Rep. Sims Jr, John Sponsored Bills

An asterisk(*) next to a bill request denotes primary sponsorship. If a session does not appear it is because the legislator does not have any sponsored bills for the session.


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

2020 Regular Session Top

Bill Title
Bill Request 36* AN ACT relating to an increase in tax rates.

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 8 AN ACT relating to dyslexia.
HB 13 AN ACT relating to fire protection and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 23 AN ACT relating to an exemption of feminine hygiene products from sales and use taxation.
HB 25 AN ACT relating to domestic violence.
HB 26 AN ACT relating to procurement.
HB 28 AN ACT relating to nonprofit exemptions in taxation and declaring an emergency.
HB 60 AN ACT relating to legislative ethics.
HB 62 AN ACT relating to income tax checkoff programs and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 67* AN ACT relating to motor vehicle insurance.
HB 93 AN ACT relating to physician assistants.
HB 112 AN ACT relating to early childhood education.
HB 113 AN ACT relating to early childhood education.
HB 136 AN ACT relating to medicinal marijuana and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 137* AN ACT relating to political activities.
HB 138* AN ACT relating to surprise billing.
HB 142* AN ACT relating to vision examinations.
HB 175 AN ACT relating to wagering and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 198 AN ACT relating to the distribution of coal severance receipts.
HB 247 AN ACT relating to elections.
HB 253 AN ACT relating to voting.
HB 254 AN ACT relating to freedom of speech at public postsecondary education institutions.
HB 261 AN ACT relating to employment.
HB 273 AN ACT relating to professional and volunteer firefighters programs, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 274 AN ACT relating to conservation officers.
HB 282* AN ACT relating to airports.
HB 307 AN ACT relating to employer contribution rates for Kentucky Employees Retirement System for fiscal year 2019-2020 and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 313* AN ACT relating to fish and wildlife.
HB 321 AN ACT relating to the private motor vehicle rentals and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 322 AN ACT relating to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.
HB 401 AN ACT repealing pension provisions enacted by the 2018 General Assembly that were declared unconstitutional and void by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
HB 517* AN ACT relating to the funding of transportation and making an appropriation therefor.
HJR 9* A JOINT RESOLUTION designating the Billy F. Ross Memorial Bridge in Mason County.
HR 3 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Adrian King Arnold.
HR 12 A RESOLUTION recognizing February 18 to 22, 2019, as FFA Week in Kentucky.
HR 14 A RESOLUTION recognizing January 11, 2019, as National Milk Day.
HR 15* A RESOLUTION honoring Franklin Runyon Sousley.
HR 24 A RESOLUTION honoring Cassaundra Cooper for her years of service with the Legislative Research Commission.
HR 27 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of John Edward "Bear" Coyle.
HR 28 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Sandra Louise Deaton.
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 99 A RESOLUTION recognizing Career and Technical Education Month in Kentucky.
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 114 A RESOLUTION recognizing Refugee and Immigrant Day at the Capitol.
HR 118 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Jo Nell Carney Lee.
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 197 A RESOLUTION honoring Dontaie Allen upon being named 2019 Kentucky Mr. Basketball.
HR 206 A RESOLUTION honoring the University of Kentucky cheerleaders upon winning their 24th national championship.
HR 214 A RESOLUTION honoring the celebration of 100 years of tradition and excellence of the University of Kentucky School of Music.
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 228 A RESOLUTION honoring the Thomas More University women's basketball team upon winning the NCAA Division III national championship.
HR 232 A RESOLUTION honoring the University of Kentucky football team on their 2018 season and celebrating their win in the Citrus Bowl.
HR 238 A RESOLUTION honoring Stephanie Winkler for her service as member and President of the Kentucky Education Association.
HR 239 A RESOLUTION honoring the University of Kentucky debate team upon winning the 2019 national championship.

2018 Regular Session Top

Bill Title
HB 1 AN ACT relating to child welfare.
HB 3* AN ACT relating to school curriculum and declaring an emergency.
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 21 AN ACT relating to Kentucky school bus drivers.
HB 30 AN ACT relating to suicide prevention training.
HB 32 AN ACT relating to death in the line of duty benefits and declaring an emergency.
HB 38 AN ACT relating to area development districts and declaring an emergency.
HB 45 AN ACT relating to electric and hybrid vehicle fees and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 55 AN ACT relating to drug education.
HB 68 AN ACT relating to law enforcement support programs, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 70 AN ACT relating to sex offender registrants.
HB 71 AN ACT relating to distribution of sexually explicit images without the consent of the person depicted.
HB 73 AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 32 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to terms of members of the General Assembly.
HB 96 AN ACT relating to the investigation of fire related crimes.
HB 101 AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
HB 108 AN ACT relating to school employees and declaring an emergency.
HB 109 AN ACT relating to local board of education eligibility.
HB 118 AN ACT relating to compulsory attendance.
HB 119 AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 120 AN ACT relating to child pornography.
HB 121 AN ACT relating to taxation.
HB 122 AN ACT relating to fire department reporting.
HB 133 AN ACT relating to the transportation of agricultural commodities and supplies.
HB 139* AN ACT relating to vision examinations.
HB 140 AN ACT relating to law enforcement and firefighters, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HB 153 AN ACT relating to overweight vehicles.
HB 156* AN ACT relating to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
HB 162 AN ACT relating to tax-exempt property of purely public charities and declaring an emergency.
HB 166* AN ACT relating to medical cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 175 AN ACT relating to entities registered with the Secretary of State.
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 219 AN ACT relating to drug treatment and prevention and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 225 AN ACT relating to the advertising of opiate and opioid agonist drugs.
HB 229 AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to casino gaming.
HB 230 AN ACT relating to kinship care.
HB 233 AN ACT relating to the prevailing wage.
HB 248 AN ACT relating to fantasy contests and making an appropriation therefor.
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 279 AN ACT relating to emergency medical services.
HB 286 AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HB 304* AN ACT relating to elections.
HB 309 AN ACT relating to workers' compensation for first responders.
HB 368 AN ACT relating to auctioneers.
HB 406 AN ACT relating to employer funding for the County Employees Retirement System and declaring an emergency.
HB 432 AN ACT relating to economic development oversight and declaring an emergency.
HB 477* AN ACT relating to wooden covered bridges.
HB 479* AN ACT relating to apprenticeships.
HB 499* AN ACT relating to child support.
HB 530* AN ACT relating to personalized license plates.
HB 536* AN ACT relating to sports wagering and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 609* AN ACT relating to the funding of transportation, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
HCR 113 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Kentucky's community and technical colleges, state universities and private colleges, accredited educational facilities and trade schools to work in cooperation and partnership with private industry and trade groups and organizations to examine the feasibility of developing a certification and training program, including on-the-job internship opportunities for heavy equipment operators and commercial drivers' license training to support Kentucky's industries.
HR 25 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Judge Richard J. FitzGerald.
HR 26 A RESOLUTION honoring the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children and adjourning in honor of Children's Advocacy Day, January 18, 2018.
HR 27 A RESOLUTION recognizing February 17 to 24, 2018, as FFA Week in Kentucky.
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 53 A RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Marvin D. Mills.
HR 69 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Lynne Marlene Klingeman Givens.
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 95 A RESOLUTION recognizing October 12, 2018, as National Farmers Day.
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 123 A RESOLUTION honoring Pearse Lyons.
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 138* A RESOLUTION honoring Franklin Runyon Sousley.
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 204 A RESOLUTION recognizing the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's 20th anniversary.
HR 229 A RESOLUTION recognizing March 8, 2018, as International Women's Day.
HR 236 A RESOLUTION celebrating Girl Scout Day.
HR 245 A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Officer Scotty Hamilton.
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 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 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 335 A RESOLUTION condemning statements made by Governor Matthew G. Bevin.

2017 Regular Session Top

Bill Title
HB 15 AN ACT relating to a tax credit for volunteer firefighters.
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 62 AN ACT relating to Kentucky educational excellence scholarships and declaring an emergency.
HB 120 AN ACT relating to preserving the right of Kentuckians to own and use firearms.
HB 156 AN ACT relating to economic development and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 157* AN ACT relating to elections.
HB 162 AN ACT relating to opportunities in education.
HB 169 AN ACT relating to crime victims' rights.
HB 170 AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to persons entitled to vote.
HB 171 AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to crime victims' rights.
HB 174 AN ACT relating to overweight vehicles.
HB 179 AN ACT relating to wages.
HB 196 AN ACT relating to misclassification of employees in the construction industry.
HB 199 AN ACT relating to emergency personnel.
HB 210 AN ACT relating to the operation of a motor vehicle.
HB 214 AN ACT relating to a tax credit for donated edible agricultural products.
HB 237 AN ACT relating to donations of food and grocery products.
HB 239 AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners.
HB 241* AN ACT relating to student athlete safety.
HB 252 AN ACT relating to automated external defibrillators in schools.
HB 253 AN ACT relating to child protective services.
HB 266 AN ACT relating to commercial driver's licenses.
HB 277 AN ACT relating to local boards of education.
HB 302 AN ACT relating to sales and use tax.
HB 339 AN ACT relating to taxation.
HB 402 AN ACT relating to background checks.
HB 406 AN ACT relating to the prevention of human trafficking, child abuse, and exploitation.
HB 407 AN ACT relating to childhood sexual abuse or assault.
HB 408 AN ACT relating to child pornography.
HB 411* AN ACT relating to the medical use of marijuana.
HB 416 AN ACT relating to the disclosure of body-worn camera recordings.
HB 422 AN ACT relating to apprenticeships.
HB 436 AN ACT relating to income tax deductions for education expenses.
HB 451 AN ACT relating to the law enforcement and firefighters foundation programs and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 474* AN ACT relating to electronic signatures.
HB 481 AN ACT relating to tuition benefits and making an appropriation therefor.
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 67* A JOINT RESOLUTION designating the Mason County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.
HR 42* A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in honor and loving memory of Judge Frank Howard McCartney.
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 74* A RESOLUTION honoring Franklin Runyon Sousley.
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 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 141 A RESOLUTION amending House Rule 49.
HR 146 A RESOLUTION honoring Danielle Gibson and Will Casto.
HR 148* A RESOLUTION expressing support for the Dayton Power and Light Company to maintain operations at the J. M. Stuart Station and the Killen Generating Station.
HR 150 A RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Katherine Johnson.
HR 152 A RESOLUTION recognizing the work of the Kentucky 225th Anniversary Commission.
HR 182 A RESOLUTION honoring the Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky on the occasion of its 90th anniversary.
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.


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