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Tom Riner

Democratic — Representative — District 41
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Tom Riner represents House District 41 in the Kentucky House, is a member of 14 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 365 bills.

1996 6096.0
1998 100.0
2000 200.0
2002 17637.59
2006 56175.0
2008 2120.0
2010 13597.26

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    702 Capitol Ave
    Annex Room 457C
    Frankfort KY 40601
    Phone: 502-564-8100 x606
  • Tom.Riner@lrc.ky.gov



News and Blog Coverage

Fallout from sexual harassment allegations continues in Kentucky House

By Jack Brammer โ€” jbrammer@herald-leader.com FRANKFORT โ€” The fallout from a sexual harassment scandal in the state House continued Monday as one Democratic lawmaker called for the resignation of another and House Speaker Greg Stumbo released emails about the complaints that date to May. State Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louis ville, ...

Accusations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Arnold cause concern in Frankfort

Lawmakers in Frankfort expressed shock after two legislative staff employees filed a complaint of of sexual harassment against Western Kentucky Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis. The House fell silent yesterday as Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louisville, spoke about the allegations and urged support condemning sexual harassment. Louisville Courier-Journal reporters Tom Loftus and ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HB 162

    AN ACT relating to expungement. Amend to clarify the point in time from which the five-year waiting period runs.

  • HR 34

    Recognize Kiwanis International upon the occasion of its 100th birthday on January 21, 2015.

  • HB 132

    AN ACT relating to taxation. Amend KRS 140.130 to decouple from changes to the federal estate tax since 2003; amend KRS 141.010 to provide for a reduction and phase-out of the pension exclusion, disallow the domestic production activities deduction, establish a cap for itemized deductions, and define "taxpayer"; amend KRS 141.020 to provide for changes to income tax rates; amend KRS 141.0401 to lower the exclusion threshold; amend KRS 141.120 to change apportionment methods to use a "throwback" rule; amend KRS 141.200 to require "combined" reporting for corporations; amend KRS 134.810, 136.310, 136.530, 141.040, 141.121, 141.206, and 141.420 to conform; amend KRS 141.066 to provide for a refundable earned income credit; amend KRS 141.205 to recognize "tax haven" foreign countries and tax all income apportioned or allocated to those countries; amend KRS 141.0205 to recognize changes in income tax credits; amend KRS 141.383, 148.544, and 148.546 to make the film industry tax credit nonrefundable and nontransferable; create a new section of KRS 6.900 to 6.935 to require review and sunset of all economic development tax credits; amend KRS 131.190 to allow LRC employees to review selected tax documents; amend KRS 138.210 to set the "floor" price at $2.616 per gallon; amend KRS 138.270 to reduce dealer compensation to 1%; amend KRS 132.020 to make the real property tax rate 12.2 cents per $100, remove the rate adjustment provision, and remove the recall provision; amend KRS 132.260 to clarify requirements for reporting of rental space for mobile/manufactured homes, private aircraft, and certain boats/vessels; amend KRS 132.730, 132.751, 132.810, and 132.815 to clarify property tax treatment of manufactured homes; amend KRS 140.300 to clarify the treatment of agricultural valuation on inherited property; amend KRS 279.200, 279.530, 279.220, and 139.530 to repeal rural electric and telephone co-op taxes; amend KRS 132.097 and 132.099 to amend the exemption for personal property shipped out of state; amend KRS 139.105, 139.200, 139.220, 139.270, 139.340 and 139.740 to impose sales tax on selected services; amend KRS 243.0305 and 243.990 to recognize changes in the distilled spirits case tax; amend KRS 138.130, 138.140, and 138.143 to change the tax on cigarette rolling papers, to raise the tobacco taxes, to impose a floor stock tax, and to tax e-cigarettes; amend KRS 65.125, 65.674, 67.862, 67.938, 67A.843, 68.245, 68.248, 82.095, 97.590, 132.0225, 132.023, 132.024, 132.027, 132.029, 157.440, 160.470, 160.473, 67C.147, 78.530, and 342.340 to remove the provisions of HB 44 that allow for recall of certain tax rates and make conforming and technical changes; repeal KRS 132.017, 132.018, 132.025, 132.720, 143A.035, and 243.710; provide that income tax provisions apply for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, estate tax provisions apply for deaths occurring on or after August 1, 2015, sales tax provisions are effective for periods beginning on or after October 1, 2015, motor fuels tax provisions are effective August 1, 2015, property tax provisions are for assessments on and after January 1, 2016.

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  • HB 131

    AN ACT relating to surface mining. Amend KRS 350.450 to require coal mine permittees for all types of mining practices to dispose of remaining overburden in the mined area, areas under the abandoned mine land program, or areas approved by the Energy and Environment Cabinet; require use of lifts and compacted fills; prohibit disposal of overburden in streams; amend KRS 350.440 to prohibit disposal of spoil or overburden in intermittent, perennial, and ephemeral streams or other waters of the Commonwealth; prescribe areas where spoil may be disposed of; amend KRS 350.410 to make internal reference corrections and specify that restoration to approximate original contour includes configuration and elevation of the area prior to mining; require disposal of remaining overburden in the mined area, areas under the abandoned mine land program, or areas approved by the cabinet, and the use of lifts and compacted fills; prohibit depositing overburden in streams.

  • HB 48

    AN ACT relating to tax credits for airport noise mitigation. Create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 and amend KRS 141.0205 to create a refundable income tax credit for the costs of mitigating noise from a commercial airport; make tax credit applicable to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015.

  • HR 286

    Honor the University of Kentucky women's basketball team for its outstanding 2013-2014 season.

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