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2020 Blueprint Legislative Priority House Bill 047

Blueprint Legislative Priority Strengthen Statute of Limitations Timeframes for Cases of Child Sexual Abuse HB 47 would create an opportunity for child victims of sexual assault or abuse to seek justice through civil claims or to pursue criminal charges by extending the length of time they are able to do so. Review the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children policy priority fact sheet here. Status HB 47 is sponsored by Representative Lynn Bechler. It [...]

By |2020-04-17T09:22:47-04:00March 11th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Blueprint Legislative Priority House Bill 628

Blueprint Legislative Priority Prioritize Investments for Children who have Experienced Abuse and Neglect by Supporting Kinship Caregivers House Bill 628 would ensure, in part, that kinship caregivers receive information about child-specific foster homes and the supports available, as well as immediate receipt of the one-time Relative Placement Support Benefit. Review the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children policy priority fact sheet. Status HB 628 is sponsored by Representative David Meade. It has [...]

By |2020-03-25T11:10:03-04:00March 4th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 135

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 135 Define Sexual Contact Summary SB 135 would strengthen the definition of "sexual contact" to further protect children and other victims in cases against perpetrators of sexual abuse. Status SB 135 is sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams and has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. Passed Senate Committee

By |2020-02-28T00:11:06-05:00February 28th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 183

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 183 Prioritize Children's Safety Summary SB 183 would prohibit any type of school enrollment change for a child when a parent or guardian is under investigation of child abuse or neglect. Status SB 183 is sponsored by Senator Wil Schroder. It has passed the Kentucky Senate and awaits a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. Passed KY Senate

By |2020-03-18T17:37:58-04:00February 27th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 158

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 158 Strength Accountability and Assessment Systems Summary SB 158 would improve the quality of the assessment and accountability system of schools and strengthen turnaround supports to ensure the best educational outcomes of children. Status SB 158 is sponsored by Senator David Givens.  It has passed the Kentucky House and Senate and has been signed into law by the Governor. Read the latest statement from Terry Brooks [...]

By |2020-05-04T11:07:17-04:00February 27th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 127

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 127 Promote Education of Youth in Foster Care Summary SB 127 would extend the eligibility of youth in foster care for higher education tuition waivers. Status SB 127 is sponsored by Senator Morgan McGarvey and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2020-03-02T12:18:02-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 115

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 115 Promote Education of Youth in Foster Care Summary SB 115 would extend the flexibility of higher education tuition waivers for youth in foster care. Status SB 115 is sponsored by Senator Mike Wilson.  It has passed the Kentucky House and Senate and has been signed into law by the Governor. Signed by the Governor

By |2020-05-04T11:08:19-04:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item House Bill 295

Other Legislative Item House Bill 295 Require Active Time for Students Summary HB 295 would require 25 minutes of exercise each day for students up to grade 8. Status HB 295 is sponsored by Representative Maria Sorolis and is awaiting a hearing in the House Education Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2020-02-14T16:40:47-05:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 080

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 80 Establish Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights Summary SB 80 would increase protections for children who are victims of crimes by establishing rights during and after the court process. Status SB 80 is sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield.  It has passed the Kentucky House and Senate and has been signed into law by the Governor. Signed by the Governor

By |2020-05-04T11:09:08-04:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|

2020 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 015

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 15 Amend Kentucky Constitution to Establish Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Summary SB 15 would propose a Constitutional Amendment for Kentuckians to vote on to increase protections for children who are victims of crimes by establishing rights during and after the court process. Status SB 15 is sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield. It has passed the Kentucky House and Senate and has been delivered to the [...]

By |2020-04-15T10:38:13-04:00February 14th, 2020|Bill Tracker|