Tom Riner represents House District 41 in the Kentucky House, is a member of 18 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 454 bills.
Honor Jonathan Grate for his 21 years of serivce with the Legislative Research Commission, the General Assembly, and the Judiciary Committee, and wish him well with his next adventure in the Executive Branch wherein he will serve as the esteemed Deputy Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
AN ACT relating to wages. Amend KRS 337.275 to raise the state minimum wage to $8.20 per hour on August 1, 2016, $9.15 per hour on July 1, 2017, and $10.10 per hour on July 1, 2018; amend KRS 337.010 the definition of employees of retail stores and service industries, to increase the applicable threshold of business that applies to from $95,000 to $500,000; amend KRS 337.420 to define "equivalent jobs" as those that are equal under the federal Equal Pay Act, or jobs that are dissimilar but equivalent in skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; amend KRS 337.423 to prohibit wage discrimination on the basis of sex, race, or national origin by prohibiting wage differentials for employees who perform equivalent jobs; provide exceptions for wage differentials based on seniority or merit systems, systems that measure wages by quantity or quality of production, and factors other than sex, race, or national origin; amend KRS 337.425 to require the promulgation of administrative regulations to specify criteria for determining jobs that are dominated by employees of a particular sex, race, or national origin, and acceptable methodology for determining equivalent skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; require that the promulgation occur on or before July 1, 2017; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2018.
Urge the United States Government to take all steps necessary to stop the genocide of Christians, Yazidis, and Shia Muslims in ISIS-controlled territory.
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act of 1966 and its administrative enforcement by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.
AN ACT relating to in-state tuition at public universities for members of any United States military Reserve component. Amend KRS 164.2844 to allow public universities to offer in-state tuition to members of any United States Reserve component.
AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Retirement Systems' board of trustees. Amend KRS 61.645, relating to the Kentucky Retirement Systems' board of trustees, to change the definition of "investment experience"; require two members of the Board of Trustees to be chartered financial analysts; provide that each appointment may be made from a list of three applicants submitted by the CFA Society of Louisville; apply to appointments or reappointments on or after the effective date of this Act.