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2022 Blueprint Legislative Priority House Bill 119

Blueprint Legislative Priority Promote a Safer, More Nurturing Learning Environment House Bill 119 would eliminate the use of corporal punishment in schools. Status HB 119 is co-sponsored by Representative Steve Riley and Representative Tina Bojanowski. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2022-01-18T09:32:25-05:00January 18th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 087

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 87 Improve Dental Coverage Summary SB 87 would require the Department for Medicaid Services to adopt a minimum fee schedule for covered dental services and require that managed care organizations reimburse eligible dental service providers in an amount at least equal to the fee-for-service rate for the same covered service Status SB 87 is sponsored by Senator Ralph Alvarado. It is awaiting a hearing in [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:26:55-05:00January 17th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 131

Other Legislative Item House Bill 131 Ensure Affordable Housing Summary HB 131 would permit the governing body of a consolidated local government to enact rent control ordinances in a development area. Status HB 131 is sponsored by Representative Attica Scott. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2022-01-17T16:23:42-05:00January 17th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 009

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 9 Support Early Literacy Education Summary SB 9 would specify the Department of Education's role in assisting local school districts with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; require a local board of education to adopt and implement a reading universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment; permit a local school district to adopt a common comprehensive reading program for K-3; and more related to improving students' literacy [...]

By |2022-01-20T10:58:51-05:00January 17th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 055

Other Legislative Item House Bill 55 Ensure Coverage of Mental Health Wellness Exams Summary HB 55 would require certain health insurance policies to provide coverage for an annual mental health wellness examination of at least 45 minutes provided by a mental health professional. Status HB 55  is sponsored by Representative Rachel Roberts. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment. Awaiting Committee Assignment [...]

By |2022-01-17T16:09:05-05:00January 17th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 044

Other Legislative Item House Bill 44 Support Student Mental Health Summary HB 44 would require a local school district's attendance policy to include provisions for a student's mental or behavioral health status. Status HB 44 is co-sponsored by Representative Bobby McCool and Representative Lisa Willner. It has unanimously passed the Kentucky House and awaits a hearing the Senate Education Committee. Passed KY House

By |2022-01-25T16:24:12-05:00January 17th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 037

Other Legislative Item House Bill 37 Implicit Bias in Perinatal Care Summary HB 37 would require licensed health facilities under KRS Chapter 216B to provide each patient with written information regarding the patient's rights and implement an evidence-based implicit bias program for all health providers involved in the perinatal care of patients within those facilities. It would also require the Department for Public Health to track data on maternal death and severe [...]

By |2022-01-17T15:51:30-05:00January 17th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 035

Other Legislative Item House Bill 35 Provide Lactation Support  Summary HB 35 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 35 is sponsored by Representative Attica Scott. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2022-01-17T15:53:43-05:00January 17th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 183

Other Legislative Item House Bill 183 Ensure Coverage for Injectable Epinephrine Devices for Children Summary HB 183 would require health benefit plans to cover injectable epinephrine devices for persons 18 years of age and under. Status HB 183  is sponsored by Representative Cherlynn Stevenson. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2022-01-17T15:07:26-05:00January 17th, 2022|Bill Tracker|

2022 Other Legislative Item House Bill 098

Other Legislative Item House Bill 98 Prioritize the Health of Pregnant Women Summary HB 98 would require health benefit plans to provide coverage for testing and treatment of hepatitis C virus infection in pregnant women Status HB 98 is sponsored by Representative Cherlynn Stevenson. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2022-01-17T14:58:55-05:00January 17th, 2022|Bill Tracker|
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