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. Check out ways to take action for kids.

Contact your state legislators in support of the following bills that are good for Kentucky kids with our Legislator Lookup tool. Check out ways to take action for kids.

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Blueprint Legislative Priority

Strengthen Points of the Child Welfare System

Senate Bill 8 would establish new membership of the State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, expand the definition of fictive kin, expand Medicaid reimbursement eligibility for professionals who provide services at Children’s Advocacy Centers, and more.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet. Learn more about SB 8 in this video.

Status

SB 8 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It has been signed by the Governor.

Read the latest statement from Kentucky Youth Advocates on SB 8.

Signed by the Governor

SB 8 is a Face It policy priority.

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Strengthen Efforts Following A Child Fatality or Near Fatality

Senate Bill 97 would require coroners to immediately notify law enforcement, the Department for Community Based Services, and local health department upon the death of a child and strengthen the process when a child fatality or near fatality occurs, including expanding the External Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet. Learn more about SB 97 in this video.

Status

SB 97 is sponsored by Senator Danny Carroll. It has been signed by the Governor.

Read the latest statement from Kentucky Youth Advocates on SB 97.

Signed by the Governor

SB 97 is a Face It policy priority.

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Promote School-based Mental Health Supports

Senate Bill 102 would require schools to provide a yearly census of the school-based mental health providers to determine if the ratios of providers to students is meeting the mark.

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

Status

SB 102 is sponsored by Senator Max Wise. It has passed been signed by the Governor.

Read the latest statement from Kentucky Youth Advocates on SB 102.

Signed by the Governor

SB 102 is a Bloom Kentucky policy priority.

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Protect the Mental Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQ Youth

Senate Bill 137 would prohibit mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation or gender identity change efforts with a minor.

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

Status

SB 137 is co-sponsored by Senator Alice Forgy Kerr and Senator Julie Raque Adams. It is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing
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Promote a Safer, More Nurturing Learning Environment

Senate Bill 139 would eliminate the use of corporal punishment in schools.

Status

SB 139 is sponsored by Senator Morgan McGarvey. It awaits a hearing in the Senate Education Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing
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Allow Students to Start the Day with a Healthy Meal

Senate Bill 151 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.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet. Learn more about SB 151 in this blog post.

Status

SB 151 is sponsored by Senator Jason Howell. It has been signed by the Governor.

Read the latest statement from Kentucky Youth Advocates on SB 151.

Signed by the Governor
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Expand Local Control to Curb Tobacco Use Among Youth and Improve Health

Senate Bill 166 would would allow city and county governments the option to regulate the use, display, sale, and distribution of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet. Learn more about Nix the Next, a campaign to prevent a new generation from becoming addicted to nicotine.

Status

SB 166 is sponsored by Senator Wil Schroder. It is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing
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Hold Parents Accountable in Ways That Minimize the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children

Senate Bill 296 would utilize community-based sentencing alternatives that promote both rehabilitation and accountability while factoring in whether a person is a primary caregiver so parents can continue providing for their children.

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

Status

SB 296 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It has been introduced in the Senate and it awaits a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

SB 296 is a Bloom Kentucky policy priority.

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Strengthen Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Senate Bill 297 would modify “chain of command” child maltreatment reporting procedures and require immediate cross-agency reporting to ensure the report of child abuse or neglect is properly communicated to the appropriate external agencies.

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

Status

SB 297 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It has been introduced in the Senate and it awaits a hearing in the Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

SB 297 is a Face It policy priority.

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Enact a Two-Year State Budget

House Bill 1 would enact a two-year state budget that, among other things, will impact child health coverage, education, and safety.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children budget priority checklist.

Status

HB 1 is sponsored by Representative Jason Petrie. It received line item vetos from the Governor, which were then overridden by the Kentucky General Assembly. It has now been delivered to the Secretary of State for signature.

Read the latest statement from Kentucky Youth Advocates on the final Conference Committee budget.

Delivered to the Secretary of State
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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.

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

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.

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

Status

HB 66 is co-sponsored by Representative James Tipton and Representative Steve Riley. It is awaiting a hearing in the House Appropriations & Revenue Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing
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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.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet. Learn more about HB 83 in this blog post.

Status

HB 83 is co-sponsored by Representative Samara Heavrin and Representative Nima Kulkarni. It has passed the Kentucky House.

Read the latest statement from Kentucky Youth Advocates on HB 83.

Passed KY House

HB 83 is a Bloom Kentucky policy priority.

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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. Learn more about HB 174 in this video.

Status

HB 174 is sponsored by Representative McKenzie Cantrell. It has passed the Kentucky House and Senate as part of Senate Bill 178 and has been signed by the Governor.

Read the latest statement from Kentucky Youth Advocates on HB 174.

Signed by the Governor
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Allow Students to Start the Day with a Healthy Meal

House Bill 435 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.

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

Status

HB 435 is sponsored by Representative Steve Riley. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting a hearing in the House Education Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing
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Improve Child Care Assistance

House Bill 499 would establish the Employee Child-Care Assistance Partnership program, as well as reporting requirements and a fund to be administered by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet. Learn more about HB 499 in this guest blog post and video.

Status

HB 499 is sponsored by Representative Samara Heavrin and many co-sponsors. It has been signed by the Governor.

Read the latest statement from Kentucky Youth Advocates on HB 499.

Signed by the Governor
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Keep Young Kids Out of Court

House Bill 571 would require a court-designated worker to refer children 12 years of age and younger to the Family Accountability, Intervention, and Response (FAIR) teams to be connected with services, instead of sending these young children through the juvenile justice system.

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

Status

HB 571 is co-sponsored by Representative Jason Nemes and Representative Kim Moser. 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 been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor

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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 79

Support Students with Dyslexia

Summary

SB 79 would require local boards of education to develop policy on dyslexia and require postsecondary institutions offering teacher preparation programs to include instruction on dyslexia by the 2023-2024 school year, rather than the instruction being contingent on funding availability.

Status

SB 79 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It awaits a hearing in the Senate Education Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

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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 passed Senate Health & Welfare Committee.

Passed Senate Committee

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 90

Prioritize Access to Behavioral Health Treatment

Summary

SB 90 would establish a pilot program that creates an alternative to incarceration for those with a behavioral health disorder to receive treatment.

Status

SB 90 is sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield. It has been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor

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Senate Bill 92

Promote Equity in Superintendent Screening Committees

Summary

SB 92 would require greater minority representation on a superintendent screening committee in a school district with a minority student population of 50 percent or greater.

Status

SB 92 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It awaits a hearing in the Senate Education Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

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Senate Bill 94

Expand Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Summary

SB 94 would add eligibility for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program to students with intellectual disabilities enrolled in comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs.

Status

SB 94 is co-sponsored by Senator Danny Carroll and Senator Dennis Parrett. It has been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor

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Senate Bill 95

Prioritize Postpartum Care

Summary

SB 95 would require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to make information on postpartum depression and a postpartum assessment tool available; require birthing centers and hospitals to provide postpartum information to women, fathers, and family members; require health care providers providing postnatal care to women and pediatric providers to invite women to complete a postpartum assessment tool.

Status

SB 95 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It has passed the Kentucky Senate and awaits a hearing in the House Health & Family Services Committee.

Passed KY Senate

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 105

Screening for Cytomegalovirus

Summary

SB 105 would include cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing as part of the newborn screening program and require the Department for Public Health to provide public educational resources related to CMV.

Status

SB 105 is sponsored by Senator Max Wise. It has been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 153

Support Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Summary

SB 153 would remove the statute of limitations for civil actions arising from childhood sexual assault or abuse and provide that every civil action arising from childhood sexual assault or abuse be accompanied by a motion to seal the record.

Status

SB 153 is co-sponsored by Senator Morgan McGarvey and Senator David Yates. It passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Passed Senate Committee

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 197

Establish Tax Credit for a Stillbirth

Summary

SB 197 would establish a nonrefundable, nontransferable individual income tax credit related to stillbirths.

Status

SB 197 is sponsored by Senator Brandon Smith. It is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Appropriations & Revenue Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 271

Track Domestic Violence

Summary

SB 271 would require the Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center to compile data on domestic violence fatalities, occurrences of dating violence and abuse or domestic violence and abuse, and reports of suspected dating violence and abuse or domestic violence and abuse deaths.

Status

SB 271 is sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield. It has been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor

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Senate Bill 276

Medicaid Coverage for Sickle Cell Disease

Summary

SB 276 would require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to conduct an annual review of all medications, services, and forms of treatment for enrollees with a diagnosis of sickle cell disease that are eligible for coverage under the state’s medical assistance program.

Status

SB 276 is sponsored by Senator Gerald Neal. It has been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 277

Providing Feminine Hygiene Products for Students

Summary

SB 277 would require each public school that includes any of grades four through 12 to provide free feminine hygiene products to female students and require each local board of education to adopt policies for the distribution of free feminine hygiene products.

Status

SB 277 is co-sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel and Senator Julie Raque Adams. It awaits a hearing in the Senate Education Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 363

Establish C.R.O.W.N Act

Summary

SB 363 would provide definitions of “protective hairstyle” and “race” that include traits historically associated with race and prohibit school disciplinary codes from discriminating on the basis of race.

Status

SB 363 is sponsored by Senator Gerald Neal. It awaits a hearing in the Senate Education Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 375

Tax Liability Deferral for Child Care Costs

Summary

SB 375 would allow for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022 but before January 1, 2026 any resident subject to taxation under KRS 141.020 that incurs child care costs for employment related expenses for dependents under age five, to elect to defer up to $2,000 of tax liability for each taxable year not exceeding total child care costs for the taxable year. It would also prevent interest and penalty from accruing on child care advance deferrals and repayments.

Status

SB 375 is sponsored by Senator David Yates. It awaits a hearing in the Senate Appropriations & Revenue Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

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 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 been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor

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 85

Support Student Career Readiness

Summary

HB 85 would increase the dual credit tuition rate ceiling amount, expand eligibility for high school freshmen and sophomores, and add career and technical education courses to the Dual Credit Scholarship.

Status

HB 85 is sponsored by Representative James Tipton. It has passed the House Education Committee and recommitted to the House Appropriations & Revenue Committee.

Passed House Committee

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 awaits a hearing in the House Health & Family Services Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

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

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 120

Expand Eligibility for Preschool Programs

Summary

HB 120 would expand eligibility for preschool education programs to children who reside in households with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

Status

HB 120 is co-sponsored by Representative Steve Riley and Representative Josie Raymond. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 126

High School Graduation Requirements

Summary

HB 126 would require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form as a high school graduation requirement, and support students in meeting the requirement.

Status

HB 126 is sponsored by Representative Regina Huff. It has passed the House Education Committee.

Passed House Committee

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 128

Student Assessments

Summary

HB 128 would define a “series of interim assessments” and require the results of an assessment that is part of a series of summative assessments to be reported to the school within one month of the assessment date.

Status

HB 128 is co-sponsored by Representative Tina Bojanowski and Representative Kim Banta. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 129

Support Student Literacy

Summary

HB 129 would fund and promote the duties of the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development.

Status

HB 129 is sponsored by Representative Tina Bojanowski. It has been introduced in the House and awaits committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

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

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 147

Establish the Kentucky Early Career Teachers Act

Summary

HB 147 would define “early career teachers” and establish the Kentucky Early Entry Initiative pilot program.

Status

HB 147 is sponsored by Representative James Tipton. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 151

Uniform Residential and Landlord Tenant Act

Summary

HB 152 would update the Uniform Residential and Landlord Tenant Act.

Status

HB 152 is sponsored by Representative Nima Kulkarni. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 157

Promote Grandparent Visitation

Summary

HB 157 would establish that grandparent visitation rights are not adversely affected by any investigation related to abuse, neglect, dependency of a child, or termination of parental rights of the grandparent’s son or daughter who is the father or mother of the child visited by the grandparent, unless the Circuit Court determines that it is in the best interest of the child to do so.

Status

HB 157 is sponsored by Representative Bill Wesley. It has passed the Kentucky House and awaits a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Passed KY House

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 226

Support Early Literacy Education

Summary

HB 226 would 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

HB 226 is co-sponsored by Representative James Tipton and Representative Tina Bojanowski. It is has passed the Kentucky House and awaits a hearing in the Senate Education Committee.

Passed KY House

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. The bill is known as Kami’s Law.

Status

HB 263 is co-sponsored by Representative C. Ed Massey and Speaker David Osborne. It has been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 270

Require Prevention-oriented Child Abuse Awareness Instruction

Summary

HB 270 would require school councils or principals to adopt child abuse awareness and prevention instruction that is taught by a trained, certified teacher. The bill is known as Erin’s Law.

Status

HB 270 is sponsored by Representative Nancy Tate. It has passed the Kentucky House and the Senate Education Committee.

Passed Senate Committee

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 315

Support Broadband Deployment Fund

Summary

HB 315 would allocate funds to the Broadband Deployment Fund to improve internet connection of families and businesses.

Status

HB 315 is co-sponsored by Representative Brandon Reed and Representative Jason Petrie. The Governor’s veto of HB 315 was overridden by the Kentucky House and Senate and has been delivered to the Secretary of State.

Delivered to the Secretary of State

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 373

Establish Mental Health Crisis Hotline

Summary

HB 373 would establish and fund a 9-8-8 mental health crisis hotline.

Status

HB 373 is sponsored by Representative Kim Banta. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting a hearing in the House Appropriations & Revenue Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 374

Screening for Cytomegalovirus

Summary

HB 374 would include cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing as part of the newborn screening program and require the Department for Public Health to provide public educational resources related to CMV.

Status

HB 374 is sponsored by Representative Deanna Frazier Gordon. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 420

Establish Freestanding Birthing Centers

Summary

HB 420 would establish licensure standards for freestanding birthing centers, including requiring specific accreditation, and require freestanding birthing centers in medically underserved areas to meet the standard of need for a certificate of need.

Status

HB 420 is sponsored by Representative Mary Lou Marzian. It has been introduced in the House and awaits committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 433

Promote Youth Mental Health Supports

Summary

HB 433 would create the Kentucky Child Mental Health Services Access Program and establish that the community board for mental health or individuals with an intellectual disability shall implement, staff, and operate the Program.

Status

HB 433 is sponsored by Representative Tina Bojanowski. It has been introduced in the House and awaits committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 488

Strengthen Protection Orders

Summary

HB 488 would enhance a second or subsequent violation of an order of protection to a Class D felony.

Status

HB 488 is co-sponsored by Representative Samara Heavrin and Representative Jason Petrie. It has passed the Kentucky House and awaits a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Passed KY House

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 492

Strengthen Broadband Network

Summary

HB 492 would establish the Rural Infrastructure Improvement Program, the rural infrastructure improvement fund, and more.

Status

HB 492 is sponsored by Representative David Meade. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 525

Expand Reimbursement for Community Health Workers

Summary

HB 525 would require Medicaid reimbursement for certain services provided by certified community health workers and require the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program to reimburse certain services provided by certified community health workers.

Status

HB 525 is sponsored by Representative Kim Moser. It has been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 535

Prioritize the Health of Mothers Postpartum

Summary

HB 535 would expand Medicaid eligibility to include pregnant women of any immigration status.

Status

HB 535 is sponsored by Representative Nima Kulkarni. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 615

Prohibit Solitary Confinement

Summary

HB 615 would prohibit the use of solitary confinement for adults and juveniles, with limited exceptions, and require reporting of data on its use.

Status

HB 615 is sponsored by Representative Samara Heavrin. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 616

Emergency Administration of Medication in Schools

Summary

HB 616 would include an opioid reversal agent, if a local board requires it, among the medications each school shall have an employee trained to administer to assist with self-administrations.

Status

HB 616 is sponsored by Representative Derek Lewis. It has been introduced in the House and is awaiting committee assignment.

Awaiting Committee Assignment

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 708

Impact Public Assistance

Summary

HB 708 would direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish a basic health program and to develop a benefits cliff calculator. It also directs the Cabinet to establish and operate a Community Jobs Initiative pilot program.

Status

HB 708 is sponsored by Representative Jonathan Dixon. It has passed the Kentucky House and Senate and has been signed by the Governor.

Signed by the Governor