy Day on January 23, 2020.

2019 Special Session Top

Bill Title
HR 7 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Clyde W. Middleton.
HR 8 A RESOLUTION honoring Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Adkisson upon his retirement.
HR 18 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Senator Ray B. White.
HR 22 A RESOLUTION honoring Gina Rigsby on the occasion of her retirement.
HR 26 A RESOLUTION recognizing and honoring Robert Jenkins upon his retirement from the Legislative Research Commission for his many years of dedicated service to the Kentucky General Assembly.
HR 33 A RESOLUTION honoring Susan Cunningham upon the occasion of her retirement.

2019 Regular Session Top

Bill Title
HB 1 AN ACT relating to school safety.
HB 5 AN ACT relating to the human rights of unborn children to not be discriminated against and declaring an emergency.
HB 15* AN ACT relating to the taxation of pension income, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HB 28 AN ACT relating to nonprofit exemptions in taxation and declaring an emergency.
HB 29 AN ACT relating to the taxation of admissions for sales and use tax.
HB 40 AN ACT relating to workers' compensation for first responders.
HB 58 AN ACT relating to the taxation of pension income, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HB 62 AN ACT relating to income tax checkoff programs and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 94* AN ACT relating to pretrial release.
HB 130 AN ACT relating to terroristic threatening.
HB 148 AN ACT relating to abortion.
HB 189* AN ACT relating to parole violators.
HB 191* AN ACT relating to the revocation of peace officer certification.
HB 198 AN ACT relating to the distribution of coal severance receipts.
HB 203* AN ACT creating the Kentucky Rural and Opportunity Zone Jobs Act.
HB 223* AN ACT relating to the Department of Kentucky State Police and declaring an emergency.
HB 229* AN ACT relating to death in the line of duty retirement benefits.
HB 243 AN ACT relating to the protection of Medal of Honor recipients.
HB 274 AN ACT relating to conservation officers.
HB 295 AN ACT designating the Garrard County Tobacco Cutting Contest as the official state tobacco cutting contest.
HB 375 AN ACT relating to call location information.
HB 380 AN ACT relating to financial transparency.
HB 381* AN ACT relating to the reemployment of retired police officers by a postsecondary institution.
HB 406 AN ACT relating to the Honor and Remember Flag.
HB 431* AN ACT relating to economic development tax credits and declaring an emergency.
HB 517 AN ACT relating to the funding of transportation and making an appropriation therefor.
HCR 56 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION establishing the Public Water and Wastewater System Infrastructure Task Force.
HR 3 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Adrian King Arnold.
HR 11 A RESOLUTION recognizing the upcoming one hundredth anniversary of Kentucky Farm Bureau.
HR 12 A RESOLUTION recognizing February 18 to 22, 2019, as FFA Week in Kentucky.
HR 30 A RESOLUTION celebrating the 210th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.
HR 33 A RESOLUTION honoring Catherine Rhoden-Goguen.
HR 35 A RESOLUTION honoring University of Louisville President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi.
HR 41 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Donald Wayne Stephens Sr.
HR 50 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Russell Glen Mobley.
HR 59 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Louisville Metro Police Detective Deidre Irene "Dee Dee" Mengedoht.
HR 73 A RESOLUTION honoring the birthday of President Ronald Reagan.
HR 82 A RESOLUTION honoring Kentucky State University valedictorian Jessica Marquez Cordova.
HR 89 A RESOLUTION honoring Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton for her service as Kentucky's first African-American Lieutenant Governor.
HR 91 A RESOLUTION encouraging the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors to delay its consideration of and voting on closing the Paradise Fossil Plant Unit 3 in Muhlenberg County.
HR 104 A RESOLUTION honoring the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children and adjourning in honor of Children's Advocacy Day, February 13, 2019.
HR 111 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of former Kentucky state legislator Dr. Nicholas Z. "Nick" Kafoglis.
HR 118 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Jo Nell Carney Lee.
HR 125 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Norman W. Lawson, Jr.
HR 149 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in loving memory of Dawson Moore and honoring all those children in the Commonwealth currently battling pediatric cancers.
HR 152 A RESOLUTION honoring the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association.
HR 161 A RESOLUTION recognizing March as Women's History Month in Kentucky.
HR 175* A RESOLUTION urging the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to sign the Appalachian Sky Executive Order.
HR 188* A RESOLUTION honoring Bridgett Ann Howard, designating October 12 as Pressure Sore Awareness Day, and urging all Kentuckians to remember the regulatory penalties in her memory.
HR 197 A RESOLUTION honoring Dontaie Allen upon being named 2019 Kentucky Mr. Basketball.
HR 214 A RESOLUTION honoring the celebration of 100 years of tradition and excellence of the University of Kentucky School of Music.
HR 219 A RESOLUTION honoring Governor Matt Bevin for his support of pro-life legislation.
HR 223 A RESOLUTION honoring the Johnson Central High School academic team upon winning the 2019 Governor's Cup state championship.
HR 225 A RESOLUTION honoring Savannah Wheeler upon being named 2019 Kentucky Miss Basketball.
HR 232 A RESOLUTION honoring the University of Kentucky football team on their 2018 season and celebrating their win in the Citrus Bowl.
HB 191: HFA (1) AN ACT relating to the revocation of peace officer certification.
HB 354: HFA (1) AN ACT relating to taxation and declaring an emergency.
HB 354: HFA (4) AN ACT relating to taxation and declaring an emergency.
SB 98: HFA (3) AN ACT relating to the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship and making an appropriation therefor.
SB 98: HFA (4) AN ACT relating to the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship and making an appropriation therefor.
SB 162: HFA (1) AN ACT relating to schools.

2018 Regular Session Top

Bill Title
HB 1 AN ACT relating to child welfare.
HB 6* AN ACT relating to the establishment of a tax credit to promote investments in rural Kentucky businesses and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 40 AN ACT relating to a day of prayer for students.
HB 48 AN ACT relating to retirement benefit participation for members of the General Assembly and declaring an emergency.
HB 68* AN ACT relating to law enforcement support programs, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 71* AN ACT relating to distribution of sexually explicit images without the consent of the person depicted.
HB 102 AN ACT relating to arrests.
HB 122 AN ACT relating to fire department reporting.
HB 133 AN ACT relating to the transportation of agricultural commodities and supplies.
HB 140 AN ACT relating to law enforcement and firefighters, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HB 141 AN ACT relating to the emergency revolving school loan fund account, making an appropriation therefore, and declaring an emergency.
HB 169 AN ACT relating to gang violence prevention and declaring an emergency.
HB 185* AN ACT relating to death-in-line-of-duty benefits and declaring an emergency.
HB 187 AN ACT relating to dyslexia.
HB 191 AN ACT relating to consumer protection in eye care.
HB 192 AN ACT relating to an exemption of income taxation for military pensions.
HB 193 AN ACT relating to peace officers.
HB 194 AN ACT relating to welding safety.
HB 226 AN ACT relating to arrests.
HB 265* AN ACT amending the 2018-2020 state/executive branch budget bill, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HB 278* AN ACT relating to automated external defibrillators in schools.
HB 326 AN ACT relating to student accommodations in distinctly private facilities.
HB 372 AN ACT relating to protections of religious organizations.
HB 401* AN ACT relating to electric utility rates and declaring an emergency.
HB 457* AN ACT relating to probation and parole supervision.
HB 476* AN ACT relating to compensatory time.
HB 512* AN ACT relating to qualifications of officers and declaring an emergency.
HB 542 AN ACT relating to coal severance revenues.
HB 600 AN ACT relating to criminal justice and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 606 AN ACT relating to testing for commercial driver's license applicants and making an appropriation therefor.
HCR 115* A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Congress to create a level playing field for all energy sectors by establishing a temporary moratorium on closing coal-fired electric plants and eliminating all subsidies for renewable energy sources until prior harmful, federal regulations on the coal industry have been repealed.
HJR 140* A JOINT RESOLUTION designating a bridge in Knott County, Kentucky, in honor and memory of George H. Gayheart.
HJR 151* A JOINT RESOLUTION designating a Magoffin County bridge in honor and memory of Paul W. Rowe.
HJR 183* A JOINT RESOLUTION directing the Kentucky Department of Veterans' Affairs to direct all available veterans' center beds, as they become available, toward a veteran nursing home in Magoffin County, Kentucky.
HR 26 A RESOLUTION honoring the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children and adjourning in honor of Children's Advocacy Day, January 18, 2018.
HR 37 A RESOLUTION recognizing January 16th as National Religious Freedom Day.
HR 40 A RESOLUTION declaring January 17, 2018, to be Hunger Free Kentucky Day.
HR 44 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Fern Adkins.
HR 45 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of former Kentucky State Representative Louis Johnson.
HR 51 A RESOLUTION recognizing January 11, 2018, as Donate Life Kentucky Day.
HR 63* A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Jason Channing Tackett.
HR 73 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Charles Wesley "Wes" Strader.
HR 76 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Bart Ross Elder.
HR 80 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in loving memory and honor of Gordon Pat Adkins.
HR 90 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Philomena C. (Yochem) Wayne.
HR 96 A RESOLUTION memorializing the forty-fifth anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
HR 99 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Frances Rebecca Clements Abell.
HR 108 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of James Paul David "Jim" Bunning.
HR 122* A RESOLUTION recognizing March 11, 2018, as Mountain Dulcimer Day in Kentucky.
HR 126 A RESOLUTION expressing condolences and deepest sympathies in the aftermath of the Marshall County High School shooting and offering continuing support to the citizens of Marshall County.
HR 134* A RESOLUTION recognizing the important role the hospitality industry can play in preventing and disrupting child sex trafficking and encouraging Kentucky residents, employees, and agencies to book travel and events at hotels, venues, and travel agencies which are signatories of the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct.
HR 154 A RESOLUTION urging the 115th Congress to pass the bipartisan RECLAIM Act of 2017: Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More.
HR 155 A RESOLUTION expressing support for the Republic of Korea and the Winter Olympic Games, and supporting the trade agreement between the United States and the Republic of Korea.
HR 185* A RESOLUTION recognizing March 11, 2018, as Mountain Dulcimer Day in Kentucky.
HR 189 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr.
HR 204 A RESOLUTION recognizing the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's 20th anniversary.
HR 208* A RESOLUTION honoring Albert Patrick.
HR 236 A RESOLUTION celebrating Girl Scout Day.
HR 239* A RESOLUTION honoring Ali Edelstein for receiving the 2017 Kevin E. Quinlan Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety.
HR 245* A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Officer Scotty Hamilton.
HR 246* A RESOLUTION honoring Hindman Elementary School upon winning the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association State Speech Competition.
HR 251 A RESOLUTION honoring Sturgill Simpson.
HR 252 A RESOLUTION recognizing March as Irish American Heritage Month for Kentucky.
HR 256 A RESOLUTION observing Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day in Kentucky and honoring Vietnam veterans for their courage and sacrifice while serving our great nation.
HR 279 A RESOLUTION honoring Joyce Honaker upon winning the 2018 Vic Hellard Jr. Award for exemplary public service.
HR 288* A RESOLUTION honoring the Knott County Central High School girls' basketball team.
HR 289* A RESOLUTION honoring the Cordia High School boys' basketball team.
HR 290* A RESOLUTION honoring the Shelby Valley High School girls' basketball team.
HR 292 A RESOLUTION honoring Robert L. King upon his retirement.
HR 295 A RESOLUTION honoring Fred Clem.
HR 296 A RESOLUTION honoring former Kentucky State Representative Marie Rader.
HR 302 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Officer Phillip L. Meacham.
HR 306 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Rick Nelson upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 307 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative James Kay upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 308 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Kevin Sinnette upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 309 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Gerald Watkins upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 311 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Steve Riggs upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 312 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Darryl Owens upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 315 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Kenny Imes upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 316 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Matt Castlen upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 318 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Arnold Simpson upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 319 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Jody Richards upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 320 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Sannie Overly upon her retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 321 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Will Coursey upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 322 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Jim Wayne upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 325 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Robby Mills upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 326 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Jim DeCesare upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 327 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Scott Wells upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 328 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Robert Benvenuti III upon his retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 329 A RESOLUTION honoring Representative Addia Wuchner upon her retirement from the House of Representatives.
HR 336 A RESOLUTION condemning statements made by Governor Matthew G. Bevin.
HB 6: HFA (2) AN ACT relating to the establishment of a tax credit to promote investments in rural Kentucky businesses and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 185: HFA (1) AN ACT relating to death-in-line-of-duty benefits and declaring an emergency.
HB 512: HCA (1) AN ACT relating to qualifications of officers and declaring an emergency.

2017 Regular Session Top

Bill Title
HB 2 AN ACT relating to full disclosure in public safety and declaring an emergency.
HB 14 AN ACT relating to hate crimes.
HB 37 AN ACT relating to the property tax on unmined coal.
HB 44 AN ACT relating to promise zone tax incentives.
HB 60 AN ACT relating to supplements paid to police officers, professional firefighters, and qualified volunteer fire departments, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 61 AN ACT relating to the allocation of severance tax revenues to local governments.
HB 128 AN ACT relating to Bible literacy courses in the public schools.
HB 139* AN ACT relating to veterans nursing homes and declaring an emergency.
HB 140* AN ACT relating to the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HB 149 AN ACT prohibiting the use of public resources for abortion services.
HB 156 AN ACT relating to economic development and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 182 AN ACT relating to the establishment of a tax credit to promote investments in rural Kentucky businesses and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 234 AN ACT relating to coal mining.
HB 252* AN ACT relating to automated external defibrillators in schools.
HB 289* AN ACT relating to reorganization.
HB 297* AN ACT relating to pressure sore treatment and prevention.
HB 305 AN ACT relating to civil actions.
HB 311* AN ACT relating to employment at veterans' nursing homes.
HB 315 AN ACT relating to gang violence prevention and declaring an emergency.
HB 396* AN ACT relating to the Kentucky State Police and declaring an emergency.
HB 399* AN ACT relating to the establishment of a tax credit to promote investments in rural Kentucky businesses and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 406* AN ACT relating to the prevention of human trafficking, child abuse, and exploitation.
HB 408* AN ACT relating to child pornography.
HB 455 AN ACT relating to the Public Service Commission.
HB 524* AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
HCR 50 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More (RECLAIM) Act to accelerate disbursement of $1 billion in available funding in the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to revitalize coal communities hardest hit by the downturn of the coal industry.
HJR 109 A JOINT RESOLUTION directing the Public Service Commission to re-examine certain rate cases.
HR 9* A RESOLUTION urging the United States Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize compliance assistance and environmental protection over economically ruinous regulatory enforcement practices.
HR 44 A RESOLUTION recognizing the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a welcoming state that celebrates the growing diversity of its residents and acknowledges that refugees, immigrants, and all newcomers enhance the culture and the economy.
HR 62 A RESOLUTION recognizing February 13, 2017, as Epilepsy Awareness Day in Kentucky.
HR 106 A RESOLUTION designating June 27, 2017, as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day and designating June 2017 as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Month.
HR 108 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Anita Sue Esham Muckelroy.
HR 110 A RESOLUTION condemning the rally taking place in Pike County of the Traditionalist Worker Party/Nationalist Front/National Socialist Movement on April 28-29, 2017.
HR 124* A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Renea Minix Bowling.
HR 125 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Kenneth G. and Betty Hurst.
HR 129 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Rev. Wayne B. Smith.
HR 146 A RESOLUTION honoring Danielle Gibson and Will Casto.
HR 150 A RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Katherine Johnson.
HR 152 A RESOLUTION recognizing the work of the Kentucky 225th Anniversary Commission.
HR 167* A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Jimmy Randall Salyer.
HR 168* A RESOLUTION honoring Amanda Slone.
HR 180* A RESOLUTION honoring the Knott County Central High School girls' basketball team upon winning the 14th Region championship and advancing to the St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls' Sweet Sixteen.
HR 184 A RESOLUTION celebrating the KHSAA Sweet Sixteen on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
HR 187 A RESOLUTION honoring Sheila Mason upon winning the 2017 Vic Hellard Jr. Award for exemplary public service.
HR 199 A RESOLUTION honoring Judge James "Jim" M. Shake upon the occasion of his retirement from the Circuit Court bench.
HR 218 A RESOLUTION to date House of Representatives resolutions and House of Representatives legislative citations in the Year of our Lord.
HB 13: HFA (1) AN ACT relating to veterans centers, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HB 13: HFA (3) AN ACT relating to veterans centers, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
SB 31: HFA (3) AN ACT relating to the law enforcement and firefighters foundation programs and making an appropriation therefor.
SB 31: HFA (4) AN ACT relating to the law enforcement and firefighters foundation programs and making an appropriation therefor.


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