Reginald Thomas represents Senate District 13 in the Kentucky Senate, is a member of seven committees, and is the primary sponsor of 76 bills.
Encourage Kentucky Congressional Delegation to support and sponsor measures to use the federal portion of coal royalties on federal coal leases for demonstration projects and funding for carbon control and sequestration technologies.
Encourage the United States Department of Energy to establish a 10 in 10 program of building coal fired power plants in 10 years.
AN ACT relating to emergency responders. Amend KRS 61.315 to create the definition of "emergency responder" to include eligible law enforcement officers, firefighters, public safety telecommunicators, emergency medical technicians, rescue squad members, emergency management staff members, and Civil Air Patrol members, all of whom will be eligible for in-the-line-of-duty death benefits; require promulgation of administrative regulations from the appropriate state agencies; amend KRS 164.2841 and 164.2842 to make applicable to emergency responders as defined in KRS 61.315 and require disability certification from the appropriate state agencies; amend KRS 346.155 to make applicable to emergency responders as defined in KRS 61.315 and make eligibility applicable after the effective date of the Act; amend KRS 194A.410 to clarify that vaccination program is available to paid and volunteer emergency responders; amend KRS 61.395 to clarify that leave is automatic upon appropriate application unless rescinded in writing.
AN ACT relating to criminal expungement. Create new sections of KRS Chapter 431 to allow a felony record to be expunged under specified circumstances; require the Administrative Office of the Courts to keep a confidential index of expungement orders for the preparation of presentence investigations; provide that if a defendant for whom a presentence investigation report is prepared includes information relating to an expunged record is subsequently found not guilty of the offense for which the presentence investigation report was prepared or the charge or charges for which the presentence investigation report was prepared are dismissed with prejudice, then any information contained within the presentence investigation report must be redacted; amend KRS 431.078, relating to misdemeanor expungement, to begin the five-year waiting period from the date of adjudication of the offense; amend KRS 527.040, relating to possession of a firearm by a felon, to exempt individuals who have had their felony records expunged.
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Colonel Harland Sanders' original recipe chicken and recognize KFC for its contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and everyone around the world.
AN ACT relating to civil rights. Amend KRS 344.010 to include definitions for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity"; amend KRS 344.020, relating to the purpose of the Kentucky's civil rights chapter, to include a prohibition on discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity; amend KRS 344.040, 344.050, 344.060, 344.070, and 344.080, relating to prohibited discrimination in various labor and employment practices, to include sexual orientation and gender identity; amend KRS 344.025, 344.100, 344.110, and 18A.095 to conform; amend KRS 344.120 and 344.140, relating to prohibited discrimination in places of public accommodation and advertisements therefor, to include sexual orientation and gender identity; amend KRS 344.170, 344.180, 344.190, 344.300, and 344.310, relating to the state and local human rights commissions, to include prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the scope of their powers and duties; amend KRS 344.360, 344.680, 344.370, and 344.380, relating to prohibited discrimination in certain housing, real estate, and other financial transactions, to include sexual orientation and gender identity; amend KRS 344.367, relating to prohibited discrimination in certain insurance sales, to include sexual orientation and gender identity; amend KRS 344.400, relating to prohibited discrimination in certain credit transactions, to include sexual orientation and gender identity; and make various technical amendments.