Which Kentucky bills could still make a comeback? These are a few we're keeping our eye on
While Wednesday saw a flurry of legislative activity ahead of the governor's looming veto window, it wasn't the last chance for lawmakers to pass bills. Some could still cross the finish line. Others, well, don't put your money on it.
A bill legalizing sports wagering remains one to watch on the final two days of the session. House Bill 606 is sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig and has the support of the Senate's majority floor leader Damon Thayer — if not a majority of the Senate.
Thayer told Fox56 this week he's keeping the door open on that bill.
"That'll give Chairman Koenig ten days over the veto break to continue to try to build support for it in the Senate," Thayer said. "It's an uphill battle."
Another gaming-related bill, banning unregulated and untaxed so-called "gray machines" — which critics have likened to slot machines — could have a better chance when lawmakers gavel back in.
Lawmakers could also revive a measure prohibiting state and local governments and public universities from seeking information about COVID-19 vaccination status, though it would be all but guaranteed to be blocked by the governor after the session.
Finally, a closely-watching bill legalizing medical marijuana remains on the table, but the Senate floor leader has declared it "dead," saying it doesn't have enough votes in the chamber.
Lawmakers will get a chance to override vetoes and pass new bills on April 13 and 14.