2022 Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker

The Bill Tracker will continually be updated as bills are filed and move.

2022 Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker

The Bill Tracker will continually be updated as bills are filed and move.

Contact your state legislators in support of the following bills that are good for Kentucky kids with our Legislator Lookup tool.

Contact your state legislators in support of the following bills that are good for Kentucky kids with our Legislator Lookup tool.

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Protect the Mental Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQ Youth

House Bill 12 would prohibit mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation or gender identity change efforts with a minor.

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Status

HB 12 is co-sponsored by Representative Lisa Willner and Representative Kim Banta. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment
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Support Full-day Kindergarten

House Bill 66 would allow for full-day kindergarten programs as an investment in early education outcomes of Kentucky kids.

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Status

HB 66 is co-sponsored by Representative James Tipton and Representative Steve Riley. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment
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Promote the Wellbeing and Financial Stability of Survivors of Domestic Violence

House Bill 83 would ensure unemployment insurance is available for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking so they can support themselves and their children.

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Status

HB 83 is co-sponsored by Representative Samara Heavrin and Representative Nima Kulkarni. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment
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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
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Prioritize the Health and Wellbeing of Mothers Postpartum

House Bill 174 would extend Medicaid eligibility for certain new mothers for up to 12 months postpartum so they can have continuous, uninterrupted access to health care.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet.

Status

HB 174 is sponsored by Representative McKenzie Cantrell. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

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

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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 morbidity.

Status

HB 37 is sponsored by Representative Attica Scott. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

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 committee assignment in the Senate.

Passed KY House

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

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 59

Allow Employees to Take Family Care Leave

Summary

HB 59 would prohibit employers from preventing an employee to take family care leave and allow employees access to family care leave for the birth of a child or to take care of a family member.

Status

HB 59 is sponsored by Representative Cherlynn Stevenson. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 78

Support Grieving Parents

Summary

HB 78 would allow use of leave time for parents to grieve the loss of a child under the age of one year.

Status

HB 78 is sponsored by Representative Susan Westrom. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 86

Create Affordable Housing Tax Credit

Summary

HB 86 would establish the nonrefundable Kentucky affordable housing credit for taxable years or periods beginning on or after January 1, 2025, for a period of five years.

Status

HB 86 is co-sponsored by Representative Randy Bridges and Representative Kim Banta. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 94

Require Training on Administration of Medication in Schools to Include Naloxone

Summary

HB 94 would include naloxone among the medications each school shall have an employee trained to administer or to assist with self-administration.

Status

HB 94 is sponsored by Representative Derek Lewis. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

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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

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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

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 173

Prioritize the Mental Health of Mothers Postpartum

Summary

HB 173 would require Medicaid to cover behavioral health services for eligible pregnant women for 12 months postpartum.

Status

HB 173 is sponsored by Representative McKenzie Cantrell. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

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

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 263

Increase Penalties for Child Abuse

Summary

HB 263 would increase penalties if the victim of criminal abuse is under 12 years of age.

Status

HB 263 is co-sponsored by Representative C. Ed Massey and Speaker David Osborne. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

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 outcomes.

Status

SB 9 is co-sponsored by Senator Stephen West and Senator Mike Wilson. It has passed the Kentucky Senate and awaits committee assignment in the House.

Passed KY Senate

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 36

Require Health Disparity Impact Reviews

Summary

SB 36 would require the Legislative Research Commission to identify any bill, amendment, or committee sub that may result in a health disparity impact, require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to carry out a health disparity review, if necessary, and require other state agencies to provide requested information for review.

Status

SB 36 is sponsored by Senator Gerald Neal. It is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

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 has been introduced in the Senate and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment