This Week in the Kentucky Legislature: Speedy Bills

logo1In a short legislative session (only 30 days), bills need to move fast if they’re going to make it. And several Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priorities moved forward this week.

  • HB 145 to create a statewide indoor smoke-free law passed the full House on February 13. This is the first time a statewide smoke-free bill has cleared the Kentucky House and was an important step forward in clearing the air for Kentucky children and pregnant women. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. We want the strongest possible bill to pass both chambers and are working to ensure that happens. Click here to ask your Senator to support a smoke-free bill.
  • SB 119 sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams, which would ensure school personnel receive education on the recognition of child abuse and neglect, passed the Senate Judiciary on February 12 and now moves to the full Senate for a vote. Click here to take action on SB 119.
  • HB 8 sponsored by Representative John Tilley and Representative Joni Jenkins, which would extend protective orders to people in dating relationships, passed the House Judiciary Committee on February 10. Then, it passed the full House 98-0 on February 12! It now moves to the Senate for consideration. Your Senators need to here from you on this bill. Please click here to take action on HB 8.

If you want a daily update on progress, check out our legislative updates page and action alerts page. Legislators need to hear from you about these bills so please contact them.

To learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children initiative and priorities, visit www.blueprintky.org.

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