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Legislative Report February 5, 2023
Prepared by: Liz McQuillen
Bill Information
INCOME TAXATION
(REED, BRANDON)

AN ACT relating to income taxation.

Amend KRS 141.020 to reduce the individual income tax to 4.5% for taxable years beginning January 1, 2023, and to 4% for taxable years beginning January 1, 2024.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS
(PRATT, PHILLIP)

AN ACT relating to registration of professional employer organizations and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 336.236 to change the registration period for existing professional employer organizations as of July 14, 2022, to register with the Department of Workers' Claims by July 15, 2024; amend KRS 336.248 to require professional employer organizations to report and pay all unemployment insurance fund contributions using the state employer identification number and contribution rate of the client between the effective date of the Act and December 31, 2024; provide that after January 1, 2025, the professional employer organization shall report and pay all unemployment insurance fund contributions using the state employer identification number and contribution rate of the professional employer organization; amend KRS 336.250 to prohibit professional employer organizations from operating in Kentucky after July 15, 2024, without registering with the Department of Workers' Claims; provide that provisions in KRS 336.230 to 336.250 not amended in this Act are not changed; prohibit the Education and Labor Cabinet from requiring or enforcing certain reporting or payment for the period between July 14, 2022, and when this Act takes effect; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - identical Senate Bill 10 substituted for this bill

AMEND TRANSPORTATION CABINET BIENNIAL BUDGET
(PETRIE, JASON)

AN ACT amending the 2022-2024 Transportation Cabinet biennial budget, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

Amend the 2022-2024 Transportation Cabinet biennial budget to remove the $17,364,000 General Fund appropriation for the Electric Vehicle Charging Program in fiscal year 2022-2023; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

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 refusing to grant a qualified an employee family care leave; entitle an employee to family care leave for the birth of a child or to take care of a family member and establish parameters.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN
(TRUETT, TIMMY)

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; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2024.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

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; expand the scholarship to include two career and technical education courses in each year of high school and four general education or career and technical education courses in any combination over the junior and senior years; amend KRS 164.787 to delete the dual credit provisions from the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program; effective July 1, 2024.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
(BRIDGES, RANDY)

AN ACT relating to identity documents.

Amend KRS 186.412 to require the Transportation Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to establish procedures and forms to allow an individual without a fixed, permanent address to submit a form signed by a shelter, health care facility, or other social service agency attesting to the applicant's residence for the purpose of issuance of a renewal operator's license or an initial or renewal personal ID card and to allow use of the forms established by the cabinet to be used for application for a duplicate operator's license or personal identification card; amend KRS 186.4122 to allow a homeless minor over the age of 16 to apply for a personal identification card without a parent or guardian signature, and to retain current procedures for proving residency for homeless individuals obtaining a personal identification card until July 1, 2025, after which time these individuals will use cabinet forms; amend KRS 186.4123 to conform; amend KRS 186.531 to set the price of a personal identification card for an individual without a fixed, permanent address at $5, eliminate the fee schedule for operator's licenses and personal identification cards issued by circuit clerks, and allow the Transportation Cabinet to enter into billing arrangements with social service agencies for payment of client's fees; Section 1 EFFECTIVE July 1, 2025.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES
(WESLEY, BILL)

AN ACT relating to public school facilities and declaring an emergency.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 158 to define terms; establish legislative findings; ensure that student privacy exists in school restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms; require students born male to use only those facilities designated to be used by males and students born female to use only those facilities designated to be used by females; require schools to provide the best available accommodation to students who assert that their gender is different from their biological sex; identify consequences for using facilities designated for the opposite biological sex; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION
(RAYMOND, JOSIE)

AN ACT relating to preschool and kindergarten education.

Amend KRS 157.3175 to require school districts provide a full-day preschool program for eligible three and four year olds; define "eligible"; 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 pupil in 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

1/3/2023 - Introduced

PASS-THROUGH ENTITY TAX
(FLEMING, KEN)

AN ACT relating to pass-through entity tax.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to allow a pass-through entity to pay the income tax due at the entity level based on tax rate established in KRS 141.020; amend KRS 141.019 to allow the applicable partners, members, or shareholders to exclude the income from the pass-through entity to avoid double taxation.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
(LEWIS, DEREK)

AN ACT relating to administrative regulations and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 13A.330, relating to administrative regulation deficiency findings, to grant an administrative body 10 days to appeal a legislative committee's deficiency finding to the Attorney General; allow the Attorney General 20 days after receipt of the appeal to uphold or overrule the deficiency finding; withdraw or nullify a regulation automatically if the appeal is not filed or the deficiency finding is upheld; authorize the Governor to act on the regulation if the deficiency finding is overruled; prohibit an administrative body from promulgating an identical or substantially similar regulation for at least one year after a deficiency finding was upheld; amend KRS 13A.190, 13A.315, 13A.335, 13A.336, and 15.020 to conform; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

SALES AND USE TAX
(FLEMING, KEN)

AN ACT relating to sales and use tax on marketing services.

Amend KRS 139.200 to exempt marketing services from the taxable list of services; amend KRS 139.010, 139.202, 139.260, 139.310, 139.340, and 139.470 to conform; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

ECONOMIC FISCAL MATTERS
(FLEMING, KEN)

AN ACT relating to economic fiscal matters.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 7A to establish the Tax Expenditure and Economic Development Incentive Review Board and specify the board's membership, authority, powers and duties; establish requirements for board meetings; establish requirements for when the General Assembly enacts new tax expenditures or economic development incentives; require agencies to assign taxpayers a unique number for purposes of reporting tax expenditures and economic development incentives; amend KRS 11.068 to require the annual production of a detailed estimate of the revenue loss resulting from each tax expenditure and economic development incentive from the general fund and road fund; amend KRS 131.020 to require the Department of Revenue to collect, report, and provide data to the Tax Expenditure and Economic Development Incentive Review Board; amend KRS 131.190 to allow the Department of Revenue to provide confidential data to the Tax Expenditure and Economic Development Incentive Review Board.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

DEPRECIATION
(FLEMING, KEN)

AN ACT relating to depreciation.

Amend KRS 141.0101 to update the expense deduction on property placed in service on or after January 1, 2023, to be the same as Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code in effect on December 31, 2022, except the phase-out provision shall not apply.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

CANNABIS
(KULKARNI, NIMA)

AN ACT relating to cannabis.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to make possession of a personal use quantity of cannabis exempt from civil or criminal penalty; amend KRS 218A.010 to define "cannabis," "personal use quantity of cannabis," and "cannabis accessory"; amend KRS 218A.1422 regarding cannabis possession to conform; amend KRS 218A.1423 regarding cannabis cultivation to conform; amend KRS 218A.500 regarding drug paraphernalia to exempt personal use cannabis accessories; amend KRS 218A.1421 on cannabis trafficking to exempt personal use quantities; amend KRS 138.872 to exclude personal use quantities from cannabis stamp tax; amend KRS 218A.410 and 533.030 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to allow expungement of certain convictions relating to cannabis; apply Section 10 retroactively.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

AMEND CONSTITUTION OF KENTUCKY RELATING TO POSSESSION OF CANNABIS
(KULKARNI, NIMA)

AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to the possession of cannabis.

Propose to create a new section of the Kentucky Constitution to guarantee the right of an individual 21 years of age or older to possess, use, buy, or sell one ounce or less of cannabis and to cultivate, harvest, and store up to 5 cannabis plants for personal use; and for the production, processing, and sale of cannabis and cannabis-derived products to be controlled by the General Assembly; specify the question to be printed on the ballot; direct the Secretary of State to publish the proposed amendment in a newspaper of general circulation; direct the Secretary of State to certify the proposed amendment to the county clerk of each county.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

RIGHT TO REFUSE MEDICAL TREATMENT
(RAWLINGS, STEVE)

AN ACT relating to the right to refuse medical treatment.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to recognize a competent adult's right to bodily autonomy and inherent and absolute right to refuse medical treatment; prohibit any person, employer, entity, or health care provider from mandating medical treatment.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

MEDICAL ETHICS
(RAWLINGS, STEVE)

AN ACT relating to protecting the exercise of medical ethics within the medical profession.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 344 to define terms; prohibit discrimination against medical care providers who decline to perform procedures that violate their conscience; grant providers the right not to participate in or pay for services that violate their conscience; exempt providers from liability for exercising these rights; establish a civil cause of action for persons injured by violations of these provisions; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

PUBLIC UTILITES
(WILLNER, LISA)

AN ACT relating to public utilities.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 278 to create winter and summer temperature standards for disconnection of service by retail electric and gas utilities; allow resumption of disconnection only after a 72-hour period during which the temperature standard is exceeded; establish a certificate of need for persons who are at risk if utility service is disconnected that can be provided by a physician, physician assistant, community-based service organization, or faith-based service organization; prohibit disconnection of service on holidays and weekends and before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on weekdays; allow for reconnection of service for partial payment with a payment plan; require waiver of termination fees, reconnection fees, and late fees for customers having obtained a certificate of need; require utility to make reasonable effort towards reestablishing service for a customer terminated after having obtained a certificate of need but no more than 24 hours after repayment is commenced; require separate, written notice 14 days prior to a disconnection to residential household; require that notice be distinguishable from the regular billing notices; establish font size and typeset for material to be printed on the notice; require a hardship reconnection order for persons at risk who have had service terminated by the utility after meeting specific repayment requirements; require the Public Service Commission to issue an order setting forth any applicable rules and procedures.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

EARNED PAID SICK LEAVE
(STEVENSON, CHERLYNN)

AN ACT relating to earned paid sick leave.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to require employers to provide earned paid sick leave to employees; provide that employees earn paid sick leave upon the date of hire and can use the leave after being employed for 90 days; set forth allowable uses of accrued earned paid sick leave; designate how notice of need to use earned paid sick leave is provided by employees; amend KRS 337.990 to establish the penalty for employers that fail to follow earned paid sick leave requirements.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/3/2023 - Introduced

WATER FLUORIDATION PROGRAMS
(HART, MARK)

AN ACT relating to water fluoridation programs.

Amend KRS 211.190 to make water fluoridation programs optional; allow the governing bodies of water systems subject to regulation by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to decide whether they participate in water fluoridation programs; provide that a water fluoridation program in place on the effective date of the Act continues until action is taken by its governing body to end its participation; provide that any decision regarding participation in a water fluoridation program made by the governing body of a water system shall be binding on all water systems it supplies.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

HOSPITAL RATE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
(REED, BRANDON)

AN ACT relating to hospital rate improvement programs and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 205.6405, relating to hospital rate improvement programs, to redefine "managed care gap" and "qualifying hospital"; amend KRS 205.6406, relating to hospital rate improvement programs, to add inpatient services and include add-on amounts to the calculation of payments; modify the formula for the calculation of payments; provide that certain payments made under the programs do not count against any spending or appropriation limits; permit the Department for Medicaid Services to create a program to increase outpatient reimbursement within the Medicaid fee-for-service program; direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to request any necessary state plan amendment, waiver, or other authorization from a federal agency; RETROACTIVE; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
(REED, BRANDON)

AN ACT relating to Daylight Saving Time.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 2 to establish year-round Daylight Saving Time in the state of Kentucky if authorized by the United States Congress.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

JUDGMENT LIENS
(FLANNERY, PATRICK)

AN ACT relating to judgment liens.

Amend KRS 426.720 to require judgment lien notices to contain the date of final judgment; establish expiration dates for judgment liens; provide that a judgment lien expiration may be postponed under certain circumstances.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
(LAWRENCE, WILLIAM)

AN ACT relating to Kentucky educational excellence scholarships.

Amend KRS 164.7884 to define "proprietary school" and "qualified proprietary school program" and allow use of KEES funds for enrollment in a qualified proprietary school program; amend KRS 165.7879 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

1/4/2023 - Introduced

COMMUNITY RESTORATION TAX CREDIT
(LAWRENCE, WILLIAM)

AN ACT relating to the community restoration tax credit.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to establish the community restoration credit for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, but before January 1, 2028, for financial institutions making loans to a community development financial institution; establish the annual credit cap at $20 million; require the Department of Revenue to report tax credit data to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; amend KRS 141.0205 to order the credit; amend KRS 131.190 to allow the Legislative Research Commission to receive confidential data about the new tax credit from the Department of Revenue.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

FUNDING FOR EDUCATION INITIATIVES
(GRAHAM, DERRICK)

AN ACT relating to fiscal matters providing funding for education initiatives, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.

Appropriate General Fund moneys for a salary supplement for all full-time school district employees; appropriate General Fund moneys to provide for universal preschool for all four-year-olds; appropriate General Fund moneys to provide funding for professional development for educators; appropriate General Fund moneys for textbooks and instructional resources; appropriate General Fund moneys to address social emotional learning and mental health for students and school staff; appropriate Restricted Funds to provide a student loan forgiveness program for teachers certified by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and employed by Kentucky public schools; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
(GRAHAM, DERRICK)

AN ACT relating to workforce development and making an appropriation therefor.

Appropriate General Fund moneys to support the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Talent Pipeline Management Program; APPROPRIATION.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

HEALTH MANDATES IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS
(CALLOWAY, JOSH)

AN ACT relating to health mandates in educational settings and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require that a parent or guardian be permitted to opt a student of any public school requirement for medical devices and procedures, and treatments; provide that the parent or guardian 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; create a new section of KRS Chapter164 to provide that postsecondary education institutions may not require individuals to use medical devices or 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

1/4/2023 - Introduced

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
(KULKARNI, NIMA)

AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance.

Amend KRS 341.370 to prohibit disqualification from benefits for workers unemployed as a result of domestic violence and abuse, dating violence and abuse, sexual assault, or stalking; amend KRS 341.530 to charge benefits to pooled account for workers displaced from employment through domestic or dating violence and abuse, sexual assault, or stalking; amend KRS 341.125 to require the secretary to provide training to personnel who process claims related to domestic or dating violence and abuse, sexual assault, or stalking and to report to the Legislative Research Commission annually the number of claims paid involving domestic or dating violence and abuse, sexual assault, or stalking; amend KRS 341.360 to conform; amend KRS 341.550 to prevent benefit payments from pooled account from impacting an employer's experience rating; and create a new section of KRS Chapter 341 to direct the secretary of the Education and Workforce Labor Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

SOIL CONSERVATION
(KULKARNI, NIMA)

AN ACT relating to soil conservation and making an appropriation therefor.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 262 to establish a Healthy Soils Program and a Healthy Soils Program fund in the Department for Natural Resources, Division of Conservation; require the department to provide technical advice and assistance and to assist with soil health assessments and soil health plans; require the commissioner to approve applications for grants and other types of financial assistance under the Healthy Soils Program; authorize the department to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the Healthy Soils Program and the Healthy Soils Program fund; amend KRS 146.100 to require the director of the Division of Conservation to have experience in healthy soil practices; amend KRS 224.71-110 to require the Agriculture Water Quality Authority to promote soil restoration and include an organic agriculture organization among appointments to the authority and add healthy soil practices as a committee; amend KRS 262.010 to define "healthy soil practices," "soil health," "soil health assessment, "and "watershed health"; amend KRS 262.020 to add restoration, biological diversity, watershed health, and healthy soil practices to the purpose of soil and water conservation districts; amend KRS 262.748 and 262.778 to conform; APPROPRIATION.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

AMEND CONSTITUTUION OF KENTUCKY RELATING TO VOTING RIGHTS
(HERRON, KETURAH)

AN ACT proposing an amendment to Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to voting rights.

Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to automatically restore the voting rights of persons convicted of certain felonies upon completion of their imprisonment, probation, or parole and automatically restore their civil rights five years after completion of their imprisonment, probation, or parole; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/4/2023 - Introduced

WAGERING
(GRAHAM, DERRICK)

AN ACT relating to wagering and making an appropriation therefor.

Establish KRS Chapter 239 and create new sections to define “adjusted gross revenue,” “beginner,” “cabinet," “confidential information,” “entry fee,” “fantasy contest,” “fantasy contest operator," “fantasy contest participant," “highly experienced player,” “immediate family,” “location percentage,” “net poker revenue,” “online poker,” “person,” “principal stockholder,” “rake,” “registered fantasy contest operator,” “script,” “secretary,” and “wager”; establish requirements for registration as a fantasy contest operator; require the Public Protection Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations for the operation of fantasy contests; establish the wagering administration fund and direct the uses of that fund; require an annual audit of fantasy contest registrants; establish requirements for fantasy contest procedures; require any person offering online poker in the Commonwealth to have a license from the cabinet and require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations prescribing requirements for licensure including geolocation software, age verification, and security and accounting standards; amend KRS 230.210 to define "sports wagering"; create new sections of KRS Chapter 230 to require the racing commission to institute a system of sports wagering at tracks; limit the types of events upon which wagers may be placed; amend KRS 230.215 to declare the intent to allow citizens to enjoy sports wagering and allow the racing commission to promulgate administrative regulations prescribing conditions under which sports wagering is to be conducted; amend KRS 230.225, 230.240, and 230.260 to include sports wagering; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to establish sports wagering licensure requirements; amend KRS 230.320 to conform; amend KRS 230.361 to include sports wagering; amend KRS 230.3615 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to define “adjusted gross income” and impose a tax on sports wagering; amend KRS 230.362, 230.363, 230.364, 230.365, 230.366, 230.369, 230.371, 230.372, 230.373, 230.374, and 230.750 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to prohibit participants from wagering on events in which they participate and to prohibit tampering with the outcome of a sporting event; amend KRS 230.990 to provide penalties for participants who wager on sporting events or tamper with the outcome of a sporting event; amend KRS 243.500 to exempt sports wagering and online poker; amend KRS 525.090 to exempt sports wagering; amend KRS 528.010 to exempt fantasy contests, sports wagering, and online poker and the devices used in the conduct of those forms of wagering; amend KRS 528.020, 528.070, and 528.080 to exempt fantasy contests, sports wagering, and online poker; create a noncodified section to assert that the provisions of the Act are severable; APPROPRIATION.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - Introduced

MEDICINAL CANNABIS
(GRAHAM, DERRICK)

AN ACT relating to medicinal cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms and establish a medicinal cannabis program; amend KRS 342.815 to establish that the Employer’s Mutual Insurance Authority shall not be required to provide coverage to an employer if doing so would subject the authority to a violation of state or federal law; amend KRS 139.470 to exempt the sale of medical cannabis from the state sales tax; amend KRS 138.870 to exempt medicinal cannabis from the excise tax on controlled substances; amend KRS 216B.402 to require hospital emergency departments to report cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome to the Department for Public Health; amend KRS 218A.010, 218A.1421, 218A.1422, 218A.1423, and 218A.500 to conform; amend KRS 12.020 to reestablish the Department for Alcoholic Beverage Control as the Department for Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control; amend KRS 12.252, 15.300, 15.380, 15.398, 15.420, 15A.340, 61.592, 62.160, 131.1815, 211.285, 241.010, 241.015, 241.030, 243.025, 243.0307, 243.038, 243.090, 243.360, 438.310, 438.311, 438.313, 438.315, 438.317, 438.320, 438.325, 438.330, 438.337, and 438.340 to conform; appropriate $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2022-2023 for the creation of the Division of Medicinal Cannabis and the Division of Alcohol and Cannabis Enforcement; some sections EFFECTIVE July 1, 2023; APPROPRIATION.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - Introduced

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
(RABOURN, FELICIA)

AN ACT relating to soil and water conservation.

Amend KRS 146.090 to allow the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts to submit names of nominees; amend KRS 262.210 to require candidates after the effective date of this Act to be at least 21 years of age; amend KRS 262.240 to require a supervisor to be at least 21 years of age; include noncodified section to express the intent of the General Assembly that district supervisors serve terms as elected by residents of the district and shall not be replaced until a successor is elected and candidates for supervisor of a conservation district shall be at least 21 years of age upon the effective date of this Act.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - Introduced

CHILDREN’S HEALTH
(MADDOX, SAVANNAH)

AN ACT relating to children's health.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to prohibit the provision of or referral for gender transition procedures to any child under the age of 18 years; define a violation as unprofessional conduct and acting recklessly for purposes of tort claims; permit an action on a violation to be taken by the parent or guardian of the child before the child attains the age of 18 years and by the child within 30 years of the child attaining the age of 18 years, with exceptions under which the time may be longer; require conditions for actions and damages; prohibit public funds to be used for the provision of or referral for gender transition procedures to a child under the age of 18 years; prohibit health care services provided under state, local, or county government to include gender transition procedures to a child under the age of 18 years; prohibit tax exemption for gender transition procedures; prohibit a person or entity from aiding or abetting the performance or inducement of gender transition procedures to a child under the age of 18 years, but exempt speech protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and exempt a parent of such child; permit the Attorney General to bring action to enforce provisions; permit members of the General Assembly to intervene as a matter of right if these provisions are challenged; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to prohibit Medicaid coverage of gender transition procedures for a child under the age of 18 years; create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to prohibit health benefit plan coverage, including federal government health plans, for gender transition procedures for a child under the age of 18 years and any requirement for coverage of gender transition procedures; amend KRS 141.019 and 141.039 to prohibit tax exemption for gender transition procedures; establish a short title of Kentucky's Children Deserve Help Not Harm Act; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2024.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - Introduced

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
(TACKETT LAFERTY, ASHLEY)

AN ACT relating to workers' compensation.

Amend KRS 342.315 to eliminate the requirement that physicians contracting with the commissioner of the Department of Workers' Claims to perform evaluations in occupational disease claims be "B" readers who are licensed in Kentucky and are board-certified pulmonary specialists; amend KRS 342.316 to allow the commissioner to select a physician or medical facility for referral in occupational disease claims and eliminate the requirement that such physicians be "B" readers who are licensed in Kentucky and are board-certified pulmonary specialists; amend KRS 342.794 to delete the definition of "board-certified pulmonary specialist" and eliminate the requirement that physicians on the list of qualified "B" readers maintained by the commissioner include only those licensed in Kentucky and board-certified pulmonary specialists.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - Introduced

LIMITED LIABILITY ENTITY TAX
(FLANNERY, PATRICK)

AN ACT relating to the limited liability entity tax.

Amend KRS 141.0401 to prevent entities doing business in Kentucky with gross receipts of less than $100,000 from paying the limited liability entity tax for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2024.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - Introduced

ACQUISITION OF CONSERVATION EQUIPMENT
(NEIGHBORS, AMY)

AN ACT relating to the acquisition of conservation equipment.

Amend KRS 262.330 to include heavy or specialized equipment acquired by the Soil and Water Conservation Commission with the types of equipment that the board of a conservation district may make available or lease to landowners and occupiers within the district; allow the equipment to be used on the lessee's or renter's land or on the lands of others; provide that the purposes of the heavy or specialized equipment are for conserving soil resources, preventing soil erosion, and the conservation and protection of water resources related to those purposes; amend KRS 262.610 to require that all heavy or specialized equipment purchased or made available be used to conserve soil resources, prevent and control soil erosion, and conserve and protect water resources related to those purposes; allow a conservation district to apply jointly with a person residing in the district to the Soil and Water Conservation Commission to acquire heavy or specialized equipment; prohibit the joint application by conservation districts and persons for the acquisition of infrastructure; amend KRS 262.620 and 262.630 to conform; amend KRS 262.660 to require the Soil and Water Conservation Commission on or before January 1, 2024, to promulgate administrative regulations that set forth the form and manner in which a person and a conservation district may jointly request the acquisition of heavy or specialized equipment, the terms of loans for heavy or specialized equipment that the commission makes available to districts for lease to persons within those districts, the terms of the lease agreements between districts and persons in those district for use of the heavy or specialized equipment, and the proportions of time that the equipment shall be used on the lessee's or renter's lands and on the lands of others; require lease agreements to allow lessees to use the heavy or specialized equipment outside of their own lands, and with prior approval of the board of the leasing district, on lands outside of their districts.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
(BOJANOWSKI, TINA)

AN ACT relating to public charter schools.

Amend KRS 160.1590 to require education service providers to be nonprofit entities; require wait lists after student admission lotteries; provide that a subsequent mayor or chief executive officer may terminate a previously approved charter contract; amend KRS 160.1591 to limit the number of public charter schools to five unless waived by the General Assembly; forbid the use of financial incentives to induce a student to enroll or apply to enroll in a public charter school; make conforming changes; amend KRS 160.1592 to forbid a public charter school from entering into a contract with a for-profit organization for educational design, implementation, or comprehensive management; forbid public charter schools from charging fines or fees that are different from those charged by other public schools; establish a wait list process for students not selected in the admission lottery; require board of directors members to be residents of the school district in which the public charter school is located; require at least 75% of the board of directors to be elected by the residents of the school district of location and set the terms and conditions of that election; require the board of directors to submit the name of any education service provider the board has contracted with and the associated contracts to the Kentucky Department of Education for publication; amend KRS 160.1593 to require a charter application to include a plan for the election and composition of the board of directors and a statement detailing the potential operational and financial impact the proposed public charter school will have on the district of location; amend KRS 160.1594 to require a public charter school authorizer to collect student withdrawal and disciplinary data and make a report; amend KRS 160.1596 to remove any locally raised revenues from funds to be transferred from a school district to a public charter school; require any add-on or funding factor for special education to be split between a local district and a public charter school when a student has attended both during the school year; cap the authorizer fee to 1% of funds transferred or the actual prior year's authorizer costs, whichever is less; amend KRS 160.1597 to limit the length of a charter contract to three years; amend KRS 160.1598 to conform; and amend KRS 160.1599 to establish a process to revert a conversion public charter school back to the school district.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
(BRATCHER, STEVE)

AN ACT relating to Kentucky educational excellence scholarships.

Amend KRS 164.7884 to allow KEES to be used for a workforce solutions training program offered by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and approved by the authority; define approved workforce solutions training program.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
(BRAY, JOSH)

AN ACT relating to autonomous vehicles.

Create various sections of KRS Chapter 186 to establish a regulatory framework for the operation of fully autonomous vehicles on public highways; define terms; establish requirements for autonomous vehicles and automated driving systems; require submission of a law enforcement interaction plan with the Transportation Cabinet; establish requirements for proof of insurance or self-insurance in amounts identical to current levels for personal and commercial motor vehicles; require titling and registration of fully autonomous vehicles; establish the Transportation Cabinet as the sole agency responsible for administering statutes and regulations regarding fully autonomous vehicles; amend KRS 65.873 to prohibit any unit of local government from prohibiting the operation of fully autonomous vehicles or establishing rules or ordinances that are specific to the operation of fully autonomous vehicles; amend KRS 186.410 to establish that when an automated driving system is installed and engaged on a motor vehicle, the automated driving system is considered to be the operator of the vehicle and licensed to operate the vehicle; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to exempt fully autonomous vehicles designed to be operated exclusively by an automated driving system from any vehicle equipment requirements of KRS 189.020 to KRS 189.205 that relate to vehicle operation by a human driver; amend KRS 189.635 to establish responsibility for the filing of accident reports and notification of law enforcement after accidents involving fully autonomous vehicles; amend KRS 281.010 to define terms relating to the operation of fully autonomous vehicles as motor carriers; amend KRS 281.630 to establish that any administrative regulations promulgated by the department that apply only to a human driver shall not apply to a fully autonomous vehicle; amend KRS 281.764 to require only the lead vehicle in a truck platoon to have a human driver behind the wheel of their vehicle.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

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; amend KRS 164.7874 to require a private postsecondary institution to have a voting student member on its governing board to be a participating institution for purposes of KEES eligibility; provide that the bill may be cited as the Kentucky Student Tuition Protection and Accountability Act; EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2025.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

IMMUNIZATION POLICY
(MADDOX, SAVANNAH)

AN ACT relating to immunization policy.

Create a new section in KRS Chapter 164 to allow a student, staff, or faculty member to opt out of a postsecondary school's immunization policy for specific reasons; create a new section of KRS Chapter 214 to prohibit a public entity from creating standardized documentation with the purpose of certifying vaccination status; create a new section of KRS Chapter 336 to require written notice of vaccination exemptions for a sincerely held religious belief or medical contraindication; establish which health care providers can support a medical exemption; require notice of federal mandates and exemptions; establish civil cause of action for violations; amend KRS 214.015 to prohibit the Department for Public Health from releasing personally identifiable information from immunization reports to another public agency or third party; amend KRS 214.034 to prohibit public and private primary and secondary schools and preschool programs from promulgating a new immunization policy and mandating compliance during a school year that has already commenced; and amend KRS 214.036 to allow objection to immunization on the basis of conscientiously held beliefs.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

AMEND CONSTITUTUION OF KENTUCKY RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT
(RAYMOND, JOSIE)

AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to the environment.

Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to establish a right of the people to have a healthy environment, including a right to clean air, pure water, and ecologically healthy habitats; declare the Commonwealth's natural resources, among them its air, water, flora, fauna, climate, and public lands, are the common property of all people, including generations yet to come; establish that as trustee of the environment and its natural resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all people; provide ballot language; submit to voters for ratification or rejection.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS
(WISE, MAX)

AN ACT relating to registration of professional employer organizations and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 336.236 to change the registration period for existing professional employer organizations as of July 14, 2022, to register with the Department of Workers' Claims by July 15, 2024; amend KRS 336.248 to require professional employer organizations to report and pay all unemployment insurance fund contributions using the state employer identification number and contribution rate of the client between the effective date of the Act and December 31, 2024; provide that after January 1, 2025, the professional employer organization shall report and pay all unemployment insurance fund contributions using the state employer identification number and contribution rate of the professional employer organization; amend KRS 336.250 to prohibit professional employer organizations from operating in Kentucky after July 15, 2024, without registering with the Department of Workers' Claims; provide that provisions in KRS 336.230 to 336.250 not amended in this Act are not changed; prohibit the Education and Labor Cabinet from requiring or enforcing certain reporting or payment for the period between July 14, 2022, and when this Act takes effect; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

CONSUMER DATA PRIVACY
(WESTERFIELD, WHITNEY)

AN ACT relating to consumer data privacy.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 367 to define terms; set the parameters for applicability of this Act; define various consumer rights related to data collection; require a data controller to comply with a consumer request to exercise those rights, including confirming whether or not a controller is processing the consumer's data and providing the consumer access to his or her data, deleting his or her personal data, providing a copy of the consumer's data that he or she previously provided in a portable and usable format, opting out of targeted advertising, opting out of tracking, and opting out of the sale or sharing of his or her personal data; require controllers to establish a process for consumers to appeal a controller's refusal to act on a consumer's request to exercise a right; set forth requirements for persons or entities that control or process personal data; require persons who control data to conduct data protection impact assessments; establish that the Attorney General has exclusive authority to enforce, with the exception of a private right of action by which consumers can seek injunctive relief for specific violations if the data controller or processor received an written notice of violation from the Attorney General and failed to cure the violation within 30 days; create a consumer privacy fund in the State Treasury to be administered by the Office of the Attorney General and direct that all civil penalties collected with regard to enforcement actions be deposited in the fund; set forth that this Act supersedes and preempts all rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, and other laws adopted by a city, county, charter county, urban-county government, consolidated local government, unified local government, or local agency regarding the processing of personal data; amend KRS 367.240 to conform; allow the Act to be cited as the Kentucky Consumer Protection Data Act; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2025.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor (S)

TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL MOTORING SYSTEMS
(THOMAS, REGINALD)

AN ACT relating to traffic control signal monitoring systems and making an appropriation therefor.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 189 to define the terms "agency," "owner," "recorded images," and "traffic control signal monitoring system"; establish a civil penalty of $50 if a motor vehicle is recorded failing to obey the instructions of a traffic control device; set forth forms and procedures; outline defenses for citations for failing to obey a traffic control device; mandate that a person who refuses to pay the civil penalty and does not appear to contest the citation shall have the vehicle's registration suspended; mandate that civil penalties shall not result in points against the violator's driving record; amend KRS 189.231 and KRS 189.990 to conform; APPROPRIATION.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Transportation (S)

KEES SCHOLARSHIPS
(SCHICKEL, JOHN)

AN ACT relating to KEES scholarships for students attending noncertified schools.

Amend KRS 164.7874 to include an equivalent score on the Classic Learning Test as a KEES supplemental amount; define an "eligible noncertified school graduate"; amend definitions of "KEES award, maximum", and " KEES base amount" for an eligible noncertified school graduate; amend KRS 164.7879 to establish an equivalent grade point average for eligible noncertified school graduates based on the graduate's ACT score; amend KRS 164.7884 to conform.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

POSTSECONDARY READINESS INDICATROS
(WILSON, MIKE)

AN ACT relating to postsecondary readiness indicators.

Amend KRS 158.6455 to include achieving three hours of dual credit or qualifying for three hours of postsecondary articulated credit as a postsecondary readiness indicator.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education (S)

HEALTH FACILITIES
(WILLIAMS, GEX)

AN ACT relating to the licensure of health facilities.

Repeal KRS 216B.010, which sets forth the legislative findings and purposes of KRS chapter 216B.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Health Services (S)

MEDICAID PROGRAM
(MEREDITH, STEPHEN)

AN ACT relating to the Medicaid program.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to establish eligibility criteria for Medicaid managed care organizations and limit the number of managed care organizations contracted by the Department for Medicaid Services to no more than three; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2024.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Health Services (S)

WAGES
(THOMAS, REGINALD)

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 incrementally raise minimum wage for employers to $15.00 an hour; include anti-preemption language permitting local governments to establish minimum wage ordinances in excess of the state minimum wage.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

KENTUCKY CYBERSECURITY CENTER
(NEMES, MICHAEL J.)

AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Cybersecurity Center and making an appropriation therefor.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to establish the Kentucky Cybersecurity Center (KentuckyCYBER) at the University of Louisville; establish the purpose and duties of KentuckyCYBER; create the KentuckyCYBER fund; APPROPRIATION.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

TAX INCREMENT FINANCING
(GIVENS, DAVID P.)

AN ACT relating to tax increment financing.

Amend KRS 154.30-010 for tax increment financing projects to include a calculation for modified new revenues for income tax which will account for future tax rate decreases;provide that this calculation is for state tax revenues received from individual income taxes on or after January 1, 2023, and is for projects approved prior to January 1, 2023.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue (S)

MEDICINAL CANNABIS
(WEST, STEPHEN)

AN ACT relating to medicinal cannabis.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to define terms and establish a medicinal cannabis program; amend KRS 342.815 to establish that the Employer’s Mutual Insurance Authority shall not be required to provide coverage to an employer if doing so would subject the authority to a violation of state or federal law; amend KRS 216B.402 to require hospital emergency departments to report cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control; amend KRS 218A.010, 218A.1421, 218A.1422, 218A.1423, and 218A.500 to conform; amend KRS 12.020, 12.252, 15.300, 15.380, 15.398, 15.420, 15A.340, 61.592, 62.160, 131.1815, 211.285, 241.010, 241.015, 241.030, 243.025, 243.0307, 243.038, 243.090, 243.360, 438.310, 438.311, 438.313, 438.315, 438.317, 438.320, 438.325, 438.330, 438.337, and 438.340 to change the name of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control; some sections EFFECTIVE July 1, 2024.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - Introduced

ALTERNATIVE TEACHER CERTIFICATION
(DENEEN, MATTHEW)

AN ACT relating to alternative teacher certification and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 161.048, relating to alternative methods of teacher certification, to change the provisional certification period from two to four years for Option 6 and Option 7; EMERGENCY.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

ELECTIONS
(THAYER, DAMON)

AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 67.060 to require the office of county commissioner to have a partisan primary or partisan election; amend KRS 83A.040 to require the office of mayor and legislative body members to have a partisan primary or partisan election; amend KRS 83A.045 to require all city offices to have a partisan primary or partisan election; amend KRS 83A.100 to require the city ward to have a partisan primary or partisan election; amend KRS 160.200 to require the offices of boards of education to have a partisan primary or partisan election; amend KRS 160.210 to require school board candidates to have emblems of political party affiliation presented on the ballot; amend KRS 262.210 to require the offices of soil and water conservation officers to have a partisan primary or partisan election; amend various KRS sections to conform; and repeal KRS 83A.047, 83A.050, 83A.170, 83A.175, 160.250, and 160.260.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/5/2023 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government (S)

REGULATION OF CANNABIS
(YATES, DAVID)

AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.

Establish KRS Chapter 245, relating to cannabis, to administer its cultivation, processing, transportation, sale, use, taxation, and licensing; define terms; establish the Cannabis Control Board and its membership, procedures, powers, and duties; direct the board to promulgate administrative regulations for the administration and enforcement of the chapter; set up advisory committees appointed by the board; create the Department of Cannabis Control within the Public Protection Cabinet for the oversight of cannabis operations and to provide administrative support for the board; establish various one-year business licenses under the chapter; grant administrative hearings under KRS Chapter 13B to appeal a license denial or revocation; forbid an employer from discriminating against applicants or employees who use cannabis outside of working hours as long as the use does not affect job performance; prohibit a person under the age of 21 from purchasing, possessing, consuming, or using cannabis; establish a revolving account called the "cannabis fund" to collect cannabis licensing fees, fines, excise taxes, and any other funds; form the Social Impact Council as a public agency authorized to distribute moneys from the cannabis fund; set council membership, procedures, powers, and duties; create new sections of KRS Chapter 138 to define terms; impose an excise tax at a rate set by the Cannabis Control Board on the first sale or transfer of harvested cannabis; establish excise tax reporting, collection, and liability; amend KRS 139.472 to exempt medical cannabis and accessories from sales and use taxes; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to authorize local governments to levy up to a 5% license fee on the gross receipts of a retailer or microbusiness; allow overlapping local governments to agree to levy a combined license fee, with set fee amounts absent an agreement; amend KRS 2.015 to require a person to be 21 years of age or older to purchase cannabis and its products and accessories; create new sections of KRS 218A and amend KRS 218A.1421, 218A.1422, 218A.1423, and 218A.500 to exempt licensed cannabis activities from criminal marijuana offenses; create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to allow a person to petition the court to expunge the person's misdemeanor marijuana offenses; amend KRS 431.079 to exclude the expungement petition from the certification of eligibility requirement; amend KRS 131.1815 to notify the Cannabis Control Board if a cannabis licensee is a delinquent taxpayer; amend KRS 600.020 to include cannabis offenses in the list of juvenile status offenses; amend KRS 12.020 to add the governmental entities created in KRS Chapter 245 to the list of executive branch government bodies; set initial terms for members of the Cannabis Control Board and Social Impact Council; apply the excise tax beginning on July 1, 2024, and allow cannabis sales beginning on July 1, 2025; Section 31 of Act RETROACTIVE; APPROPRIATION.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

COLLECTION OF FEES
(NEMES, MICHAEL J.)

AN ACT relating to the collection of fees in a county containing a consolidated local government.

Amend KRS 64.012 to require the document storage fee to be held in a separate fund by the county clerk in a county containing a consolidated local government; specify uses for the fee revenue; and require reporting; amend KRS 137.115 to require in a county with a consolidated local government that specific license fees be payable to an agency of the consolidated local government as designated by its council.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced

KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
(CARPENTER, JARED)

AN ACT relating to Kentucky educational excellence scholarships.

Amend KRS 164.7884 to define "proprietary school" and "qualified proprietary school program" and allow use of KEES funds for enrollment in a qualified proprietary school program; amend KRS 165.7879 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

1/6/2023 - Introduced

COSMETOLOGY LICENSURE COMPACT
(MAYS BLEDSOE, AMANDA)

AN ACT relating to the Cosmetology Licensure Compact.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 317A to adopt the Cosmetology Licensure Compact; create definitions; establish requirements for member states; require licensees to apply to their home state for a multistate license; establish criteria for applicants to apply for a multistate license; limit a licensee from a home state to possessing a multistate license in only one member state at a time; require a member state's licensing authority to cooperate with the commission and with each entity exercising independent regulatory authority over the practice of cosmetology; authorize a home state to impose adverse actions against a licensees multistate license issued by the home state; establish powers of remote states participating in the compact; allow an active duty military service member or their spouse to retain their home state designation during any period of service when that individual is on active duty; create the Cosmetology Compact Commission; authorize the commission to establish an executive committee to act on behalf of the commission; establish the responsibilities of the commission and executive committee; require the commission to develop, maintain, operate, and utilize a coordinated database and reporting system that contains licensure, adverse actions, and the presence of current significant investigative information on all licensed individuals in member states; establish procedures for dispute resolution between the commission and licensees; establish withdrawal procedures for member states; provide for severability for any provision in the compact that is contrary to the constitution of any party state or of the United States of the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, circumstance.

  CURRENT STATUS

1/6/2023 - Introduced