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Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker2019-01-11T14:44:13+00:00

Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker

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

Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker

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

Blueprint Legislative Priority

Increase Student Safety

House Bill 1 would increase student safety in Kentucky schools by increasing students’ access to behavioral health services, fostering supportive learning environments, and utilizing proven strategies to address physical safety.

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

Status

HB 1 is sponsored by Representative John Bam Carney. It has been assigned to the House Education Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

Blueprint Legislative Priority

Make School Campuses Tobacco-Free

House Bill 11 would help kids grow into healthy adults by enacting a statewide, comprehensive tobacco-free school campus policy.

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

Status

HB 11 is sponsored by Representative Kim Moser. It unanimously passed the House Health and Family Services Committee and is awaiting a vote in the Kentucky House.

Read the latest statement on HB 11 from Dr. Terry Brooks here.

Passed House Committee

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 David Meade. It has passed the House Health and Family Services Committee and is awaiting a vote in the Kentucky House.

Read the latest statement on HB 158 from Dr. Terry Brooks here.

Passed House Committee

HB 158 is a Face It policy priority.

Blueprint Legislative Priority

Increase Student Safety

Senate Bill 1 would increase student safety in Kentucky schools by increasing students’ access to behavioral health services, fostering supportive learning environments, and utilizing proven strategies to address physical safety.

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

Status

SB 1 is sponsored by Senator Max Wise. It passed the Kentucky Senate.

Read the latest statement on SB 1 from Dr. Terry Brooks here.

Passed KY Senate

Blueprint Legislative Priority

Respond Effectively to Children Who Get in Trouble

Senate Bill 20 would improve the effectiveness of the youth justice system by holding youth accountable in ways that gets them back on track and builds safer communities.

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

Status

SB 20 is sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield. It has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

Blueprint Legislative Priority

Make School Campuses Tobacco-Free

Senate Bill 27 would help kids grow into healthy adults by enacting a statewide, comprehensive tobacco-free school campus policy.

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

Status

SB 27 is sponsored by Senator Ralph Alvarado. It has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

Other Legislative Item

House Bill 68

Establish the KinCare Support Program

Summary

House Bill 68 would establish a program to support relative and fictive kin caregivers who have temporary or permanent custody of a child. Funding within the state budget would still be necessary.

Status

HB 68 is sponsored by Representative Chris Fugate. It has been assigned to the House Health and Family Services Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing

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

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 15

Clarify Background Check Requirements of Adults Working in Schools

Summary

Senate Bill 15 would clarify background check requirements of adults working in schools to keep kids safe and relieve administrative burden.

Status

SB 15 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams. It passed the Senate Education Committee and is awaiting a vote in the Kentucky Senate.

Passed Senate Committee

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 31

Keep Children in Out-of-Home Care Connected to Siblings

Summary

Senate Bill 31 would ensure children in out-of-home care, like foster care, have frequent and ongoing interaction with their siblings in other out-of-home care placements, which better aligns state law with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act.

Status

SB 31 is sponsored by Senator Ralph Alvarado. It passed the Kentucky Senate and is awaiting a hearing in the House Health and Family Services Committee.

Passed KY Senate

Other Legislative Item

Senate Bill 53

Establish the KinCare Support Program

Summary

Senate Bill 53 would establish a program to support relative and fictive kin caregivers who have temporary or permanent custody of a child. Funding within the state budget would still be necessary.

Status

SB 53 is sponsored by Senator Reginald Thomas. It has been assigned to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

Awaiting Committee Hearing