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Legislative Report June 29, 2022
Prepared by: KEA Lobbying Team
2022 KY General Assembly Regular Session Bills
Bill Information
EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS
(PETRIE, JASON)

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.

The State/Executive Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; appropriate to General Government: 2021-2022: $925,391,000, 2022-2023: $2,450,394,100, 2023-2024: $1,945,550,500; appropriate to the Economic Development Cabinet: 2021-2022: $631,100, 2022-2023: $42,311,100, 2023-2024: $43,841,800; appropriate to the Department of Education: 2021-2022: $4,038,300, 2022-2023: $6,272,487,700, 2023-2024: $6,338,219,700; appropriate to the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,302,200, 2022-2023: $226,803,000, 2023-2024: $228,602,800; appropriate to the Energy and Environment Cabinet: 2021-2022: $7,288,800, 2022-2023: $286,829,000, 2023-2024: $293,691,700; appropriate to the Finance and Administration Cabinet: 2021-2022: $144,212,800, 2022-2023: $973,840,400, 2023-2024: $983,730,600; appropriate to the Health and Family Services Cabinet: 2021-2022: $829,642,400, 2022-2023: $19,075,453,600, 2023-2024: $19,366,023,400; appropriate to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet: 2021-2022: $29,301,600, 2022-2023: $1,404,716,500, 2023-2024: $1,426,598,900; appropriate to the Labor Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,206,200, 2022-2023: $566,497,600, 2023-2024: $546,164,200; appropriate to the Personnel Cabinet: 2021-2022: $857,800, 2022-2023: $160,656,600, 2023-2024: $156,161,800; appropriate to Postsecondary Education: 2021-2022: $1,067,800, 2022-2023: $11,925,169,400, 2023-2024: $16,130,308,100; appropriate to the Public Protection Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,857,700, 2022-2023: $134,773,200, 2023-2024: $136,708,300; appropriate to the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet: 2021-2022: $25,708,200, 2022-2023: $306,414,300, 2023-2024: $322,190,100; not included in the appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows: 2021-2022: $4,739,000, 2022-2023: $12,585,526,731, 2023-2024: $905,877,600; 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. House Committee Substitute (1) The State/Executive Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; appropriate to General Government: 2021-2022: $925,391,000, 2022-2023: $2,349,809,300, 2023-2024: $1,863,025,000; appropriate to the Economic Development Cabinet: 2021-2022: $631,100, 2022-2023: $132,311,100, 2023-2024: $33,841,800; appropriate to the Department of Education: 2021-2022: $4,038,300, 2022-2023: $6,313,758,800, 2023-2024: $6,379,490,800; appropriate to the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,302,200, 2022-2023: $229,303,000, 2023-2024: $231,102,800; appropriate to the Energy and Environment Cabinet: 2021-2022: $7,288,800, 2022-2023: $286,829,000, 2023-2024: $293,691,700; appropriate to the Finance and Administration Cabinet: 2021-2022: $144,212,800, 2022-2023: $973,840,400, 2023-2024: $983,730,600; appropriate to the Health and Family Services Cabinet: 2021-2022: $836,882,400, 2022-2023: $19,089,934,000, 2023-2024: $19,380,503,800; appropriate to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet: 2021-2022: $29,301,600, 2022-2023: $1,404,762,600, 2023-2024: $1,426,649,300; appropriate to the Labor Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,206,200, 2022-2023: $878,497,600, 2023-2024: $546,164,200; appropriate to the Personnel Cabinet: 2021-2022: $857,800, 2022-2023: $160,656,600, 2023-2024: $156,161,800; appropriate to Postsecondary Education: 2021-2022: $1,067,800, 2022-2023: $11,067,225,800, 2023-2024: $13,538,315,700; appropriate to the Public Protection Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,857,700, 2022-2023: $134,773,200, 2023-2024: $136,708,300; appropriate to the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet: 2021-2022: $25,708,200, 2022-2023: $306,414,300, 2023-2024: $322,190,100; not included in the appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows: 2021-2022: $4,739,000, 2022-2023: $12,777,860,000, 2023-2024: $1,685,034,000; 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. Senate Committee Substitute (1) The State/Executive Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; appropriate to General Government: 2021-2022: $239,977,500, 2022-2023: $2,445,494,600, 2023-2024: $2,274,819,000; appropriate to the Economic Development Cabinet: 2021-2022: $631,100, 2022-2023: $93,681,600, 2023-2024: $33,890,100; appropriate to the Department of Education: 2021-2022: $878,000, 2022-2023: $43,360,800, 2023-2024: $43,583,100; appropriate to the Education and Labor Cabinet: 2021-2022: $8,508,400, 2022-2023: $825,152,400, 2023-2024: $778,864,600; appropriate to the Energy and Environment Cabinet: 2021-2022: $7,288,800, 2022-2023: $393,499,400, 2023-2024: $420,896,200; appropriate to the Finance and Administration Cabinet: 2021-2022: $147,931,200, 2022-2023: $986,801,300, 2023-2024: $1,007,003,200; appropriate to the Health and Family Services Cabinet: 2021-2022: $763,745,400, 2022-2023: $19,087,141,300, 2023-2024: $19,324,720,000; appropriate to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet: 2021-2022: $31,801,600, 2022-2023: $1,458,856,800, 2023-2024: $1,474,716,100; appropriate to the Personnel Cabinet: 2021-2022: $857,800, 2022-2023: $150,240,400, 2023-2024: $145,906,200; appropriate to Postsecondary Education: 2021-2022: $1,067,800, 2022-2023: $11,079,364,100, 2023-2024: $13,585,333,500; appropriate to the Public Protection Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,857,700, 2022-2023: $317,164,500, 2023-2024: $141,803,700; appropriate to the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet: 2021-2022: $125,708,200, 2022-2023: $320,285,800, 2023-2024: $576,918,000; appropriate to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund: 2022-2023: $250,000,000; not included in the appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows: 2021-2022: $16,739,000, 2022-2023: $12,262,048,000, 2023-2024: $2,752,444,000; 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.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/13/2022 - Delivered To Secretary Of State (Acts Ch. 199)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

1, 10, 11, 116.145, 117.343, 117.345, 12, 12.020, 12.027, 131.190, 132.590, 132.672, 13B, 14.140, 15, 15.410, 15.450, 15.460, 15.51, 154.10-050, 154.12-100, 154.126 278, 154.15-020, 154A.110, 154A.130, 156.095, 156.496, 156.553, 157., 157.069, 157.310, 157.320, 157.350, 157.360, 157.370, 157.395, 157.420, 157.430, 157.440, 157.611, 157.621, 157.650, 158.142, 158.162, 158.440, 158.648, 16, 16.052, 160.345, 160.348, 161.550, 161.675, 164, 164., 164.028, 164.476, 164.518, 164.593, 164.6011, 164.6013, 164.786, 164.787, 164.7890, 164.7911, 164A.608, 17, 17.500, 171.201, 18, 18A, 18A.005, 18A.010, 18A.015, 18A.032, 18A.225, 18A.2254, 18A.355, 19, 196.288, 2, 20, 205.455, 205.460, 205.560, 205.640, 205.647, 21, 211.170, 217.570, 218A, 22, 224.43-505, 224.4324 505, 24, 248., 248.654, 248.701, 248.703, 248.711, 24A.179, 25, 26, 260.175, 278., 278.700, 281.010, 3, 304.17A-095, 304.17A-607, 304.17B-021, 311.732, 342.340, 39A, 4, 41.370, 42, 42.350, 42.450, 42.455, 42.4582, 42.4588, 42.4592, 42.470, 42.49, 43.200, 44.060, 441., 441.045, 441.135, 441.206, 441.420, 441.605, 446.350, 45, 45.229, 45.750, 45.763, 45.777, 45.81, 45A, 45A.045, 45A.270, 45A.275, 45A.850, 48.005, 48.110, 48.120, 48.130, 48.185, 48.311, 48.312, 48.313, 48.400, 48.500, 48.605, 48.610, 48.630, 48.700, 48.705, 48.720, 48.730, 48.81, 5, 532.100, 56, 56.440, 56.59, 56.770, 56.772, 6, 61.315, 61.470, 61.565, 61.598, 61.5991, 61.870, 61.872, 61.878, 61.88, 64.092, 67.0802, 7, 8, 9, 95A.070, 95A.200, 95A.250, 95A.262, 95A.300

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
(WEBBER, RUSSELL)

AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance.

Amend KRS 341.005 to define "enhanced federal benefits" and "state average unemployment rate"; amend KRS 341.100 to define "suitable work" under certain circumstances; amend KRS 341.270 and KRS 341.272 to reduce the minimum period of time for an employer to qualify for a lower contribution rate to four quarters; amend KRS 341.350 to require that eligible recipients engage in five work search activities per week during each week that he or she claims eligibility for benefits; amend KRS 341.380 to change the maximum benefit payable to a worker within a benefit year; create a new section of KRS Chapter 341 providing for a variable duration of unemployment insurance benefits, ranging from 12 weeks to 24 weeks, based upon the state average unemployment rate at the time of each individual's application for benefits except in certain situations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 341 to allow an employer to notify the secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet about each worker who has declined suitable work or has failed to attend a first interview; amend KRS 341.370 to change the conditions under which a worker must be disqualified from receiving benefits during unemployment; create a new section of KRS Chapter 341 to allow the General Assembly to end the Commonwealth's participation in any enhanced benefits program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 341 to require the General Assembly's approval, which it may withdraw at any time, to participate in any enhanced federal benefits program; amend KRS 341.096 to define terms; create new sections of KRS Chapter 341 to allow employers to submit a plan for a shared work program to the secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet for approval; make employees eligible for shared work benefits if they are employed as members of an affected group, under an approved plan, are able to work, and their normal weekly hours are reduced at least ten percent but not more than forty percent; create a new section of KRS Chapter 341 explaining that the weekly shared work benefit amount shall be the product of the regular weekly unemployment compensation amount calculated in KRS 341.380 multiplied by the percentage of reduction of at least ten percent in the individual's usual weekly hours of work, and although an individual may be eligible for shared work benefits or regular benefits as appropriate, no individual shall be eligible for combined benefits in any benefit year in an amount greater than his or her maximum benefit as calculated under KRS Chapter 341.380 and no individual shall receive shared work benefits for more than 26 weeks; amend KRS 341.530, 341.080, 341.127, and 341.710 to conform; declare the provisions of this Act severable; allow the Act to be cited as the Unemployment Insurance Sustainability Act of 2022. House Committee Substitute (1) Retains original provisions; add language to Section 5 to clarify that the cabinet is to submit a report regarding the work search requirements to the Governor and the Interim Joint Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Investment; remove reference to the most recent employer in Section 7(2); remove reference to Kentucky Career Center in Section 9 in favor of original statutory reference to employment office; create a new section of KRS Chapter 341 to allow the cabinet to combine any reports required by KRS 341.127 and KRS 341.350 and submit them as one to the Governor and the Interim Joint Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Investment; add a new section of noncodified language to provide that the provisions of this Act shall not be construed to limit access for eligible claimants to Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits authorized under the Stafford Act; make technical changes. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; add language to Section 5 to clarify that claimants who are enrolled in an approved job training or certification program or have return or recall to work prospects within 16 weeks of filing a claim are exempt from work search requirements; add special effective date; technical changes.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/22/2022 - Delivered To Secretary Of State (Acts Ch. 21)

KRS Sections

10, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 341, 341., 341.005, 341.080, 341.096, 341.100, 341.127, 341.260, 341.270, 341.272, 341.350, 341.360, 341.370, 341.380, 341.390, 341.420, 341.530, 341.540, 341.550, 341.590, 341.700, 341.710, 341.712, 4, 6

WELFARE AND FAMILY SERVICES
(MEADE, DAVID)

AN ACT relating to welfare and family services.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 205 to establish that the terms "cash assistance" and "public assistance" do not include foster care, kinship care, fictive kin care, or relative placement payments; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to conduct annual analysis of expenditures related to the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program; provide for the allocation of unobligated TANF funds; establish restrictions on the use of cash assistance benefits; require the cabinet to utilize a single electronic benefit transfer card for each recipient of cash assistance benefits; direct the cabinet to establish a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) transitional benefit alternative; direct the cabinet to request SNAP waivers to establish an Elderly Simplified Application Project and a Standard Medical Deduction and waive certain time limit exceptions; direct the cabinet to implement certified change reporting requirements for SNAP benefits; establish conditions under which the cabinet shall implement community engagement requirements for individuals in the expanded Medicaid population; establish a work group to develop a framework for the creations of a Basic Health Program as permitted under the Affordable Care Act; prescribe actions to be taken by the Department for Medicaid Services in the event that the department is subject to federal temporary maintenance of effort restrictions that limit the department's ability to disenroll individuals from the state's medical assistance program; prohibit the cabinet and the Department for Medicaid Services from being designated as a qualified health entity for the purpose of making presumptive eligibility determinations for the state's medical assistance program; establish hospitals' responsibilities related to presumptive eligibility determinations for the state's medical assistance program; require the state's medical assistance program to provide coverage for substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated individuals; to permit a custodial parent who has been disqualified from receiving cash assistance benefits to designate a protective payee to receive benefits on behalf of a dependent minor child; require the cabinet to report to the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee on implementation of certain sections of this Act; establish the Attorney General's jurisdiction to enforce KRS Chapter 205; amend KRS 6.940 to reestablish the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee as the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee; amend KRS 205.178 require enrollment and benefit tracking agencies associated with SNAP to receive and review information from the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Department of Revenue; require the cabinet to assign SNAP recipients to employment and training programs; require the cabinet to obtain authorization from the General Assembly before seeking certain SNAP waivers; amend KRS 205.200 to prohibit the use of categorical eligibility and self-attestation; require the cabinet to use only the most recent available income data when determining eligibility for public assistance; permit the cabinet to disqualify an individual from receiving public assistance benefits if that individual traffics electronic benefit transfer cards; amend KRS 205.231 to permit individuals who are disqualified from receiving public assistance benefits to appeal that determination; amend KRS 205.525 to require reporting to the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee; amend KRS 205.725 to require the cabinet to upon receipt of an application for public assistance to take action to assure that the responsible parent or parents provides support to a child; amend KRS 441.045 to require that a county jailer notify the cabinet when a county prisoner is incarcerated and when they are released; require the cabinet to provide information on the child care assistance program to the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee; require the cabinet to seek approval of a waiver to eliminate mandatory hospital presumptive eligibility and restrict presumptive eligibility to children and pregnant women; direct the cabinet to seek federal approval of any state plan amendment or waiver deemed necessary to implement any provision of this Act; direct the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to establish job posting Web site for private businesses; direct the Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee to conduct an in-depth analysis of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program; create the Basic Health Program Task Force to study and make recommendations on the development of a basic health program; outline task force membership; require the task force to meet at least 4 times during the 2022 interim; require the task force to submit recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2022; and provide for severability. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except delete provisions related to broad-based categorical eligibility; direct identified unobligated Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds to be allocated to a job placement assistance program instead of to prevention services for families at risk of entering the child welfare system; exempt certain programs from the requirement to utilize a single electronic benefit transfer card; delete language permitting the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to delay implementation of a Medicaid community engagement program; delete language requiring the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to apply for a waiver to limit Medicaid presumptive eligibility; delete language establishing standards for hospital determinations of presumptive eligibility and penalties for violations of those standards; establish the duties of qualified hospitals in making presumptive eligibility determinations; exempt certain applications from the prohibition on Medicaid self-attestation; direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services obtain information from the Victim Information and Notification Everyday Network; direct the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to establish a job placement assistance program; delete section relating to county jails and requiring a jailer to provide notice to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when a county prisoner is incarcerated or released; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to reapply for certain waivers, waiver amendments, and state plan amendments on an annual basis if the application is initially denied by the federal government; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to make Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training program activities available online; direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish a Benefits Cliff Task Force. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions except delete provisions related to the analysis of unobligated Temporary Assistance for Needy Family and Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program funds; delete provisions establishing restrictions on the use of cash assistance benefits; delete provisions requiring the use of a single benefit card for each public assistance beneficiary; delete provisions related to the allocation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance – Education funds; delete provisions requiring the use of certified change reporting requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance beneficiaries; delete provisions related to coordination between the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Victim Information and Notification Everyday network; delete provisions to reestablish the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee as the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee; delete the requirement that benefit enrollment and tracking agencies obtain and review information from the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Departme

  CURRENT STATUS

4/14/2022 - Delivered To Secretary Of State (Acts Ch. 211)

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

13A, 13B, 13B.140, 19, 205, 205.010, 205.178, 205.200, 205.231, 205.525, 205.725, 205.730, 241.010, 31, 31.120, 431, 438.305, 441.045, 532.100, 6.940

REVENUE MEASURES
(PETRIE, JASON)

AN ACT relating to revenue measures and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 141.020 to reduce the individual income tax rate to 4% for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, and provide a further rate reduction in future years if certain thresholds of total general fund receipts are exceeded, provide that the tax rate shall not exceed a reduction of more than one percentage point in a calendar year, and eliminate the tax credit for a fiduciary and an estate; amend KRS 139.010 to define terms; amend KRS 139.200 to impose sales tax on certain services; amend KRS 139.482 to remove the exemption of sales and use tax on charges for admission to historical sites; amend KRS 139.310 to impose the use tax on certain services; amend KRS 139.340 to conform; amend KRS 139.470 to only allow an exemption of residential utilities for the resident's place of domicile, lower the de minimis threshold to $3,000 for the selling of certain services; amend KRS 281.010 to define terms; amend KRS 281.630 to require a peer-to-peer car sharing certificate; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to impose an excise on the privilege of providing a motor vehicle for sharing or for rent within the Commonwealth; amend KRS 138.462 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 139 to exclude the gross receipts from the additional taxable services imposed if derived from a contract executed on or before the date of introduction; create a new section of KRS Chapter 91A to define terms; amend various section of KRS Chapter 91A to conform; amend KRS 155.440 to define terms; amend KRS 153.450 to conform; amend KRS 142.400 to define terms; amend KRS 65.060 to conform; amend KRS 45A.077 to extend the time that a public-private partnership may be established without approval by the General Assembly; amend KRS 131.130 to prohibit the Department of Revenue from collecting any consumer debt owed for health care goods and services; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to impose a tax on electric vehicle power distributed in this state by an electric vehicle power dealer; amend KRS 186.050 to require the county clerk to collect the battery reclamation and mitigation fees; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to impose the battery reclamation and mitigation fees on an electric vehicle or a hybrid vehicle; provide various revenue measures for the operation of certain state agencies, the exemption of state and local tax on water withdrawal fees, and the deposit of certain taxes; provide if any provision is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect the other provisions. House Committee Amendment (1) Retain original provisions, except modify the thresholds for a further rate reduction for income tax purposes and make various technical corrections; amend KRS 131.400 to require the Department of Revenue and the Finance and Administration Cabinet to procure services for a tax amnesty program or to conduct the tax amnesty program; amend KRS 131.410, 131.420, 131.425, 131.435, 131.440, and 131.445 to conform; amend KRS 68.200 to make conforming changes related to the license fee imposed by certain local jurisdictions related to peer-to-peer car sharing; amend KRS 143.022 to extend the refund process for coal subject to tax, but exported outside of North America; amend KRS 141.010 to update the Internal Revenue Code reference date to December 31, 2021, with certain exceptions; amend KRS 139.730 to require coordinators of festivals or similar events to provide the Department of Revenue a list of vendors selling at the event; create a new section of KRS Chapter 136 to reinstate the requirement for declaration of estimated taxes related to insurance premiums tax; effective January 1, 2023; EMERGENCY. Senate Committee Substitute (1)

  CURRENT STATUS

4/14/2022 - Delivered To Secretary Of State (Acts Ch. 212)

Position

DA OPPOSE

KRS Sections

107., 107.310, 108., 108.010, 109.056, 131, 131.010, 131.130, 131.180, 131.183, 134, 136, 136.60214, 138, 138.450, 138.460, 138.462, 138.463, 138.480, 139, 139.010, 139.195, 139.200, 139.260, 139.270, 139.310, 139.330, 139.340, 139.470, 139.482, 139.498, 139.65011, 139.6502, 13A, 141.010, 141.019, 141.020, 141.023, 141.081, 142.400, 147., 147.610, 15.020, 150.015, 151., 151.700, 151.710, 151B, 153.440, 153.450, 154.30-050, 154.50-301, 164., 164.605, 164A.580, 179., 179.700, 18, 183.132, 184., 184.010, 186.020, 186.041, 186.050, 186.056, 189.010, 18A, 205, 210., 210.460, 212., 212.720, 216., 216.310, 220., 220.010, 229.031, 243.030, 243.040, 243.04024, 243.075, 246.247, 262., 262.100, 266., 266.010, 267., 267.010, 268., 268.010, 273., 273.405, 275.150, 278.516, 278.5461, 281.010, 281.630, 281.6301, 281.631, 281.635, 281.640, 281.655, 281.687, 281.752, 281.870, 281.990, 304.17B18, 304.3-270, 304.9-020, 311A.010, 39F.020, 441.135, 45.237, 45.750, 45.763, 45A.077, 48.010, 58, 58.5, 65.005, 65.007, 65.008, 65.060, 65.160, 65.760, 65.7621, 65.7629, 65.7634, 65.7636, 65A., 65A.010, 65A.030, 67.0802, 67A.845, 67C.139, 68.100, 74, 74.01, 75.010, 75.26, 76.005, 76.21, 77.005, 77.30, 79.310, 79.33, 80., 80.262, 91A, 91A., 91A.345, 91A.350, 91A.360, 91A.370, 91A.372, 91A.380, 91A.390, 91A.390(8), 91A.39016, 91A.392, 91A.394, 91A.400, 92.330, 96A., 96A.010

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
(MCCOY, CHAD)

AN ACT relating to educational opportunities and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 160.1590 to include definitions for "district of location", "private postsecondary institution", "proportionate per pupil basis", "proportionate per pupil transported basis"; change the definition of "authorizer" to include public and private postsecondary institution, the Kentucky Public Charter School Commission, the Kentucky Board of Education, and certain nonprofit entities; remove definitions for "achievement academy", "regional achievement academy", "regional achievement zone", and "start-up public charter school; amend KRS 160.1591 to allow nonresident enrollment, allow enrollment lottery to consider siblings, and remove regional achievement zones; amend KRS 160.1592 to require public charter schools to record student enrollment and attendance data in a manner necessary to participate in the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) fund; amend KRS 160.1593 to require public charter school applications to outline resident and nonresident enrollment policies, explain how the school’s proposed education program will serve students with individualized education programs or provide career readiness education opportunities, and require a memorandum of understanding with the district of location if the district has a total student enrollment of 5,000 or less; amend KRS 160.1594 to require any authorizer to establish an annual timeline for the application process, allow authorizers to give preference to applications that provide career readiness education opportunities, change the application process to allow for seeking an extension for curing deficiencies identified by the authorizer, and make changes to the review process; amend KRS 160.1595 to allow appeals to the Kentucky Public Charter School Commission in addition to the Kentucky Board of Education, require either to provide technical assistance to a charter applicant upon request, and modify appellate procedures; amend KRS 160.1596 to establish public charter schools as schools within an authorizing district for state and local funding purposes, establish public charter schools as local education agencies for federal funding purposes, establish terms for students enrolled in a public charter school to be included in the average daily attendance and transportation calculations of the district of location, establish a calculation to identify the amount of funding for a district of location to transfer to public charter schools, require public charter schools to provide services if funding received is tied to providing a service, establish how funding a collaborative's public charter school shall be determined, establish how data will be developed to provide funding during the public charter school's first year of operation, provide a transfer mechanism with authorizer fees and penalty provisions, determine how the Kentucky Board of Education shall develop a schedule for the transfer of funds, make public charter schools eligible for federal and state grants, require the commissioner of education to apply for all federal funding that supports charter school initiatives, determine the distribution of public charter school assets upon closure, and authorize the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate regulations for the calculation and distribution of funds to public charter schools; amend KRS 160.1597 to permit a charter contract to range from 5 to 7 years; amend KRS 160.1598 and 160.1599 to conform; amend KRS 161.141 to require a public charter school participate in the state-sponsored health insurance program, require any on behalf payment made by the state for local public employees or school district employees also be made for public charter school employees, require public charter schools to make employer contributions to retirement systems in the same manner as school districts, limit the accrual to sick leave credit for public charter school employees to the same limits as the authorizing district, and require employees of education service providers to have the same certifications and background checks as public charter school employees; create a new section of KRS 160.1590 to 160.1599 to establish the Kentucky Public Charter School Commission and its composition, authority, and operations; amend KRS 18.225, 161.220, and 78.510 to conform; provide that any provision of this Act is severable; establish the General Assembly’s intent that if KRS 141.500 to 141.901 is held unconstitutional due to the provisions of KRS 141.504, then the remedy should be to make those provisions applicable to all counties; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original language, except remove postsecondary education institutions, Kentucky Public Charter School Commission, the Kentucky Board of Education, and qualifying nonprofit organizations as authorizers; define "urban academy"; establish food program requirements at public charter schools; delete the Kentucky Public Charter School Commission; exempt urban academies from the memorandum of understanding requirement if all independent school districts in a county enroll greater than 7,500; provide that districts are not obligated to provide transportation to public charter school students if the school does not provide services; delete changes to charter contract terms; establish the Kentucky Public Charter School Pilot Project; identify pilot project authorizers; require at least one charter authorization; require pilot authorizers to submit reports; require the Office of Education Accountability to review the performance of pilot public charter schools; remove language concerning education opportunity accounts; remove emergency clause.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/14/2022 - Delivered To Secretary Of State (Acts Ch. 213)

Position

DA OPPOSE

KRS Sections

1, 12, 12.028, 13A, 14, 141.500, 141.504, 15, 156.074, 156.160, 156.265, 157.197, 157.360, 157.370, 157.420, 157.440, 157.621, 158.070, 158.281, 158.441, 158.6453, 16, 16.505, 16.543, 160, 160.010, 160.1590, 160.1591, 160.1592, 160.1593, 160.1594, 160.1595, 160.1596, 160.1597, 160.1598, 160.1599, 160.180, 160.345, 160.380, 161., 161.028, 161.141, 161.155, 161.220, 161.400, 161.520, 161.540, 161.550, 161.567, 161.633, 161.635, 161.636, 164.5807, 17, 18, 18A, 18A.225, 18A.226, 19, 196.167, 2, 205.593, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 304.12-237, 304.14-135, 304.17A-005, 304.17A-132, 304.17A-138, 304.17A-142, 304.17A-148, 304.17A-258, 304.17A-270, 304.17A-500, 304.17A-580, 304.17A-600, 304.17A-700, 304.99-123, 320, 45A.080, 6, 61, 61.040, 61.522, 61.542, 61.552, 61.569, 61.592, 61.621, 61.623, 61.635, 61.665, 61.680, 61.805, 62.010, 78.510, 78.520, 78.530, 78.535, 78.5512, 78.5520, 78.5536, 78.610, 78.610(4), 78.615, 78.616, 78.782, 78.85, 79.080

HEALTH EDUCATION
(WILLNER, LISA)

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.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

158.1415, 160.1592

PROHIBITING CERTAIN CONCEPTS FROM CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION
(FISCHER, JOSEPH M.)

AN ACT relating to public education and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 158.183 to require a local board of education or board of a public charter school to ensure that no public school or public charter school offers any classroom instruction or discussion that incorporates designated concepts related to race, sex, and religion; provide that a school district employee that violates the prohibition is subject to disciplinary action; authorize the Attorney General to enforce the prohibition; authorize a penalty of $5,000 for each day a violation persists after the Attorney General issues notification that a violation has occurred; require the commissioner of education to deduct the penalty from funds distributed to a school district; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to provide that no student enrolled at a public postsecondary education institution shall be required to engage in any form of mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling; title the Act the "Education Non-Discrimination Act"; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

DA OPPOSE

KRS Sections

157.410, 158., 158.181, 158.183, 158.200, 161.120, 164

PROHIBITED PUBLIC SCHOOL INSTRUCTION
(LOCKETT, MATT)

AN ACT relating to prohibited instruction and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 158.183 to require a local board of education or board of a public charter school to ensure that no public school or public charter school offers any classroom instruction or discussion that promotes designated concepts related to race, sex, and religion; provide that a school district employee that violates the prohibition is subject to disciplinary action; amend KRS 164.348 to prohibit classroom instruction or discussion that incorporates designated concepts related to race, sex, and religion at public postsecondary education institutions; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

DA OPPOSE

KRS Sections

158., 158.181, 158.183, 158.200, 161.120, 164.348

PROHIBITING GOVERNMENTAL VACCINE PASSPORTS
(REED, BRANDON)

AN ACT relating to SARS-CoV-2 documentation.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 61 to prohibit a governmental body from requiring persons to provide vaccine passports to enter or obtain service from the governmental body; create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to prohibit a school from requiring persons to provide vaccine passports to enter or obtain service from the school; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit a university board from requiring persons to provide vaccine passports to enter or obtain service from the university; create a new section of KRS Chapter 214 to prohibit a business entity from requiring persons to provide vaccine passports to enter or obtain service from the business entity; create a new section of KRS Chapter 214 to allow the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to impose of fine not to exceed $5,000 per violation of this Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

160, 164, 214, 271B.1-400, 45A.030, 61

PROHIBITING BIOLOGICAL MALES FROM PARTICIPATING IN GIRLS ATHLETICS
(DOTSON, RYAN)

AN ACT relating to athletics.

Amend KRS 156.070 to require KHSAA to promulgate administrative regulations or bylaws requiring schools to designate all interscholastic athletics based upon the biological sex of the students eligible to participate; prohibit male students from participating in girls' athletics; establish how to designate biological sex; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a cause of action against a school that violates these provisions; 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 athletics authorized by the institution based on biological sex of students eligible to participate; require that institutions prohibit male students from participating in womens' athletics; prohibit designated agencies from entertaining complaints or investigations of policies; create a cause of action against a postsecondary institution that violates these provisions; title the Act "Fairness in Womens' Sports Act."

  CURRENT STATUS

3/29/2022 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

Position

DA OPPOSE

KRS Sections

13B, 156.070, 157.350, 158, 160.380, 164

PROHIBITING PUBLIC ENTITIES FROM REQUIRING IMMUNIZATION DISCLOSURE
(MADDOX, SAVANNAH)

AN ACT relating to immunization disclosure.

Create a new section in KRS Chapter 336 to prohibit public entity employers from requiring employees and applicants from disclosing his or her immunization status; create a new section in KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit postsecondary schools from requiring a student, staff, or faculty member to disclose his or her immunization status; amend KRS 344.120 to include the discrimination on the basis of "immunization status" as an unlawful practice; create a new section in KRS Chapter 365 to prohibit a business from requiring customers to disclose his or her immunization status as a condition for service or entry upon the premises; create a new KRS Chapter 214 to prohibit a public entity from creating standardized documentation with the purpose of certifying vaccination status; amend KRS 214.036 to allow objection to immunization on the basis of "conscientiously held beliefs". House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except define "immunization status" to specify vaccination against COVID-19; clarify the definition of "public entity" to include consolidated local government and unified local government; remove all provisions relating to a private employer in Sections 1, 3, and 4; create a new provision in KRS Chapter 214 to allow a public entity to share an individual's immunization status with his or her consent; clarify that Section 2 applies exclusively to public schools in the postsecondary education system; and amend KRS 214.036 to allow the objection to immunization against COVID-19 on the basis of conscientiously held beliefs. House Floor Amendment (1) Redefine "public entity" to exclude nonprofit corporations.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/28/2022 - Bill fails in committee with 4 yea votes

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

13A, 14A.1-070, 158.035, 164, 214, 214.036, 336, 344.120, 344.130, 344.140, 365, 39A, 7.107

DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES AGAINST A PERSON
(SCOTT, ATTICA)

AN ACT relating to discriminatory practices against a person.

Amend KRS 344.010 to provide definitions of "protective hairstyle" and "race" that include traits historically associated with race; amend KRS 158.148 to provide that school disciplinary codes shall prohibit discrimination on the basis of race; establish the short title of "C.R.O.W.N. Act".

  CURRENT STATUS

3/14/2022 - (H) SECOND READING, to Rules

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

11, 158.148, 158.154, 158.156, 344.010, 7

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH
(MCCOOL, BOBBY)

AN ACT relating to student mental health.

Amend KRS 159.035 to require a local school district's attendance policy to include provisions for a student's mental or behavioral health status. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, except provide that a local school board may include mental health absences in its student attendance policy instead of requiring it.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/20/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 228)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

11, 15, 157.320, 158.070, 159.035, 159.150

PRECAUTIONS IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS RELATING TO COVID-19
(BECHLER, LYNN)

AN ACT relating to COVID-19 precautions in educational settings and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 199.896 to provide that the license or certification of a child-care center shall not be refused or revoked for refusing to require facial coverings; amend KRS 199.898 to provide that parents and guardians of children enrolled in licensed, certified, or publicly funded child care facilities have a right to refuse facial coverings on behalf of their children without any retribution; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to prohibit requiring facial coverings on any public school premises, on school-sponsored transportation, or at a school-sponsored event; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit requiring facial coverings on property owned, leased, or operated by public postsecondary education institutions; provide exceptions for healthcare licensing board requirements imposed prior to January 1, 2020, and clinical research settings. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain all original provisions except limit application to the COVID-19 pandemic; provide that a school may impose a mask mandate but permit parents to opt out. House Floor Amendment (11) Retain all original provisions except delete the right of a parent to refuse facial coverings for children enrolled in a childcare facility; require that individuals be permitted to opt-out of any public school requirement for medical devices and medical procedures and treatments; provide that an individual shall not be required to submit any documentation or certification to opt-out; provide that nothing in the section shall be interpreted to contradict KRS 158.035; provide that postsecondary education institutions may not require individuals to use medical devices and submit to medical procedures and treatments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on property not used for the delivery of medical services; provide that a postsecondary education institution may implement a requirement for facial coverings that is not responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2022 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Health & Welfare (S)

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

13A, 13B, 13B.125, 158, 164, 199., 199.892, 199.896, 199.8965, 199.898, 199.8982, 23, 5, 7

PROHIBITING IMMUNIZATION AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
(BECHLER, LYNN)

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 or inquiring as to the employee's immunization status; create a new section of KRS Chapter 338 to prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant for employment to be immunized or inquiring regarding immunization status.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

338, 344.010, 344.040, 6

SCHOOL SECURITY
(BRATCHER, KEVIN D.)

AN ACT relating to school security.

Amend KRS 158.4414 to require the assignment of school resource officers to schools by August 1, 2022. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; require local school boards to ensure at least one school resource officer works full-time on-site at each school campus; provide that if sufficient funds and personnel are not available, school districts shall fulfill the requirement on a per campus basis as approved by the state school security marshal; affirm that local government agencies are not required to fund school resource officer positions. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; create new sections of KRS Chapter 158 to allow local boards of education to establish a police department for local school districts; provide the general police powers each officer shall have in performing their duties if permitted by local board of education policy; provide the qualifications each officer shall have at the time of their employment; provide for the appointment or promotion to the ranks and grades of the department; amend KRS 158.441 to include an officer appointed under this Act within the term "school resource officer"; allow the board of education to regulate the traffic and parking on property owned, used, or occupied by the local school district; prohibit a person from impersonating a police officer hired by the board of education.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/8/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 189)

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

13A, 158.4414, 61.926

FULL-DAY KIDERGARTEN
(TIPTON, JAMES)

AN ACT relating to full-day kindergarten.

Amend KRS 158.060 to remove language that allows for half-day kindergarten programs; amend KRS 157.320, 157.360, and 158.030 to conform.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/24/2022 - House Appropriations & Revenue (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

10, 15, 156.095, 156.160, 157., 157.200, 157.270, 157.310, 157.320, 157.330, 157.360, 157.370, 157.390, 158.030, 158.031, 158.033[KRS, 158.060, 158.070, 158.142, 159.030, 160.345, 19, 20, 65.210, 65.30, 7

CIRRICULUM ON HISTORY OF RACISM
(SCOTT, ATTICA)

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.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/25/2022 - (S) Passed Over and retained in the Orders of the Day

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

156.160, 158.645, 158.6451, 158.6453, 158.6455, 158.845, 158.854, 18

EXTENDING VOTING HOURS
(WHEATLEY, BUDDY)

AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 117.087 and 118.035 to extend the ending voting hours from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

117.086, 117.087, 118.035, 13A, 15, 186.010

RETIREMENT
(MILLER, JERRY T.)

AN ACT relating to retirement.

Amend KRS 21.440, 61.670, 78.784, and 161.400 to require the Legislators' Retirement Plan, the Judicial Retirement Plan, the Kentucky Retirement Systems, the County Employees Retirement System, and the Teachers' Retirement System to perform an actuarial investigation of economic assumptions once every two years rather than once every five years while retaining a review of demographic assumptions once every five years; amend KRS 78.784 to require the County Employees Retirement System to provide a projection/analysis over a 30-year period rather than a 20-year period regarding projections in the annual actuarial valuation and as it relates to experience studies, assumption changes, and other changes made by the boards of each system; require the first actuarial investigation of economic assumptions to occur prior to 2023 actuarial valuations. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; amend KRS 61.552 to provide that restrictions on the use of purchased service towards retirement eligibility and benefit determination that became effective August 1, 2004, shall not apply to those members who were bound by an educational contract as conditional employees of the state of Kentucky prior to December 31, 2003; amend KRS 61.510 to amend "membership date" to specify that members who were bound by an educational contract as conditional employees of the state of Kentucky prior to December 31, 2003, shall have a membership date based upon the earliest date in the contract.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/8/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 165)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

16.505, 16.65, 161.400, 161.550, 161.633, 21.345, 21.440, 21.58, 43.050, 61.510, 61.670, 61.69, 61.702, 78.510, 78.784, 78.85, 7A.240

SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMS
(SCOTT, ATTICA)

AN ACT relating to school food programs.

Establish a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the Kentucky Department of Education to pay for any costs not reimbursed by federal funds for the operation of the federal school breakfast and lunch programs.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

158

DUAL CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
(TIPTON, JAMES)

AN ACT relating to dual credit scholarships.

Amend KRS 164.786 to increase the dual credit tuition rate ceiling amount; add eligibility for high school freshmen and sophomores; add career and technical education courses to the Dual Credit Scholarship; amend KRS 164.787 to delete the dual credit provisions from the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/7/2022 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations & Revenue (H)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

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

HISTORICAL INSTRUCTION
(SCOTT, ATTICA)

AN ACT relating to historical instruction.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require African history instruction in certain middle and high school world history and civilization courses; require Native American history instruction in certain middle and high school United States history courses; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations establishing academic standards for the required historical instructions; require local school boards to adopt curricula for required instruction; require the Department of Education to collaborate with the Kentucky African American Heritage and the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission to develop recommended curricula and instruction guidelines for the required historical instruction, elective high school course offerings in African history and Native American history, and relevant professional development materials.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

156.160, 158

READING DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTION GRANTS
(LEWIS, DEREK)

AN ACT relating to reading diagnostic and intervention grants and declaring and emergency.

Amend KRS 158.792 to include the employment of reading interventionists as a purpose of the reading diagnostic and intervention fund; prevent the state board of education from limiting grant recipients from expending grant funds for authorized purposes; direct that grant applications currently under consideration shall be subject to this Act; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/15/2022 - (H) WITHDRAWN

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

158.070, 158.792, 158.794, 160.345, 164.0207

EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION IN SCHOOLS
(LEWIS, DEREK)

AN ACT relating to the emergency administration of medication in schools.

Amend KRS 158.838 to include naloxone among the medications each school shall have an employee trained to administer or to assist with self-administration; require training for naloxone; make conforming changes.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/14/2022 - (H) Returned to Committee House Health & Family Services (H)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

13, 156.502, 158.838, 217.186

BUS OPERATION SAFETY
(DONOHUE, JEFFERY)

AN ACT relating to bus operation safety.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the Department of Education to develop, in cooperation with the Transportation Cabinet, a risk reduction program for school bus operators; outline requirements of the program; outline school district implementation requirements; require reporting of assaults; specify that the provisions also apply to public charter schools; require the Department of Education to promulgate administrative regulations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 281 to require the Transportation Cabinet to develop a risk reduction program for commercial bus operators; outline requirements; outline implementation requirements; require reporting of assaults; amend KRS 281.990 to establish an initial penalty of $5,000 for failure to implement the program required; if program is not implemented 14 days after the initial penalty is assessed, an additional fee of $250 per day shall be assessed until implementation.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

13A, 158, 160.1592, 281, 281.630, 281.757, 281.990

EMPLOYMENT
(DONOHUE, JEFFERY)

AN ACT relating to employment.

Amend KRS 336.130 to delete references restricting rights of public employees to organize, associate collectively, or strike; amend KRS 336.180 to redefine "labor organization" and delete definitions of "employer" and "employee"; amend KRS 336.990 to conform; amend KRS 67A.6904 to allow urban-county governments to make an agreement with a labor organization to require membership in the organization as a condition of employment; amend KRS 67C.406 to allow consolidated local governments to make an agreement with a labor organization to require membership in the organization as a condition of employment; amend KRS 70.262, KRS 78.470 and KRS 78.480 to remove exceptions; amend KRS 345.050 to allow public employers to make an agreement with a labor organization to require membership in the organization as a condition of employment; repeal KRS 65.016, 336.132 and 336.134.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

1, 11, 15, 21, 336.110[, 336.130, 336.135, 336.180, 336.190, 336.220, 336.985, 336.990, 345.030, 345.050, 5, 523.030, 61.870, 65.015, 67A.6902, 67A.6904, 67C.402, 67C.406, 70.262, 78.470, 78.480, SECTIONS

TAX CREDIT FOR EDUCATOR EXPENSE
(BOJANOWSKI, TINA)

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 of the credit.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

1, 11, 12, 131.1817, 131.190, 132, 132.820, 136.300, 136.505, 137, 138.210, 139.516, 139.519, 140.090, 141, 141.0101, 141.019, 141.020, 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, 141.398, 141.408, 141.412, 141.418, 141.423, 141.4231, 141.4242, 141.4244, 141.428, 141.434, 141.436, 141.437, 141.438, 141.524, 143A, 15, 151B.402, 154.26-095, 154.45-090, 160.613, 171.3961, 171.397, 18, 22, 322.010, 350, 352, 5, 7, 8, 9

PROHIBIT CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS
(RILEY, STEVE)

AN ACT relating to corporal punishment in schools.

Create a new section of KRS 158.440 to 158.449 to define "corporal punishment"; prohibit a person employed by a school district from using corporal physical discipline; amend KRS 158.444 to remove corporal punishment as a form of discipline in a school; amend KRS 503.110 to remove the exception that permitted the use of physical force by a teacher against a minor.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

158., 158.440, 158.444, 158.445, 160., 160.700, 161.185, 503.110, 508, 525.070, 525.080

EXPAND ELIGIBILITY FOR PRESCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
(RILEY, STEVE)

AN ACT relating to preschool education programs.

Amend KRS 157.320 to define "at risk"; amend KRS 157.3175 to expand eligibility for preschool education programs to children who reside in households with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

13, 157., 157.280, 157.310, 157.3175, 157.320, 157.330, 158.030, 24

PUBLIC COMMENT AT LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
(HUFF, REGINA)

AN ACT relating to local school board meetings.

Amend KRS 160.270 to require a public comment period at local board of education meetings. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; provide the comment period may be passed over if there are no participants. Senate Floor Amendment (2) Provide that any board rules and policies regarding conduct during board meetings shall apply during the public comment period. Senate Floor Amendment (3) Delete exception language to the 15-minute comment period.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/8/2022 - BECAME LAW WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE; (Acts Ch. 92)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

160.270, 415.050

CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPONS
(MADDOX, SAVANNAH)

AN ACT relating to concealed deadly weapons.

Repeal KRS 237.115, which interprets the application of the license to carry concealed deadly weapon statute as permitting postsecondary facilities, local governments, and units of state governement to limit concealed carry in governmental buildings, to ensure that those entities cannot prohibit the carrying of concealed deadly weapons; amend various sections to conform.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

DA OPPOSE

KRS Sections

11, 13B, 15.380, 15.40, 150.172, 189A.010, 19, 199.011, 199.894, 199.8982, 21, 216B, 218A, 22, 222, 237, 237.109, 237.110, 237.110[, 237.115, 237.126, 237.128, 237.138, 27, 37., 403, 503, 508.030, 520.010, 523.030, 527.020, 527.040, 527.070, 6, 7, 8

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
(HUFF, REGINA)

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.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/10/2022 - Returned to Rules

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

158

STUDENT ASSESSMENT
(BOJANOWSKI, TINA)

AN ACT relating to student assessment and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 158.6453 to define a "series of interim assessments"; provide that the statewide assessment program may be composed of a series of interim assessments if approved by the United States Department of Education; require the results of an assement that is part of a series of summative assessments to be reported to the school within one month of the assessment date; make conforming amendments; require the commissioner of education to apply to the United States Department of Education for a waiver to the requirement of a single, summative assessment required by the Every Student Succeeds Act; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

11.160, 12.028, 13A, 158.281, 158.645, 158.6453, 158.860, 25

COLLABORATIVE CENTER FOR LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
(BOJANOWSKI, TINA)

AN ACT relating to the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development.

Amend KRS 164.0207 to provide that the funding for the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development shall be contingent the center fulfilling the statutory duties set forth in this Act; provide that the center's annual report shall summarize the action taken by the center to fulfill each of its statutory duties; provide that the KDE shall review the annual report to determine whether the center has fulfilled each of its statutory duties; provide that the center shall be subject to a probationary period of 1 year if the department determines the center is not fulfilling each of its statutory duties; require the State Treasurer to withhold all funding allocations to the center for the remainder of the biennium budget if the center has not fulfilled its statutory duties by the end of the probationary period.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

151B.409, 158.792, 164.0207

REQUIRE BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP POLICY ON DYSLEXIA
(BOJANOWSKI, TINA)

AN ACT relating to dyslexia.

Amend KRS 158.307 to require rather than allow local boards of education to develop policy on dyslexia; require rather than allow the policy to include listed items; change the study project period from three to six years and allow up to six districts to participate instead of three; amend KRS 164.304 to require postsecondary institutions offering teacher preparation programs to include instruction on dyslexia by the 2023-2024 school year, rather than the instruction being contingent on funding availability.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

158.305, 158.307, 164.304

LIMIT TEST-TO-STAY PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS TO NO MORE THAN FIVE CONSECUTIVE CALENDAR DAYS OF TESTING
(DOSSETT, MYRON)

AN ACT relating to the delivery of education and declaring an emergency.

Specify that school districts that implemented a test-to-stay program for students and staff under 2021 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky Acts ch. 4, sec. 4, can require no more than five consecutive calendar days of testing; provide that if the fifth day occurs on a nonschool or nonwork day, the student or staff member shall test upon his or her return to school or work; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

No KRS Sections

REQUIRE NO LESS THAN TWO TESTING SITES WITHIN A COUNTY FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT IMPLEMENTED A TEST-TO-STAY PROGRAM
(DOSSETT, MYRON)

AN ACT relating to the delivery of education and declaring an emergency.

Specify that school districts that implemented a test-to-stay program for students and staff under 2021 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky Acts ch. 4, sec. 4, shall ensure that no less than two testing sites be available within the county to test students and school staff; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

No KRS Sections

ESTABLISH THE KENTUCKY EARLY ENTRY INITIATIVE PILOT PROGRAM
(TIPTON, JAMES)

AN ACT relating to the establishment of 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, 2025; establish the short title of "Kentucky Early Career Teachers Act"; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

161

MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR POSTPARTUM BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE
(JENKINS, JONI L.)

AN ACT relating to Medicaid coverage for postpartum behavioral healthcare.

Amend KRS 205.592 to require Medicaid to cover behavioral health services for eligible pregnant women for 12 months postpartum; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or the Department for Medicaid Services to request federal authorization for a waiver if necessary.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2022 - Introduced

Position

LT SUPPORT

KRS Sections

205.592

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
(JOHNSON, DJ)

AN ACT relating to alternative education.

Amend KRS 158.143 to provide that a student enrolled in a district-operated alternative education program shall be eligible to seek attainment of a High School Equivalency Diploma under certain conditions. House Floor Amendment (1) Retain original provisions; provide that a local board of education determines the method for evaluating whether a student is on track to graduate; provide that a student who has attained a High School Equivalency Diploma in accordance with the Act is exempt from compulsory attendance; require a local school board to adopt a policy to define when a student is not on track to graduate, provide that the KBE cannot impose restrictions or requirements on the content of the local policy. House Floor Amendment (2) Retain all original provisions; amend KRS 158.135 to provide that the Department of Juvenile Justice shall contract with a public university or a nonprofit education entity to provide educational services through the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/1/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 78)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

151B.403, 158.135, 158.143, 159.010

CONSUMER PROTECTION IN PHARMACY RELATED TRADE PRACTICES
(SHELDON, STEVE)

AN ACT relating to consumer protection through regulation of pharmacy-related trade practices.

Create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish definitions for pharmacy-related insurance practices; amend KRS 304.17A-164 to prohibit insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, and other administrators of pharmacy benefits from imposing certain requirements on health plan insureds; create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require pharmacy benefit managers to establish reasonably adequate and accessible pharmacy networks; require pharmacy benefit managers to file, and the insurance commissioner to review, an annual report describing pharmacy networks; provide that information and data acquired by the Department of Insurance shall be considered proprietary and not subject to disclosure under KRS 61.870 to 61.884; establish requirements for certain contracts between a pharmacy or pharmacist and a pharmacy benefit manager; establish prohibited practices for pharmacy benefit managers; establish certain requirements for insurers and pharmacy benefit managers contracting for the provision of pharmacy benefit management services; prohibit administrators from offering any incentive or discount for use of an affiliated pharmacy benefit manager; establish a Pharmacy Benefits Management Advisory Council; create a new section of Subtitle 99 of KRS Chapter 304 to authorize the insurance commissioner to order reimbursement to persons who incurred a monetary loss as a result of a violation of provisions of legislation; amend KRS 304.9-054 to make technical changes; authorize the promulgation of administrative regulations; require pharmacy benefit managers to report certain information to the insurance commissioner; provide that certain reported information shall not be subject to disclosure under KRS 61.870 to 61.884; amend KRS 304.17A-708, 304.17A-712, and 304.17A-714 to conform; create a new section of Subtitle 17C of KRS Chapter 304 to apply provisions of legislation to limited health service benefit plans, including limited health service contracts; create a new section of Subtitle 38A of KRS Chapter 304 to apply provisions of legislation to limited health service organizations; amend 18A.225 to require the state employee health plan to comply with provisions of legislation; amend KRS 367.828 to establish certain requirements for health discount plans that purport to offer discounts, or access to discounts, on prescription drugs; provide that provisions of this Act shall be severable; require the insurance commissioner to promulgate regulations to implement the Act on or before January 1, 2023; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/7/2022 - (H) WITHDRAWN

KRS Sections

[205.647, 10, 13A, 13B, 16, 161.567, 18A, 18A.225, 18A.226, 205, 205.593, 205.647, 23, 24, 304, 304.12-237, 304.14-135, 304.17A-005, 304.17A-132, 304.17A-138, 304.17A-142, 304.17A-148, 304.17A-161, 304.17A-164, 304.17A-235, 304.17A-258, 304.17A-270, 304.17A-500, 304.17A-580, 304.17A-600, 304.17A-700, 304.17A-708, 304.17A-712, 304.17A-714, 304.9-020, 304.9-053, 304.9-054, 304.9-440, 304.919 020[, 304.99-123, 309.402, 315, 315.010, 320, 367.170, 367.828, 45A.080, 5, 61.522, 61.870, 61.88, 79.080, 8, AND

EDUCATION
(SHELDON, STEVE)

AN ACT relating to education.

Amend KRS 160.345 to specify that the superintendent instead of the council determines curriculum after consulting with the principal and school council; alter principal hiring process to require the principal to be selected by the superintendent after consultation with the school council; require the council to adopt policy consistent with board policy on the procedures for posting proposed new curriculum and providing results to the superintendent; allow the council to review no more than three principal candidates preferred by the superintendent; require the local board to adopt a policy on public notice of approved curriculum and a process for filing an educational grievance.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2022 - Introduced

Position

DA OPPOSE

KRS Sections

13, 13B, 156.095, 158.162, 158.645, 158.6451, 158.6453, 158.649, 160.340, 160.345, 160.346, 160.380, 161.020, 161.028, 161.120, 2, 24, 45A, 6, 61.810, 61.810(1)(F), 61.870, 61.878, 61.884, 7.410

SALARY INCREMENTS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES
(GRAHAM, DERRICK)

AN ACT relating to salary increments for state employees, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

Appropriate moneys to the State Salary and Compensation Fund to provide an increment of five percent in each fiscal year on the base salary or wages of each eligible state employee within the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

No KRS Sections

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
(JOHNSON, DJ)

AN ACT relating to occupational therapists.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 319A to include Kentucky in an interstate compact for licensure as an occupational therapist; set the compact's purpose, definitions, and requirements for state participation; allow a practitioner to hold both a home state license and a compact privilege; authorize active duty military personnel or their spouses to retain a home state during active duty; make the home state the only jurisdiction that may impose adverse action against a license; establish the Occupational Therapy Compact Commission; require the commission to develop, maintain, and use a licensee data system shared by all member states; grant the commission rulemaking power; designate oversight, dispute resolution, and enforcement authority under the compact; fix the effective date of the compact as the date the tenth member state enacts the compact into law; establish the construction, binding effect, and severability of the sections of the compact; amend KRS 319A.140 and 319A.180 to include compact licensure as a means to practice occupational therapy. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; give the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy 60 days to review a rule adopted by the interstate commission for the purpose of filing the rule as an emergency administrative regulation; prohibit use of the general fund to finance the interstate commission; add occupational therapy assistants to those who may be licensed by the state board for a compact privilege.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/8/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 164)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

319A, 319A.110, 319A.120, 319A.140, 319A.180

INTIMIDATION OF A SPORTS OFFICIAL
(HALE, DAVID)

AN ACT relating to intimidation of a sports official.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 518 to create the crime of intimidation of a sports official as a Class A misdemeanor.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/18/2022 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary (S)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

518, 518.090

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
(HALE, DAVID)

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; 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 189.990 to increase the maximum fine from $200 to $300 for the first offense of failing to stop for a school bus or church bus that is receiving or discharging passengers; 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 Committee Substitute (1) Retain all original provisions; amend KRS 64.090 to provide that a sheriff may retain $25 of a collected civil penalty for a stop arm camera violation enforced by the sheriff's office. House Floor Amendment (1) Retain all original provisions; provide that the legislative body shall not enter into an interlocal agreement for enforcing stop arm cameras for 30 days from the date the terms of the agreement are made public; provide that the interlocal agreement shall establish clear requirements for record keeping, retention, and deletion so as to adequately secure the data; provide that a school bus equipped with a camera monitoring system shall display a public warning; provide deadlines for when recorded images must be destroyed; provide that a recorded image shall be sufficient evidence of a stop arm camera violation; provide that a recorded image shall not be admissible in any other civil or criminal proceeding; provide that it shall be a defense to a stop arm camera violation that the violation was necessary to allow for passage of an emergency vehicle, necessary to avoid injuring another person or property, while participating in a funeral procession, or necessary to comply with any other general statute or regulation.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/13/2022 - (S) recommitted to committee Senate Transportation (S)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

1, 11, 13, 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, 189.212, 189.221, 189.231, 189.271, 189.281, 189.287, 189.292, 189.345, 189.370, 189.390, 189.393, 189.400, 189.450, 189.456, 189.459, 189.4595, 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., 205.900, 24, 24A.175, 24A.176, 24A.1765, 24A.180, 534.020, 65.210, 65.30, 65.8805, 65.8825, 65.8828, 67, 69.210, 9

EARLY LITERACY EDUCATION
(TIPTON, JAMES)

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

Amend KRS 158.791 to specify 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 programming, materials, and activities; amend KRS 158.305 to define new terms; replace references to "response to intervention" systems with "multi-tiered system of supports"; require a local board of education to adopt and implement a reading universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment by January 1, 2023; 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; establish service requirements for a student that needs accelerated intervention as demonstrated by the results of the approved reading diagnostic assessment or state annually required grade 3 assessment; require the department to establish reading teacher academies or coaching models by September 1, 2023, if funds are appropriated; remove the requirement for KDE to provide an annual report to IJCE on academic interventions; 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 158.840 to require CPE to submit an annual report to IJCE on the compliance of teacher preparation programs to this Act; require regular reports to an external evaluator; amend KRS 164.0207 to redefine existing terms; require the Board of Education to pass administrative regulations that prioritize schools with the most need and schools that have not received a grant in the previous cycle when awarding reading diagnostic and intervention grants; amend KRS 158.794 to reorganize the composition of the reading diagnostic and intervention grant steering committee; amend KRS 164.0207 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish and define the read to succeed fund; provide that moneys and interest in the fund shall not lapse; designate the Act as the Read to Succeed Act. t House Committee Substitute (1) Retain all original provisions; amend KRS 158.305 to provide that a superintendent shall select at least one universal screener and one reading diagnostic assessment for the district; provide that a superintendent may elect to adopt a common comprehensive reading program; amend KRS 158.792 to include the employment of reading interventionists as a purpose of the reading diagnostic and intervention fund; prevent the state board of education from limiting grant recipients from expending grant funds for authorized purposes; direct that grant applications currently under consideration shall be subject to Section 5 this Act; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/3/2022 - (S) reassigned to committee Senate Education (S)

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

15, 151B.409, 156.553, 158, 158.070, 158.305, 158.307, 158.6451, 158.6453, 158.649[FOR, 158.791, 158.792, 158.794, 158.840, 160.345, 160.346, 161.030, 164, 164.0207, 45.229

KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
(LAWRENCE, WILLIAM)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship program.

Amend KRS 164.7874 to add proprietary schools to KEES eligible institutions; define "proprietary school."

  CURRENT STATUS

2/9/2022 - floor amendment (3) filed

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

156.160, 158.070, 158.6453, 164, 164.001, 164.380, 164.7871, 164.7874, 164.7879, 164.7881, 165A.310, 17, 22, 9

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY
(TIPTON, JAMES)

AN ACT relating to Kentucky State University, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

Require the Council on Postsecondary Education to create and oversee a management improvement plan for Kentucky State University; identify plan requirements; require CPE and KSU to make various reports on the plan to LRC; appropriate $23 million to KSU in fiscal year 2021-2022; require CPE to make recommendations for repayment; require CPE to provide annual reports on the status of the KSU loan; create the KSU loan repayment trust fund; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/8/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 183)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

42.500, 45.229

INTERSCHOLASTIC EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
(DOTSON, RYAN)

AN ACT relating to interscholastic extracurricular activities.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to authorize participation in a public school interscholastic extracurricular activity by an at-home private school student; establish criteria for participation; require a parent, guardian, or teacher of an at-home private school student participating in a public school interscholastic activity to verify the student's academic progress; declare a public school student who does not make academic progress at a public school and withdraws and enters an at-home private school program ineligible for participation in an interscholastic activity for the remainder of the school year; direct statute be cited as the Play Fair Kentucky Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/10/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

158

PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS
(BRIDGES, RANDY)

AN ACT relating to property assessments.

Amend KRS 132.191 to expand the requirements for using the income approach and sales comparison approach in the valuation of property; establish additional requirements for the appraisal of real property; amend KRS 133.120 to change the qualifications of taxpayer representatives who receive compensation for appealing property assessments. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; amend KRS 132.191 to remove the provisions requiring the valuation under the income approach to specifically include the terms of the lease and rental income; define "vacant property"; remove the provision that the appraisal of real property reflect the reasonable, probable, and most profitable use of the property that is legally permissible, physically possible, and financially feasible; remove the provision that the appraisal of real property take into consideration any value that is added to a property from a lease that encumbers; amend KRS 132.450 to prohibit a property valuation administrator from using the asking price of a property actively listed for sale in the determination of the fair cash value of property unless other evidence demonstrates that the asking price is the price the property would bring at a fair voluntary sale; require the property valuation administrator to use the purchase price of real property in an arm's length real estate transaction; amend KRS 133.120 to remove the requirement that taxpayer representatives who receive compensation for appealing property assessments possess knowledge of valuing property specific to the geographical area of the property in dispute. House Floor Amendment (1) Remove the term "appraisal" and require that the valuation of real property meet the minimum applicable assessment standards of the International Association of Assessing Officers or Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/22/2022 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Transportation (S)

Position

LT TRACK

KRS Sections

132.191, 132.450, 133.045, 133.120, 133.125, 134.015, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 324A, 49.220, 6, 61.874

HEARING OFFICERS
(MASSEY, C. ED)

AN ACT relating to hearing officers.

Amend KRS 311.591 to require the executive director of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to request a hearing officer for administrative hearings relating to discipline of physicians or doctors of osteopathic medicine; require the hearing officer to be randomly selected by the Attorney General or his or her designee from a pool of qualified hearing officers; require the hearing officer to have at least five years of experience in the practice of law; require the hearing officer to be familiar with the law relating to licensure, qualifications, and credentials of physicians or doctors of osteopathic medicine and other qualifications as determined by the board; allow the Attorney General or his or her designee to contract with private attorneys if there are no qualified hearing officers in the pool who meet the qualifications; require the hearing officer to issue recommendations to the board; require the board to consider hearing officer recommendations and issue a final order relating to the discipline of a physician or doctor of osteopathic medicine; eliminate all references to the hearing panel; prohibit a hearing officer from revoking any licenses or placing any licensees on probation; amend KRS 161.790 to ensure that hearing officers in teacher tribunals are randomly selected; amend KRS 311.550, 311.565, 311.572 and 311.594 to conform.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/14/2022 - (H) Returned to Committee House Committee on Committees (H)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

10, 13, 13B, 13B.030, 13B.110, 13B.120, 13B.150, 15, 158.6455, 161.790, 163.032, 21, 24, 25, 311., 311.380, 311.530, 311.550, 311.565, 311.572, 311.591, 311.591[, 311.594, 311.595, 311.619, 311.665, 311A, 312.015, 313.010, 314.011, 314.400, 315.050, 327.010, 4

PREVENTION ORIENTED CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS INSTRUCTION
(TATE, NANCY)

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

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to 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." House Floor Amendment (2) Retain all original provisions except provide that the superintendent shall adopt the required curriculum, permit the required instruction to be integrated into relevant existing required curricula; allow the instruction to be provided by a school counselor, school safety specialist, or other individual with special knowledge or expertise on the topic; remove the requirement for teacher professional development; require that the curriculum be approved by the Department of Education; require a description of the curriculum to be posted at least two weeks prior to instruction; require the Department of Education to develop and maintain a list of approved curricula, provide technical assistance to school districts and review curriculum proposed for approval by a district. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Delete original provisions, except short title; amend KRS 158.4416 to require a trauma-informed team to incorporate age-appropriate and evidence-based child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention into the training, guidance, and assistance provided by the team; require the trauma-informed toolkit to include recommendations regarding child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention; require a school's trauma-informed plan to include strategies for child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention; require the Kentucky Department of Education to send annual notification of where the standards for child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention can be found within the academic standards for health.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/29/2022 - (S) recommitted to committee Senate Education (S)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

158

TEACHERS
(THOMAS, WALKER)

AN ACT relating to teachers.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to define terms; establish a student loan forgiveness program for teachers obtaining certification through an expedited certification process with a residency component; authorize the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to promulgate administrative regulations to administer the program; create the Option 9 scholarship fund; amend KRS 161.048 to create an Option 9 expedited alternative certification pathway through the use of a residency program; establish requirements for residency program; establish eligibility for district participation; APPROPRIATION. House Committee Substitute (1) Delete section regarding loan forgiveness and retain provisions on an expedited alternate teaching certification pathway. House Floor Amendment (1) Add a section authorizing any person receiving emergency teaching certification during the 2021-22 school year be eligible to renew that certification during the 2022-23 school year. House Floor Amendment (2) Make all school districts eligible to participate in expedited alternate certification option.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/8/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 161)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

13A, 14, 161.030, 161.046, 161.048, 164, 18, 19, 42.500, 45.229, 9

STUDENT TEACHER BACKROUND CHECKS
(RILEY, STEVE)

AN ACT relating to student teacher background checks.

Amend KRS 160.380 to permit a school district to accept a background check completed by an accredited teacher education institution for a student teacher.

  CURRENT STATUS

4/8/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 160)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

10, 13, 13B, 160.346, 160.380, 161., 161.011, 161.720, 161.790, 17.165, 17.500, 25

EXECUTIVE BRANCH BUDGET
(OSBORNE, DAVID W.)

AN ACT relating to appropriations and revenue 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.

The State/Executive Branch Budget: Detail Part I, Operating Budget; appropriate to General Government: 2021-2022: $125,187,900, 2022-2023: $2,727,314,100, 2023-2024: $2,018,630,000; appropriate to the Economic Development Cabinet: 2021-2022: $291,800, 2022-2023: $377,258,800, 2023-2024: $32,308,300; appropriate to the Department of Education: 2021-2022: $134,400, 2022-2023: $6,791,287,300, 2023-2024: $6,938,460,600; appropriate to the Education and Labor Cabinet: 2021-2022: $5,749,500, 2022-2023: $861,376,300, 2023-2024: $818,991,800; appropriate to the Energy and Environment Cabinet: 2021-2022: $730,800, 2022-2023: $383,950,000, 2023-2024: $415,900,200; appropriate to the Finance and Administration Cabinet: 2021-2022: $140,082,300, 2022-2023: $971,590,800, 2023-2024: $970,255,600; appropriate to the Health and Family Services Cabinet: 2021-2022: $744,786,900, 2022-2023: $19,274,164,200, 2023-2024: $19,298,686,100; appropriate to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet: 2021-2022: $12,964,300, 2022-2023: $1,469,293,300, 2023-2024: $1,464,740,800; appropriate to the Personnel Cabinet: 2021-2022: $75,000, 2022-2023: $64,491,800, 2023-2024: $64,591,400; appropriate to Postsecondary Education: 2021-2022: $57,440,900, 2022-2023: $12,002,229,200, 2023-2024: $16,285,701,700; appropriate to the Public Protection Cabinet: 2021-2022: $242,200, 2022-2023: $613,390,000, 2023-2024: $135,338,300; appropriate to the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet: 2021-2022: $4,274,400, 2022-2023: $315,119,300, 2023-2024: $306,239,000; not included in the appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows: 2021-2022: $12,675,000, 2022-2023: $11,545,834,400, 2023-2024: $249,809,500; 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.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/13/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

1, 10, 11, 116.145, 117.343, 117.345, 12, 12.028, 131.190, 132.590, 132.672, 136, 13B, 14, 14.140, 141, 141.019, 15, 15.460, 151.710, 154.10-050, 154.1213 278, 154A.110, 154A.130, 156.496, 156.553, 156.808, 157., 157.069, 157.310, 157.320, 157.350, 157.360, 157.395, 157.420, 157.430, 157.440, 157.611, 157.618, 157.621, 157.650, 158.070, 158.162, 158.440, 158.4416, 160.345, 160.348, 160.470, 161.550, 161.553, 161.675, 164, 164.092, 164.476, 164.593, 164.6011, 164.6013, 164.786, 164.787, 164.7890, 164.7911, 164A.608, 17, 17.500, 171.201, 18A, 18A.005, 18A.010, 18A.225, 18A.2254, 18A.355, 19, 196.288, 2, 20, 205.455, 205.460, 205.640, 211., 211.170, 211.500, 217.570, 22, 224.43-505, 224.437 505, 23, 24, 248., 248.654, 248.701, 248.703, 248.711, 24A.179, 25, 26, 27, 3, 304.17A-095, 304.17A-607, 304.17B-021, 304.3-270, 311.732, 342.340, 4, 41.370, 42, 42.345, 42.350, 42.37, 42.450, 42.455, 42.4582, 42.4588, 42.4592, 42.470, 42.49, 431.073, 44.060, 441., 441.045, 441.135, 441.206, 441.420, 441.605, 45, 45.229, 45.750, 45.763, 45.81, 45A.275, 45A.850, 48.005, 48.110, 48.120, 48.130, 48.150, 48.311, 48.312, 48.313, 48.400, 48.605, 48.610, 48.630, 48.700, 48.700), 48.705), 48.720, 48.730, 48.81, 5, 532.100, 56.770, 56.772, 6, 61.315, 61.470, 61.565, 61.5991, 61.870, 61.878, 61.88, 64.092, 67.0802, 7, 8, 9, 95A., 95A.070, 95A.200, 95A.250, 95A.262

RETIREMENT
(MILLER, JERRY T.)

AN ACT relating to retirement and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 16.582 to clarify that standards for "total and permanent disability" relate to hazardous disability only and make technical changes; amend KRS 61.505 to expand the administrative actions that the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA) may take on behalf of the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) and the County Employees Retirement System (CERS), authorize the KPPA to employ no more than 8 unclassified employees to the Office of Investments whose positions are exempt from the personnel system's classified service and related salary limitations, and make technical changes; amend KRS 61.510 to define "instructional staff" for state colleges and universities and define "objective medical evidence" to exclude the testimonial evidence of a person applying for disability benefits; amend KRS 61.520 to reference definition of "instructional staff"; amend KRS 61.565 to add an effective date of July 1, 2022, for shifting to the executive branch the employer's share of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System nonhazardous plan's unfunded liability for contract employees at mental health facilities; amend KRS 61.590, 61.610, 61.615, and 61.665 to allow KPPA the option to send notices and other forms to members on disability retirement using electronic mail or other electronic means; amend KRS 61.610 to allow KPPA to hire or contract for the services of more than one disability fraud investigator; amend KRS 61.615 to allow members in hybrid cash balance plan who are discontinued from disability to apply for reinstatement; amend KRS 61.635 to make technical change; amend KRS 61.637 to specify the circumstances under which an elected official who is reelected but takes office after retirement is deemed as having a prearranged agreement that would void his or her retirement; amend KRS 61.645 to exempt invalid addresses from ballot distribution for trustee elections, specify single certified public accountant to audit KRS and CERS financial reports, and make technical changes; amend KRS 61.661 to make technical changes; amend KRS 61.665 to permit the KPPA to contract for the services of medical examiners, eliminate the requirement that a person applying for disability retirement produce evidence of a request for reasonable accommodation, delete language permitting KRS to order a disabled employee to enroll in vocational rehabilitation, and conform to legislative changes made in 2021; amend KRS 61.702 and 78.5536 to require KRS and CERS to provide health insurance coverage for reemployed retirees over the age of 65 who are not Medicare-eligible due to the federal Medicare Secondary Payer Act and who are employed by either a participating agency that offers the Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP) or a participating agency that is statutorily prevented from offering the KEHP; amend KRS 61.703 to make technical change; amend KRS 78.510 to define "objective medical evidence" to exclude the testimonial evidence of a person applying for disability benefits and make the definitions of "act in line of duty" and "dependent child" conform with other provisions as the result of legislative changes made in 2021; amend KRS 78.5524 to clarify that standards for "total and permanent disability" relate to hazardous disability only and to conform to other provisions as the result of legislative changes made in 2021; amend KRS 78.5526 and 78.5530 to conform with other provisions as the result of legislative changes made in 2021; amend KRS 78.5540 to specify the circumstances under which an elected official who is reelected but takes office after retirement is deemed as having a prearranged agreement that would void his or her retirement; and amend KRS 78.782 to exempt invalid addresses from ballot distribution for trustee elections, specify single certified public accountant to audit KRS and CERS financial reports, and make technical changes; and make technical changes and conforming amendments as a result of legislative changes made in 2021. House Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions, and amend KRS 61.505 to require the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA) to conduct an annual performance evaluation of the executive director, pre-approve future unclassified positions, and approve an annual personnel report before submission to the Public Pension Oversight Board; authorize the KPPA to appoint no more than six unclassified employees of the Office of Investments whose positions shall be exempt from the personnel system's classified service and related salary limitations, but subject to a written salary and classification plan fixing a range of compensation and written terms of employment adopted by the KPPA; and require the KPPA to approve the biennial budget unit request before submission by the Authority; amend KRS 61.510, 61.520, 61.702, and 78.510 to make technical changes; EMERGENCY. House Floor Amendment (3) Retain original provisions; amend KRS 61.505 to provide that payment of the initial setup costs and annual costs attributable to establishing a separate CERS board and the KPPA shall sunset on June 30, 2024, and beginning on and after July 1, 2024, any annual administrative and investment costs shall be allocated to each retirement system as determined by the KPPA without attribution to the establishment of a separate CERS board and the KPPA. House Floor Amendment (4) Amend KRS 61.510 and 78.510 to refine the definition of "objective medical evidence" to exclude the testimonial statements of the person applying for disability retirement; amend KRS 61.510 to make technical correction; amend KRS 61.702 and 78.5536 to permit the Personnel Cabinet to rate those retirees over 65 impacted by the Medicare Secondary Payer Act who are added to the Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP) separately from other employees and retirees in the KEHP for the purpose of determining medical insurance premiums; and amend KRS 18A.225 to make conforming changes. House Floor Amendment (5) Retain original provisions; amend KRS 61.510 and 78.510 to amend the definition of a "regular full-time position" to add that exempted emergency positions shall also include a position utilized by the employer during a federal or state emergency declared by the President or Governor to address needs during and as a result of the emergency; make amended definition RETROACTIVE to March 1, 2020 and provide that individuals employed by health departments in emergency positions due to the COVID-19 pandemic shall be exempt through December 31, 2022; RETROACTIVE. Senate Committee Substitute (1) Retain original provisions; amend KRS 61.505 to require the Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA) to report by November 15, 2022, and by November 15 of each fiscal year, the annual administrative and investment expenses of the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) and County Employees Retirement System (CERS) as prorated between the systems, including the process used to divide the costs, the amount assigned to each system itemized by category, and any efforts by the systems or the Authority to reduce administrative costs and staffing needs; amend KRS 61.515 and 78.520 to direct that pension trust fund assets attributable to hazardous/nonhazardous members are not expended to pay the benefits of members of the other position type/plan (hazardous/nonhazardous); amend KRS 61.701 to direct that health insurance trust fund assets attributable to members of one system (KERS, CERS, or SPRS) or position type/plan (hazardous/nonhazardous) are not expended to pay the benefits of members of another system or position type; amend KRS 61.702 and 78.5536 to make technical and conforming changes relating to prior legislation. Senate Floor Amendment (1) Retain original provisions; except remove new language in KRS 61.510 and 78.510 changing the definition of "objective medical evidence." Senate Floor Amendment (2). Senate Floor Amendment (4)

  CURRENT STATUS

4/14/2022 - Delivered To Secretary Of State (Acts Ch. 216)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

1, 1 16.505, 10, 11, 11.160, 11A.020, 12, 12.020, 12.070, 13, 136, 13A, 13A.2251, 13B, 14, 15, 158.441, 16, 16.165, 16.505, 16.505 6, 16.510, 16.543, 16.576, 16.578, 16.582, 16.583, 16.640, 16.65, 16.652, 17, 171., 171.410, 18, 18A, 18A., 18A.005, 18A.095, 18A.115, 18A.225, 19, 2, 20, 21, 212, 212.132, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 3, 4, 45, 45A, 45A.705, 48, 5, 6, 6.150, 6.505, 6.611, 61.505, 61.510, 61.515, 61.520, 61.522, 61.525, 61.542, 61.543, 61.552, 61.559, 61.560, 61.560(4), 61.565, 61.569, 61.590, 61.592, 61.595, 61.598, 61.600, 61.610, 61.615, 61.621, 61.623, 61.635, 61.637, 61.637(1), 61.645, 61.650(6), 61.655, 61.661, 61.665, 61.670, 61.675, 61.685(1), 61.691, 61.70, 61.701, 61.702, 61.703, 61.823, 61.870, 61.878, 61.88, 62, 64.640, 7, 70.29, 70.291, 70.293, 78, 78.510, 78.520, 78.530, 78.535, 78.5512, 78.5516, 78.5520, 78.5524, 78.5526, 78.5528, 78.5530, 78.5536, 78.5540, 78.610, 78.610(4), 78.615, 78.616, 78.635, 78.782, 78.790(6), 78.85, 78.852, 8, 9

FULL-DAY PRESCHOOL
(HUFF, REGINA)

AN ACT relating to early childhood education.

Amend KRS 157.3175 to require school districts to provide full-day preschool; require that all four-year-olds residing in the school district and qualified three-year-olds be eligible; amend KRS 158.060 to remove half-day allowance for kindergarten; amend KRS 157.320 to remove "kindergarten full-time equivalent" definition; amend KRS 157.360 and 158.030 to conform.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/13/2022 - Introduced

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

11, 15, 156.095, 156.160, 157., 157.200, 157.280, 157.310, 157.3175, 157.320, 157.330, 157.360, 157.370, 157.390, 158.030, 158.031, 158.033[157, 158.060, 158.070, 158.142, 159.030, 16, 160.345, 20, 65.210, 65.30, 8

SCHOOL PERSONNEL
(SHELDON, STEVE)

AN ACT relating to school personnel.

Amend KRS 161.155 to make sick leave affidavits for school employees at the superintendent's discretion instead of mandatory; amend KRS 160.380 to permit a school district to accept a background check completed by an accredited teacher education institution within the last 6 months for a student teacher.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/13/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

13, 13B, 160.346, 160.380, 161., 161.011, 161.152, 161.155, 161.633, 161.635, 161.720, 161.790, 17.165, 17.500, 19, 20, 21, 22, 342, 61.600, 61.62, 7

EDUCATION OPPROTUNITY ACCOUNTS
(CALLOWAY, JOSH)

AN ACT relating to educational opportunity accounts.

Amend KRS 141.502 to update definition of "eligible student" to increase the limit of not more than 250% of the amount of household income necessary to establish eligibility for reduced-price meals; amend KRS 141.504 to allow funds in an education opportunity account to also be used for tuition or fees to attend a prekindergarten to grade twelve nonpublic school and remove the requirements for individuals to be residents of counties of 90,000 or more to utilize the funds for nonpublic schools; amend KRS 141.510 to require a copy of the account granting organization's determination letter granting them 501(c)(3) status to be submitted with their application; amend KRS 141.512 to allow an AGO, in the first year, to allocate less than 90 percent of the total annual contributions to EOAs; amend KRS 141.522 to delete the sunset provision from the tax credit for contributions made to AGOs; increase credit cap from $25,000,000 to $100,000,000 with certain stipulations.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/31/2022 - floor amendment (1) filed

Position

DA OPPOSE

KRS Sections

141., 141.020, 141.0205, 141.0401, 141.500, 141.502, 141.504, 141.510, 141.512, 141.514, 141.522, 141.524, 15, 158.120, 2

KENTUCKY EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN
(LOCKETT, MATT)

AN ACT relating to a tax credit for Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust account contributions.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to establish a nonrefundable tax credit against the tax imposed under KRS 141.020 for qualifying contributions made to a Kentucky Education Savings Plan trust account in accordance with the guidelines in 26 U.S.C. sec. 529, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022 but prior to January 1, 2026; amend KRS 131.190 to establish reporting requirements; amend KRS 141.0205 to provide the ordering of the tax credit.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/19/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

10, 11, 131.1817, 131.190, 132, 132.820, 137, 138., 138.210, 139.516, 139.519, 141, 141.020, 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, 141.398, 141.408, 141.412, 141.418, 141.423, 141.4231, 141.4242, 141.4244, 141.428, 141.434, 141.436, 141.437, 141.438, 141.524, 143A, 151B.402, 154.26-095, 154.45-090, 16, 160., 160.613, 164A.310, 171.3961, 171.397, 20, 27, 322.010, 350, 352, 5, 6, 7

MILITARY LEAVE
(KOCH, MATTHEW)

AN ACT relating to military leave.

Amend KRS 61.394 to allow specified military members who are state employees leave of absence up to six months without penalty if they are physically disabled as a result of performing active or inactive duty training or entitled to incapacitation pay.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/29/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 44)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

61.394

FAMILY RESOURCE AND YOUTH SERVICES CENTER DAY
(KOCH, MATTHEW)

AN ACT designating the second Wednesday in February as Family Resource and Youth Services Center Day.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to designate the second Wednesday in February as "Family Resource and Youth Services Center Day."

  CURRENT STATUS

2/22/2022 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

2

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
(NEMES, JASON)

AN ACT relating to professional development.

Amend KRS 156.095 to require the Kentucky Department of Education create a professional development training schedule for certified personnel; require each local district to implement the schedule; require an additional day be added to the school calendar if required training cannot be completed in a single calendar day; require the General Assembly to appropriate funds for an additional calendar day if determined to be necessary.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/25/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

156.095, 158.070, 158.449, 158.6451, 158.6453, 160.1592, 160.345, 22, 23, 620.030

WAGES
(JENKINS, JONI L.)

AN ACT relating to wages.

Amend KRS 337.010 to increase the applicable threshold of employees of retail stores and service industries from $95,000 to $500,000 average annual gross volume of sales for the employer; amend KRS 337.275 to raise the state minimum wage to $8.20 per hour on the effective date of the Act, $9.15 per hour on July 1, 2023, $10.10 per hour on July 1, 2024, $11 per hour on July 1, 2025, $12.05 per hour on July 1, 2026, $13.10 per hour on July 1, 2027, $13.95 per hour on July 1, 2028, and $15 per hour on July 1, 2029; raise the state minimum wage for tipped employees to $2.13 per hour on the effective date of the Act, $3.05 per hour on July 1, 2023, $3.95 per hour on July 1, 2024, and $4.90 per hour on July 1, 2025; include anti-preemption language permitting local governments to establish minimum wage ordinances in excess of the state minimum wage.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/25/2022 - Introduced

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

199., 199.640, 21, 337., 337.010, 337.275, 7, 95A.210[

TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT CAUSE
(STEVENSON , PAMELA)

AN ACT relating to employment.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 337 to define terms and make the termination of employment without cause unlawful; establish amount that may be recovered for wrongful discharge; specify when the employers' internal procedures are to be used.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/25/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

337, 411.184

FAMILY CARE LEAVE
(STEVENSON, CHERLYNN)

AN ACT relating to family care leave.

Amend KRS 337.010 to define "family care leave," "family member," "health care provider", "same employer," and "serious health condition"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to prohibit employers from preventing an employee to take family care leave; to entitle employee to family care leave for the birth of a child or to take care of a family member and establish parameters.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/28/2022 - (H) WITHDRAWN

Position

LT SUPPORT

KRS Sections

199., 199.640, 20, 337, 337., 337.010, 337.275, 7, 95A.210

SCHOOL FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENTS
(TIPTON, JAMES)

AN ACT relating to school fiscal impact statements.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 6 to establish a school fiscal impact statement to evaluate the potential costs that would be incurred by school districts and other parts of the common school system by passing certain legislation; establish the requirements and components of the statement; authorize the director of the Legislative Research Commission to implement policies and procedures necessary to produce the statements; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2024.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/26/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

6

PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
(SCOTT, ATTICA)

AN ACT relating to public charter schools.

Amend KRS 156.095, 158.038 and 158.4416 to remove references to public charter schools; repeal KRS 160.1590, 160.1591, 160.1592, 160.1593, 160.1594, 160.1595, 160.1596, 160.1597, 160.1598, 160.1599, and 161.141.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/27/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

156.095, 158.038, 158.070, 158.4416, 158.449, 158.6451, 158.6453, 160, 160.1590, 160.1592, 160.345, 202A.011, 4, 5, 620.030

PUBLIC SCHOOLS
(BANTA, KIM)

AN ACT relating to public schools.

Amend KRS 162.060 to remove the requirement that school building plans and specifications be approved by the chief state school officer; amend KRS 160.290 and 162.065 to conform.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/16/2022 - House Education (H), (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

160.290, 162.060, 162.065, 45A.070, 65.210, 65.30

TEACHER’S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
(STEVENSON, CHERLYNN)

AN ACT relating to the Teachers' Retirement System and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 161.155, 161.220, 161.540, 161.550, 161.600, 161.620, 161.655, 161.400, 161.420, 161.470, 161.507, 161.520, 161.548, 161.549, 161.605, 161.612, 161.630, and 161.661 and repeal KRS 161.633, 161.634, 161.635, and 161.636 to repeal and remove provisions of HB 258 enacted during the 2021 Regular Session that created adjusted benefits for individuals who become members of the Teachers' Retirement System on or after January 1, 2022; provide that these members shall be eligible for the benefits applicable to members who entered the system immediately prior to January 1, 2022; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/27/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

1, 11, 12, 13, 13A, 14, 141.010, 15, 157.197, 16, 161., 161.046, 161.152, 161.155, 161.220, 161.250, 161.330, 161.400, 161.420, 161.470, 161.500, 161.507, 161.515, 161.520, 161.540, 161.548, 161.549, 161.550, 161.550[, 161.555, 161.560, 161.600, 161.605, 161.612, 161.620, 161.620[, 161.630, 161.633, 161.634, 161.635, 161.636, 161.655, 161.655[, 161.661, 161.675, 161.700, 161.714, 164.5807, 18, 19, 196.167, 20, 21, 210., 210.370, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 342, 6, 61.600, 61.62, 61.680, 7, 9

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER CERTIFICATION
(DOSSETT, MYRON)

AN ACT relating to substitute teacher certification.

Amend KRS 161.100 to create three substitute teaching certificates based on the education completed; require that the three-year substitute teaching certificate not be valid for full-time employment as a substitute or replacement of the teacher of record for more than 20 school days; remove existing language; repeal KRS 161.102.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/27/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

161.100, 22

DISASTER DAYS FOR SCHOOLS
(DOSSETT, MYRON)

AN ACT relating to disaster days for schools impacted by the western Kentucky tornadoes and declaring an emergency.

Waive up to 15 student attendance days for days school districts were closed due to the western Kentucky tornado disaster; consider days waived under this Act as completed employment contract days for school personnel; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/31/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 65)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

158.070

KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
(FREELAND, CHRIS)

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.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/14/2022 - (H) Returned to Committee House Education (H)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

164.002, 164.7874, 164.7879, 164.7885, 17

ELECTIONS
(WHEATLEY, BUDDY)

AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 116.025 to require that a voter be a resident of the state and precinct on or before the day of a primary or an election for voter registration purposes; amend KRS 116.045 to allow a person who is not a registered voter prior to the time that the registration books are closed, and who possesses all other qualifications for voter registration, to register at the person's precinct of residence on the day of a primary or an election if the person confirms his or her identity, completes the registration form and a required oath; amend KRS 116.0452 to specify that timely receipt for precinct voter registration is on the day of a primary or an election; require the county clerk to provide the State Board of Elections with a report of the number of voters registering to vote at the precincts on the day of a primary or an election; amend KRS 116.0455 to provide that each application for a motor vehicle driver's license shall be a simultaneous application for voter registration unless declined by the applicant; amend KRS 116.048 to provide that each application filed through a designated voter registration agency shall be a simultaneous application for voter registration unless declined by the applicant; amend KRS 117.085 to provide convenience of the voter as a basis for absentee voting and to permit any qualified voter the ability to vote in-person absentee during normal business hours on at least any of the 12 working days and 2 Saturdays before an election; amend KRS 117.087 to extend the ending voting hours from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; amend KRS 117.225 to require that if the person is not listed on the precinct roster, that the person, subject to applicable requirements, be given the opportunity to register and to vote at the precinct on the day of an election; amend KRS 117.365 to extend ending voting hours from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; require that applications for voter registration completed at the precinct be presented to the grand jury and retained by the county clerk; amend KRS 118.035 to extend voting hours from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

11, 116.025, 116.045, 116.0452, 116.0455, 116.048, 116.085, 116.113, 117.001, 117.025, 117.077, 117.085, 117.086, 117.087, 117.225, 117.227, 117.228, 117.245, 117.365, 117.995, 117A.010, 117A.030, 117A.030(4), 118.015, 118.035, 118.215, 12, 13A, 14.312, 18, 186.010, 21, 6, 61.87021, 7

STUDENT JOURNALIST FREEDOM
(SCOTT, ATTICA)

AN ACT relating to student journalist freedom.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to state 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."

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

158

VETERAN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
(JOHNSON, DJ)

AN ACT relating to veteran employment opportunity, making an appropriation therefore, and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 151B to create the Veteran Accelerated Licensing for Occupational Recruitment Program within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, define the duties and requirements of the program, require the program to report to the Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection, and permit the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 151B to create a VALOR fund for the Veteran Accelerated Licensing for the Occupational Recruitment program; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

11, 151B, 45.229

EDUCATION MANDATES
(BANTA, KIM)

AN ACT relating to education mandates.

Amend KRS 156.095 to provide that the Kentucky Department of Education shall not impose any professional development or training requirements that are not expressly required by state or federal law; reallocate the KBE's authority over professional development coordinators to local boards; delete the requirement that the professional development coordinator participate in KDE's annual training; provide that KDE shall only assist school districts with the development of long-term school and district improvement plans upon the request of the school district or school council; provide that schools may use up to 4 days of the school calendar for professional development; delete the state mandate for professional development trainings on suicide prevention, active shooter, and child abuse neglect and prevention; amend KRS 158.070 to delete the requirement that 4 full days to the school calendar be designated for professional development; delete the requirement for professional development trainings on seizure disorders; amend KRS 158.649 to remove the requirement that a school improvement plan include professional development; amend KRS 158.148 to remove required training on the code of acceptable behavior and discipline; amend KRS 158.6453 to provide that the statewide trainings provided to teachers and administrators shall be voluntary; amend KRS 161.044 to remove the state mandate for instructional teacher's aide training; amend KRS 160.445 to remove the state mandate for interscholastic coach training and testing; amend KRS 161.185 to remove the state mandate for nonfaculty coach training and testing; amend KRS 156.101 to remove the state mandate for instructional leader training and testing; amend KRS 158.818 to remove the state mandate for CTE teacher training on embedding core content; amend KRS 156.557 to remove the state mandate for teacher evaluator training and testing; amend KRS 160.350 to remove the state mandate for superintendent training; amend KRS 160.345 to remove the state mandate for school council member training; amend KRS 160.180 to remove the state mandate for school board member training; amend KRS 150.060 to establish a minimum time requirement for teacher's noninstructional time; provide that a teacher shall be paid an hourly rate for any instruction provided during the teacher's noninstructional time.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

1, 11.160, 118.315, 12.028, 121.015, 13A, 13B, 14, 156.070(2), 156.095, 156.101, 156.557, 156.800, 157.072, 157.350, 158.060, 158.070, 158.148, 158.154, 158.156, 158.162, 158.281, 158.449, 158.645, 158.6451, 158.6453, 158.6455, 158.649, 158.792, 158.818, 158.860, 16, 160.1592, 160.180, 160.340, 160.345, 160.346, 160.350, 160.352, 160.380, 160.445, 161.011, 161.020, 161.028, 161.030, 161.044, 161.185, 161.500, 161.740, 17, 17.165, 18, 24, 27, 415.050, 45A, 6, 61, 61.810, 61.810(1)(F), 61.878, 620.030, 7.410, 78.615, 9

COVERAGE OF TREATMENT FOR POSTPARTUM MOOD DISORDERS
(ROBERTS, RACHEL)

AN ACT relating to coverage for the treatment of postpartum mood disorders.

Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plans to provide coverage for FDA-approved prescription drugs for the treatment of postpartum mood disorders; amend KRS 164.2871 to require a self-insured employer group health plan provided by a state postsecondary education institution to its employees to comply with the new section on postpartum mood disorder coverage; amend KRS 205.522 to require Medicaid to comply with the new section on postpartum mood disorder coverage; amend KRS 205.6485 to require the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program to comply with the new section on postpartum mood disorder coverage; amend KRS 18A.225 to require the state employee health plan to comply with the new section on postpartum mood disorder coverage; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

13A, 141.010, 141.020, 16, 161.567, 164.2871, 18A, 18A.225, 18A.226, 205.522, 205.593, 205.6481, 205.6485, 23, 3, 304, 304.12-237, 304.14-135, 304.17A-005, 304.17A-132, 304.17A-138, 304.17A-142, 304.17A-148, 304.17A-167, 304.17A-258, 304.17A-270, 304.17A-340, 304.17A-500, 304.17A-580, 304.17A-600, 304.17A-700, 304.17A-732, 304.99-123, 320, 44, 45A.080, 61.522, 79.080

MENTAL HEALTH COVERAGE IN CONNECTION WITH PREGNANCY
(ROBERTS, RACHEL)

AN ACT relating to mental health coverage in connection with pregnancy.

Amend KRS 304.17A-145 to require certain health benefit plans to provide coverage for counseling interventions for pregnant and postpartum persons at increased risk of perinatal depression, including persons who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth; amend KRS 164.2871 to require self-insured employer plans provided by the governing board of a state postsecondary education institution to comply with the coverage requirement for counseling interventions; amend KRS 205.522 to require Medicaid benefits to comply with the coverage requirement for counseling interventions; amend KRS 205.6485 to require the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program to comply with the coverage requirement for counseling interventions; amend KRS 18A.225 to require the state employee health plan to comply with the coverage requirement for counseling interventions; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to seek federal approval if they determine that such approval is necessary; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

10, 13A, 141.010, 141.020, 16, 161.567, 164.2871, 18A, 18A.225, 18A.226, 205.522, 205.593, 205.6481, 205.6485, 3, 304, 304.12-237, 304.14-135, 304.17A-005, 304.17A-132, 304.17A-138, 304.17A-142, 304.17A-145, 304.17A-148, 304.17A-167, 304.17A-258, 304.17A-270, 304.17A-340, 304.17A-500, 304.17A-580, 304.17A-600, 304.17A-700, 304.17A-732, 304.99-123, 320, 44, 45A.080, 61.522, 79.080

COVERAGE FOR CARE OF CHILDREN
(STEVENSON , PAMELA)

AN ACT relating to coverage for the care of children.

Amend KRS 304.17A-258 to require health benefit plans to provide coverage for certain formulas; create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require health benefit plans to provide coverage for breastfeeding support and equipment; amend KRS 205.522, 205.6485, 164.2871, and 18A.225 to require Medicaid, the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, self-insured employer group health plans provided by the governing board of a state postsecondary education institution, and the state employee health plan to comply with the coverage requirements for formulas and breastfeeding support and equipment; amend KRS 205.560 to conform; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to seek federal approval if they determine that such approval is necessary; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

11, 13, 13A, 141.010, 141.020, 16, 161.567, 164.2871, 18A, 18A.225, 18A.226, 20, 205.510, 205.522, 205.560, 205.593, 205.6481, 205.6485, 216.510, 216B, 304, 304.12-237, 304.14-135, 304.17A-005, 304.17A-132, 304.17A-138, 304.17A-139, 304.17A-142, 304.17A-148, 304.17A-167, 304.17A-258, 304.17A-270, 304.17A-340, 304.17A-500, 304.17A-545, 304.17A-580, 304.17A-600, 304.17A-700, 304.17A-732, 304.99-123, 311, 312, 313, 314, 320, 44, 45A.080, 6, 61.522, 79.080

TAXATION
(HATTON, ANGIE)

AN ACT relating to taxation.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 6 to make definitions and require a 4-year period for all new tax expenditures enacted after the effective date of this Act; create a new section of KRS Chapter 6 to require the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue to evaluate tax expenditures and make recommendations to the General Assembly during each odd-numbered year; amend KRS 154.12-2035 to include additional tax incentives within the current reports required by the Cabinet for Economic Development; amend KRS 131.030 to require reporting by the Department of Revenue to the Cabinet for Economic Development; amend KRS 131.190 to allow the data to be reported by the Department of Revenue; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to require reporting by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission; create a new section of KRS Chapter 139 to establish a refund process for the new and expanded industry exemption; amend KRS 139.480 to allow the refund process for the new and expanded industry exemption; amend KRS 141.434 to require reporting on the New Markets Development Program tax credit by the Department of Revenue to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; amend KRS 139.470 and 139.481 to conform; EFFECTIVE, in part, August 1, 2022.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

12, 12.010, 131.030, 131.110, 131.1817, 131.190, 132, 132.820, 134.580, 137, 138, 138., 138.210, 138.450, 138.460, 139, 139.200, 139.260, 139.470, 139.480, 139.480(4), 139.481, 139.495, 139.516, 139.519, 139.570, 141., 141.068, 141.383, 141.3841, 141.389, 141.390, 141.396, 141.398, 141.408, 141.4231, 141.432, 141.433, 141.434, 141.436, 141.437, 141.524, 143A, 150, 151., 151.700, 154.12-2035, 154.26-010, 154.26-090, 154.26-095, 160., 160.613, 189.010, 2, 20, 211.390, 217.127, 230, 243.030, 243.040, 247.910, 25, 260.960, 281, 322.010, 350, 352, 45.237, 6, 65.005, 65.760, 65.7629, 65.7634, 65.7636, 7

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCES
(RAYMOND, JOSIE)

AN ACT relating to the authority of local governments to establish ordinances concerning minimum wages and paid leave.

Amend KRS 65.016 to grant local governments the authority to adopt and enforce ordinances that require employers in their jurisdiction to provide paid leave to employees and set a higher minimum wage than state and federal rates.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

337.010, 65.016

MINIMUM WAGE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS
(RAYMOND, JOSIE)

AN ACT relating to minimum wage for essential workers and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 337.010 to define "essential employee"; amend KRS 337.275 to set a minimum wage for essential employees; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/22/2022 - floor amendment (1) filed

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

199., 199.640, 3, 337., 337.010, 337.275, 7, 95A.210

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON WEIGHT
(RAYMOND, JOSIE)

AN ACT relating to employment discrimination.

Amend KRS 344.040, 344.050, 344.060, 344.070, 344.080, 344.100, and 344.110 to add protections against discrimination based on weight.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

344.040, 344.050, 344.060, 344.070, 344.080, 344.100, 344.110

PARENTAL LEAVE
(RAYMOND, JOSIE)

AN ACT relating to employment provisions for employees on parental leave.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to require employers with 50 or more employees to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave for an employee who has been employed for at least one year; allow an employee to waive the paid parental leave; provide for the promulgation of administrative regulations.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

337

MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE
(MOSER, KIMBERLY POORE)

AN ACT relating to Medicare supplement insurance.

Amend KRS 304.14-520 to prohibit an insurer from denying, or conditioning the effectiveness of, a Medicare supplement policy, or discriminating in price, based on the age, gender, health status, claims experience, receipt of health care, or medical condition of an applicant or a person covered under the policy; prohibit the policy from containing a waiting period or pre-existing condition limitation or exclusion; require applications to be accepted, and policies issued, at all times throughout the year; provide that the Act applies to Medicare supplement policies issued, or renewed in this state on or after the effective date of the Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/25/2022 - (H) recommitted to committee House Banking & Insurance (H)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

304.14-520

SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIODS FOR PREGNANCY
(MINTER, PATTI)

AN ACT relating to special enrollment periods for pregnancy.

Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require insurers offering health benefit plans to provide a special enrollment period for pregnant individuals; specify requirements for the coverage; require group plan insurers to provide notice of special enrollment rights; amend KRS 304.17A-220 to conform; amend KRS 18A.225 and 164.2871 to require the state employee health plan and self-insured state postsecondary education institution group health plans to comply with special enrollment requirement; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

10, 141.010, 141.020, 16, 161.567, 164.2871, 18A, 18A.225, 18A.226, 205.593, 3, 304, 304.12-237, 304.14-135, 304.17A-005, 304.17A-132, 304.17A-138, 304.17A-142, 304.17A-148, 304.17A-220, 304.17A-258, 304.17A-270, 304.17A-500, 304.17A-580, 304.17A-600, 304.17A-700, 304.99-123, 320, 44, 45A.080, 5, 61.522, 79.080

CHILD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACCESS PROGRAM
(BOJANOWSKI, TINA)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Child Mental Health Services Access Program.

Create a new section of KRS 210.370 to 210.485 to create the Kentucky Child Mental Health Services Access Program; establish duties and responsibilities; amend KRS 210.400 to establish that the community board for mental health or individuals with an intellectual disability shall implement, staff, and operate the Kentucky Child Mental Health Services Access Program.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/1/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

12, 210., 210.370, 210.400, 319, 65A., 65A.010

SCHOOL BREAKFASTS
(RILEY, STEVE)

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.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/14/2022 - (H) Returned to Committee House Education (H)

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

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

OVERAGE FOR PARENTAL AND GUARDIAN DEPRESSION SCREENINGS
(WILLNER, LISA)

AN ACT relating to coverage for parental and guardian depression screenings.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to allow parental depression screenings to be claimed as a service for the child as part of the early and periodic, diagnostic and Treatment benefit; amend KRS 205.6497 to require the Kentucky Children's Insurance Program to cover parental depression screenings; create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require a health plan to cover parental depression screenings as part of a well-child or well-baby visit; amend KRS 164.2871 to require self-insured employer group health plans offered by a state postsecondary education institution to cover parental depression screenings; amend KRS 18A.225 to require the state employee health plan to cover parental depression screenings; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or the Department for Medicaid Services to request federal authorization for a waiver if necessary; certain sections EFFECTIVE January 1, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/2/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

141.010, 141.020, 16, 161.567, 164.2871, 18A, 18A.225, 18A.226, 20, 205, 205.593, 205.6497, 27, 304, 304.12-237, 304.14-135, 304.17A-005, 304.17A-132, 304.17A-138, 304.17A-142, 304.17A-148, 304.17A-258, 304.17A-270, 304.17A-500, 304.17A-580, 304.17A-600, 304.17A-700, 304.99-123, 320, 44, 45A.080, 61.522, 79.080

COST OF LIVING INCREASE FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS
(GRAHAM, DERRICK)

AN ACT relating to a cost-of-living increase to the retirement benefits for retired state employees, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

Appropriate $162 million and $12 million in fiscal year 2022-2023 to fund a one-time one and one-half percent cost-of-living adjustment effective July 1, 2022, for Kentucky Employees Retirement System nonhazardous and hazardous duty retirees/beneficiaries, respectively; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/2/2022 - Introduced

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

14, 61.515, 61.592, 61.691, 7

PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
(LAWRENCE, WILLIAM)

AN ACT relating to public postsecondary education institutions.

Amend KRS 164.020 to prohibit the Council on Postsecondary Education from raising tuition for a postsecondary education institution more than 5% a year for resident students and 7% a year for nonresident students; provide a 4-year tuition freeze for an enrolled resident students; require an institution to notify a student before expiration of a tuition freeze; require any increase to tuition or fees to be approved before March 1 of the proceeding school year; amend KRS 164.131 to add 2 additional full-time student members to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, including 1 graduate student; remove language regarding initial appointments; amend KRS 164.821 to add a second faculty member to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees; add 2 additional full-time student members to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, including 1 graduate student; remove language regarding initial appointments; amend KRS 164.321 to add a second faculty member to the boards of regents of comprehensive universities; add 2 additional full-time student members to the boards of regents, including 1 full-time graduate student; remove language regarding initial appointments; provide that the bill may be cited as the Kentucky Student Tuition Protection and Accountability Act, provide that the; EFFECTIVE.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/3/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

10, 12, 13A, 151B.133, 158.6453, 161.028, 164.004, 164.013, 164.020, 164.0203, 164.095, 164.131, 164.321, 164.350, 164.351, 164.821, 164.830, 164.945, 19, 20, 23, 27, 45.750, 48, 63.080

OPEN MEETINGS
(DIXON, JONATHAN)

AN ACT relating to open meetings.

Amend KRS 61.810, relating to exceptions for open meetings for any public agency, to include within the exceptions any state or local law, in addition to laws under KRS Chapter 45A or 56, where a group is established to select a successful bidder for an award of a local contract;amend KRS 61.826, relating to video teleconferencing, to require any public agency to provide specific information regarding where any member of the media or public may view the meeting electronically; require the identification of a primary physical location of the video teleconference where all members of the public agency who are participating may be seen and heard, if the public agency provides a physical location for the meeting, or where two or more members of the public agency are attending a video teleconference meeting from the same physical location; require all public agency members who participate in a video teleconference to remain on camera all the time business is being discussed; amend KRS 83A.150, relating to cities operating under a city manager form of government, to allow the city board to meet in closed session no more than two times a year to conduct a performance evaluation of the city manager; stipulate that the board must follow KRS 61.815, and that the records of the meeting are subject to the Open Records Act. House Floor Amendment (1) Amend Section 2 to require notice pursuant to KRS 61.823 and subsection (2)(b) to (d) if a regular meeting is changed to a video conference on the same date and time as originally scheduled, without declaring it a special meeting.

  CURRENT STATUS

3/25/2022 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; (Acts Ch. 37)

Position

BD TRACK

KRS Sections

45A, 61, 61.805, 61.810, 61.815, 61.820, 61.826, 61.840, 61.85, 61.870, 61.878, 61.88, 83A., 83A.010, 83A.020, 83A.040, 83A.060, 83A.080, 83A.150, 83A.160

PEACE OFFICER CERTIFICATION
(DECKER, JENNIFER)

AN ACT relating to peace officer certification.

Amend KRS 15.382 to prohibit anyone who has been convicted of various misdemeanor offenses and inchoate offenses under KRS Chapter 510 from being certified as a peace officer; amend KRS 15.386 to prohibit peace officers who have been convicted of various misdemeanor offenses and inchoate offenses under KRS Chapter 510 from returning to active certification from inactive status; amend KRS 15.391 to provide that a peace officer's certification shall be revoked if he or she pleads guilty to, is convicted of, or enters an Alford plea to various misdemeanor offenses and inchoate offenses under KRS Chapter 510.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/3/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

13B, 13B.010, 13B.140, 15.310, 15.334, 15.380, 15.382, 15.386, 15.391, 15.40, 15.400, 15.440, 15.51, 20, 23, 27, 510.120, 510.148, 6

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS
(DONOHUE, JEFFERY)

AN ACT relating to school resource officers and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 158.4414 to require local school boards to ensure at least one school resource officer works full-time on-site at each school in the district by July 1, 2025; require the state school security marshal to determine placement of school resource officers on a per school basis in the district through June 30, 2025, using the incidents listed in KRS 158.444 if funds and personnel are not available; allow school resource officers to carry a taser or a firearm; APPROPRIATION.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/7/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

13A, 158.4414, 20, 61.926

PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
(RAYMOND, JOSIE)

AN ACT relating to paid parental leave.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 18A to provide an employee of the Commonwealth of Kentucky a paid leave of absence of 12 weeks for the birth or adoption of a child; establish requirements; amend KRS 18A.025 and 18A.110 to conform.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/9/2022 - floor amendment (1) filed

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

10, 12, 12.040, 12.050, 13A, 16, 16.010, 16.19, 18A, 18A., 18A.015, 18A.020, 18A.025, 18A.0751, 18A.110, 18A.113, 18A.125, 18A.138, 18A.194, 18A.197, 18A.202, 18A.203, 18A.205, 18A.225, 18A.227, 18A.355, 18A.375

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
(RAYMOND, JOSIE)

AN ACT relating to the Child Care Assistance Program.

Amend KRS 199.894 to define "Child Care and Development Fund" and "Child Care Assistance Program"; create a new section of KRS 199.892 to 199.896 to establish eligibility requirements for the Child Care Assistance Program.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/9/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD SUPPORT

KRS Sections

11, 199., 199.892, 199.894

PRESCHOOL EDUCATION
(RAYMOND, JOSIE)

AN ACT relating to preschool education.

Amend KRS 157.3175 to require school districts provide a full-day preschool program for at-risk three and four year olds; define at-risk; require that preschool for three-year-old children continue to be funded through a grant process and preschool programs for four-year-old children be funded under KRS 157.310 to 157.440; require preschool programs to operate on the school district calendar; require transportation be provided; amend KRS 158.031 to include preschool programs for four-year-old children in the primary school program; amend KRS 157.320 to remove the definition of "kindergarten full-time equivalent in pupil average daily attendance"; amend KRS 157.360 to remove a reference to the kindergarten full-time equivalent; amend KRS 158.030 to include a preschool program for four-year-old children in the definition of "common school"; remove language allowing kindergarten to operate for less than six hours on a school day.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/9/2022 - Introduced

Position

DA SUPPORT

KRS Sections

11, 156.095, 156.160, 157., 157.200, 157.280, 157.310, 157.3175, 157.320, 157.330, 157.360, 157.370, 157.390, 158.030, 158.031, 158.033[157, 158.060, 158.070, 158.142, 158.6451, 158.6453, 159.030, 16, 160.345, 19, 2, 23, 25, 3, 65.210, 65.30

LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARDS
(FLANNERY, PATRICK)

AN ACT relating to library district boards.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 173 relating to public library districts to require the terms of library board members to expire as of January 1, 2023; establish requirements for new members; 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 173.520 to provide libraries the authority to lease and build to lease buildings for use by educational institutions; require unanimous vote of the board and fiscal court approval for leasing or constructing buildings for use by educational institutions and expenditures of capital projects over $500,000; define appropriate buildings for use by educational institutions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 173 relating to library districts formed by petition to require the terms of library board members to expire as of January 1, 2023, and establish requirements for new members; 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; amend KRS 173.745 to provide libraries the authority to lease buildings for use by educational institutions; require unanimous vote of the board and fiscal court approval for leasing buildings for use by educational institutions and expenditures of capital projects over $500,000; define appropriate buildings for use by educational institutions; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

2/10/2022 - Introduced

Position

BD OPPOSE

KRS Sections

173., 173.450, 173.470, 173.480, 173.490, 173.520, 173.710, 173.720, 173.725, 173.730, 173.745, 65.007, 65.210, 65.30, 7

EDUCATION
(LOCKETT, MATT)

AN ACT relating to education and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to direct that no school shall offer any classroom instruction, discussion, or instructional materials that promote bigotry, revisionist history, or critical social justice; provide that nothing in the section shall be interpreted to prohibit academic instruction on the historical existence of bigotry or revisionist views of history or to regulate the conduct or speech of students; provide that a teacher who chooses to discuss a current topic shall strive to explore the topic from diverse and contending perspectives; prohibit schools from awarding credit for designated political activities; prohibit schools from accepting private funds for curriculum development or choice of curricula or trainings; set forth the administrative procedures for specific violations; create a cause of action for students and parents that have exhausted the administrative remedies; waive civil immunity; provide for rewarding of costs and fees when a plaintiff is successful; establish a fine between $5,000 and $10,000 for frivolous lawsuits and permit the school district to recover costs and fees; provide that the Attorney General may bring an action to enforce this Act; require specific written notice of administrative and legal rights to students and parents; amend KRS 160.345 to require superintendents to determine curricula, textbooks, instructional materials, and student support services; require the determination of the superintendent to be consistent with this Act; require curriculum adopted to be accessible to parents and guardians of students through the Kentucky Department of Education's student information system; amend KRS 7.410 to require the Office of Education Accountability to conduct an annual digital survey of t