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Losers Of The 2007 Kentucky General Assembly

These bills failed to pass during the Kentucky General Assembly session. The texts of all bills may be read at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/

HORSE SLAUGHTER
Would have made slaughtering horses for human consumption illegal in Kentucky, home of the world's most famous horse race.
SB6.

COMAIR WIDOWS
Would have allowed widows and widowers from the crash of Comair Flight 5191 last year in Lexington to collect legal damages for
loss of companionship. HB403.

INHALING WHISKEY
Would have banned devices that turn alcoholic beverages into a gas to be inhaled rather than swallowed. HB125.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Would have appropriated the state's share of funding for some $370 million worth of construction projects, primarily at the state's universities. HB1.

HORSE PARK
Would have provided funding for construction of an arena at the Kentucky Horse Park for use in the World Equestrian Games. Estimated cost was $28 million. HB262.

PENSION OVERHAUL
Would have permitted the sale of about $800 million in pension bonds to give Kentucky's financially troubled public retirement systems a cash infusion. It also would have modified the pension plan for all new state employees. HB418.

RUNOFF ELECTION
Would have eliminated a provision in Kentucky election law that requires a runoff election if no gubernatorial candidate get more than 40 percent of the vote in the primary. HB476.

LIQUOR SALES
Would have allowed local-option votes on whether to permit liquor-by-the-drink in restaurants in historic buildings. HB138.

DRUG DRIVING
Would have made it easier to convict people who drive while impaired by drugs by creating a presumption of guilt if motorists are found to have illegal drugs in their systems. SB67.

GOLDEN ALERT
Would have created a Golden Alert system, modeled after the Amber Alert system for missing children, to notify authorities when Alzheimer's victims wander off.

TEACHING INCENTIVES
Would have provided financial rewards for math and science teachers whose students do well on advanced placement exams in calculus, physics and chemistry and for math and science teachers who score highly on certification tests. SB2.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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