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2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 149 Establish Child Maltreatment Reporting System Within Local Law Enforcement Entities

Other Legislative Item House Bill 149 Establish Child Maltreatment Reporting System Within Local Law Enforcement Entities Summary House Bill 149 would require a person who suspects an employee of a child maltreatment reporting entity, including the local or state police departments, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, or the County or Commonwealth Attorney's Office, of child abuse or neglect to report to the employee's superior, as well as to another reporting [...]

By |2019-02-19T09:49:32-04:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 008 Improve Process for Reviewing Cases when Teachers are Fired from Public Schools

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 8 Improve Process for Reviewing Cases when Teachers are Fired from Public Schools Summary Senate Bill 8 would ensure students have educators who work effectively and safely with children by implementing a balanced process for reviewing cases when teachers are fired, suspended, or reprimanded, and would also protect teacher confidentiality when a teacher needs to take a leave of absence. Status SB 8 is sponsored [...]

By |2019-03-19T17:25:25-04:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 018 Ensure Accommodations for Pregnant Women and New Moms at Work

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 18 Ensure Accommodations for Pregnant Women and New Moms at Work Summary Senate Bill 18 would ensure expectant mothers have reasonable accommodations made at work that allow them to support their families, have a safe pregnancy, and support breastfeeding. Status SB 18 is sponsored by Senator Alice Forgy Kerr. It has passed the Kentucky Senate and House and been signed by the Governor. Signed by the [...]

By |2019-04-10T12:31:28-04:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 048 Support New Mothers with Paid Maternity Leave

Other Legislative Item House Bill 48 Support New Mothers with Paid Maternity Leave Summary House Bill 48 would establish six weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers who have worked at larger companies for at least a year. Paid maternity leave after the birth of a child lessens the risk of pediatric abusive head trauma and contributes to the healthy development of infants and toddlers. Status HB 48 is [...]

By |2019-02-19T09:32:49-04:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 088 Increase Physical Activity of Students Elementary School

Other Legislative Item House Bill 88 Increase Physical Activity of Students Elementary School Summary House Bill 88 would establish a goal of increasing physical activity of students in kindergarten through grade five to 20 minutes per day. Status HB 88 is sponsored by Representative Kim Moser. It has been assigned to the House Education Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2019-02-19T09:22:52-04:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

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 |2019-02-19T09:19:36-04:00February 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 |2019-02-19T09:16:21-04:00February 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 |2019-02-19T09:13:53-04:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|