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Addressing the E-Cigarette Epidemic from a Youth’s Perspective

By Serenity Moore Serenity Moore is a youth advocate from Boys and Girls Club, Glasgow/Barren County. She is a junior at Glasgow Independent High School and a member of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s Tobacco-Free Policy Youth Ambassadors. Being a teen today is a lot different than it was when many of you were my age. The majority of teens today are filled with worry and not just about their grades or graduation. I [...]

By |2020-02-18T17:11:38-05:00February 18th, 2020|Blog, Health|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 127

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 127 Promote Education of Youth in Foster Care Summary SB 127 would extend the eligibility of youth in foster care for higher education tuition waivers. Status SB 127 is sponsored by Senator Morgan McGarvey and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee. Status

By |2020-02-14T16:57:15-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 115

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 115 Promote Education of Youth in Foster Care Summary SB 115 would extend the eligibility of youth in foster care for higher education tuition waivers. Status SB 115 is sponsored by Senator Mike Wilson and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Education Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2020-02-14T16:53:20-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item House Bill 295

Other Legislative Item House Bill 295 Require Active Time for Students Summary HB 295 would require 25 minutes of exercise each day for students up to grade 8. Status HB 295 is sponsored by Representative Maria Sorolis and is awaiting a hearing in the House Education Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2020-02-14T16:40:47-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 080

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 80 Establish Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights Summary SB 80 would increase protections for children who are victims of crimes by establishing rights during and after the court process. Status SB 80 is sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2020-02-14T16:32:02-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 015

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 15 Amend Kentucky Constitution to Establish Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Summary SB 15 would propose a Constitutional Amendment for Kentuckians to vote on to increase protections for children who are victims of crimes by establishing rights during and after the court process. Status SB 15 is sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate State and Local Government Committee. Awaiting [...]

By |2020-02-14T16:35:02-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item House Bill 222

Other Legislative Item House Bill 222 Minimize the Impact of Parental Incarceration Summary HB 222 would continue efforts to minimize the impact of parental incarceration by automatically expunging certain offenses. Status HB 222 is sponsored by Representative Charles Booker and is awaiting a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2020-02-14T16:20:03-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 072

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 72 End Female Genital Mutilation Summary SB 72 would establish efforts to prevent, report, and build awareness about female genital mutilation. Status SB 72 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It has passed the Kentucky Senate and has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. Passed KY Senate

By |2020-02-14T16:14:07-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item House Bill 183

Other Legislative Item House Bill 183 Strengthen Efforts to Address Human Trafficking Summary HB 183 would require airports and truck stops to post the hotline number of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in all restrooms and add commercial sexual activity to the definition of "sex crime." Status HB 183 is sponsored by Representative Suzanne Miles and is awaiting a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing [...]

By |2020-02-14T16:04:19-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|