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2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 142 Prioritize Children’s Vision Health

Other Legislative Item House Bill 142 Prioritize Children's Vision Health Summary House Bill 142 would require vision examinations upon a student's enrollment to kindergarten and grade six. Status HB 142 is sponsored by Representative John Sims. It has been assigned to the House Health and Family Services Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2019-02-19T09:19:36+00:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 105 Strengthen Statute to Prosecute Cases of Child Sexual Abuse that Span Across Jurisdictions

Other Legislative Item House Bill 105 Strengthen Statute to Prosecute Cases of Child Sexual Abuse that Span Across Jurisdictions Summary House Bill 105 would strengthen statutes regarding the prosecution of child sexual abuse cases that cross multiple jurisdictions. Status HB 105 is sponsored by Representative Lynn Bechler. It has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2019-02-19T09:16:21+00:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 104 Strengthen Statute to Prosecute Cases of Child Sexual Abuse

Other Legislative Item House Bill 104 Strengthen Statute to Prosecute Cases of Child Sexual Abuse Summary House Bill 104 would strengthen statutes regarding the prosecution of child sexual abuse. Status HB 104 is sponsored by Representative Lynn Bechler. It has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2019-02-19T09:13:53+00:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 101 Strengthen Statutes to Better Protect Children from Abuse

Other Legislative Item House Bill 101 Strengthen Statutes to Better Protect Children from Abuse Summary House Bill 101 would strengthen statutes regarding the investigation and prosecution of child abuse. Status HB 101 is sponsored by Representative Lynn Bechler. It has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2019-02-19T09:07:03+00:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 089 Strengthen the External Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel

Other Legislative Item House Bill 89 Strengthen the External Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel Summary House Bill 89 would add four new members to the External Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel and require the panel to report to the Child Welfare Oversight and Advisory Committee. Status HB 89 is sponsored by Representative Kim Moser. It has been assigned to the House Health and Family Services Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing [...]

By |2019-02-19T09:23:20+00:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 202 Prohibit Use of Corporal Punishment in Public Schools

Other Legislative Item House Bill 202 Prohibit Use of Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Summary House Bill 202 would protect children by ending the use of physical punishment, such as paddling, shaking, or spanking, in public schools. Status HB 202 is sponsored by Representative Steve Riley. It has been assigned to the House Education Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2019-02-10T12:23:10+00:00February 10th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Blueprint Legislative Priority House Bill 158 Begin Aligning State Law with Federal Family First Prevention Services Act

Blueprint Legislative Priority Begin Aligning State Law with Federal Family First Prevention Services Act House Bill 158 would take steps to align state law with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, including modifying background checks for child serving agencies. It would also establish a bill of rights for children in foster care. Review the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children policy priority fact sheet here. Status HB 158 is sponsored by Representative [...]

By |2019-03-19T17:26:37+00:00February 5th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

The Countdown is On: Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol is February 13th!

With Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol only days away, be sure you’re registered to join hundreds of advocates and youth from across Kentucky in Frankfort on February 13th. Kentucky kids need advocates like you to speak up on their behalf on Children's Advocacy Day and throughout the 2019 Kentucky legislative session. As you prepare for Children's Advocacy Day, check these to-do items off the list: Watch the prep webinar to learn how to be confident in attending Children's Advocacy Day and advocating on [...]