KY HB118 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Passed on March 11 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-11 - signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 006)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Create new sections of KRS Chapter 335B to prohibit an occupational licensing authority from suspending or revoking a license it issued because the licensee is in default or delinquent on a student loan or work-conditional scholarship; define terms; encourage a person who is in default or delinquent in the payment of a student loan to contact the appropriate student loan servicer to establish a voluntary pay agreement for the student loan; state the goal of ensuring that individuals keep their occupational licenses while struggling to pay off student loan debt; designate a short title of "Keep Americans Working Act of 2019".

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AN ACT relating to occupational licensure.


Roll Calls

2019-02-28 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 889 (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-15 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 48 (Y: 96 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2019-03-11Housesigned by Governor (KY Acts ch. 006)
2019-03-01Housedelivered to Governor
2019-03-01Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2019-03-01Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2019-02-28Housereceived in House
2019-02-28Senate3rd reading, passed 37-0
2019-02-28Senateposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 28, 2019
2019-02-27Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2019-02-26Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
2019-02-19Senateto Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
2019-02-15Senatereceived in Senate
2019-02-15House3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
2019-02-14Houseposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 15, 2019
2019-02-13House2nd reading, to Rules
2019-02-12Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2019-02-08Houseposted in committee
2019-01-10Houseto Education (H)
2019-01-08Houseintroduced in House


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