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KY General Assembly 2021 Regular Session Alcohol-Related Proposed Bills

 

2021 STATE PREVENTION HIGHLIGHTS

(Based on the 20 proposed/enacted 2021 KY Alcohol-Related Bills, as of 04-26-2021)

KY General Assembly 2021 Regular Session Alcohol-Related Bills Proposed List (PDF) - updated 04-26-2021

  1. ALCOHOL DIRECT SHIPMENT/MINIMUM PRICING/SAMPLING
  2. COCKTAILS-TO-GO - Download State Law/Proposed Bill Comparison Chart
  3. COMMERCIAL QUADRICYCLES
  4. ALCOHOL SERVICE & SALES REQUIREMENTS, ENFORCEMENT
  5. REGULATION, TAXES & FEES
  6. MISCELLANEOUS
  7. MISC. - CANNABIS, MEDICAL MARIJUANA PERTAINING TO THE KY ABC & ALCOHOL

 

2021 KY BILLS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR

  1. HB7 – Establishes the Advisory Council for Recovery Ready Communities
  2. HB179 – Allows a county containing a wet/moist city authorized to also charge a regulatory licensing fee
  3. HB415 – Alcohol direct-to-consumer shipment clean-up bill
  4. SB15 – Allows a microbrewer to sell & deliver ≤2500 barrels to retail licensees
  5. SB51 – Relates to addiction treatment
  6. SB62 – Removes requirement commercial quadricycles are propelled exclusively by human muscular power
  7. SB67 – Makes COVID-19 Governor’s temporary Executive Order permitting alcohol-to-go permanent
  8. SB68 – Exempts educational institutions from the state’s 600 gallon production requirement for licensure in their hands-on distilling courses
  9. SB166 – Requires alcohol and drug counselors to meet defined requirements for licensure

 

2021 FEDERAL PROPOSED LEGISLATION

  1. H.R. 2138 - To require the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe a motor vehicle safety standard requiring that passenger motor vehicles be equipped with advanced drunk driving prevention technology, and for other purposes.  Introduced 03/23/2021, by Representative Debbie Dingell (MI).  Status (as of 04/26/2021): Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The HALT Act (H.R. 2138), honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate Drunk Driving Act, introduced in the U.S. House on March 23, is named for the Abbas family of Michigan, Rima and Issam and their three children, Ali, Isabella and Giselle, who were killed by a wrong-way drunk driver in Kentucky while they were returning home from a vacation on January 6, 2019. 
  2. S.1331 - A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to prescribe a Federal motor vehicle safety standard for advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology, and for other purposes.  Introduced 04/22/2021, by Senator Ben Ray Lujan (NM).  Status (as of 04/26/2021): Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  The RIDE Act (S. 1331) is a similar bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate on April 22. The goal of the legislation is to eliminate drunk driving. The Insurance Institute for Highway and Auto Safety estimates standard, passive alcohol detection technology in all vehicles would save 9,400 lives a year according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving 04/26/2021 E-News.

This information is provided for informational purposes only.  For more information on this Kentucky General Assembly Regular Session, please visit https://legislature.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx.  For more information on the 117th Congressional Session, please visit https://www.congress.gov/.