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2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 378 Establish Supports for Children Who Have Experienced Homelessness

Other Legislative Item House Bill 378 Establish Supports for Children Who Have Experienced Homelessness Summary House Bill 378 would support both the education and health of children who have experienced homelessness by allowing flexibility towards earning high school credits and a high school diploma, granting the ability to access to their birth certificate, and allowing access to mental health supports. Status HB 378 is sponsored by Representative David Meade and Representative Joni Jenkins. [...]

By |2019-03-19T17:20:59+00:00March 4th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 218 Help Prevent the Use of Tobacco Products, Including E-cigarettes, Among Youth

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 218 Help Prevent the Use of Tobacco Products, Including E-cigarettes, Among Youth Summary Senate Bill 218 would promote awareness around harms of e-cigarette use and establish an anonymous reporting mechanism for students to report concerns about tobacco use, including vaping, in schools. Status SB 218 is sponsored by Senator Brandon Smith. It has passed the Kentucky Senate and the House Health and Family Services Committee and is awaiting [...]

By |2019-03-19T17:22:51+00:00March 4th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Blueprint Legislative Priority House Bill 002 Establish Supports for Kinship and Fictive Caregivers

Blueprint Legislative Priority Establish Supports for Kinship and Fictive Caregivers House Bill 2 would establish the development of supportive services for kinship and fictive kin caregivers, including, but not limited to, monetary and respite supports. It would also establish a reporting mechanism to track and analyze data on relative and fictive kin caregiver placements. Status HB 2 is sponsored by Representative Chris Fugate. It has passed the Kentucky House and Senate and is [...]

By |2019-03-19T17:28:05+00:00February 21st, 2019|Bill Tracker|

2019 Other Legislative Item House Bill 209 Promote Healthy Drinking Habits in Schools

Other Legislative Item House Bill 209 Promote Healthy Drinking Habits in Schools Summary House Bill 209 would establish minimum requirements of placing drinking fountains and water bottle filling stations in newly constructed school buildings. Status HB 209 is sponsored by Representative John Bam Carney. It has passed the Kentucky House and has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee. Passed KY House

By |2019-03-04T12:51:13+00:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|

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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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 the House Judiciary Committee and is awaiting a vote in the Kentucky [...]

By |2019-03-14T11:00:46+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 19th, 2019|Bill Tracker|