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Email: ibuildcathedrals@gmail.com Legislative Report September 25, 2021
Prepared by: Greg Coker
Legislative Report for KASS
Jim Flynn
Greg Coker
Bill Information
REOPENING THE ECONOMY IN RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY
(ROWLAND B)

AN ACT relating to reopening the economy in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in response to the state of emergency declared by the Governor of Kentucky beginning in March 2020 and continuing throughout the year of 2021 and declaring an emergency.

Provide relief to businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 state of emergency; provide guidelines for opening of businesses and schools; suspend interest on unpaid unemployment insurance contributions and provide guidelines for noncustodial parental visitation during the COVID-19 state of emergency; provide guidelines for visitation at long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 state of emergency; retroactive to March 6, 2020; EMERGENCY.
House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions except make technical changes; amend to include school districts in addition to schools and local governments to the entities impacted; and reference long-term care facilities as defined in KRS 216A.010; EMERGENCY.
House Floor Amendment (1) Amend to make technical changes; to expand potential care visitors; to allow a plan to be prepared by a local or state agency; to delete requirement plan be submitted to health department; to delete retroactivity provision; to provide that allowing visitors is discretionary with the facility; EMERGENCY.
House Floor Amendment (3) Amend to remove references to churches and religious institutions in (1) of Section 1; EMERGENCY.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except make technical changes; provide that business opening plans shall meet or exceed the least restrictive of those issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the executive branch; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/2/2021 - delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 3)

2/2/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

2/2/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

2/2/2021 - veto overridden in Senate passed 29-8

2/2/2021 - (S) posted for consideration of Governor's veto

2/2/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

2/2/2021 - veto overridden in House passed 72-22

2/2/2021 - (H) posted for consideration of Governor's veto

2/2/2021 - veto message received in House

1/19/2021 - VETOED BY GOVERNOR

1/9/2021 - delivered to Governor

1/9/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

1/9/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

1/9/2021 - (H) Passed 74-21

1/9/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1)

1/9/2021 - (H) placed in the Orders of the Day for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence

1/9/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

1/9/2021 - (S) THIRD READING passed 28-7 with Committee Substitute (1)

1/9/2021 - floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) withdrawn

1/9/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Saturday, January 9, 2021

1/9/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably to Rules, w/SCS 1

1/9/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SFA 1, 2 and 3

1/9/2021 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Third Hearing)

1/9/2021 - (S) recommitted to committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

1/8/2021 - floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed

1/8/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Saturday, January 9, 2021

1/8/2021 - (S) SECOND READING to Rules

1/8/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

1/8/2021 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/7/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

1/7/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

1/7/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

1/7/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

1/7/2021 - received in Senate

1/7/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 70-25 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendments (1) and (3)

1/7/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/HCS 1

1/7/2021 - floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute

1/6/2021 - floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute

1/6/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 7, 2021

1/6/2021 - (H) SECOND READING to Rules, w/HCS 1

1/6/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

1/6/2021 - House State Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/5/2021 - posted in committee House State Government (H)

1/5/2021 - Returned to Committee House State Government (H)

1/5/2021 - FIRST READING

1/5/2021 - Taken From Committee

1/5/2021 - Referred to Committee House State Government (H)

1/5/2021 - Introduced

  NEWS STORIES

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4/8/2021 - Kentucky governor notches another court victory for his emergency COVID-19 orders

3/31/2021 - Legislative session gaveled to close as budget approved, numerous bills passed; here’s a summary

3/9/2021 - Kentucky pubs, restaurants sue Beshear over COVID-19 restrictions

3/8/2021 - Judge Blocks Bills Limiting Beshear’s Pandemic Powers

3/3/2021 - Judge rules in Beshear’s favor, blocks laws limiting governor’s COVID-19 powers

2/18/2021 - Kentucky judge urges compromise on COVID-19 laws. He will rule within 10 days.

2/10/2021 - Bill to limit emergency restrictions on child care centers clears Senate committee

2/3/2021 - Judge halts new COVID-19 law that changed Kentucky’s reopening rules

2/3/2021 - New GOP-Backed Executive Order Limit Temporarily Halted, Others Still Intact

2/3/2021 - Gov. Andy Beshear files lawsuit to curb Republican-led efforts to block his authority

2/3/2021 - Judge grants temporary injunction on bill limiting Beshear's COVID-19 powers

2/2/2021 - ‘See you in court,’ Beshear tells legislative leaders on taking up his vetoes this week

2/2/2021 - GOP swiftly overrides Beshear vetoes. He immediately challenges COVID laws in court.

2/2/2021 - Kentucky General Assembly overrides Beshear vetoes, setting up legal battle

2/2/2021 - Budget, gambling among issues facing lawmakers as General Assembly returns for second part of session

2/2/2021 - Ky. Legislature Begins Overriding Gov. Beshear Vetoes

2/1/2021 - General Assembly 2021 looks at COVID-19 measures, impeachment, budgets as lawmakers return

2/1/2021 - Kentucky Lawmakers Return To Deal With Budget, Vetoes, Impeachment

1/26/2021 - Beshear seeks compromise with legislators on limiting his COVID-19 emergency powers

1/20/2021 - Gov. Andy Beshear vetoes 5 bills, including 3 that limit his COVID-19 emergency powers

1/19/2021 - Beshear vetoes five bills limiting his power. Republicans likely to override him.

1/19/2021 - Beshear Vetoes Bills Limiting Powers During Pandemic, States Of Emergency

1/16/2021 - With GOP lawmakers ready to limit Beshear's pandemic powers, what happens next?

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1/9/2021 - KY legislature sets ‘least restrictive’ COVID-19 standards for businesses, schools

1/9/2021 - Ky. Legislature Sends Beshear Bills Limiting Pandemic Powers

1/9/2021 - Ky. Lawmakers Vote to Give AG Power to Regulate Abortion Clinics

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1/6/2021 - The Bottom Line: Top priority House bill to allow businesses and schools to remain open

Categories

Children and Family Issues, Education, Jobs, Local Government, State Government

KRS Sections

216.510, 341.300

RETIREMENT
(WEBBER R)

AN ACT relating to retirement and declaring an emergency.

Create separate retirement benefit, disability benefit, retiree health benefit, and other benefit statutes for the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) apart from the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) as provided in intent language of HB 484 during the 2020 Regular Session; amend KRS 16.505 and 61.510 to amend definition of "retirement office," make conforming amendments, and remove language that was voided due to a court ruling; amend KRS 78.635 to include changes from SB 249 from the 2020 Regular Session regarding amortization of unfunded liabilities that were not included in HB 484; amend KRS 61.645 and 78.782 to provide that appointments by the Governor to the KRS or CERS board shall be made at least 30 days prior to the seat becoming vacant and to provide that each board may request that specific items be included in overall KPPA adm. budget; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 61.5955 to remove language that was voided due to a court ruling and restore prior statute language and to conform to a recent private letter ruling from the federal government regarding this section; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 61.552 regarding service purchase statute to clean up provisions and to add service purchase provisions from other statutes that are being repealed in the bill; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 61.702 to separate CERS from KRS retiree health benefit provisions that are now included in a new section of the bill and to clean up provisions; amend KRS 16.642, 61.650, 61.701, and 78.790 to allow KRS and CERS to use the existing registration of assets in order to avoid additional expenses and make conforming and technical amendments; amend KRS 61.505 that creates the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA) to allow the KPPA to file adm. regulations, allow the KPPA to hire a chief investment officer and deputy chief investment officer outside of the KRS Chapter 18A requirements, and require the KPPA to submit a budget for approval during the biennial budgeting process; amend numerous statutes to make technical, clarifying, and conforming amendments and to remove language voided due to a court ruling; repeal KRS 61.5956 since the statute was voided due to a court ruling; repeal KRS 61.555 and 61.5525 since these provisions are now included in KRS 61.552 in the bill; specify that no provision of this Act shall increase or decrease benefits; specify that no provision of this Act shall limit the General Assembly’s authority held prior to the Act; provide that the CERS board created by HB 484 may meet but not take action prior to April 1, 2021; provide that current KRS Executive Director shall serve as the KPPA Executive Director until a permanent replacement is determined; EMERGENCY.
House Floor Amendment (1) Retain original provisions except to: provide that the chief executive officer of the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) board and the chief executive officer of the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) board may call a special meeting of their respective board rather than the executive director of the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA); provide that an additional function of the KPPA is to provide contract management for administrative services; and to make technical and conforming amendments.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/24/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 102)

3/12/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/12/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/12/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/11/2021 - received in Senate

3/11/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 35-0

3/11/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2021

3/4/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/3/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Consent

3/3/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

3/3/2021 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/26/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

2/24/2021 - received in Senate

2/23/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 96-0 with floor amendment (1)

2/23/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HFA 1

2/22/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed

2/16/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 16, 2021

2/11/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/10/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/10/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/9/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Local Government (H)

2/9/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)

2/4/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

[16.510, [16.582, [61.702, 1, 10, 11, 11.160, 11A.020, 12, 12.070, 13, 136, 13A, 13A.2251, 13B, 14, 141.010, 141.020, 147A.050, 148.026, 15, 15.420, 154.123 720, 155.001, 158.441, 16, 16.010, 16.165, 16.505, 16.505 9 TO, 16.505 TO 1, 16.505 TO 3, 16.505 TO 6, 16.510, 16.520, 16.543, 16.545, 16.545(4), 16.555, 16.560, 16.568, 16.576, 16.577, 16.582, 16.583, 16.640, 16.642, 16.645, 16.65, 16.652, 161.152, 161.155, 161.420, 161.500, 161.567, 161.605, 161.623, 161.675, 164.950 TO 164., 164.952, 167, 17, 18, 18A, 18A., 18A.005 TO 18A., 18A.095, 18A.205, 18A.205 TO 18A., 18A.210, 18A.225, 18A.230 TO 18A., 18A.230 TO 22, 18A.245, 18A.262, 19, 196.167, 2, 20, 21, 21.345, 21.345 TO 21.58, 21.350 TO 21.48, 21.360, 21.372, 21.374, 21.375, 21.400, 21.402, 21.402[, 21.410, 21.460, 210.370 TO 210., 212.434, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 273.405 TO 273., 286.3-225, 3, 304, 304.17A-500, 342, 4, 43.050, 45, 45A, 45A.705, 48, 5, 523, 6, 6.150, 6.500 TO 6.535, 6.500 TO 6.577, 6.505, 6.525, 6.535, 6.611, 61.315, 61.505, 61.510, 61.510 3 TO, 61.510 TO 13, 61.510 TO 26, 61.510 TO 61.69, 61.510 TO 61.70, 61.510 TO 7, 61.515 TO 8, 61.520, 61.522, 61.525, 61.526, 61.535, 61.540, 61.542, 61.543, 61.545, 61.546, 61.550, 61.552, 61.5525, 61.555, 61.557, 61.559, 61.560, 61.560(4), 61.565, 61.565[, 61.569, 61.575, 61.580, 61.590, 61.592, 61.595, 61.595 PRIOR TO, 61.5955, 61.5955[, 61.5956, 61.597, 61.597[, 61.598, 61.599, 61.600, 61.600 TO 61.62, 61.605, 61.607, 61.610, 61.615, 61.621, 61.623, 61.625, 61.630, 61.635, 61.635[, 61.637, 61.640, 61.645, 61.650, 61.650(6), 61.652, 61.655, 61.660, 61.661, 61.663[, 61.665, 61.670, 61.675, 61.675[, 61.680, 61.685, 61.685(1), 61.690, 61.691, 61.701, 61.702, 61.703, 61.705, 61.823, 61.870, 61.878, 61.88, 62, 64.640, 7, 7 15.410 TO, 70.29, 70.291, 70.293, 78, 78.510, 78.520, 78.530, 78.535, 78.540, 78.545, 78.610, 78.610(4), 78.615, 78.616, 78.625, 78.630, 78.635, 78.640, 78.650, 78.652, 78.782, 78.784, 78.790, 78.790(6), 78.85, 78.852, 8, 8 61.510 TO, 9 15.410 TO, 9 70.291 TO, 95.022, SECTIONS, TO A, TO C, TO HOLD, TO THE, TOGE

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
(SHELDON S)

AN ACT relating to the limitation of liability during the COVID-19 pandemic and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to define "person"; to provide a defense to civil liability to a person who acts in good faith while operating a business during a state of emergency for ordinary negligence for a personal injury resulting from alleged or actual exposure to COVID-19 provided the person acts as an ordinary, reasonable, and prudent person would act under similar circumstances; create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to provide that a public school official's decision to open or close a school is discretionary for purposes of determining qualified immunity; apply section retroactively; EMERGENCY.
House Committee Substitute (1) Retain the original provisions except for technical changes to the definition of "person" to add "charity or nonprofit organization"; change "Kentucky Department of Public Health" to the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention"; remove the definition of "retail business"; make the rebuttable presumption applicable to "any person, as defined in subsection 1"; change "injury" to "exposure"; and clarify Section 2 so that executive order relates to school closure; EMERGENCY

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/24/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

1/9/2021 - received in Senate

1/9/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 75-21 with Committee Substitute (1)

1/9/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1

1/8/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 8, 2021

1/8/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably to Rules, w/HCS 1 and HCA 1

1/8/2021 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/7/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Judiciary (H)

1/7/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Judiciary (H)

1/7/2021 - (H) SECOND READING

1/7/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

1/6/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Judiciary (H)

1/6/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

1/6/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

1/6/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)

1/6/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

411

RECALL PETITION OF A TAX LEVY BY A DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION
(BRATCHER K)

AN ACT relating to recall petitions.

Amend KRS 132.017 to reduce the number of signatures required for a recall petition of a tax levy by a district board of education.
House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions of the bill with the following changes: specify that if a petition is filed in response to a tax rate levied by a district board of education, the petition shall be signed by at least 5,000 registered and qualified voters residing in the affected jurisdiction or signed by a number of registered and qualified voters residing in the affected jurisdiction equal to at least 10% of the total number of votes cast in the last preceding presidential election, whichever is less; and require only birth month, not birthdate, to follow a petitioner's signature .

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/28/2021 - BECAME LAW WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE; (Acts Ch. 149)

3/15/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/12/2021 - received in House

3/12/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 28-6

3/12/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/11/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2021

3/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably to Rules

3/10/2021 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/4/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

3/4/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/4/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/3/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

3/3/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

3/3/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/3/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

3/2/2021 - received in Senate

3/1/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 72-21 with Committee Substitute

3/1/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

2/26/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2021

2/25/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/24/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/24/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1

2/23/2021 - House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/11/2021 - House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/9/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

1/13/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

1/5/2021 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

12/11/2020 - Pre-Filed

Categories

Education, Local Government, Taxation

KRS Sections

118.025, 132.010, 132.017, 133.220, 369, 369.101, 424.160, 68.245

STUDENT DISCIPLINE AT PUBLIC POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
(BANTA K)

AN ACT relating to student discipline at public postsecondary education institutions.

Amend KRS 164.370 to require each governing board of a public postsecondary education institution to adopt a student code of conduct that includes disciplinary procedures; set minimum requirements for the disciplinary procedures; require the institution to provide additional rights to students eligible to receive certain punishments; require a governing board to permit a student whose residence is in campus housing to appeal to the governing board; require a governing board to permit a student organization whose affiliation with the institution has been terminated to appeal to the governing board; permit a student to appeal a final decision of a governing board in accordance with KRS Chapter 13B, except that the student shall have 1 year to appeal; define "student"; title the Act "the Kentucky Student Administrative Rights Protection Act."
House Committee Substitute (1) Retain all original provisions; add definitions for "complainant," "participant," and "Title IX"; clarify the role of Title IX complainants in student disciplinary proceedings; clarify the presumption of innocence; require that participants be granted reasonable and continuous access to the record of evidence; permit audio recordings of proceedings; clarify the right to be represented by counsel; require hearing evidence to be relevant; incorporate a rape sheild provision, reduce the period of time to appeal a final order of the governing board from 2 years to 30 days; give a Title IX complainant equal rights to and upon appeal; give any student participant the right to appeal a decision; create a new section of KRS 164 to require that each public postsecondary education institution publish an annual student discipline report and submit the report to the Interim Joint Committee on Education; and establish short title of "The Kentucky Campus Due Process Protection Act".
House Floor Amendment (1) Retain all original provisions except amend the definition of "complainant"; require the record to contain pleadings and evidence; require the presence of a support person at any phrase in the disciplinary process; reflect federal limitations on the cross-examination of all students; permit the governing board to designate an authority to issue a final order in a student disciplinary proceeding; specify that nothing in the bill is intended to impede an institution's ability to take reasonable interim measures during a timely investigation and adjudication of a student disciplinary matter, including adjustments to student housing arrangements; remove approximate household income as a required student demographic in the student discipline report filed by public postsecondary education institutions; require institutions to report the general source of allegations in the student discipline report.
House Floor Amendment (2) Amend definition of "complainant" to include all crime victims; require that cross-examination conducted personally by a participant be conducted by written questions submitted to be reviewed and read by a neutral hearing officer; permit an institution to require one or more representatives of a class of student victims to serve as the complainant in a disciplinary proceeding when the class-action requirements are met.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/3/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/2/2021 - received in Senate

3/1/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 69-22 with Committee Substitute and floor amendments (1) and (2)

3/1/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1, HFA 1, and 2

2/26/2021 - floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute

2/26/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2021

2/25/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

2/25/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/24/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/24/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1

2/24/2021 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/22/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Judiciary (H)

2/4/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)

1/5/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Higher Education

KRS Sections

164.370

REGULATION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND VAPOR PRODUCTS
(MOSER K)

AN ACT relating to the regulation of tobacco products and vapor products.

Create a new section of KRS 438.305 to 438.350 to permit city or county governments to impose restrictions or requirements on the use, display, sale, and distribution of tobacco products or vapor products that are stricter than those imposed under state law; repeal KRS 438.300.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/5/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Local Government, Tobacco

KRS Sections

438.305, 438.310

EDUCATION OPPROTUNITY ACCOUNT PROGRAM
(MCCOY C)

AN ACT relating to opportunities in education.

Create new sections in KRS Chapter 141 to establish the Education Opportunity Account Program; define terms and eligibility for the program; establish the requirements of the account-granting organizations and the Department of Revenue; allow auditing of account-granting organizations by the Department of Revenue; create a tax credit for taxes imposed by KRS 141.020, 141.040, and 141.0401; require reporting to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; create short title; amend KRS 141.0205 to order the tax credit; amend KRS 131.190 to allow reporting by the Department of Revenue.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/22/2021 - floor amendments (6), (7), (8) and (9) filed

2/9/2021 - floor amendment (5) filed

2/4/2021 - floor amendments (1), (2), (3) and (4) filed

2/4/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

2/2/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/5/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, State Government, Taxation

KRS Sections

131.1817, 131.190, 132, 132.820, 137, 138.210, 139.519, 141, 141.020, 141.02026, 141.0205, 141.040, 141.0401, 141.041, 141.044, 141.062, 141.065, 141.066, 141.067, 141.068, 141.069, 141.070, 141.305, 141.347, 141.350, 141.383, 141.3841, 141.385, 141.386, 141.389, 141.390, 141.395, 141.396, 141.408, 141.412, 141.418, 141.423, 141.4231, 141.4242, 141.4244, 141.428, 141.434, 141.436, 141.437, 141.438, 143A, 148.544, 151B.402, 154.26-095, 154.45-090, 160.613, 171.3961, 171.397, 322.010, 350, 352, 49.220

DUAL CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
(TIPTON J)

AN ACT relating to dual credit scholarships.

Amend KRS 164.786 to add two career and technical education courses per year to the Dual Credit Scholarship; amend KRS 164.787 to delete the dual credit provisions from the Work Ready Scholarship.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/5/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Higher Education

KRS Sections

13A, 13A2, 158.007, 164.001, 164.098, 164.740, 164.786, 164.787, 42.500, 45.229

PREVENTION-ORIENTED CHILD ABUSE AWARENESSS INSTRUCTION
(TATE N)

AN ACT relating to prevention-oriented child abuse awareness instruction.

Require school councils or principals to adopt child abuse awareness and prevention instruction that is taught by a trained, certified teacher; establish short title of "Erin's Law."

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/5/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Children and Family Issues, Education

KRS Sections

158

TEACHER CERTIFICATION
(HUFF R)

AN ACT relating to teacher certification.

Amend KRS 161.030 to require the Education Professional Standards Board to reissue certification for a lapsed certificate to an applicant who holds a master's degree and is not subject to denial of a certificate under KRS 161.120.
House Committee Substitute (1) Amend KRS 161.030 to require the Education Professional Standards Board to issue an emeritus certificate to a retired individual who meets specifed requirements and is not subject to denial of a certificate under KRS 161.12; create a one-time exception certificate to be issued by the EPSB to applicants whose certificate has expired and meets specified requirements.

  ALL BILL STATUS

4/5/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 187)

3/30/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/30/2021 - received in House

3/30/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 38-0

3/30/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 30, 2021

3/29/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/16/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Consent

3/16/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

3/16/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/15/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/15/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

3/12/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 93-0 with Committee Substitute

3/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2021

3/11/2021 - (H) SECOND READING to Rules

3/11/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1

3/5/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Education (H)

3/5/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/5/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

3/5/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/4/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/4/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

1/5/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education

KRS Sections

156.160, 161.010, 161.020, 161.030, 161.120

SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS
(DOSSETT M)

AN ACT relating to school building projects.

Amend KRS 162.070 to increase the minimum amount for advertising and bidding school building projects from $7,500 to $30,000.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/5/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/4/2021 - received in Senate

3/3/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 95-0

3/3/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/2/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3/2/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/1/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/1/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/1/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/25/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/23/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

1/5/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Construction, Education

KRS Sections

162.070, 424

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY
(MASSEY C)

AN ACT relating to financial transparency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 27A to require the Administrative Office of the Courts to procure an annual financial audit of all funds and accounts under its jurisdiction; require audits to be conducted in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards; allow the Administrative Office of the Courts to enter into a contract to perform an audit only after the Auditor of Public Accounts has declined to perform the audit; if the Auditor of Public Accounts performs the audit, charge the Administrative Office of the Courts for expenses incurred by the Auditor of Public Accounts to perform the audit; if the Administrative Office of the Courts contracts to perform an audit, require a copy of the audit report and management letter to be forwarded to the Auditor of Public Accounts and the Legislative Research Commission; grant the Auditor of Public Accounts the right to review work papers and documents developed by the entity contracted to perform the audit; allow the Auditor of Public Accounts to conduct a special audit or examination of the Administrative Office of the Courts, with expenses to be borne by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/23/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)

1/5/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Justice & the Courts

KRS Sections

27A

KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION
(SHELDON S)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Board of Education.

Amend KRS 156.029 to require appointments to the Kentucky Board of Education to reflect equal gender representation and proportionally reflect the Commonwealth's political affiliation and minority racial composition; provide that members can be removed if composition requirements are not met; add a student and a teacher to the board as non-voting members; prohibit the Governor from reorganizing the board; amend KRS 156.040 and KRS 63.080 to conform.
House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; add the secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to the board as an ex officio member; establish a term end date for the teacher and student members; require the student member to be a junior at the time of appointment; apply the equal representation requirements to the Supreme Court district members and the at-large members respectively; confirm Executive Order 2020-610.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions except remove the addition of the non-voting teacher and student member and make changes to conform; remove the confirmation of Executive Order 2020-610.
Free Conference Committee Report 1: Retain original provisions except provide that the non-voting teacher and student members will be selected by the board; require the teacher and student members to be from different, rotating congressional districts; revise the teacher term to one year; require the board to promulgate an administrative regulation establishing the selection process.
Free Conference Committee Report (1): Retain original provisions except provide that the non-voting teacher and student members will be selected by the board; require the teacher and student members to be from different, rotating congressional districts; revise the teacher term to one year; require the board to promulgate an administrative regulation establishing the selection process.

  ALL BILL STATUS

4/5/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 178)

3/30/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/29/2021 - for consideration of Free Conference Committee Report

3/29/2021 - (H) Passed 89-5 with FCCR 1

3/29/2021 - Free Conference Committee report adopted in House FCCR 1

3/16/2021 - for consideration of Free Conference Report

3/16/2021 - Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate

3/16/2021 - Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate

3/16/2021 - Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate

3/16/2021 - Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate

3/16/2021 - Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate

3/16/2021 - for receding from Senate Committee Substitute for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3/16/2021 - for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute

3/16/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

3/16/2021 - (S) Passed 30-3

3/16/2021 - Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate FCCR 1

3/16/2021 - Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate - Agreed

3/16/2021 - Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate

3/16/2021 - Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate

3/16/2021 - Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate - Cannot Agree

3/16/2021 - Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate: Rep. Sheldon (Chair), Rep. Riley, Rep Koenig, and Rep. Bojanowski. Senator Wilson (Chair), Senator Wise, and Senator Thomas.

3/16/2021 - Senate Refused to Recede from Committee Substitute (1)

3/16/2021 - (S) posted for passage for receding for Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

3/16/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

3/16/2021 - House Refused to Concur in Senate Committee Substitute

3/16/2021 - (H) placed in the Orders of the Day for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3/15/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

3/15/2021 - (S) THIRD READING passed 29-7 with Committee Substitute (1)

3/15/2021 - floor amendment (1) defeated

3/15/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1 and SFA 1

3/12/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2021

3/12/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/11/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

3/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

3/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1

3/11/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/1/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/26/2021 - received in Senate

2/25/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 78-16 with Committee Substitute

2/25/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

2/24/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

2/24/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/23/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/23/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1

2/23/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/10/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/10/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

1/6/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Higher Education, State Government

KRS Sections

11.160, 12.028, 156.029, 156.040, 21A.010, 63.080

KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
(FREELAND C)

AN ACT relating to Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships.

Amend KRS 164.7879 to allow a student who attends an out of state high school or Department of Defense school due to a parent's military transfer to earn a KEES award if the student earned a base amount in a previous year at a Kentucky high school.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/12/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

3/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

3/11/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/5/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/4/2021 - received in Senate

3/3/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 95-0

3/3/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/2/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3/2/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/1/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/1/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/1/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/25/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/23/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

1/6/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

164.002, 164.7874, 164.7879, 164.7885

INSTRUCTION ON THE HISTORY OF RACISM CURRICULUM
(SCOTT A)

AN ACT relating to curriculum.

Amend KRS 156.160 to require public middle and high school curriculum to include instruction on the history of racism.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/6/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, State Government

KRS Sections

156.160, 158.645, 158.6451, 158.6453, 158.6455, 158.845, 158.854

STUDENT JOURNALIST FREEDOM
(SCOTT A)

AN ACT relating to student journalist freedom.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to make legislative findings; establish definitions; provide additional free speech protections for student journalists; place limitations on additional protections; provide protection for student media advisors; require each district to adopt a written policy for time, place, and manner restrictions, and for an appeals procedure; provide that student speech not be considered school speech; provide that a student journalist or student media advisor may seek injunctive relief; establish the short title of "New Voices Act".

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/6/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education

KRS Sections

158

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
(HALE D)

AN ACT relating to school bus safety.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 67 to define "owner," "code enforcement board," "county," "camera monitoring system," "recorded images," and "stop arm camera violation"; permit the legislative body of a county to enact an ordinance to authorize the use of camera monitoring systems by a local school district and permit the enforcement of a civil penalty for a stop arm camera violation recorded by a camera monitoring system; permit the legislative body of a county to enter into an interlocal agreement to implement and enforce such ordinances; provide that a legislative body shall set the amount of the civil penalty; to provide that the revenue generated from a civil penalty shall be retained by the county; require specific notice for a stop arm camera violation; require the legislative body of a county to designate a form for a stop arm camera violation; establish defenses to a stop arm camera violation; define the procedures for a contest to a stop arm camera violation; require a recipient of a stop arm camera violation to pay or contest the violation within 60 days; allow for suspension of registration for failure to pay a fine; require a county to notify the Transportation Cabinet of the need to release a suspension within one business day of payment; amend KRS 189.370 to require traffic in the opposite direction of a school bus to stop for a school bus on highways that are not divided by a raised barrier or unpaved median.
House Floor Amendment (1) Make technical corrections to conform.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/1/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Transportation (S)

2/26/2021 - received in Senate

2/25/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 92-3 with floor amendment (1)

2/25/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HFA 1

2/24/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed

2/24/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

2/24/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/23/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/23/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/23/2021 - House Transportation (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/10/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Transportation (H)

2/2/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Transportation (H)

1/6/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Justice & the Courts

KRS Sections

17.157, 177.985, 177.986, 186.010, 189, 189.020, 189.050, 189.060, 189.090, 189.100, 189.120, 189.125, 189.190, 189.200, 189.210, 189.2106, 189.212, 189.221, 189.231, 189.271, 189.287, 189.292, 189.345, 189.370, 189.390, 189.393, 189.400, 189.450, 189.456, 189.459, 189.4595 TO13 1, 189.500, 189.510, 189.515, 189.520, 189.530, 189.540, 189.550, 189.560, 189.565, 189.570, 189.575, 189.580, 189.635, 189.754, 189.860, 189.990, 205.900, 24A.175, 24A.176, 24A.1765, 24A.180, 534.020, 65.210, 65.30, 65.8805, 65.8825, 65.8828, 67, 69.210

APPROPRIATIONS AND REVENUE MEASURES
(PETRIE J)

AN ACT relating to appropriations measures providing funding and establishing conditions for support due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

Appropriate $220,000,000 in General Fund in fiscal year 2020-2021 to the Public Protection Cabinet for direct relief payments to eligible small businesses in eligible industries through grant application; appropriate $20,000,000 in General Fund in fiscal year 2020-2021 to the Public Protection Cabinet for direct relief payments to eligible small nonprofit organizations through grant application; provide definitions; appropriate $100,589,700 in General Fund in fiscal year 2020-2021 to the Labor Cabinet for payment of interest and principal for advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act during calendar year 2021; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/11/2021 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/9/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/9/2021 - (H) SECOND READING

1/9/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

1/8/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/8/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/8/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Committee on Committees (H)

1/8/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

1/8/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee on Committees (H)

1/7/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Budget and Appropriations

KRS Sections

341.611, 341.614, 45.229

EXECUTIVE BRANCH BUDGET
(PETRIE J)

AN ACT relating to appropriations measures providing funding and establishing conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, cabinets, departments, boards, commissions, institutions, subdivisions, agencies, and other state-supported activities.

Free Conference Committee Report 1: The State/Executive Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; appropriate to General Government: 2019-2020: $21,535,000, 2020-2021: $2,233,082,500, 2021-2022: $1,722,270,500; appropriate to the Economic Development Cabinet: 2020-2021: $30,692,000, 2021-2022: $30,419,200; appropriate to the Department of Education: 2020-2021: $5,087,565,600, 2021-2022: $5,080,946,900; appropriate to the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet: 2020-2021: $224,230,300, 2021-2022: $224,015,100; appropriate to the Energy and Environment Cabinet: 2019-2020: $700,000, 2020-2021: $301,176,900, 2021-2022: $277,724,100; appropriate to the Finance and Administration Cabinet: 2019-2020: $2,800,000, 2020-2021: $992,780,800, 2021-2022: $1,012,246,500; appropriate to the Health and Family Services Cabinet: 2019-2020: $300,000, 2020-2021: $17,697,378,000, 2021-2022: $17,785,002,800; appropriate to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet: 2019-2020: $17,216,900, 2020-2021: $1,269,870,200, 2021-2022: $1,283,034,800; appropriate to the Labor Cabinet: 2020-2021: $1,642,204,900, 2021-2022: $760,943,200; appropriate to the Personnel Cabinet: 2020-2021: $63,150,200, 2021-2022: $165,770,400; appropriate to Postsecondary Education: 2019-2020: $497,400, 2020-2021: $8,533,136,000, 2021-2022: $8,935,608,700; appropriate to the Public Protection Cabinet: 2020-2021: $167,314,500, 2021-2022: $125,951,800; appropriate to the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet: 2019-2020: $2,700,000, 2020-2021: $269,047,600, 2021-2022: $276,139,700; appropriate to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund: 2020-2021: $134,346,300, 2021-2022: $608,598,500; not included in the appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows: 2019-2020: $16,000,000, 2020-2021: $8,905,731,500, 2021-2022: $367,131,600; detail Part II, Capital Projects Budget; detail Part III, General Provisions; detail Part IV, State Salary/Compensation, Benefit, and Employment Policy; detail Part V, Funds Transfer; detail Part VI, General Fund Budget Reduction Plan; detail Part VII, General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; detail Part VIII, Road Fund Budget Reduction Plan; detail Part IX, Road Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; detail Part X, Phase I Tobacco Settlement; and detail Part XI, Executive Branch Budget Summary; APPROPRIATION.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/30/2021 - delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 169)

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/29/2021 - line items #2, #5, #6, and #9 sustained

3/29/2021 - line item vetoes #1, #3, #4, #7, #8, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, and #20 overridden

3/29/2021 - veto overridden in Senate passed 31-7

3/29/2021 - (S) posted for consideration of Governor's veto

3/29/2021 - received in Senate w/Letter

3/29/2021 - line item vetoes #6 and #9 sustained

3/29/2021 - line item vetoes #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, and #20 overridden

3/29/2021 - veto overridden in House passed 71-24; Line Item Vetoes 1-5, 7, 8, and 10-20 overridden; Line Item Vetoes 6 and 9 sustained

3/29/2021 - (H) posted for consideration of Governor's veto

3/29/2021 - veto message received in House

3/26/2021 - VETOED BY GOVERNOR; line items 1 through 20 vetoed

3/16/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/15/2021 - (H) Passed 74-23 with FCCR 1

3/15/2021 - Free Conference Committee report adopted in House FCCR 1

3/15/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

3/15/2021 - (S) Passed 30-0-6 with FCCR 1

3/15/2021 - Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate FCCR 1

3/12/2021 - Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate - Agreed

3/12/2021 - Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate

3/12/2021 - Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate

3/12/2021 - Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate - Cannot Agree

3/10/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/9/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/13/2021 - Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate: Rep. Petrie (Chair), Rep. Osborne, Rep. Meade, Rep. Miles, Rep. Rudy, Rep. McCoy, Rep. Jenkins, Rep. Graham, Rep. Hatton, Rep. Reed. Sen. McDaniel Chair, Sen. Stivers, Sen. Givens, Sen. Thayer, Sen. Adams, Sen. McGarvey, Sen. Webb, Sen. Wilson, Sen. Thomas.

1/13/2021 - Senate Refused to Recede from Committee Substitute (1)

1/13/2021 - (S) posted for passage for receding

1/13/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

1/13/2021 - House Refused to Concur in Senate Committee Substitute

1/13/2021 - (H) placed in the Orders of the Day for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence

1/13/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

1/13/2021 - (S) THIRD READING passed 32-0-1 with Committee Substitute (1)

1/13/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 13, 2021

1/13/2021 - floor amendment (1) withdrawn

1/12/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

1/12/2021 - (S) SECOND READING to Rules

1/12/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1

1/12/2021 - Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

1/11/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

1/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

1/11/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

1/11/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

1/11/2021 - received in Senate

1/11/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 71-22 with Committee Substitute

1/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 11, 2021

1/11/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably to Rules, w/HCS 1

1/11/2021 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/9/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/9/2021 - (H) SECOND READING

1/9/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

1/8/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/8/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/8/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Committee on Committees (H)

1/8/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

1/8/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee on Committees (H)

1/7/2021 - Introduced

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Categories

Budget and Appropriations

KRS Sections

116.145, 117.343, 117.345, 12, 12.020, 12.027, 131.190, 132.590, 132.597, 132.672, 138.510, 13B, 14.140, 142.406, 15.410, 15.450, 15.460, 15.51, 15.755, 15.765, 154.10-050, 154.12-100, 154.12-2, 154.15-020, 154A.110, 154A.130, 156, 156.095, 156.496, 156.800, 156.844, 157, 157., 157.069, 157.310, 157.350, 157.360, 157.395, 157.420, 157.430, 157.440, 157.611, 157.618)2, 157.621, 157.650, 158.070, 158.162, 158.440, 158.4416, 158.648, 16, 16.052, 160.345, 160.348, 161.420, 161.550, 161.675, 161.714, 161.720, 161.765, 164, 164.028, 164.476, 164.518, 164.593.4, 164.6011, 164.6013, 164.786, 164.787, 164.7890, 164.7891, 164.7911, 164A.608, 17.500, 171.201, 18, 18A, 18A.005, 18A.010, 18A.015, 18A.032, 18A.225, 18A.2254, 18A.355, 18A.375, 194A.055, 198B.090, 205.455, 205.460, 205.560, 205.6312, 205.640, 205.647, 21, 211., 211.1706, 211.500, 217.570, 218A, 22, 224.43-21, 224.43-505, 224.50-880)15, 224.60-130, 243.025, 248, 248.654, 248.701, 248.703, 248.711, 24A.179, 260.175, 278, 278.5499, 278.700, 281.010, 286.1-485)16, 304.17A-095, 304.17A-607, 304.17B-021, 304.2-300, 311.732, 341.240, 342.340, 39A, 41.370, 42.205, 42.345, 42.350, 42.37, 42.450, 42.455, 42.4582, 42.4588.25, 42.4592, 42.470, 42.49, 43.200, 44.060, 441., 441.045, 441.115, 441.135, 441.206, 441.420, 441.605, 45, 45.229, 45.253, 45.750, 45.763, 45.763.10, 45.763.11, 45.763.12, 45.763.14, 45.763.15, 45.763.18, 45.763.2, 45.763.21, 45.763.22, 45.763.23, 45.763.24, 45.763.25, 45.763.27, 45.763.3, 45.763.4, 45.763.5, 45.763.6, 45.763.7, 45.763.8, 45.763.9, 45.81, 45A, 45A.270, 45A.275, 45A.850, 48.005, 48.110, 48.120, 48.130, 48.311, 48.312.20, 48.313, 48.400, 48.500, 48.605, 48.610, 48.630, 48.700, 48.700)20, 48.705), 48.720, 48.730.13, 48.81, 532.100, 56, 56.440, 56.59, 56.770, 56.772, 61.315, 61.470, 61.522, 61.565, 61.56516, 61.870, 61.872, 61.878, 61.88, 64.092, 64.480, 65A.020, 67.0802, 70.150, 70.170, 95A., 95A.070.17, 95A.200, 95A.262

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BUDGET
(PETRIE J)

AN ACT making appropriations for the operations, maintenance, and support of the Legislative Branch of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Free Conference Committee Report 1: Appropriate from the General Fund $71,986,400 for fiscal year 2020-2021 and $79,653,300 for fiscal year 2021-2022; appropriate from Restricted Funds $75,000 for fiscal year 2020-2021 and $175,000 for fiscal year 2021-2022; detail Part II, General Provisions; detail Part III, Budget Reduction or Surplus Expenditure Plan; APPROPRIATION.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/25/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 118)

3/16/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/15/2021 - (H) Passed 83-2 with FCCR 1

3/15/2021 - Free Conference Committee report adopted in House FCCR 1

3/15/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

3/15/2021 - (S) Passed 36-0 with FCCR 1

3/15/2021 - Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate FCCR 1

3/12/2021 - Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate - Agreed

3/12/2021 - Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate

3/12/2021 - Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate

3/12/2021 - Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate - Cannot Agree

3/10/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/9/2021 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/13/2021 - Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate: Rep. Petrie (Chair), Rep. Osborne, Rep. Meade, Rep. Miles, Rep. Rudy, Rep. McCoy, Rep. Jenkins, Rep. Graham, Rep. Hatton, Rep. Reed. Sen. McDaniel Chair, Sen. Stivers, Sen. Thayer, Sen. Webb, Sen. Adams, Sen. McGarvey, Sen. Thomas, Sen. Wilson.

1/13/2021 - Senate Refused to Recede from Committee Substitute

1/13/2021 - (S) posted for passage for receding

1/13/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

1/13/2021 - House Refused to Concur in Senate Committee Substitute

1/13/2021 - (H) placed in the Orders of the Day for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence

1/13/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

1/13/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 32-0-1 with Committee Substitute

1/13/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 13, 2021

1/12/2021 - (S) SECOND READING to Rules with Senate Committee Substitute (1)

1/12/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

1/12/2021 - Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

1/11/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

1/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

1/11/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

1/11/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

1/11/2021 - received in Senate

1/11/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 76-11 with Committee Substitute

1/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 11, 2021

1/11/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably to Rules, w/HCS 1

1/11/2021 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/9/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/9/2021 - (H) SECOND READING

1/9/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

1/8/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/8/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

1/8/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Committee on Committees (H)

1/8/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

1/8/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee on Committees (H)

1/7/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Budget and Appropriations, General Assembly

KRS Sections

21.540, 21.550, 27A.010, 45.229, 48, 48.311, 48.312.10, 48.313, 48.630, 56.463, 6.190, 6.213, 6.220, 6.5009, 6.521, 6.577, 7.105, 7A.010

TAX CREDIT FOR EDUCATOR EXPENSES
(BOJANOWSKI T)

AN ACT related to a tax credit for educator expense.

Amend KRS 141.019 to allow taxpayers to include the federal deduction for educator expenses in adjusted gross income; create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to establish a nonrefundable educator expense credit for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022; allow for a dollar-for-dollar credit with a maximum of $250 per eligible educator for unreimbursed eligible educator expenses that are incurred during the taxable year; amend KRS 141.0205 to order the income tax credit; amend KRS 131.190 to allow for the reporting on the credit.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/7/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Taxation

KRS Sections

131.1817, 131.190, 132, 132.820, 136.300, 136.300.8, 136.505, 137, 138, 138.210, 139.519, 140.090, 141, 141.0101, 141.019, 141.020, 141.02026, 141.0205, 141.040, 141.0401, 141.041, 141.044, 141.062, 141.065, 141.066, 141.067, 141.068, 141.069, 141.070, 141.305, 141.347, 141.350, 141.383, 141.3841, 141.385, 141.386, 141.389, 141.390, 141.395, 141.396, 141.408, 141.412, 141.418, 141.423, 141.4231, 141.4242, 141.4244, 141.428, 141.434, 141.436, 141.437, 141.438, 143A, 148.544, 151B.402, 154.26-095, 154.45-090, 160, 160.613, 171.3961, 171.397, 322.010, 350, 352

EDUCATION
(HUFF R)

AN ACT relating to education and declaring an emergency.

Provide that school districts may request approval for more than 10 student attendance days under a nontraditional instruction plan related to the COVID-19 emergency; require a school to submit a nontraditional instruction plan for the 2021-2022 school year within the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan by May 1, 2021; provide for how districts shall measure daily student participation while operating under an approved nontraditional instruction plan due to COVID-19; suspend any extended school calendar requirement for an educational program for state agency children; allow school districts to provide additional emergency leave days for staff due to the COVID-19 public health emergency; direct the Kentucky Department of Education to seek federal waivers regarding school meal service rules in relation to the COVID-19 public health emergency; provide that the Kentucky Board of Education may waive statewide assessment and accountability system requirements in accordance with federal waivers received; direct the Kentucky Department of Education to seek federal waivers from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in relation to the COVID-19 public health emergency; allow a local board of education to revise its certified evaluation plan due to the COVID-19 public health emergency; allow a principal to award additional educational enhancement opportunity days to students to meet obligations that occur prior to the last day of school due to the COVID-19 public health emergency; allow school districts to email required notices to school district employees; allow school districts to use the school district attendance data selected by the district pursuant to 2020 Senate Bill 177 to calculate average daily attendance; allow a school to count up to 30 minutes as instructional time when used for COVID-19 related activities for in-person instruction; make the provisions of the Act retroactive to the 2020-2021 school year and effective for the 2021-2022 school year, if applicable; EMERGENCY.
House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions except remove references to a declared state of emergency; provide that school districts must report attendance data for the 2021-2022 school year; make the provisions of the Act retroactive to the 2020-2021 school year only except as provided; EMERGENCY.
House Floor Amendment (5) Require school districts to offer in-person instruction at least 80% of the time consisting of at least 40% in-person instructional time to all students from March 29, 2021, through the end of the 2020-2021 school year; allow a district that does not meet the in-person requirements to request additional NTI days only if the county COVID-19 incidence rate exceeds 25 per 100,000; require a school district to offer remote instruction to students who request it due to COVID-19.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions except require a school district to provide in-person instruction at least 80% of the instructional time consisting of a minimum of 40% in-person instructional time to all students to receive approval for additional nontraditional instruction plan days.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/4/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 9)

3/4/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/4/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/4/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/4/2021 - (H) Passed 81-15

3/4/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Committee Substitute

3/4/2021 - (H) placed in the Orders of the Day for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence for Thursday, March 4, 2021

3/4/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

3/3/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 28-8 with Committee Substitute (1)

3/3/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3/3/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1, to Rules

3/3/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/2/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/1/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/1/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/1/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/1/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/26/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Committee on Committees (S)

2/26/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

2/26/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

2/25/2021 - received in Senate

2/24/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 87-8 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (5)

2/24/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1, HFA 2, 4, 5, and 6

2/23/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1, HFAs 2, 4, 5, and 6

2/22/2021 - floor amendments (5) and (6) filed to Committee Substitute

2/16/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HFAs (2) and (4)

2/11/2021 - floor amendments (1) and (3) withdrawn

2/11/2021 - floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute

2/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1, HFA 1, HFA 2, HFA 3

2/10/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 11, 2021

2/10/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/9/2021 - floor amendments (1), (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute

2/9/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/9/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1

2/9/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/4/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/4/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

1/7/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, State Government

KRS Sections

156.557, 158.070, 158.135, 158.142, 159, 159.035, 159.150, 160.470, 161.011, 161.152, 161.154, 161.155, 161.750, 161.760

ADOPTION LEAVE
(HEAVRIN S)

AN ACT related to adoption leave.

Amend KRS 337.015 to require employers to provide the same leave policies to adoptive parents as they provide to birth parents; change the applicable age of an adoptive child from seven to ten; create an exemption for specified categories of adoption.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/23/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 76)

3/15/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/12/2021 - received in House

3/12/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 33-2

3/12/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day

3/11/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2021

3/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably to Rules

3/10/2021 - Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/4/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

3/4/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/4/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/3/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

3/3/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

3/3/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/1/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

2/25/2021 - received in Senate

2/24/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 97-0

2/24/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/23/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/22/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 23, 2021

2/22/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/11/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/11/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/11/2021 - House Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/4/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

1/13/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

1/7/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Children and Family Issues

KRS Sections

337.015

CRIMINAL HISTORY OF JOB APPLICANTS
(BROWN JR. G)

AN ACT relating to criminal histories of job applicants.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 344 to prohibit employers from considering or requiring disclosure of prior criminal history as part of the initial job application; title the Act "Ban the Box - The Criminal Record Employment Discrimination Act."

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/8/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Civil and Human Rights, Labor

KRS Sections

344

KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
(FISTER D)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to establish the Kentucky Community and Technical College endowment matching fund; transfer $3 million annually to the fund from general fund; authorize promulgation of administrative regulations.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/9/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Higher Education

KRS Sections

13A, 164, 45.229

KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
(LOCKETT M)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship.

Amend KRS 164.7883 to provide Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships eligibility for enrollment in a Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps program at an out-of-state institution located in a state within the Southern Regional Education Board.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/12/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

3/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

3/11/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/1/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/26/2021 - received in Senate

2/25/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 96-0

2/25/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/24/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

2/24/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/23/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/23/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/23/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/10/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/4/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

1/9/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Higher Education, Military Affairs

KRS Sections

164.7874, 164.7883

STUDENT LOAN SERVICES
(MINTER P)

AN ACT relating to student loan servicers.

Establish Subtitle 12 of KRS Chapter 286 and create sections thereof; define terms; establish licensing requirements for certain student loan servicers; establish requirements for student loan servicing activities; require student loan servicers to comply with applicable state and federal law; establish fines for violations of the subtitle; establish a private right of action for violations of the subtitle; permit the commissioner to monitor risk to consumers relating to servicing student loans; require the commissioner to designate a student loan ombudsman; set forth requirements for student loan ombudsman; state that provisions of this Act shall be severable.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/9/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Higher Education

KRS Sections

13A, 13B, 286, 2861, 2862, 2864, 2865, 2867, 2869, 335B.020

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
(KULKARNI N)

AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance.

Amend KRS 341.415 to waive unemployment insurance overpayment debts if recovery would be against good conscience and the overpayment was due to agency error or not due to fraud by the recipient; make technical changes.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/24/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

1/9/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Business & Corporate, Jobs, State Government

KRS Sections

341.145, 341.300, 341.310, 341.415, 341.530, 341.550

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
(HUFF R)

AN ACT relating to high school graduation requirements.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form as a high school graduation requirement; provide waiver options for meeting the requirement; require local boards of education to develop policies and procedures to assist students in completing the requirement; require the Kentucky Department of Education to develop a process for local districts to report student data.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/29/2021 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

3/29/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/16/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/15/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/12/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/5/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/4/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/3/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/2/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/1/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/26/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/25/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/24/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

2/24/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/23/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/23/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/23/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/10/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/10/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

1/11/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, State Government

KRS Sections

158

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS
(LEWIS D)

AN ACT relating to the sexual exploitation of minors.

Amend KRS 531.335 to raise the penalty for possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 12 years to a Class C felony; amend KRS 531.340 to raise the penalty for the distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance of a minor under the age of 12 years to a Class C felony for the first offense and a Class B felony for each subsequent offense.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/23/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 87)

3/15/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/12/2021 - received in House

3/12/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 35-0

3/12/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day

3/11/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2021

3/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably to Rules

3/11/2021 - Senate Judiciary (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/4/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)

3/4/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/4/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/4/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)

3/3/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Committee on Committees (S)

3/3/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

3/3/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee on Committees

3/3/2021 - received in Senate

3/2/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 96-0

3/2/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/1/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/26/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/25/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 26, 2021

2/25/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/24/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/24/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/24/2021 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/22/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Judiciary (H)

2/2/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)

1/11/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Crime & Punishment

KRS Sections

531.300, 531.335, 531.340

COLLEGE READINESS EXAMINATIONS
(RILEY S)

AN ACT relating to college readiness examinations.

Amend KRS 158.6453 to allow a student to retake the college admissions exam in the fall of grade 12; require the Kentucky Department of Education to pay for the cost of the optional college admissions exam in grade 12.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/11/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Higher Education, State Government

KRS Sections

11.160, 12.028, 13A, 158.281, 158.645, 158.6453, 158.860

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
(MASSEY C)

AN ACT relating to the Teachers' Retirement System.

Create new sections of KRS 161.220 to 161.716 to specify that new members of the Teachers' Retirement System on or after January 1, 2022, shall receive a foundational benefit component, which shall be a traditional defined benefit plan with risk adjustments, and a supplemental benefit component which shall be a plan based upon the member's account balance; provide that the cost of the foundational benefit for these new members shall be accessed annually in the actuarial valuation; provide that if the funding level of the foundational benefit component for new nonuniversity or university members falls below 90%, the TRS board shall make one or more of the following changes to keep foundational benefit component employer costs within 8% of pay for nonuniversity members and 5.755% of pay for university members: utilize moneys in the stabilization reserve account from any excess contributions above costs of the new plan components for new members only, utilize prospective mandatory employee and employer contributions from the supplemental benefit component, or adjust the regular interest rate, benefit factor, age and service requirements to retire, or COLAs for new members only; establish the supplemental benefit component for new members who enter TRS on or after January 1, 2022, that pays benefits based upon mandatory employee and employer contributions of two percent of pay, voluntary employee and employer contributions, and interest on the accounts equal to the five-year rolling yield on a 30-year Treasury bond; provide for vesting of employer contributions after five years; provide that a new member may take a refund, distribution, or annuitize their supplemental benefit account balance into a monthly payment based upon assumptions established by the TRS board; amend KRS 161.155 to provide that new nonuniversity TRS members on or after January 1, 2022, shall not have any lump-sum sick leave payments added to their foundational benefit component calculation but may have the payment deposited into the supplemental benefit component; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 161.220 to establish definitions for the new foundational benefit component and supplemental benefit component for new members and make technical amendments to conform to a recent court decision; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 161.540 to specify employee contribution rates for new TRS members on or after January 1, 2022, which for new nonuniversity members shall be 14.75% of pay with 9% going to fund the foundational benefit component, 2% to fund the supplemental benefit component, and 3.75% to fund retiree health benefits and for new university members shall be 9.775% of pay with 5% going to fund the foundational benefit component, 2% to fund the supplemental benefit component, and 2.775% to fund retiree health benefits; specify level of reduction to retiree health contribution once retiree health fund achieves 100% funding; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 161.550 to conform language to a recent court decision and specify actual fixed employer rates being paid; provide that the maximum employer contribution rate for new members on or after January 1, 2022, shall be 10.75% for nonuniversity members with 8% going to fund the foundational benefit component, 2% to fund the supplemental benefit component, and 0.75% to fund retiree health benefits and 9.775% for university members with 5.775% going to fund the foundational benefit component, 2% to fund the supplemental benefit component, and 2% to fund retiree health benefits; specify level of reduction to employer retiree health contribution once retiree health fund achieves 100% funding; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 161.600 to provide that new nonuniversity members on or after January 1, 2022, shall be eligible to retire with no reduction in benefits upon attaining age 65 with 5 years of service, age 60 with 10 years of service, or age 55 with 30 years of service or with a reduced benefit at age 55 with 10 years of service; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 161.620 to provide that new nonuniversity TRS members shall receive a benefit factor in the foundational benefit of 1.7% up to 2.4% based upon the member's age and years of service and new university TRS members shall receive a benefit factor in the foundational benefit of 0.7% up to 1.4% based upon the member's age and years of service; amend KRS 161.655 to increase the life insurance benefit for new members on or after January 1, 2022, from $2,000 and $5,000 while active and from to $5,000 and $10,000 while retired; amend KRS 161.420 to set up stabilization account for new plans for new TRS members; amend KRS 161.661 to provide that TRS shall determine disability benefits by administrative regulation for new TRS members on or after January 1, 2022; repeal, reenact, and amend or repeal and reenact or amend, or amend KRS 161.400, 161.420, 161.470, 161.480, 161.500, 161.507, 161.515, 161.520, 161.522, 161.525, 161.545, 161.5465, 161.547, 161.548, 161.549, 161.568, 161.580, 161.585, 161.590, 161.595, 161.605, 161.612, 161.615, 161.623, 161.630, 161.661, 161.650, 161.700, and 161.714 to make technical and conforming amendments and to conform to a recent court decision; repeal 161.235; provide that the TRS board shall make recommendations to the Public Pension Oversight Board on how and when to distribute actuarial gains to restore previously reduced benefits in the foundational benefit component or distribute additional contributions to the supplemental benefit component; Sections 1 to 41 effective January 1, 2022.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions except to: amend KRS 161.600 to increase minimum retirement age for new Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) members who enter the system on or after 1/1/2022 from age 55 to 57; amend KRS 161.220 to extend current statutory anti-pension spiking provisions in last 3 years of employment to last 5 for new TRS members; amend KRS 161.605 to provide that TRS members who retire on after 1/1/2022 and return to work after that date in a TRS eligible position shall not earn benefits in a second retirement account; and amends Sections 1, 2, and 42 to clarify that no retroactive benefit improvements shall be made by the TRS board for new TRS members in the new plan design.
Senate Floor Amendment (1) Retain original provisions except to provide that the prohibition on second retirement accounts shall only apply to new members who enter the system on or after January 1, 2022, who then subsequently retire, and return to work in a position covered by the Teachers' Retirement System.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/29/2021 - delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 157)

3/29/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/29/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/29/2021 - veto overridden in Senate passed 25-13

3/29/2021 - (S) posted for consideration of Governor's veto

3/29/2021 - received in Senate w/Letter

3/29/2021 - veto overridden in House passed 63-31

3/29/2021 - (H) posted for consideration of Governor's veto

3/29/2021 - veto message received in House

3/24/2021 - VETOED BY GOVERNOR

3/16/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/16/2021 - (H) Passed 63-34

3/16/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)

3/16/2021 - (H) placed in the Orders of the Day for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3/16/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

3/16/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 25-11 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)

3/16/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1 and SFA 1

3/15/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

3/15/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3/15/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1, to Rules

3/15/2021 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/4/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

3/4/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/4/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/3/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

3/3/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

3/3/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

2/10/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

2/4/2021 - received in Senate

2/4/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 68-28

2/4/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 4, 2021

2/4/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably to Rules

2/4/2021 - House State Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/3/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House State Government (H)

2/3/2021 - (H) SECOND READING

2/3/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

2/2/2021 - (H) posted in committee House State Government (H)

2/2/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House State Government (H)

2/2/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/2/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

1/13/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House State Government (H)

1/12/2021 - Introduced

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Categories

Pension & Retirement System, Public Employees

KRS Sections

[161.235, 13A, 141.010, 141.020, 154.1-720, 157.197, 161, 161.046, 161.152, 161.155, 161.168, 161.220, 161.235, 161.250, 161.330, 161.400, 161.420, 161.470, 161.480, 161.500, 161.507, 161.515, 161.520, 161.522, 161.525, 161.540, 161.545, 161.5461, 161.5465, 161.547, 161.548, 161.549, 161.550, 161.553, 161.555, 161.560, 161.568, 161.569, 161.580, 161.585, 161.590, 161.595, 161.597, 161.600, 161.605, 161.60526, 161.612, 161.615, 161.620, 161.620[, 161.62012, 161.623, 161.630, 161.650, 161.655, 161.661, 161.675, 161.700, 161.714, 164.5807, 196.167, 210.370, 24, 342, 403.190, 6.696, 61.600, 61.680, 61.870 TO 61.88

EARLY LITERACY EDUCATION
(TIPTON J)

AN ACT relating to early literacy education and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 158.791 to set forth the intent of the General Assembly with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; define the Department of Education's role in assisting local school districts with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; require the department to collaborate with designated agencies on reading programing, materials, and activities; amend KRS 158.305 to replace references to "response to intervention" systems with "multi-tiered system of supports"; require school districts to submit evidence of implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports by October 1 of each year; require the department to provide technical assistance and training on a multi-tiered system of supports upon the request of a school district; require the department to develop and maintain lists of approved universal screeners, diagnostic assessments, and comprehensive reading programs; require a local board of education to adopt and implement a reading universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment by January 1, 2022; permit a local school district to adopt a common comprehensive reading program for K-3; require all K-3 teachers to be trained in any reading diagnostic assessment and universal screener adopted by a local board; establish requirements for the administration of reading universal screeners by grade-level; define and establish the requirements for a reading improvement plan; require the department to establish reading teacher academies or coaching models by September 1, 2022, if funds are appropriated; amend KRS 158.840 to require CPE and EPSB to report to the IJCE on teacher preparation programs compliance; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require postsecondary institutions offering early childhood or elementary teacher preparation programs to include designated instruction; require the EPSB to maintain a list of approved reading teacher preparation tests; require all new teachers seeking certification in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education or Elementary School to take an approved reading teacher preparation test; amend KRS 164.0207 to rename the Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee the Read to Succeed Council; amend KRS 156.553 and 158.070 to conform; designate the Act as "the Read to Succeed Act;" APPROPRIATION.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/13/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, State Government

KRS Sections

121.015, 151B.409, 156.095, 156.553, 156.5532, 157.350, 158.060, 158.070, 158.305, 158.307, 158.6451, 158.6453, 158.649[FOR, 158.791, 158.792, 158.794, 158.840, 158.84027, 158.842, 158.848, 160.345, 160.346, 161.030, 161.095, 161.500, 164, 164.0207, 45.229, 45A., 45A.690, 78.615

EARLY ENTRY INCENTIVE PILOT PROGRAM
(TIPTON J)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Early Entry Initiative pilot program and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to define "early career teachers"; establish the Kentucky Early Entry Initiative pilot program; define the purposes and objectives of the pilot program; outline the three-year structure of the program; require an evaluation report be submitted to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2024; establish the short title of "Kentucky Early Career Teachers Act"; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/29/2021 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

3/29/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

3/16/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

3/15/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

3/12/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

3/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

3/5/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

3/4/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

3/3/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 4, 2021

3/2/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/1/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/1/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1 and HFA 1t

3/1/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/25/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/23/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

1/13/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Occupations & Professions

KRS Sections

161

SCHOOL FACILITIES
(BRANSCUM J)

AN ACT relating to school facilities.

Amend KRS 198B.060 to allow local plan review, inspection and enforcement of educational facilities.
House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; amend KRS 157.455 deleting the Kentucky efficient school design trust fund; delete reporting requirement for efficient design; and repeal KRS 162.062.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/4/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Licensing and Occupations (S)

3/1/2021 - received in Senate

2/26/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)

2/26/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

2/25/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 26, 2021

2/25/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/24/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/24/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

2/24/2021 - House Local Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/22/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Local Government (H)

2/22/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government (H)

1/13/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Construction, Education

KRS Sections

198, 198B.050, 198B.060, 198B.070, 198B.090, 2, 221.010, 318.1403, 341, 342

REMOVAL OF LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
(LEWIS S)

AN ACT relating to removal of local school board members.

Amend KRS 156.132 to eliminate the ability of the commissioner of education or the Kentucky Board of Education to remove a local school board member; amend KRS 156.136, KRS 158.785, KRS 160.345, KRS 160.470, and KRS 160.1592 to conform.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/28/2021 - BECAME LAW WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE; (Acts Ch. 144)

3/16/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/16/2021 - received in House

3/16/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 30-6

3/16/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3/16/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably to Rules

3/16/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/12/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/12/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/12/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/11/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

3/11/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/1/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/26/2021 - received in Senate

2/25/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 92-3

2/25/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/24/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

2/24/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/23/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/23/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/23/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/10/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/10/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/2/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

132.010, 132.017, 133.125, 13B, 13B.125, 15, 156.074, 156.095, 156.132, 156.1323, 156.136, 156.160, 156.265, 157.440, 157.621, 158.070, 158.162, 158.645, 158.6451, 158.6453, 158.649, 158.780, 158.785, 160, 160.1590, 160.1592, 160.1595, 160.340, 160.345, 160.346, 160.380, 160.470, 160.59312, 161.020, 161.028, 161.720, 4, 45A, 61, 61.040, 61.810, 61.810(1)(F), 61.878, 7.410

KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
(LAWRENCE W)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship program.

Amend KRS 164.7874 to add proprietary institutions to KEES eligible institutions; define proprietary institution.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/4/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/4/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/4/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/3/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/3/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

3/3/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/2/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/1/2021 - received in Senate

2/26/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 81-17

2/26/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/25/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/24/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

2/24/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/23/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/23/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/23/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/10/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/4/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/2/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education

KRS Sections

156.160, 158.070, 158.6453, 164, 164.001, 164.380, 164.7871, 164.7874, 164.7879, 164.7881, 165A.310

CONTRIBUTIONS TO A QUALIFIED TUITION PROGRAM
(HUFF R)

AN ACT relating to contributions made to a qualified tuition program.

Amend KRS 141.019 to allow an exclusion of amounts contributed to a qualified tuition program as defined in 26 U.S.C. sec. 529; effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021; amend KRS 131.190 to conform

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/3/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Taxation

KRS Sections

131.1817, 131.190, 132, 132.820, 136.300, 136.300.8, 136.505, 137, 138., 138.210, 139.519, 140.090, 141.0101, 141.019, 141.068, 141.3841, 141.389, 141.390, 141.396, 141.408, 141.4231, 141.436, 141.437, 143A, 148.544, 154.26-095, 160., 160.613, 322.010, 350, 352

SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATION
(BLANTON J)

AN ACT relating to supplementary education and declaring an emergency.

Allow public high school students currently enrolled in Kentucky to request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental school year to retake and supplement coursework already completed; require local boards of education to either approve or deny all requests; allow Kentucky nonpublic schools to also implement supplemental school years; ensure students utilizing supplemental school years are not ineligible to participate in KHSAA activities; raise age limit for KHSAA activities to 20 for those students utilizing supplemental school years; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/4/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Administration - Governor, Arts, Sports & Entertainment, Education

KRS Sections

22

SPECIAL EDUCATION
(WILLNER L)

AN ACT relating to special education.

Amend KRS 157.196 to require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations ensuring exceptional children have equal access to full range of programs offered by schools, state agencies, or political subdivisions of the state; amend KRS 157.224 to include specific types of educational programs that equal access must be provided to exceptional children; amend KRS 157.200 to include "twice exceptional student" in the definition of "exceptional children and youth."

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/4/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Mental Health & Disabilities

KRS Sections

13B, 157.196, 157.197, 157.200, 157.224, 157.360, 158.007, 158.6453, 25

KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION
(FLOOD K)

AN ACT relating to reorganization of the Kentucky Board of Education.

Amend KRS 156.029 to add the secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet as an ex officio member to the Kentucky Board of Education; add a public school teacher and public high school student as nonvoting members; confirm Executive Order 2020-610.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/4/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, State Government

KRS Sections

11.160, 156.029, 21A.010, 63.080

SCHOLARSHIPS
(MCCOOL B)

AN ACT relating to scholarships.

Amend KRS 164.786 to add two career and technical education courses per year to the Dual Credit Scholarship; amend KRS 164.787 to rename the Work Ready Scholarship the Better Kentucky Promise Scholarship; delete the dual credit provisions from the program; revise the definitions of eligible institution and eligible program of study; require enrollment of at least nine hours each semester; grandfather students already participating in the Work Ready Scholarship; cite the Act as the Better Kentucky Promise Scholarship Act.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/11/2021 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

3/2/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/1/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/1/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/1/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/25/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/23/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/4/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Higher Education

KRS Sections

13A, 158.007, 164., 164.001, 164.098, 164.740, 164.786, 164.787, 42.500, 45.229

SCHOOL BREAKFASTS
(RILEY S)

AN ACT relating to school breakfasts.

Amend KRS 158.070 to 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.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/12/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

3/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

3/11/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/5/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/4/2021 - received in Senate

3/3/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 97-0

3/3/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/2/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3/2/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/1/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/1/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/1/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/25/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/23/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/4/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Children and Family Issues, Education

KRS Sections

121.015, 13, 156.095, 157.350, 158.060, 158.070, 158.6451, 158.792, 161.500, 78.615

LOCALLY OPERATED SECONDARY AREA CENTERS AND VOCATIONAL DEPARTMENTS
(RUDY S)

AN ACT relating to locally operated secondary area centers and vocational departments.

Amend KRS 157.069 to provide state supplemental funds to the locally operated secondary area centers that received state supplemental funds in fiscal year 2020-2021.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/5/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/4/2021 - received in Senate

3/3/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 97-0

3/3/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/2/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3/2/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/1/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/1/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/1/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/25/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/23/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/4/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education

KRS Sections

157.069, 157.320

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
(HUFF R)

AN ACT relating to mental health services.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 210 to define new terms; establish a crisis hotline center to provide crisis intervention services and crisis care coordination; create a mobile crisis team; and establish certification for crisis receiving and stabilization facilities.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/9/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Health Care, Mental Health & Disabilities, Public Safety

KRS Sections

210

CHILD SUPPORT
(MASSEY C)

AN ACT relating to child support.

Amend KRS 403.211 to increase the amount of an extraordinary medical expense from $100 to $250; amend KRS 403.212 to update the child support guidelines table and a self-support reserve; establish guidelines for imputation of income; create a new section of KRS Chapter 403 to establish adjustments to a child support obligation based upon parenting time; amend KRS 406.031 to decrease the time liability for child support shall attach in a paternity action from 4 years to 2 years; amend KRS 620.090 to establish an action for child support when a court issues a temporary order for child custody; amend KRS 403.160 and 620.230 to conform; Section 3 EFFECTIVE March 1, 2022.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; correct certain entries in table; include exclusion from certain calculations for children who receive public assistance.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/19/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 47)

3/15/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/15/2021 - (H) Passed 87-5

3/15/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Committee Substitute

3/15/2021 - (H) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY; for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)

3/12/2021 - for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute

3/12/2021 - for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute

3/12/2021 - for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute

3/12/2021 - (H) placed in the Orders of the Day for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence for Monday, March 15, 2021

3/11/2021 - floor amendment (1) withdrawn

3/11/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

3/11/2021 - (S) THIRD READING passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute (1)

3/11/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2021

3/5/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/5/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1 and SFA 1

3/4/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

3/4/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

3/4/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1

3/4/2021 - Senate Judiciary (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/26/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)

2/23/2021 - received in Senate

2/22/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 93-0

2/16/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 16, 2021

2/11/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/10/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/10/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/10/2021 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/9/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Judiciary (H)

2/9/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)

2/9/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Children and Family Issues, Crime & Punishment, Justice & the Courts

KRS Sections

13A, 13B, 17.500, 205.175, 24, 403, 403.135, 403.160, 403.200, 403.211, 403.212, 405.021, 406.021, 406.031, 620.090, 620.230

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
(MASSEY C)

AN ACT relating to the Teachers' Retirement System board of trustees.

Amend KRS 161.250 to provide that the TRS board of trustees shall not be subject to reorganization by a Governor.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/9/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Pension & Retirement System, State Government

KRS Sections

11, 11.160, 12, 13A, 13A.2251, 13B, 161.155, 161.220, 161.250, 161.260, 161.290, 161.460, 45A.705, 61.823, 61.878

COVID-19 PANDEMIC
(RABOURN F)

AN ACT relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and declaring an emergency.

Require school districts to reopen when 80% of certified personnel and 80% of classified personnel are vaccinated for COVID-19; establish public reporting requirements for the school personnel vaccination rate; provide that an action may be filed against the local school district due to a violation of the section's requirements; prohibit mask wearing requirements in the Commonwealth related to COVID-19 once 70% of the adult population is vaccinated; provide that the Act shall expire on February 29, 2024; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/9/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Health Care, Public Safety, State Government

KRS Sections

6

HEALTH EDUCATION
(WILLNER L)

AN ACT relating to health education.

Repeal and reenact KRS 158.1415 to require each school district to provide healthy relationship education instruction to all public school students; establish minimum requirements for the instruction; establish minimum requirements for the healthy relationship curricula and instructional materials; prohibit a school or school district from restricting the ability of an instructor to answer a question related to the instruction; require that a school make the healthy relationship curricula and instructional materials available upon the request of a parent or guardian and establish a procedure for a parent or guardian to opt a student out of the instruction; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations necessary to implement, administer, and enforce this section; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations requiring that each school district submit a report on healthy relationship instruction in the district biennially; require the Kentucky Department of Education to maintain a list of recommended healthy relationship curricula and instructional materials; permit a parent or guardian to file an enforcement action in Circuit Court.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/10/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Children and Family Issues, Education, State Government

KRS Sections

158.1415, 160.1592

ATHLETICS
(BECHLER L)

AN ACT relating to athletics.

Amend KRS 156.070 to designate the NAIA and NJCAA as organizations the Kentucky Board of Educaion must consider in establishing athletic programs, require the Board of Education or agency designated by the Board of Education to manage interscholastic athletics to promulgate administrative regulations or bylaws requiring schools that participate in interscholastic athletics to designate all athletic teams, activities, and sports based upon the biological sex of the students eligible to participate; prohibit male students from participating in athletic teams, activities, and sports designated as girls'; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a cause of action against a school that violates these provisions; require that the action be brought within 2 years; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require a postsecondary education institution to designate all intercollegiate and intramural athletic teams, activities, sports, and events that are sponsored or authorized by the institution based on biological sex of students eligible to participate; require that a postsecondary education institution prohibit male students from participating in athletic teams, activities, and sports designated as womens'; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a cause of action against a postsecondary institution that violates these provisions; require that the action be brought within 2 years; title the Act: "Save Women’s Sports Act."

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/10/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Arts, Sports & Entertainment, Children and Family Issues, Environment, Higher Education

KRS Sections

13B, 156.070, 158, 160.380, 164

EDUCATION
(RABOURN F)

AN ACT relating to education.

Amend KRS 161.030 to specify authority of Education Professional Standards Board over educator hired by public schools only; amend KRS 199.894 to define "learning pods" and exclude from the defintion of "child-care center" and "family child-care home"; and amend KRS 194A.381 to exclude learning pods from certain hiring requirements.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/10/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Children and Family Issues, Education

KRS Sections

156.160, 161., 161.010, 161.030, 19, 194, 194A.380, 194A.381, 199, 199., 199.892, 199.894

INVESTMENT OF FUNDS BY KRS AND CERS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
(ELLIOTT D)

AN ACT relating to the investment of funds by the Kentucky Retirement Systems' and County Employees Retirement System's boards of trustees.

Amend KRS 16.642, 61.650, and 78.790 to limit the amount of assets that the boards of trustees may invest in alternative investments to not more than 25 percent of the assets in the pension and insurance funds of the State Police Retirement System, the Kentucky Employees Retirement System, and the County Employees Retirement System, respectively.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/10/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Occupations & Professions, Public Employees, State Government

KRS Sections

1, 16.505, 16.510, 16.642, 16.65, 17, 18, 23, 286.3-225, 45, 61.510, 61.650, 61.70, 61.701, 61.870, 61.88, 78.510, 78.790, 78.85

HOME STUDIES
(MEADE D)

AN ACT relating to home studies.

Amend KRS 199.474 to establish specific requirements of the home study that is done related to the out-of-home placement of children.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/22/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Health and Family Services (H)

2/22/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Health and Family Services (H)

2/10/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Children and Family Issues, State Government

KRS Sections

199.474, 615.030

TEACHER CERTIFICATION
(NEMES J)

AN ACT relating to teacher certification.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to require teacher preparation programs to include a competency demonstration option as an alternative to obtaining a passing score on assessments required for certification; amend KRS 161.030 and 161.010 to conform.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/11/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Administration - Governor, Education, Higher Education

KRS Sections

156.095, 156.160, 161, 161., 161.010, 161.020, 161.030

SCHOOL CHOICE
(MCCOY C)

AN ACT relating to education.

Amend KRS 157.350 to allow inclusion of nonresident pupils in a district's average daily attendance; amend KRS 158.120 to require a local board of education to adopt a nonresident student policy and forbid discrimination among nonresident students; require the Kentucky Department of Education to submit a report by August 1, 2021 concerning options to ensure a school district's local effort funds follow a students to the district in which the student is enrolled; specify that no provisions are intended to override current rules and regulations adopted by the Kentucky High School Athletics Association, including transfers.
House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original language; delay nonresident student enrollment provisions until July 1, 2022; establish interscholastic eligibility rule for students utilizing new nonresident enrollment option; modify KDE report and due date to November 1, 2021; and direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish the School Funding Task Force to study school funding mechanisms and report any recommended changes to improve equity and efficiency by December 1, 2021; create new sections in KRS Chapter 141 to establish the Education Opportunity Account Program; define terms and eligibility for the program; establish the requirements of the account-granting organizations and the Department of Revenue; allow auditing of account-granting organizations by the Department of Revenue; create a tax credit for taxes imposed by KRS 141.020, 141.040, and 141.0401 for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, but before January 1, 2026; require the tax credit to have an annual cap of $25,000,000; require reporting to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; create short title; amend KRS 141.0205 to order the tax credit; amend KRS 131.190 to allow reporting by the Department of Revenue.
House Floor Amendment (1) Amend KRS 158.060 to remove language that allows for half-day kindergarten programs; amend KRS 157.320 and 157.360 to conform.
House Floor Amendment (14) Specify school districts detemine enrollment capacity; require boards of education to file nonresident pupil policies with the Kentucky Department of Education; delete School Funding Task Force; and make technical corrections.
House Floor Amendment (20) Include tuition and fees to attend a prekindergarten to grade 12 nonpublic school as a qualifying expense when the eligible student resides in a Kentucky county with a population greater than one hundred fifty thousand.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; permit EOA students that reside in a county with a population of 90,000 or more, as determined by the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, to use funds from an EOA program to pay for tuition and fees to attend a nonpublic school; remove sections 22, 23, and 24 relating to kindergarten.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/30/2021 - delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 167)

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/29/2021 - veto overridden in Senate passed 23-14

3/29/2021 - (S) posted for consideration of Governor's veto

3/29/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

3/29/2021 - veto overridden in House passed 51-42

3/29/2021 - (H) posted for consideration of Governor's veto

3/29/2021 - veto message received in House

3/24/2021 - VETOED BY GOVERNOR

3/16/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/16/2021 - (H) Passed 48-47

3/16/2021 - House Concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1)

3/16/2021 - (H) placed in the Orders of the Day for Concurrence or Nonconcurrence for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3/16/2021 - received in House w/ Letter

3/16/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 21-15 with Committee Substitute (1)

3/16/2021 - floor amendments (2), (3), (4), (5), and (6) ruled not germane

3/16/2021 - floor amendments (7) and (8) filed to Committee Substitute

3/16/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3/16/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1, to Rules

3/16/2021 - Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/15/2021 - floor amendment (4), (5), and (6) filed

3/15/2021 - floor amendment (1) withdrawn

3/15/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

3/15/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/15/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/12/2021 - floor amendments (1), (2), and (3) filed

3/12/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

3/12/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Committee on Committees (S)

3/12/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

3/12/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/12/2021 - received in Senate

3/11/2021 - (H) THIRD READING passed 51-45 w/ Committee Substitute (1), floor amendments (1), (14), (20), and Committee Amendment (1-title)

3/11/2021 - floor amendments (2), (5), (7), and (10) defeated

3/11/2021 - floor amendment (17) withdrawn

3/11/2021 - Motion to suspend rules to consider FAs (3), (6), (8), (9), and (12) failed

3/11/2021 - Rules suspended to consider FAs (1), (2), (5), (7), (10), (14), (17) and (20)

3/11/2021 - floor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (16), (17), (18), (19), and (20) filed to Committee Substitute

3/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2021

3/11/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t, to Rules

3/11/2021 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/10/2021 - Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/10/2021 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/4/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

3/2/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

3/2/2021 - (H) SECOND READING

3/2/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

3/1/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

3/1/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/1/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

2/26/2021 - (H) reassigned to committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

2/25/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/24/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/23/2021 - Introduced

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Categories

Education, Poverty, Religion, State Government

KRS Sections

13B, 157., 157.310, 157.320, 157.350, 158.070, 158.120

SUPPORTING CIVIC EDUCATION
(RILEY S)

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION supporting civic education and declaring the third week in September as the kick-off week for America's Legislators Back to School Program, and encouraging participation in the "Principal for a Day" program.

Declare the General Assembly's support of civic education, declare the third week in September as the kick-off week for America's Legislators Back to School Program, and encourage members to participate in the “Principal for a Day” program.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/24/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 104)

3/17/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/16/2021 - received in House

3/16/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 36-0

3/16/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3/16/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably to Rules

3/16/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/12/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/12/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/12/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/11/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/11/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Committee on Committees (S)

3/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

3/11/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/4/2021 - received in Senate

3/3/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, adopted 96-0

3/3/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/2/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3/2/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/1/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/1/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/1/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/25/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

2/23/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

1/6/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, General Assembly

KRS Sections

No KRS Sections

ESTABLISH THE KENTUCKY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM TASK FORCE
(RAYMOND J)

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION directing the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Kentucky Preschool Program Task Force.

Direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Kentucky Preschool Program Task Force to study preschool programs; require findings and recommendations to be reported by November 30, 2021.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/11/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, General Assembly

KRS Sections

No KRS Sections

NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DAY
(REED B)

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 23, 2021, as National Agriculture Day.

Recognize March 23, 2021, as National Agriculture Day.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/11/2021 - adopted by voice vote

3/11/2021 - ADOPTED BY HOUSE

2/25/2021 - to House Floor

2/25/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/24/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

2/24/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

2/24/2021 - House Agriculture (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/2/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Agriculture (H)

2/2/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Agriculture (H)

1/6/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Agriculture

KRS Sections

No KRS Sections

URGING SCHOOLS TO COMMEMORATE CONSTITUTION DAY
(JOHNSON D)

A RESOLUTION urging school districts to commemorate Constitution Day on or around September 17 as an annual event.

Urge school districts to commemorate Constitution Day on or around September 17 as an annual event.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/6/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education

KRS Sections

No KRS Sections

LIABILITY PROTECTION DURING DECLARED EMERGENCY
(STIVERS R)

AN ACT relating to emergencies and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 39A to provide liability protection for owners of premises during a declared emergency; amend KRS 39A.020 to define terms used; amend KRS 39A.070 and 39A.090 to conform; amend KRS 39A.280 to refine the immunity of the state, private persons, volunteers, professional engineers and architects, and persons providing essential services during an emergency; EFFECTIVE MARCH 6, 2020, for Sections 1, 2, and 5 of the Act; EMERGENCY.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Create a new section of KRS Chapter 39A to provide liability protection for owners of premises during the SARS-COV-2 pandemic, set the time limit within which a claim for personal injury must be brought, and specify the liability for essential services providers, and define what is an "essential service"; amend KRS 39A.020 to define "declared emergency", "disaster", and "executive action"; amend KRS 39A.070 and 39A.090 to conform; amend 39A.280 to refine the immunity of the state, private persons, volunteers, professional engineers and architects, and persons providing essential services during an emergency; EFFECTIVE MARCH 6, 2020, for Section 1 of the ACT; Repeal of Section 1 effective December 31, 2023; EMERGENCY.
Senate Floor Amendment (2) Ensure that the Act is not interpreted to limit liability relating to non-COVID-SARS-2 motor vehicle accidents.
Senate Floor Amendment (7) Require that claims involving damage to real property related to the SARS-COV-2 pandemic be brought within the time set out in KRS 413.120; clarify the protection afforded essential workers.
Senate Floor Amendment (8) Include distributors of medical or personal protective equipment as essential services providers.
Senate Floor Amendment (9) Amend KRS 39A.270 specifying that the Governor or General Assembly may designate which services are essential during an emergency.
House Floor Amendment (6): Retain original provisions to create a new section of KRS Chapter 39A to provide liability protection for owners of premises during the SARS-COV-2 pandemic, set the time limit within which a claim for personal injury must be brought, specify the liability for essential service providers, and define what is an "essential service"; amend KRS 39A.020 to define "declared emergency", "disaster", and "executive action"; amend KRS 39A.070 and 39A.090 to conform; amend 39A.280 to refine the immunity of the state, private persons, volunteers, professional engineers and architects, and persons providing essential services during an emergency; provide definitions for additional terms including "COVID-19," "COVID-19 claim," and "arising from COVID-19"; and designate those businesses and providers deemed agents of the Commonwealth; EFFECTIVE MARCH 6, 2020, for Section 1 of the ACT; Repeal of Section 1 effective December 31, 2023; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

4/11/2021 - BECAME LAW WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE

3/30/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/30/2021 - (S) Passed 24-14

3/30/2021 - Senate Concurred in House floor amendment (6)

3/30/2021 - (S) posted for passage for concurrence for Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

3/30/2021 - received in Senate w/Letter

3/30/2021 - (H) THIRD READING passed 70-27 with floor amendment (6); rules suspended to call HFA (6)

3/30/2021 - floor amendment (3) ruled out of order

3/30/2021 - floor amendment (6) filed

3/30/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1, HFA 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

3/29/2021 - floor amendment (5) filed

3/29/2021 - floor amendments (2), (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute

3/29/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 29, 2021

3/16/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

3/16/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1, to Rules

3/16/2021 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/15/2021 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/12/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Judiciary (H)

3/12/2021 - (H) SECOND READING

3/12/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

3/11/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Judiciary (H)

3/11/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/11/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

3/4/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Judiciary (H)

3/3/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)

3/2/2021 - received in House

3/1/2021 - (S) THIRD READING passed 24-11 with Committee Substitute (1), floor amendments (2), (7), (8), and (9)

3/1/2021 - floor amendments (3) (4) and (5) defeated

3/1/2021 - floor amendment (1) withdrawn

3/1/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1, SFA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9

2/26/2021 - floor amendment (9) filed to Committee Substitute

2/26/2021 - (S) Passed Over and retained in the Orders of the Day

2/26/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1, SFA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8

2/25/2021 - (S) Passed Over and retained in the Orders of the Day

2/25/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1, SFA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8

2/24/2021 - floor amendment (8) filed to Committee Substitute

2/24/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

2/11/2021 - floor amendment (7) filed to Committee Substitute

2/11/2021 - floor amendment (6) withdrawn

2/10/2021 - floor amendment (3) (4) (5) and (6) filed to Committee Substitute

2/9/2021 - floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute

2/9/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1, to Rules

2/9/2021 - Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/6/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

1/6/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

1/6/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

1/6/2021 - Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/5/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

1/5/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

1/5/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

1/5/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

1/5/2021 - Introduced

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Categories

Business & Corporate, Health Care, Military Affairs

KRS Sections

194A.700, 216B.015, 310, 311, 322.010, 323, 338, 342, 39A, 39A.010, 39A.020, 39A.070, 39A.090, 39A.100, 39A.280, 39B.070, 39F, 39F.020, 413.140, 446.010

EXCEPTIONS TO MANDATORY IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
(WILSON M)

AN ACT relating to exceptions to mandatory immunization requirements and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 214.036 to provide exemptions from mandatory immunization for any child, emancipated minor, or adult who, personally or by a parent or guardian, submits a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs; prohibit any administrative regulation, administrative order, or executive order from requiring during an epidemic the immunization of persons who submit either a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs or the written opinion of the person's physician that such immunization would be injurious to the person's health; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop and make available on its Web site a standardized form relating to the exemptions from mandatory immunization and to accept the form after it is submitted; amend KRS 209.552 and 214.034 to conform; EMERGENCY.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Delete original provisions; amend KRS 214.036 to provide exemptions from mandatory immunization for any child, emancipated minor, or adult who, personally or by a parent or guardian, submits a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on religious grounds; prohibit any administrative regulation, administrative order, or executive order from requiring during an epidemic the immunization of persons who submit either a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs or the written opinion of the person's physician that such immunization would be injurious to the person's health; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop and make available on its Web site a standardized form relating to the exemptions from mandatory immunization and to accept the form after it is submitted; EMERGENCY.
House Committee Substitute (1) Change "medical" provider to "health care" provider; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/28/2021 - BECAME LAW WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE; (Acts Ch. 147)

3/16/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - (S) Passed 33-1

3/16/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Committee Substitute (1)

3/16/2021 - (S) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY; for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1)

3/15/2021 - (S) posted for passage for concurrence for Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

3/12/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

3/12/2021 - (H) THIRD READING passed 77-20 with Committee Substitute (1); floor amendment (8) failed voice vote

3/12/2021 - floor amendment (8) filed to Committee Substitute

3/12/2021 - Rules suspended to consider FA (8)

3/12/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1, HFA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

3/12/2021 - floor amendment (8) defeated

3/11/2021 - floor amendment (5), (6) and (7) filed to Committee Substitute

3/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2021

3/5/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/4/2021 - floor amendments (1), (2), (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute

3/4/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/4/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1

3/4/2021 - House Health and Family Services (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/1/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Health and Family Services (H)

2/23/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Health and Family Services (H)

2/4/2021 - received in House

2/4/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 34-1-1 with Committee Substitute (1)

2/4/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1

2/3/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 4, 2021

2/3/2021 - (S) SECOND READING to Rules

2/3/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1

2/3/2021 - Senate Health & Welfare (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/2/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Health & Welfare (S)

2/2/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

2/2/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

1/11/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Health & Welfare (S)

1/11/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Administration - Governor, Civil and Human Rights, Health Care, Public Safety, State Government

KRS Sections

13A, 158.035, 209.552, 214.034, 214.036, 24, 39A

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY
(ALVARADO R)

AN ACT relating to opportunities in education.

Create new sections in KRS Chapter 141 to establish the Education Opportunity Account Program; define terms and eligibility for the program; establish the requirements of the account-granting organizations and the Department of Revenue; allow auditing of account-granting organizations by the Department of Revenue; create a tax credit for taxes imposed by KRS 141.020, 141.040, and 141.0401; require reporting to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; create short title; amend KRS 141.0205 to order the tax credit; amend KRS 131.190 to allow reporting by the Department of Revenue.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/2/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

1/5/2021 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

12/9/2020 - Pre-Filed

Categories

Children and Family Issues, Education, State Government, Taxation

KRS Sections

131.1817, 131.1817, 131.190, 131.190, 132, 132, 132.820, 132.820, 137, 137, 138., 138.210, 138.210, 139.519, 139.519, 141, 141, 141.020, 141.020, 141.02026, 141.02026, 141.0205, 141.0205, 141.040, 141.040, 141.0401, 141.0401, 141.041, 141.041, 141.044, 141.044, 141.062, 141.062, 141.065, 141.065, 141.066, 141.066, 141.067, 141.067, 141.068, 141.068, 141.069, 141.069, 141.070, 141.070, 141.305, 141.305, 141.347, 141.347, 141.350, 141.350, 141.383, 141.383, 141.3841, 141.3841, 141.385, 141.385, 141.386, 141.386, 141.389, 141.389, 141.390, 141.390, 141.395, 141.395, 141.396, 141.396, 141.408, 141.408, 141.412, 141.412, 141.418, 141.418, 141.423, 141.423, 141.4231, 141.4231, 141.4242, 141.4242, 141.4244, 141.4244, 141.428, 141.428, 141.434, 141.434, 141.436, 141.436, 141.437, 141.437, 141.438, 141.438, 143A, 143A, 148.544, 148.544, 151B.402, 151B.402, 154.26-095, 154.26-095, 154.45-090, 154.45-090, 160., 160.613, 160.613, 171.3961, 171.3961, 171.397, 171.397, 322.010, 322.010, 350, 350, 352, 352, 49.220, 49.220

EXCEPTIONS TO MANDATORY IMMUNIZATION
(WILSON M)

AN ACT relating to exceptions to mandatory immunization requirements and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 214.036 to provide exemptions from mandatory immunization for any child, emancipated minor, or adult who, personally or by a parent or guardian, submits a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs; prohibit any administrative regulation, administrative order, or executive order from requiring during an epidemic the immunization of persons who submit either a written sworn statement objecting to the immunization based on conscientiously held beliefs or the written opinion of the person's physician that such immunization would be injurious to the person's health; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop and make available on its Web site a standardized form relating to the exemptions from mandatory immunization and to accept the form after it is submitted; amend KRS 209.552 and 214.034 to conform; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/11/2021 - (S) WITHDRAWN

1/5/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

13A, 158.035, 209.552, 214.034, 214.036, 24, 39A

DE FACTO CUSTODIANS AND CHILDREN
(WHEELER P)

AN ACT relating to children.

Amend KRS 403.270 to specify that the existing time periods required to be considered a de facto custodian be calculated in aggragate within the last two years.
House Committee Substitute (1) Amend KRS 403.270 to specify that the existing time periods required to be considered a de facto custodian be calculated in aggregate within the last two years; amend KRS 635.020 to remove automatic transfer of a child from District Court to Circuit Court in certain cases; and amend KRS 640.010 to specify additional factors to be considered in determining whether a child's case should be transferred from District Court to Circuit Court.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/25/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 132)

3/16/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - (S) Passed 33-0

3/16/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)

3/16/2021 - (S) posted for passage for concurrence for Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

3/16/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

3/16/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 91-3 with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)

3/16/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t

3/15/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2021

3/15/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t, to Rules

3/15/2021 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/12/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Judiciary (H)

3/12/2021 - (H) SECOND READING

3/12/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

3/11/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Judiciary (H)

3/11/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/11/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

3/4/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Judiciary (H)

3/2/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)

2/25/2021 - received in House

2/24/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 37-0

2/24/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

2/22/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Consent

2/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

2/11/2021 - Senate Judiciary (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/11/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)

1/5/2021 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

12/11/2020 - Pre-Filed

Categories

Children and Family Issues, Justice & the Courts

KRS Sections

403.270, 403.270, 403.280, 403.280, 403.315, 403.315, 403.720, 403.720, 405.020, 405.020

FINANCING AND CONDITIONS FOR OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, AND FUNCTIONING OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KENTUCKY
(WESTERFIELD W)

AN ACT providing financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

House Committee Substitute (1): Appropriate $250,000,000 in Federal Funds in fiscal year 2021-2022 from the American Rescue Plan Act to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority for the Drinking Water and Wastewater Grant Program; set out allocation method; provide for Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Reentry Service Centers in fiscal year 2021-2022; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

4/7/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 195)

3/30/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/30/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/30/2021 - (S) Passed 36-0

3/30/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)

3/30/2021 - (S) posted for passage for concurrence for Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

3/30/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

3/30/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)

3/30/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 30, 2021

3/30/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1 and HCA 1t, to Rules

3/30/2021 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/15/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

3/12/2021 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

3/4/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/3/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/3/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/3/2021 - House Judiciary (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/1/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Judiciary (H)

3/1/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary (H)

2/22/2021 - received in House

2/11/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 26-3

2/11/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/10/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 11, 2021

2/9/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/4/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

2/4/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

2/4/2021 - Senate Judiciary (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/11/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)

1/5/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Budget and Appropriations, State Government

KRS Sections

532.130, 610, 610.060, 635, 635.020, 635.020(2), 640, 640.010, 640.030, 645

MANDATED IMMUNIZATION
(GIRDLER R)

AN ACT relating to immunization and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 214.036 to prohibit required immunization of any person by any state agency or instrumentality; create a new section of KRS Chapter 338 to prohibit required immunization of any employee by an employer as defined in KRS 338.015; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/2/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Health & Welfare (S)

1/5/2021 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

10/12/2020 - Pre-Filed

Categories

Civil and Human Rights, Health Care, Labor, State Government

KRS Sections

158.035, 158.035, 211, 211, 214.036, 214.036, 338, 338, 338.015, 338.015

SUPERINTENDENT SCREENING COMMITTEES
(ADAMS J)

AN ACT relating to superintendent screening committees.

Amend KRS 160.352 to require greater minority representation on a screening committee in a school district with a minority student population of 50% or greater.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/29/2021 - floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed

3/29/2021 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

3/29/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

3/16/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

3/15/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

3/12/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

3/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

3/5/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

3/4/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2021

3/4/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/3/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/3/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1

3/3/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/2/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

3/1/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/22/2021 - received in House

2/11/2021 - (S) THIRD READING passed 27-1

2/11/2021 - floor amendment (1) defeated

2/11/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SFA 1

2/10/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 11, 2021

2/9/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/4/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed

2/4/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

2/4/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

2/4/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

1/11/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

1/6/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

160.352, 161.720

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES DEFERRED COMPENSATION AUTHORITY PLANS
(HIGDON J)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority plans.

Repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 18A.245 and repeal and reenact KRS 18A.262 to establish conflict of interest provisions for trustees of the Kentucky Public Employees' Deferred Compensation Authority; amend KRS 18A.230 and 18A.255 to define financial planning, further provide guidance on advice provided to participants, and authorize the promulgation of administrative regulations; amend KRS 18A.250 to clarify auto enrollment provisions and authorize the promulgation of administrative regulations for implementation.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain orginal provisions; amend KRS 18A.250 to auto enroll members of the General Assembly and justices and judges of the Kentucky courts in office on July 1, 2021, and thereafter, in the deferred compensation 401(k) plan; deduct $30 per month from the compensation of members, justices, and judges auto enrolled and contribute as a pre-tax deferral to the 401(k) plan, unless the enrollee opts out or changes the deferral; and exempt from auto enrollment members, justices, or judges who are already enrolled in the 401(k) plan and special judges.
Senate Floor Amendment (1) Make auto enrollment in deferred compensation plan applicable to only new legislators, justices, and judges elected or appointed on or after July 1, 2021.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/24/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 111)

3/15/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/15/2021 - received in Senate

3/15/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 96-0

3/15/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/12/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2021

3/12/2021 - (H) SECOND READING to Rules

3/12/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/12/2021 - House State Government (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/11/2021 - (H) posted in committee House State Government (H)

3/11/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House State Government (H)

3/11/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Committee on Committees (H)

3/11/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/11/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee on Committees

3/2/2021 - received in House

3/1/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)

3/1/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1 and SFA 1

2/25/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2021

2/25/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/24/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

2/24/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

2/24/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ CS(1)

2/24/2021 - Senate State & Local Government (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/2/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

1/6/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

11A.010, 12.1, 18A, 18A., 18A.005, 18A.230, 18A.245, 18A.250, 18A.255, 18A.262, 337.060, 369.101, 42.500, 42.50021, 61.5956

IMMUNIZATIONS
(SOUTHWORTH A)

AN ACT relating to immunizations.

Amend KRS 344.010 to define "immunization"; amend KRS 344.040 to prohibit employers from discriminating against an individual who declines immunization or requiring immunization as a condition of employment.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/4/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Health & Welfare (S)

1/9/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Health Care, Labor

KRS Sections

344.010, 344.040

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
(HIGDON J)

AN ACT relating to career and technical education and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 157.069 to provide that when a local board of education assumes management of a state-operated vocational education and technology center, the center shall receive 100% of the funding it received as a state-operated center in the first year and 75% of the funding it received thereafter; provide that the remaining 25% of the funds shall be distributed to locally-operated centers that did not receive state supplemental funds previously; amend KRS 156.844 to require that when a local board of education assumes management of a state-operated vocational education and technology center, the local board must serve all districts serviced by the state-operated center; provide that when a local board of education assumes management of a state-operated vocational education and technology center, transferred certified employees who had tenure may be granted tenure and classified employees with four years of previous service may be offered a contract for at least five years.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 157.069 to provide state supplemental funds to the locally operated secondary area centers that received state supplemental funds in fiscal year 2020-2021; require the transfer of state-operated vocational education and technology centers to local district management to be done by the 2022-2023 academic year to qualify for the new funding provisions; require the remaining 25% of transfer funding be first provided only to locally-operated centers that did not receive state funding for the current fiscal year; amend KRS 156.844 to require that transferred certified employees who had tenure shall be granted tenure and classified employees with four years of previous service shall be offered a contract for at least five years; EMERGENCY

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/18/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 40)

3/15/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/15/2021 - received in Senate

3/15/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 96-0

3/15/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/12/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2021

3/12/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably to Rules

3/12/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/11/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Education (H)

3/11/2021 - (H) SECOND READING

3/11/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

3/5/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

3/5/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

3/5/2021 - (H) Returned to Committee House Committee on Committees (H)

3/5/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/5/2021 - (H) Taken From Committee

3/5/2021 - received in House

3/4/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)

3/4/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 4, 2021

3/4/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1 and SCA 1t, to Rules

3/4/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/26/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/26/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

2/26/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

2/25/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/25/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

2/25/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

2/2/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

1/11/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Higher Education

KRS Sections

156, 156.800, 156.844, 157.069, 157.320, 161.720, 161.740, 161.765, 18A

INTERSCHLASTIC ATHLETICS
(MILLS R)

AN ACT relating to athletics.

Amend KRS 156.070 to require the Board of Education or agency designated by the Board of Education to manage interscholastic athletics to promulgate administrative regulations or bylaws requiring schools that participate in interscholastic athletics to designate all athletic teams, activities, and sports based upon the biological sex of the students eligible to participate; prohibit male students from participating in athletic teams, activities, and sports designated as girls'; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a cause of action against a school that violates these provisions; require that the action be brought within 2 years; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require a public postsecondary education institution or private postsecondary education institution that is a member of a national intercollegiate athletic association to designate all intercollegiate and intramural athletic teams, activities, sports, and events that are sponsored or authorized by the institution based on biological sex of students eligible to participate; require that a public postsecondary education institution or private postsecondary education institution that is a member of a national intercollegiate athletic association prohibit male students from participating in athletic teams, activities, and sports designated as womens'; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a cause of action against a postsecondary institution that violates these provisions; require that the action be brought within 2 years; title the Act: "Save Women’s Sports Act."

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/4/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

1/11/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Arts, Sports & Entertainment, Civil and Human Rights, Education, Higher Education

KRS Sections

13B, 156.070, 158, 160.380.21, 164

SUPPORT EDUCATION EXCELLENCE IN KENTUCKY
(MILLS R)

AN ACT relating to the program to support education excellence in Kentucky.

Amend KRS 157.360 to require, when a district's state per pupil SEEK amount is less than the district's 1991-1992 state per pupil amount, the district's state portion per pupil SEEK amount be increased by the difference between the 91-92 amount and the current calculation; amend KRS 157.430 and 157.390 to conform.

  ALL BILL STATUS

1/12/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

156.160, 157.270, 157.310, 157.320, 157.360, 157.370, 157.390 21, 157.390(5) 157., 157.440, 157.615(6).10, 158.142, 160.346., 6, 65.210 to 65.30

EARLY ENTRY INITIATIVE PILOT PROGRAM
(WEST S)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Early Entry Initiative pilot program and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to define "early career teachers"; establish the Kentucky Early Entry Initiative pilot program; define the purposes and objectives of the pilot program; outline the three-year structure of the program; require an evaluation report be submitted to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2024; establish the short title of "Kentucky Early Career Teachers Act"; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/2/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

1/13/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education

KRS Sections

161

EARLY LITERACY EDUCATION
(WEST S)

AN ACT relating to early literacy education and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 158.791 to set forth the intent of the General Assembly with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; define the Department of Education's role in assisting local school districts with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; require the department to collaborate with designated agencies on reading programing, materials, and activities; amend KRS 158.305 to replace references to "response to intervention" systems with "multi-tiered system of supports"; require school districts to submit evidence of implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports by October 1 of each year; require the department to provide technical assistance and training on a multi-tiered system of supports upon the request of a school district; require the department to develop and maintain lists of approved universal screeners, diagnostic assessments, and comprehensive reading programs; require a local board of education to adopt and implement a reading universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment by January 1, 2022; permit a local school district to adopt a common comprehensive reading program for K-3; require all K-3 teachers to be trained in any reading diagnostic assessment and universal screener adopted by a local board; establish requirements for the administration of reading universal screeners by grade-level; define and establish the requirements for a reading improvement plan; require the department to establish reading teacher academies or coaching models by September 1, 2022, if funds are appropriated; amend KRS 158.840 to require CPE and EPSB to report to the IJCE on teacher preparation programs compliance; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require postsecondary institutions offering early childhood or elementary teacher preparation programs to include designated instruction; require the EPSB to maintain a list of approved reading teacher preparation tests; require all new teachers seeking certification in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education or Elementary School to take an approved reading teacher preparation test; amend KRS 164.0207 to rename the Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee the Read to Succeed Council; amend KRS 156.553 and 158.070 to conform; designate the Act as "the Read to Succeed Act;" APPROPRIATION.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain all original provisions, amend KRS 158.791 to define proficient level; amend KRS 158.305 to amend the definition of "enrichment program"; replace references to "remedying a deficiency in reading" with "increasing a student's rate of progress towards proficient performance in reading"; remove the requirement that the Department of Education maintain and approve a lists of universal screeners, reading diagnostic assessments, and comprehensive reading programs; distinguish services offered through grade three with those offered in grade four; and change the composition of the Read to Succeed Council.
Senate Floor Amendment (1) Retain all original provisions except, amend KRS 158.305 to require a multi-tiered system of supports to include response to intervention instruction; retain the existing purpose and function of the reading diagnostic and intervention fund; create a new section of KRS 158 to create a literacy coaching fund; define the purpose of the literacy coaching fund; require the department to report program data to the IJCE and an external evaluator; amend KRS 158.794 to authorize the Read to Succeed Council to advise KDE on the literacy coaching program; appropriate to the literacy coaching fund $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2021-2022 and $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2022-2023 for the literacy coaching program; provide that the funds shall not lapse. APPROPRIATION

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/26/2021 - received in House

2/25/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 31-2 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)

2/25/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1 and SFA 1

2/24/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

2/22/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

2/22/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

2/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1

2/11/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/2/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

1/13/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education

KRS Sections

121.015, 151B.409, 156.095, 156.553, 156.5532, 157.350, 158.060, 158.070, 158.305, 158.307, 158.6451, 158.6453, 158.649, 158.791, 158.792, 158.794, 158.840, 158.84027, 158.842, 158.848, 160.345, 160.346, 161.030, 161.095, 161.500, 164, 164.020, 164.0207, 45.229, 45A, 45A.690, 78.615

EXCEPTIONS TO IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
(SOUTHWORTH A)

AN ACT relating to exceptions to immunization requirements and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to allow an independent institution or postsecondary educational institution to require a student to receive a vaccination for disease if exemption provisions are allowed; create a new section of KRS 216B to allow a health facility to require an employee to receive a vaccination for disease if exemption provisions are allowed; EMERGENCY.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/4/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

1/13/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

164, 216B

STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY
(WISE M)

AN ACT relating to student health and safety.

Amend KRS 158.838 to define "bronchodilator rescue inhaler"; change the definition of "medications" to include bronchodilator rescue inhaler; amend KRS 158.836 to encourage schools to keep bronchodilator rescue inhalers in at least two locations; require each school to have policies and procedures in place when keeping bronchodilator rescue inhalers on hand; require that the school health section of the Core Clinical Service Guide addresses bronchodilator rescue inhalers kept by schools; amend KRS 311.645 to define "asthma" and "bronchodilator rescue inhaler"; amend KRS 311.646 to specify that bronchodilator rescue inhalers can be prescribed to, dispensed to, filled by, and possessed by an authorized entity or certified individual; to allow for the administration of a bronchodilator rescue inhaler; amend KRS 311.647 to allow immunity from civil liability for personal injury for the administration, prescription, filling, and storage of bronchodilator rescue inhalers.
House Committee Substitute (1) Amend KRS 158.838 to define "bronchodilator rescue inhaler"; change the definition of "medications" to include bronchodilator rescue inhaler; amend KRS 158.836 to encourage schools to keep bronchodilator rescue inhalers in at least two locations; require each school to have policies and procedures in place when keeping bronchodilator rescue inhalers on hand; require that the school health section of the Core Clinical Service Guide addresses bronchodilator rescue inhalers kept by schools; amend KRS 311.645 to define "asthma" and "bronchodilator rescue inhaler"; amend KRS 311.646 to specify that bronchodilator rescue inhalers can be prescribed to, dispensed to, filled by, and possessed by an authorized entity or certified individual, to allow for the administration of a bronchodilator rescue inhaler; amend KRS 311.647 to allow immunity from civil liability for personal injury for the administration, prescription, filling, and storage of bronchodilator rescue inhalers; correct outdated language throughout.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/24/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 112)

3/16/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - (S) Passed 36-0

3/16/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Committee Substitute (1)

3/16/2021 - (S) posted for passage for concurrence for Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

3/15/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

3/15/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute

3/15/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

3/12/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2021

3/12/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/11/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/11/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1

3/5/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/4/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

3/2/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/25/2021 - received in House

2/24/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 36-1

2/24/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

2/23/2021 - floor amendment (1) withdrawn

2/22/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed

2/22/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Consent

2/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

2/11/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/4/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/2/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education, Health Care, Higher Education, Mental Health & Disabilities, Public Safety

KRS Sections

156.502, 158, 158.830, 158.832, 158.834, 158.836, 311, 311.645, 311.646, 311.647, 313.035

SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATION
(WISE M)

AN ACT relating to supplementary education and declaring an emergency.

Allow public high school students currently enrolled in Kentucky to request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental school year to retake and supplement coursework already completed; require local boards of education to either approve or deny all requests; allow Kentucky nonpublic schools to also implement supplemental school years; ensure students utilizing supplemental school years are not ineligible to participate in KHSAA activities; EMERGENCY.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original language, expand to grades K-12, create temporary program for graduated seniors instead of retention, allow program to be included in calculated average daily attendance, establish process for district to implement program and submit waivers. establish application deadline for nonpublic school students, and ensure KHSAA rules and regulations not specifically waived are affirmed, including transfer rules.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/24/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 108)

3/16/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/16/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/16/2021 - received in Senate

3/16/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 92-5

3/16/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/15/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/12/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2021

3/12/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/11/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/11/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/5/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/4/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

3/3/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

3/3/2021 - received in House

3/2/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute (1)

3/2/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1

3/1/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 2, 2021

2/26/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/25/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

2/25/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1

2/25/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/9/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/2/2021 - Introduced

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5/12/2021 - Kentucky Mr. Football Cameron Hergott Reclassifies to Repeat Senior Season

5/10/2021 - Central Ky. school districts discuss whether they’re able to approve requests for do-over school year

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3/31/2021 - Legislative session gaveled to close as budget approved, numerous bills passed; here’s a summary

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3/24/2021 - Beshear Vetoes Tax-Credit Scholarship Bill, Teacher Pension Reform

3/24/2021 - Citing harm to public education, Beshear vetoes controversial school choice, pension bills

3/18/2021 - Kentucky House passes Senate Bill 128, school 'redo' bill

3/17/2021 - Bill giving Kentucky students a 'do-over' year heads to Beshear after House approval

3/16/2021 - Ky. Lawmakers Pass Tax-Credit Scholarship Bill, Teacher Pension Reform

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2/25/2021 - Bill to allow students to take a pandemic-related 'do-over' year passes committee

2/4/2021 - ‘I want a year back’. KY high schoolers could retake year lost to COVID-19 under bill.

KRS Sections

156.070

EDUCATION
(WISE M)

AN ACT relating to education.

Amend KRS 158.6455 to add a Kentucky Department of Education technical advisory committee for purposes of advising the department on assessment and accountability in place of the NTAPAA; require reports of advice be reported to the Office of Education Accountability; amend KRS 156.160 and 158.6453 to conform; repeal KRS 158.6454.
House Floor Amendment (1) Amend KRS 164A.055 to redefine "board"; establish the Asset Resolution Corporation as an independent de jure municipal corporation and political subdivision; authorize the retention and compensation of employees; empower the corporation to serve and support schools or students concerning student finances, postsecondary education, and workforce development.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/23/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 79)

3/15/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/15/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/15/2021 - (S) Passed 36-0

3/15/2021 - Senate Concurred in House floor amendment (1)

3/15/2021 - (S) PLACED IN THE ORDERS OF THE DAY; posted for passage for concurrence in House Floor Amendment (1)

3/12/2021 - for concurrence in House floor amendment (1) for Monday, March 15, 2021

3/12/2021 - for concurrence in House floor amendment (1) for Monday, March 15, 2021

3/12/2021 - (S) posted for passage for concurrence for Monday, March 15th, 2021

3/12/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

3/11/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 93-0 with floor amendment (1)

3/11/2021 - Rules suspended to consider FA (1)

3/11/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HFA 1

3/5/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HFA 1

3/4/2021 - floor amendment (1) filed

3/4/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2021

3/4/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/3/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/3/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably

3/3/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/2/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

3/1/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/25/2021 - received in House

2/24/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 36-1

2/24/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

2/22/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Consent

2/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

2/11/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/4/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/2/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Education

KRS Sections

11.160, 12.028, 13A, 13B, 156.160, 158.281, 158.645, 158.6451, 158.6453, 158.6455, 158.6471, 158.845, 158.854, 158.860, 160.346

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PERFORMANCE FUND
(GIVENS D)

"AN ACT relating to the postsecondary education performance fund and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 164.092 to revise the definition of "formula base amount"; establish a definition of "funding floor" for purposes of priority funding for postsecondary institutions; add a hold-harmless provision for fiscal year 2021-2022 and thereafter; add a stop-loss provision of 0% for fiscal year 2021-2022 and thereafter; establish how amounts distributed from the performance fund shall be treated in the biennial budget process.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; add emergency clause. EMERGENCY.
House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions except specify that the funding floor shall be based on the institution's general fund appropriation as included in the 2020 budget bill; change the date for when the council shall certify amounts to the state budget director to May 1.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/18/2021 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 39)

3/12/2021 - delivered to Governor

3/11/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

3/11/2021 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/11/2021 - (S) Passed 33-0

3/11/2021 - Senate Concurred in House Committee Substitute (1)

3/11/2021 - (S) posted for passage for concurrence for Thursday, March 11th, 2021

3/5/2021 - received in Senate w/ Letter

3/5/2021 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 91-0 with Committee Substitute

3/5/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ HCS 1

3/4/2021 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2021

3/4/2021 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

3/3/2021 - (H) FIRST READING

3/3/2021 - (H) Reported Favorably w/ HCS 1

3/3/2021 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/2/2021 - (H) posted in committee House Education (H)

3/2/2021 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education (H)

2/26/2021 - received in House

2/25/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)

2/25/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1 and SCA 1t

2/24/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

2/22/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/11/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

2/11/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1 and SCA 1t

2/11/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/4/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/2/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Higher Education

KRS Sections

13A, 164.001, 164.092, 48.600

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
(HIGDON J)

AN ACT relating to a drug-free workplace.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 336 to provide definitions and to require public employers to have an appeals process for an employee who violates a drug-free policy using legal industrial products; amend KRS 18A.043 to require an appeals process for those public employers who require drug testing; amend KRS 304.13-167 to require that appeals process be complied with by public employers and suggested for private employers.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/2/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

13A, 13B, 18A.043, 18A.095, 304.13-167, 304.13-412, 336, 351

LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARDS
(SCHICKEL J)

AN ACT relating to library district boards.

Amend KRS 173.480, relating to public library districts' initial board appointments, to allow a county judge/executive with the approval of the fiscal court to appoint the first members of the newly created library board; amend KRS 173.490, relating to public library districts, to allow a county judge/executive with the approval of the fiscal court to appoint members or fill vacancies of the library board; amend KRS 173.725, relating to petition-created library districts' initial board appointments, to allow a county judge/executive with the approval of the fiscal court to appoint the first members of the newly created library board; amend KRS 173.730, relating to library districts created by petition, to allow a county judge/executive with the approval of the fiscal court to appoint members or fill vacancies of the library board.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/2/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

173.470, 173.480, 173.490, 173.720, 173.725, 173.730, 65.007

NONRESIDENT STUDENTS
(WESTERFIELD W)

AN ACT relating to nonresident students.

Amend KRS 157.350 to allow inclusion of nonresident pupils in a district's average daily attendance; amend KRS 158.120 to require a local board of education to adopt a nonresident student policy and forbid discrimination among nonresident students.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/25/2021 - Senate Education (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/9/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/4/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

13B, 157., 157.310, 157.320, 157.350, 158.070, 158.120

APPORTIONMENT OF MONEY IN THE CRS FUND
(HIGDON J)

AN ACT relating to the apportionment of money in the CMRS fund and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 66.7631 to reallocate a portion of the monthly revenues deposited into the CMRS fund for the purpose of next generation 911 initiatives, services, and applications when certain thresholds are met during a fiscal year; APPROPRIATION.
Senate Committee Substitute (1) Amend KRS 66.7631 to reallocate a portion of the monthly revenues deposited into the CMRS fund for the purpose of next generation 911 initiatives, services, and applications when certain thresholds are met during a fiscal year; APPROPRIATION. EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/5/2021 - received in House

3/4/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute (1)

3/4/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day; w/ SCS 1

3/3/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 4, 2021

3/3/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably w/ SCS 1, to Rules

3/3/2021 - Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/26/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

2/26/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

2/26/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

2/25/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

2/25/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

2/25/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

2/9/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

2/4/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Budget and Appropriations, Pension & Retirement System

KRS Sections

65.760, 65.7621, 65.7631, 65.7633

EDUCATION
(WILSON M)

AN ACT relating to education.

Amend KRS 156.690 to insert gender-neutral language.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/5/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/5/2021 - (S) SECOND READING

3/5/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

3/4/2021 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education (S)

3/4/2021 - (S) FIRST READING

3/4/2021 - (S) Taken From Committee

2/10/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/9/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

156.690

EDUCATION
(WILSON M)

AN ACT relating to education.

Amend KRS 156.690 to insert gender-neutral language.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/10/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/9/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

156.690

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
(SOUTHWORTH A)

AN ACT relating to education technology.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to prohibit a school district from entering into an agreement with providers of digital instruction services that allows the provider to collect, share, or use data not directly related to the function of the service; amend KRS 158.060 to establish limits to student screen time during the instructional day, regardless of instructional model.

  ALL BILL STATUS

2/25/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

2/23/2021 - Introduced

KRS Sections

156.095, 158.060, 158.070, 160, 160.345

CAREER PATHS FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE IN NEED OF SECOND CHANCES
(ALVARADO R)

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to encourage the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to encourage Kentucky businesses to create career paths for individuals that are in need of second chances and to encourage Kentucky businesses to not have "zero tolerance" polices for employees related to substance use disorder.

Encourage the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to encourage Kentucky businesses to create career paths for individuals that are in need of second chances and to encourage Kentucky businesses to not have "zero tolerance" polices for employees related to substance use disorder

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/1/2021 - received in House

2/26/2021 - (S) THIRD READING, adopted 30-5

2/26/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

2/25/2021 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 26, 2021

2/24/2021 - (S) SECOND READING, to Rules

2/23/2021 - (S) FIRST READING to Regular

2/23/2021 - (S) Reported Favorably

2/23/2021 - Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/9/2021 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

2/3/2021 - Introduced

Categories

Higher Education, Jobs

KRS Sections

No KRS Sections

HANDWASHING IN SCHOOLS
(MCGARVEY M)

A RESOLUTION relating to handwashing in schools.

Urge the Department of Education to provide guidance to Kentucky school districts on how to implement the CDC's COVID-19 guidance, including recommendations for hand hygiene; urge Kentucky schools to adopt hand hygiene plans that meet or exceed the CDC recommendations.

  ALL BILL STATUS

3/15/2021 - adopted by voice vote

3/15/2021 - ADOPTED BY SENATE

2/2/2021 - to Senate Floor

1/5/2021 - Introduced

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Judge cuts bond in half for former LMPD detective Brett Hankison
A judge has reduced former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) detective Brett Hankison's bond to $7,500, previously $15,000. Hankison is the only officer involved in the raid on Breonna Taylor's apartment to face charges. They are not directly tied to her death.
Spectrum News
Ky. Has Fourth-Highest Rate of Kids Hospitalized With COVID-19
Kentucky has the fourth-highest rate in the nation of children hospitalized with COVID-19 for the month of September, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
WFPL
Should poor people have to pay a fee to get their felony record erased in Kentucky?
Thousands of Kentuckians are prevented from cleaning old felony convictions from their backgrounds because the state requires $340 in fees they can’t afford to pay, the Kentucky Supreme Court was told on Wednesday.
Lexington Herald-Leader
Hospital group asks lawmakers for help with staff shortage
Hospital beds are in short supply in Kentucky.
Spectrum News
Special session déjà vu?
Just two weeks after legislators wrapped up a three-day special session, will they soon head back to Frankfort?
Louisville Courier-Journal
‘Set up for failure.’ KY youth worker claims pressure to water down incident report.
Youth worker Jezreel Bell said it was an accident when an adolescent boy fell and hurt his head on Sept. 24, 2020, inside the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center, ending up at the hospital for an examination.
Lexington Herald-Leader
KY hospitals added nearly 200 ICU beds in the last month but availability still low
In response to the deluge of COVID-19 patients, Kentucky hospitals have added nearly 200 more staffed intensive care unit beds in the last month. Despite those gains, there were fewer ICU beds available on Tuesday than in late August, according to the president of the Kentucky Hospital Association.
Lexington Herald-Leader
New program aims to help Kentucky employers retain workforce, provide access to treatment for addiction
Kentucky employers are encouraged to join a new program that helps ensure workplace policies align with the mission of opioid response and create pathways for better access to evidence-based, compassionate treatment and recovery services for their employees.
Northern Kentucky Tribune
Kentucky receives $300 million in settlement of online gambling lawsuit
Kentucky expects to collect $300 million from an Internet gambling site to settle a lawsuit the state brought against the site in 2011, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday.
Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky politico pardoned by Trump accused of illegal campaign scam tied to Russian
A Republican political operative pardoned by President Donald Trump after his conviction in a 2012 bribery plot has been charged again with campaign-related crimes, this time involving a 2016 illegal campaign contribution scheme and a Russian national.
Lexington Herald-Leader
Legislators cut many of Gov. Beshear's COVID-fighting powers. What is he still able to do?
Gov. Andy Beshear says he must fight COVID-19 with one arm "tied behind my back," after the Kentucky General Assembly restricted his emergency powers and prohibited statewide mask mandates.
Louisville Courier-Journal
Kentucky pension systems expect to need $4.6 billion from next two-year state budget
Kentucky’s state pension agencies told lawmakers on Tuesday that they expect to need nearly $4.6 billion from the next two-year state budget when it’s written this winter, mostly to cover massive pension debts.
Lexington Herald-Leader
KYTC makes final Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Plan available online
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has released the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for fiscal years 2021 through 2024.
Northern Kentucky Tribune
Kentucky Transportation Secretary provides update on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
As Congress returns to Washington this week, state lawmakers heard from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray in Frankfort on the potential impact of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), that could see final passage in the U.S. House of Representatives as early as next week.
KY Chamber Bottom Line
Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions
ov. Andy Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:
Associated Press
Nearly half of Kentucky prison staff remain unvaccinated, including 67% at 1 facility
Nearly half of Kentucky Department of Corrections employees remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, despite a rule requiring workers without a vaccine in the state's 13 prison facilities to be tested up to twice per week.
Louisville Courier-Journal
Agriculture commissioner proclaims Sept. 19-25 Farm Safety and Health Week across Kentucky
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles has proclaimed Sept.19-25 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to encourage farmers and farmworkers to put their health and safety first at all times. The theme for this year’s safety week is “Farm Safety Yields Real Results.”
Northern Kentucky Tribune