Anti-Trans Bill Passed
March 17, 2023 | Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. – When lawmakers went home Wednesday night, it looked as if Kentucky’s marquee omnibus anti-trans legislation was on its deathbed, being slowly killed by Republican discord.
But on Thursday, a multi-hour legislative sprint suddenly resurrected, expanded and rushed a nearly identical proposal through the Kentucky legislature and to the governor’s desk with hours to spare.
Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, now has 10 days to either veto or sign Senate Bill 150 into law. Beshear is widely expected to veto the bill. Kentucky’s Republican-led legislature, though, will be able to override his veto when it returns for the final two days of the legislative session on March 29 and 30. (Excerpt from Louisville Courier Journal.)