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KYHB46PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 18A to allow full-time employees of the Commonwealth of Kentucky a paid leave of absence of 240 hours for donating a human organ and 40 hours for donating bone marrow and to set requirements for the paid leave of a...
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2020-04-24
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 107)
KYHB369PassAmend KRS 150.722 to include taxidermists in the requirements for disposal of unused cervid meat; limit the acceptable methods of disposal of unused cervid meat; amend KRS 150.010 to define "cervid."
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2020-04-24
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 115)
KYSB191PassAmend KRS 309.080 to add definitions of certified alcohol and drug counselor assistant I and II; create new sections of KRS 309.080 to 309.089 to establish requirements for certification of alcohol and drug couselor assistant I and II; amend KRS 309....
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2020-04-24
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 99)
KYHB564VetoCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to ensure that home and community-based waiver programs provide certain services, including attendant care or non-skilled in-home care services across all w...
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2020-04-24
Vetoed
KYSB237PassAmend KRS 213.161 and 72.405 to allow for the collection of tissue samples from post-mortem examinations of children for research purposes.
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2020-04-24
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 126)
KYSB136EngrossCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to require direct-care staff who provide care for a client with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia within the client's home to receive initial and ongoing training that is approved by the Cabinet for Healt...
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2020-04-15
To Senate Rules Committee
KYSR203PassRecognize the importance of access to safe, affordable, culturally appropriate, and nutritious food and its beneficial impacts on the health of Kentuckians and Kentucky's agricultural economy.
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2020-04-15
adopted by voice vote
KYSR274PassDeclare March 13, 2020, to be Social Determinants of Addiction Recovery Day.
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2020-04-15
adopted by voice vote
KYHR135PassEncourage the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Kentucky Emergency Preparedness Task Force; establish membership and duties of the task force; require findings to be submitted by Dec. 1, 2020.
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2020-04-15
adopted by voice vote
KYSB72PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 508 to define "female genital mutilation" and create the Class B felony of female genital mutilation; create a new section of KRS Chapter 211 to require the Department for Public Health in the Cabinet for Health an...
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2020-04-02
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 74)
KYHB153PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 210 to establish the Kentucky Mental Health First Aid Training Program or similar program to be administered by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly or fundin...
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2020-03-27
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 69)
KYSB60PassAmend KRS 214.155 to add spinal muscular atrophy to the list of heritable conditions tested at birth.
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2020-03-27
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 55)
KYSB82PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 210 to establish the Kentucky Eating Disorder Council in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; set forth membership and duties; require a report annually beginning December 1, 2020; sunset the council on Dece...
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2020-03-27
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 56)
KYSB102PassAmend KRS 42.545 to delete the Kentucky Health and Geriatric Authority; amend KRS 42.720, 42.726, 42.728, and 61.8715 to delete reference to the Statewide Strategic Planning Committee for Children in Placement; amend KRS 154.20-020 to delete referenc...
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2020-03-27
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 36)
KYSB56PassAmend KRS 438.305 to change the definition of "proof of age"; amend KRS 438.310 to prohibit the sale of tobacco, alternative nicotine, or vapor products to persons under the age of 21; amend KRS 438.311 to make it unlawful for persons under 21 to buy...
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2020-03-26
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 35)
KYHB407EngrossCreate a new section of KRS 199.892 to 199.8996 to require licensed child-care centers to be tested for radon at least once every five years as part of their initial licensure and license renewal; require the most current report to be posted in a pub...
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2020-03-26
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHR99PassRecognize the importance of access to safe, affordable, culturally appropriate, and nutritious food and its beneficial impacts on the health of Kentuckians and Kentucky's agricultural economy.
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2020-03-26
adopted by voice vote
KYHR77PassDeclare October 9, 2020, to be PANDAS and PANS Awareness Day.
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2020-03-19
adopted by voice vote
KYSB279EngrossAmend KRS 258.500 to define "person" as a person with a disability who has an ongoing therapeutic relationship with a health care provider and stipulate who can be a health care provider under the definition; exclude from therapeutic relationship fee...
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2020-03-19
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYSB159EngrossCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 211 to establish standards for the operation and maintenance of splash pads in a safe, sanitary manner.
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2020-03-18
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB134IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 210 to define "sober living homes"; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide access to a certification program for sober living homes; require the cabinet to develop and make available on its W...
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2020-03-17
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB129PassCreate new sections of KRS 211.180 to 211.190 to establish definitions; establish the amount of funds to be allocated to and used by local health departments in Kentucky for employment, services, and programs; amend KRS 194A.050, 211.180, 211.357, 21...
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2020-03-17
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 21)
KYSJR35EngrossDirect the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish the Task Force on Services for Persons with Brain Injuries; establish duties of the task force; establish members of the task force; require a report to the Legislative Research Commissio...
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2020-03-17
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYSB90IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 344 to define terms; prohibit discrimination against medical care providers who decline to perform procedures that violate their conscience; grant providers the right not to participate in or pay for services that v...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB385IntroAmend KRS 156.160 to require a conclusive vision examination upon a child's initial enrollment in kindergarten and a vision examination upon a child's initial enrollment in a public preschool program, a Head Start program or grade six.
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2020-03-17
To House Education Committee
KYHB435IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to permit a physician to provide long-term antibiotic therapy for a therapeutic purpose for a patient diagnosed with Lyme disease and not be subject to punishment by the State Board of Medical Licensure; requir...
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2020-03-17
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHCR78EngrossCreate the Kentucky Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Task Force to provide recommendations to the Cabinet for Health and Family...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHJR121IntroDirect all hospitals offering emergency services, the Kentucky Board of Nursing, the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, and the Kentucky Office of Victim Advocacy to report information relating to sexual assault nurse examinations and s...
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2020-03-17
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHR126IntroEncourage Kentucky institutions such as colleges, universities, and hospitals to create tuition benefit, loan forgiveness, or other incentivizing programs in order to improve health care in critical care access and health professional shortage areas.
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2020-03-12
To House Education Committee
KYSB45PassCreate a new section of KRS 199.896 to 199.8996 to establish operational standards for child-care centers in Kentucky.
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2020-03-11
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 8)
KYHB169IntroCreate a new section of KRS 210.005 to 210.366 to establish the rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities; cite as the Frank Huffman Act.
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2020-03-10
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB69IntroAmend KRS 438.305 to define "vapor product enhanced cartridge"; create a new section of KRS 438.305 to 438.340 to require a retailer or manufacturer of a vapor product enhanced cartridge to register and pay a $700 annual fee; prohibit sales of vapor ...
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2020-03-09
To House Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs Committee
KYSJR246IntroDirect the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to assess Kentucky’s preparedness to address the corona virus and report to the General Assembly.
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2020-03-06
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHB578IntroAmend KRS 216B.400 to require that every hospital that provides emergency services have a sexual assault nurse examiner on duty 24 hours each day.
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2020-03-04
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB614IntroAmend KRS 211.350 to require the department to notify property owners with on-site sewage disposal systems by mail every two years of the need to maintain the system; require department to conduct information campaign to increase public awareness at ...
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2020-03-04
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYSB233IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish academic requirements for instruction on organ procurement and tissue donation designed to develop a knowledge of the potentially life-saving achievement involved in organ and tissue transplantatio...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Committee
KYHB619IntroAmend KRS 205.175 to make a technical correction with respect to gender-neutral language.
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2020-03-04
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB620IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to establish the Controlled Substance Prescribing Review and Enforcement Advisory Council to provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to state licensing boards charged with enforcing and reviewing prescri...
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2020-03-04
To House Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs Committee
KYHB502IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to establish the Controlled Substance Prescribing Review and Enforcement Advisory Council to provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to state licensing boards charged with enforcing and reviewing prescri...
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2020-03-03
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB136EngrossCreate various new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms; to exempt the medicinal marijuana program from existing provisions in Kentucky law to the contrary; to require the Department for Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control to implement an...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB509IntroAmend KRS 324.360 to require a seller of a residential dwelling to test for and disclose radon levels; make contractual sales agreement contingent upon levels being acceptable.
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2020-03-02
To House Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs Committee
KYHB501IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 344 to define terms; prohibit discrimination against medical care providers who decline to perform procedures that violate their conscience; grant providers the right not to participate in or pay for services that v...
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2020-02-28
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHCR111IntroCreate the Task Force on Alternative Reimbursement Payment Models for Rural Hospitals to consider alternative methods of helping rural hospitals in Kentucky address the challenges they face in continuing to provide access to health care services to t...
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2020-02-28
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB285IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 508 to define "female genital mutilation" and create the Class B felony of female genital mutilation; create a new section of KRS Chapter 211 to require the Department for Public Health in the Cabinet for Health an...
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2020-02-24
posting withdrawn
KYSB141IntroAmend KRS 214.450 to define "hemochromatosis"; amend KRS 214.454 to establish that a person who is diagnosed with hemochromatosis shall be considered a qualified blood donor.
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2020-02-18
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSR9PassProclaim September 2020 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky.
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2020-02-13
adopted by voice vote
KYHCR55IntroUrge Congress to fully implement the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.
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2020-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB338IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 222 to establish the Kentucky addiction prevention, recovery, and enforcement fund; establish administering committee membership; direct all revenues from the Commonwealth related to the drug epidemic to the fund; ...
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2020-01-30
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYSB107IntroCreate various new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms; to exempt the medicinal marijuana program from existing provisions in Kentucky law to the contrary; to require the Department for Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control to implement an...
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2020-01-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHR14PassProclaim April 26, 2020, to be Diabetic Ketoacidosis Awareness Day.
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2020-01-23
adopted by voice vote
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