LIFT bill headed to Full House

Yesterday the House Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs voted the Local Option Sales Tax (LIFT) bill, House Bill 399 out of committee. It now moves to the Full House of Representatives for consideration. The House Bill was approved by a vote of 6 to 3, with bipartisan support.

House Bill 399, which is sponsored by Rep. Tommy Thompson, D-Owensboro and the House Majority Whip is also co-sponsored by 16 others, including:

Tom Burch (D-Louisville)
Denny Butler (D-Louisville)
John “Bam” Carney, House Minority Whip, (R-Campbellsville)
Jeff Donohue (D-Louisville)
Kelly Flood (D-Lexington)
Jim Glenn (D-Owensboro)
Jim Gooch (D-Providence)
Derrick Graham (D-Frankfort)
Richard Heath (R-Mayfield)
Jeff Hoover, House Minority Floor Leader, (R-Jamestown)
Terry Mills (D-Lebanon)
Sannie Overly, House Majority Caucus Chair, (D-Paris)
Steve Riggs (D-Louisville)
Rita Smart (D-Richmond)
John Tilley (D-Hopkinsville)
Brent Yonts (D-Greenville)

The Local Option Initiative has been widely endorsed across the state, and is strongly supported by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.  The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville supports LIFT. We encourage you to call your State Representative and ask them to support House Bill 399. Call 1-800-372-7181 and let your Representative know you support LIFT.