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2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 546

Other Legislative Item House Bill 546 Establish a State Crisis Hotline Center Summary HB 546 would establish a "Crisis Hotline Center" that is a state-identified and funded as a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network to respond to statewide or regional calls. Status HB 546 is sponsored by Representative Tina Bojanowski and Representative George Brown. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-03-09T22:53:25-05:00March 9th, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 285

Other Legislative Item Senate Bill 285 Allow Paid Family Leave to State Employees Summary SB 285 would allow state employees to access 12 weeks of paid family leave after the birth or adoption of a child. Status SB 285 is sponsored by Senator Morgan McGarvey and has been assigned to the Senate State and Local Government Committee. Awaiting Committee Hearing

By |2021-03-09T22:47:08-05:00March 9th, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 511

Other Legislative Item House Bill 511 Defining Broadband Summary HB 511 would clarify the definition of broadband as a service that transmits information at a rate that is generally not less than two hundred (200) kilobits per second. Status HB 511 is sponsored by Representative Jason Petrie. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-03-09T22:47:32-05:00March 9th, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 348

Other Legislative Item House Bill 348 Establish Broadband Deployment Fund  Summary HB 348 would establish the broadband deployment fund in the Office of Innovation within the Department of Agriculture to work towards efforts around the last-mile of broadband for homes and businesses. Status HB 348 is sponsored by Representative Phillip Pratt and has passed the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee. Passed House Committee

By |2021-03-03T17:42:55-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 294

Other Legislative Item House Bill 294 Support Maternal Mental Health Summary HB 294 would require all hospitals or alternative birthing centers offering obstetric services or licensed health care providers, including nurse midwives or certified professional midwives, to provide each maternity patient with information on maternal depression and available resources. It would also require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to post on its website information about providers who assist with maternal [...]

By |2021-03-09T22:27:24-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 126

Other Legislative Item House Bill 126 Take Steps to Minimize Impact of Parental Incarceration Summary HB 126 would focus incarceration on those who pose a risk or a threat to public safety by increasing the felony threshold for theft and fraud offenses to $1,000. Status HB 126 is sponsored by Representative Ed Massey. It has passed the Kentucky House and Senate and has been signed by the Governor. Signed by [...]

By |2021-03-23T21:14:23-04:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 579

Other Legislative Item House Bill 579 Allow State Testing Opt-Out Summary HB 579 would allow parents or guardians to choose that their student not participate in statewide student assessments. Status HB 579 is sponsored by Representative Tina Bojanowski and Representative Jason Nemes. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-03-01T16:42:17-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 505

Other Legislative Item House Bill 505 Establish Opportunity Accounts for Kids Summary HB 505 would establish within the State Treasury a fund to be used to make contributions to Kentucky opportunity accounts for children. Status HB 505 is sponsored by Representative Josie Raymond. Awaiting Committee Assignment

By |2021-03-01T16:37:21-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 384

Other Legislative Item House BIll 384 Allow Time for School Breakfast Summary HB 384 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. Status HB 384 is sponsored by Representative Steve Riley. It has passed the Kentucky House and the Senate Education Committee. [...]

By |2021-03-11T15:37:51-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|

2021 Other Legislative Item House Bill 369

Other Legislative Item House Bill 369 Support Student Education During the Pandemic Summary HB 369 would allow public high school students currently enrolled to request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental school year to retake and supplement coursework already completed. It would also allow nonpublic schools to also implement supplemental school years and require local boards of education to either approve or deny all requests. Status HB [...]

By |2021-03-01T15:38:29-05:00March 1st, 2021|Bill Tracker|
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