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2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 579

Other Legislative Item House Bill 579 Allow State Testing Opt-Out Summary HB 579 would allow parents or guardians to choose that their student not participate in statewide student assessments. Status HB 579 is sponsored by Representative Tina Bojanowski and Representative Jason Nemes. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-03-01T16:42:17-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 505

Other Legislative Item House Bill 505 Establish Opportunity Accounts for Kids Summary HB 505 would establish within the State Treasury a fund to be used to make contributions to Kentucky opportunity accounts for children. Status HB 505 is sponsored by Representative Josie Raymond. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-03-01T16:37:21-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 221

Other Legislative Item House BIll 221 Clarify Child Maltreatment Reporting Requirements Summary HB 221 would establish requirements for reports of alleged child dependency, abuse, or neglect. Status HB 221 is sponsored by Representative Kim Moser. It has passed the Kentucky House and awaits a hearing in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. Passed KY House

By |2021-03-05T15:22:59-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 384

Other Legislative Item House BIll 384 Allow Time for School Breakfast Summary HB 384 would permit the administrator of a school that participates in the Federal School Breakfast Program to authorize up to 15 minutes of the student attendance day to provide the opportunity for children to eat breakfast during instructional time. Status HB 384 is sponsored by Representative Steve Riley. It has passed the Kentucky House and awaits committee assignment in [...]

By |2021-03-05T15:25:37-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 369

Other Legislative Item House Bill 369 Support Student Education During the Pandemic Summary HB 369 would allow public high school students currently enrolled to request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental school year to retake and supplement coursework already completed. It would also allow nonpublic schools to also implement supplemental school years and require local boards of education to either approve or deny all requests. Status HB [...]

By |2021-03-01T15:38:29-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 350

Other Legislative Item House Bill 350 Provide Breastfeeding Supports Summary HB 350 would require the Department for Medicaid Services and Medicaid managed care organizations to provide coverage for lactation counseling, lactation consultation, and breastfeeding equipment. Status HB 350 is sponsored by Representative Attica Scott. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-03-01T13:10:08-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 171

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 171 Establish Regulations for Splash Pads Summary SB 171 would require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate regs around the operation of splash pads to ensure health and safety. Status SB 171 is sponsored by Senator Wil Schroder and has passed the Kentucky Senate. Passed KY Senate

By |2021-03-01T12:43:55-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 299

Other Legislative Item House Bill 299 Ensure Special Enrollment Periods for Pregnancy Summary HB 299 would require insurers offering health benefit plans to provide a special enrollment period for pregnant individuals. Status HB 299 is sponsored by Representative Patti Minter. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-02-28T22:18:33-05:00February 28th, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 297

Other Legislative Item House Bill 297 Support Maternal Mental Health Summary HB 297 would require the Health Access Nurturing Development Services program to provide educational information about maternal and postpartum depression. Status HB 297 is sponsored by Representative Kelly Flood. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-03-01T17:53:40-05:00February 28th, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 295

Other Legislative Item House Bill 295 Ensure Mental Health Coverage in Connection with Pregnancy Summary HB 295 would require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage for counseling interventions for pregnant and postpartum persons at increased risk of perinatal depression, including persons who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth. Status HB 295 is sponsored by Representative Rachel Roberts. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-02-28T22:10:15-05:00February 28th, 2021|Bill Tracker|
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