Politics
12:53 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

How Kentucky Legislators Voted on 'Religious Freedom,' Pensions and Hemp Bills

Robert Stivers and other legislators talk earlier in the 2013 legislative session.
Credit Rae Hodge/Kentucky Public Radio

The Kentucky General Assembly was in session Tuesday to the last possible minute—that would be midnight—working on several key pieces of legislation. The most-discussed bills dealt with industrial hemp, funding for the state employee pension systems and "religious freedom."

Each of those proposals were approved, in one form or another.

 (Related: Legislators call 2013 session a success.)

You may want to know how your state representative and state senator voted (or all legislators, for that matter).  Below are lists of the people who voted "nay" on each bill—not to pick on them, but it's easier discern because there are fewer of them. I'll include links to the Legislative Research Commission's records so you can see the yeas for yourself.

•The General Assembly approved legislation creating a regulatory framework for industrial hemp should the federal government lift its restrictions on the plant. Here's the full list of how legislators voted from the LRC.

Senate no-voters

Robinson

(Not voting: Schickel, Stivers)

House no-voters

Collins

Meade

Turner

Upchurch

(Not voting: Arnold, Bratcher, Couch, Henderson, Keene, Mayfield, Riggs, Stacy.)

•The General Assembly overrode Gov. Steve Beshear's veto of the "religious freedom" bill. Here's the full list.

Senate no-voters

Clark

Harper Angel

McGarvey

Neal

Rhoads

Kathy Stein

House no-voters

Burch

Denver Butler

Crenshaw

Donohue

Flood

Glenn

Graham

Jenkins

Marzian

Meeks

Owens

Palumbo

Rollins

Wayne

Westrom

(Not voting: Arnold, Combs, Overly, Simpson, Smart, D. Watkins.)

•The General Assembly approved a pair of bills addressing the state's underfunded employee pension programs. Here's a full list for Senate Bill 2 and a full list for House Bill 440.

Senate no-voters on SB 2

Blevins

Carroll

Harper Angel

Jones

Kathy Stein

Webb

House no-voters

Adams

Bechler

Benvenuti

Bratcher

Bunch

Dwight Butler

Carney

Couch

Crimm

DeCesare

Deweese

Dossett

Embry

Fischer

Floyd

Harmon

Heath

Herald

Hoover

Imes

Kerr

K. King

Koenig

S. Lee

Linder

Mayfield

Meade

Meredith

Montell

​Moore

Osborne

Quarles

Rader

Rowland

Rudy

Santoro

Shell

St. Onge

Stewart

Turner

Upchurch

Waide

Webber

Wuchner

York