KY SB38 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on March 22 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-03-22 - signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 57)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to define terms and direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations requiring the use of a smoke evacuation system during any surgical procedure that is likely to produce surgical smoke; amend KRS 216B.990 to establish penalties.

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AN ACT relating to surgical smoke evacuation.


Roll Calls

2021-03-12 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 276 (Y: 91 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2021-02-03 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 1526 (Y: 35 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2021-03-22Senatesigned by Governor (Acts Ch. 57)
2021-03-12Senatedelivered to Governor
2021-03-12Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2021-03-12Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2021-03-12Senatereceived in Senate
2021-03-12House3rd reading, passed 91-2
2021-03-05Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2021
2021-03-05House2nd reading, to Rules
2021-03-04Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2021-03-01Houseposted in committee
2021-02-25Houseto Health & Family Services (H)
2021-02-04Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2021-02-04Housereceived in House
2021-02-03Senate3rd reading, passed 35-0
2021-02-02Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 3, 2021
2021-02-02Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2021-01-13Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2021-01-08Senateto Health & Welfare (S)
2021-01-05Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2021-01-05Senateintroduced in Senate
2020-10-30SenatePrefiled by the sponsor(s).


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