Blueprint for KY’s Children Legislative Updates

Check here for up to date information on important legislation related to the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children during the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly.

 

1. Protect children from abuse by ensuring educators receive information on child abuse recognition and reporting

SB 119 sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams (companion bill to HB 301)

  • Feb 4 – Introduced in the Senate
  • Feb 6 – Sent to Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Feb 12 – Passed Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Feb 23 – Passed Senate 36-1
  • Feb 24 – Received in the House
  • Feb 25 – Sent to House Education Committee
  • Mar 9 – Passed House Education Committee
  • Mar 11 – Passed House
  • Mar 11 – Senate concurred with House changes
  • Mar 11 – Delivered to the Governor
  • Mar 19 – Signed by the Governor!

HB 301 sponsored by Representative Rita Smart (companion bill to SB 119)

  • Feb 4 – Introduced in the House
  • Feb 5 – Sent to House Education Committee
  • Feb 24 – Passed House Education Committee
  • Feb 27 – Passed House 94-0
  • Mar 2 – Received in Senate
  • Mar 9 – Passed Senate Education Committee

2. Protect youth from violence by extending protective orders to victims of dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking

HB 8 sponsored by Representative Tilley and Representative Jenkins

  • Feb 4 – Introduced in the House
  • Feb 5 – Sent to House Judiciary Committee
  • Feb 10 – Passed House Judiciary Committee
  • Feb 12 – Passed the House 98-0
  • Feb 13 – Received in Senate
  • Feb 19 – Sent to Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Mar 3 – Passed Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Mar 24 – Passed Senate
  • Mar 24 – House concurred with Senate changes
  • Mar 24 – Delivered to the Governor

3. Ensure kids have a strong start in life by creating a child care council

HB 429 sponsored by Representative John Tilley

  • Feb 11 – Introduced in the House
  • Feb 12 – Sent to House Health and Welfare Committee
  • Feb 24 – Passed House Health and Welfare Committee
  • Mar 2 – Passed House 95-0
  • Mar 2 – Received in Senate
  • Mar 3 – Sent to Senate Health and Welfare Committee
  • Mar 4 – Passed Senate Health and Welfare Committee
  • Mar 11 – Passed Senate 36-0
  • Mar 11 – Delivered to the Governor
  • Mar 23 – Signed by the Governor!

4. Protect children and pregnant women from secondhand smoke with a statewide, comprehensive smoke-free law

HB 145 sponsored by Representative Susan Westrom (companion bill to SB 189)

  • Jan 8 – Introduced in House
  • Jan 9 – Sent to House Health & Welfare Committee
  • Feb 5 – Passed House Health & Welfare Committee
  • Feb 13 – Passed House
  • Feb 19 – Received in the Senate
  • Feb 20 – Sent to Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee

SB 189 sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams (companion bill to HB 145)

  • Feb 13 – Introduced in the Senate
  • Feb 19 – Sent to Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee