Legislative Update

February 15, 2016



This Thursday, February 18, marks the halfway point of the 2016 General Assembly and the pace remains slow even by recent standards.

Both parties are focused on the March 8 special election to fill the four vacant House seats. A Republican win in all four races would lead to a 50/50 split in the House. Former Governor Steve Beshear took the highly unusual step last week of forming an organization to preserve Kentucky's healthcare exchange. The group is called "Save Kentucky Healthcare" and it will most certainly be active in the remaining weeks before the March 8 election.

HB 309, the House version of P3, passed the full House this past week and has been received by the Senate. The House made a couple of changes requested by the Finance Cabinet but nothing to change AIA Kentucky's support of the bill. We expect the Finance Cabinet to request additional changes by the Senate and we will evaluate these changes as the bill continues to move through the process. At this point it appears that HB 309 will be the bill under consideration not the Senate version (SB 132).

Below are the bills AIA Kentucky is currently tracking. We still have concerns about HB 55 which relates to the powers and duties of local government and HB 80 relating to open records. We continue to monitor HB 319 which makes changes to the powers and duties of the Government Contract Review Committee.
    
Greg Brotzge 
AIA Kentucky Lobbyist 
 
Bill Activity Report 
   
Below is the current status of bills AIA Kentucky is tracking.
Report created on February 12, 2016  
 

HB2

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (STUMBO G) AN ACT proposing to amend Section 181 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to local levies of sales and use taxes.

Propose to amend Section 181 of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to confer upon the proper authority of any city or county the power to levy a local option sales and use tax, subject to specifically enumerated conditions and limitations; submit to the voters for approval or disapproval; supply ballot language.

 

Current Status:   

2/10/2016 - (H) Referred to Committee House Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs

 

   

HB30

LICENSING FEES (MONTELL B) AN ACT relating to licensing fees and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 198B.6674, 227.050, and 318.136 to determine excess funds within the Division of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, the Division of Plumbing, and the Electrical Division of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction; direct excess funds to be used to credit licensing fees; limit any transfer of funds to only excess funds in the account.

 

Current Status:   

1/5/2016 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations and Revenue

 

   

HB55

CONSOLIDATED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (WAYNE J) AN ACT relating to planning and zoning in consolidated local governments.

Amend KRS 100.137 to delete language relating to certain cities and their requirements to adopt planning and zoning requirements; amend KRS 100.201, 100.202, and 100.205 to conform.

 

Current Status:   

2/12/2016 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State and Local Government

 

   

HB57

TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (KEENE D) AN ACT relating to tax increment financing.

Amend KRS 154.30-060 to expand the definition of "mixed-use" project, and to delete the upper investment limit on a project that can qualify as a mixed-use development project; provide that the provisions of the act are effective for applications received after the effective date.

 

Current Status:   

2/2/2016 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations and Revenue

 

   

HB73

KENTUCKY JOBS (NELSON R) AN ACT relating to Kentucky jobs.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 336 establish definitions and to require contractors in public works projects over $250,000 to have 51% of its employees be Kentucky residents and 15% of its employees be apprentices in an approved apprenticeship program for the entirety of the project; require, for public works projects under $250,000, contractors to have at least one apprentice in an approved apprenticeship program; require a public authority to include the employment requirements in the bid and contract for the public works project and provide written notice of the requirements; grant the Department of Workplace Standards enforcement authority over violations by public authorities or contractors; amend KRS 336.990 to provide civil penalties for violation; designate the Act as the "Kentucky Jobs Act."

 

Current Status:   

1/13/2016 - (H) posted in committee House Labor and Industry

 

   

HB80

OPEN RECORDS (HARRIS C) AN ACT relating to open records.

Amend KRS 61.870 to narrow the funding criteria that determines exemptions from the definition of "public agency"in the Kentucky Open Records Act.

 

Current Status:   

2/4/2016 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State and Local Government

 

   

HB91

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS (YONTS B) AN ACT relating to government contracts.

Amend various sections in KRS Chapter 45A to expand and refine the list of entities included in definition of "contracting body"; allow the Goverment Contract Review Committee to determine the definition of "governmental emergency"; refine the definition of "memorandum of agreement"; correct references to universities and colleges and institutions of higher education; refine the definition of "personal service contract" to eliminate professional skill or judgment requirement and specifically include contracts for personal or professional services and group health care for public employees; allow the committee to establish reporting schedule for exempt personal service contracts and memoranda of agreement; exempt contracts between postsecondary institutions and health care providers, but require reporting of such contracts; require committee review of all personal service contracts and memoranda of agreement in excess of $1,000,000, except for contracts involving child support collections which are exempted; exempt contracts $40,000 and under from request for proposals process, but require three quotes when feasible, and determination of unfeasibility may be reviewed by the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet or the committee; exempt contracts $40,000 and under not requiring professional skill or judgment from routine review process, but require filing within 30 days for informational purposes; prohibit delegation of decision-making authority by secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, except with respect to institutions of higher education that have elected to implement procurement procedures in accordance with statutory authority; delete requirement for annual reports; delineate powers of the committee.

 

Current Status:   

2/1/2016 - (H) WITHDRAWN

 

   

HB113

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (RIGGS S) AN ACT creating the Office of Inspector General in the Department for Local Government.

Amend KRS 147A.002 to create the Office of Inspector General within the Department for Local Government; create a new section of KRS Chapter 147A to set duties and authorities of the Office of Inspector General.

 

Current Status:   

1/5/2016 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government

 

   

HB136

ENERGY EFFICIENCY TAX CREDIT (ROWLAND B) AN ACT relating to energy efficiency tax credits.

Amend KRS 141.435 and 141.436 to extend the energy efficiency tax credits for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, but no later than January 1, 2020, in the case of property used as on-farm poultry or livestock raising facilities.

 

Current Status:   

1/5/2016 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations and Revenue

 

   

HB159

HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS (DONOHUE J) AN ACT relating to heating ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Amend various sections of KRS Chapter 198B to clarify the definitions of "apprentice heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanic," distinguish between "routine maintenance" and "major repairs," and establish definitions for "direct supervision" and "general supervision"; include on the Kentucky Board of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Contractors one (1) member from the Kentucky Association of Master Contractors, instead of the Kentucky Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors; expand permitting requirements to include replacements, alterations, and major repairs of all HVAC systems that are subject to the Kentucky Building Code, but excluding the Kentucky Residential Code; establish a new licensing exception for the installation of range hood systems that are not connected to or incorporated with an HVAC system, provide more precise references to electrical licensing statutes, and correct the intended scope of the exceptions to exempt applicable licensing requirements; amend KRS 198B.658 to conform.

 

Current Status:   

1/25/2016 - (H) posted in committee House Licensing and Occupations

 

   

HB200

WORKERS COMPENSATION (ROWLAND B) AN ACT relating to workers' compensation subrogation.

Amend KRS 342.700 to add medical benefits to subrogation recovery and delete reference to legal fees and expense.

 

Current Status:   

1/13/2016 - (H) posted in committee House Labor and Industry

 

   

HB225

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE (RICHARDS J) AN ACT relating to occupational licensure for military service members and veterans.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 12 to require administrative bodies to issue professional licenses or certificates to military service members or veterans within two years of an honorable discharge if the training received by the service member or veteran could reasonably be expected to provide the necessary experience and skills; grant the administrative body the right to deny licensure or certification if training is not equivalent; allow appeal rights; require administrative bodies to promulgate administrative regulations to carry out the provisions of the Act.

 

Current Status:   

2/16/2016 - (H) Posted for Passage in Consent Orders of the Day; w/HCS 1

 

   

HB227

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (DONOHUE J) AN ACT relating to public procurement.

Create new section of KRS Chapter 45A making findings of the General Assembly and establishing policy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to promote the Kentucky and United States economies by requiring a preference for iron, steel, and manufactured goods produced in Kentucky and the United States; create new section of KRS Chapter 45A defining "manufactured in Kentucky," "manufactured in the United States," "Kentucky," and "United States"; require preference for iron, steel, and manufactured goods made in Kentucky in construction and maintenance contracts and subcontracts; provide for a waiver of the Kentucky preference requirement; require preference for iron, steel, and manufactured goods made in the United States if the Kentucky waiver is granted; and provide for a waiver of the United States preference requirement; create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A establishing a short title of "Kentucky Buy American Act"; amend KRS 45A.343, 45A.352, 65.027, 162.070, 164A.575, 176.080, and 424.260 to require compliance with the "Kentucky Buy American Act."

 

Current Status:   

1/13/2016 - (H) Referred to Committee House State Government

 

   

HB265

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION CAPITAL PROJECTS (CLARK L) AN ACT relating to postsecondary educational institution capital projects to be financed with university restricted funds.

Create a new section of KRS 164A.550 to 164A.630 to authorize capital projects undertaken by institutions of higher education using a combination of cash restricted funds, federal funds, and private funds even though the projects are not specifically listed in a branch budget bill; establish conditions under which projects will be authorized.

 

Current Status:   

2/16/2016 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/HCS 1, w/HFA 1T, 2

 

   

HB272

RADON MITIGATION (THOMPSON T) AN ACT relating to radon mitigation.

Amend KRS 211.9107 to exempt a residential building contractor installing vent pipes from radon mitigation certification requirements.

 

Current Status:   

1/25/2016 - (H) posted in committee House Licensing and Occupations

 

   

HB303

EXECUTIVE BRANCH BUDGET (RAND R) AN ACT relating to appropriations and revenue measures providing financing and 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: appropriate from the General Fund (Tobacco), General Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Road Fund, Bond Funds, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, Statewide Deferred Maintenance Fund, and other funds, $182,013,700 in fiscal year 2015-2016, $33,287,508,100 in fiscal year 2016-2017, and $32,051,036,100 in fiscal year 2017-2018 as follows: General Government 2015-2016 $22,370,700 2016-2017 $1,504,467,800 2017-2018 $1,538,644,000 Economic Development Cabinet 2015-2016 $975,000 2016-2017 $21,082,900 2017-2018 $22,017,500 Department of Education 2016-2017 $5,015,844,100 2017-2018 $5,006,558,900 Education and Workforce Development Cabinet 2015-2016 $900,000 2016-2017 $833,470,500 2017-2018 $847,236,600 Energy and Environment Cabinet 2016-2017 $244,344,100 2017-2018 $240,848,700 Finance and Administration Cabinet 2016-2017 $874,431,800 2017-2018 $919,630,900 Health and Family Services Cabinet 2015-2016 $111,126,200 2016-2017 $12,952,760,300 2017-2018 $13,442,186,100 Justice and Public Safety Cabinet 2015-2016 $21,157,300 2016-2017 $1,038,865,300 2017-2018 $1,041,148,500 Labor Cabinet 2016-2017 $233,085,300 2017-2018 $237,495,100 Personnel Cabinet 2016-2017 $65,055,000 2017-2018 $66,863,300 Postsecondary Education 2015-2016 $3,054,500 2016-2017 $7,630,081,700 2017-2018 $8,052,714,200 Public Protection Cabinet 2016-2017 $107,373,900 2017-2018 $108,306,900 Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet 2015-2016 $15,880,000 2016-2017 $234,406,800 2017-2018 $238,146,000 Budget Reserve Trust Fund 2016-2017 $153,436,000 2017-2018 $160,960,900 Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows: Capital Projects 2015-2016 $6,550,000 2016-2017 $2,378,802,600 2017-2018 $128,278,500.
Full summary can be found in miscellaneous documents.

 

Current Status:   

1/28/2016 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations and Revenue

 

   

HB309

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (COMBS L) AN ACT relating to public-private partnerships and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 45A.030 and 45A.075 and create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A, the Kentucky Model Procurement Code, to provide an explicit framework for the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) as an alternative method of procurement, construction, and financing of capital projects and services by state government; define terms and establish procedures; require the promulgation of administrative regulations relating to P3 procurement; establish certain oversight, reporting, and General Assembly authorization requirements; amend KRS 65.025 and create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to similarly provide an explicit framework for the use of P3s as an alternative method of procurement by local governments; define terms and establish procedures; establish the Kentucky Local Government Public-Private Partnership Board and require its review and approval of certain P3 agreements proposed by local governments; amend KRS 175B.005, 175B.010, 175B.020, 175B.025 175B.030, 175B.035, 175B.040, 175B.045 and 175B.095 and create a new section of KRS Chapter 175B to provide for the use of P3 procurement pursuant to that chapter as an alternative method for developing, constructing, operating and financing certain major transportation projects; define terms and amend the definition of a project to align with current federal usage; establish procedures and oversight, reporting, and General Assembly authorization requirements; make numerous conforming changes; prohibit any authority from authorizing tolls for any project involving the interstate highway system that connects the Commonwealth with the State of Ohio; EMERGENCY.

 

Current Status:   

2/12/2016 - received in Senate

 

   

HB319

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS (YONTS B) AN ACT relating to government contracts.

Amend various sections in KRS Chapter 45A to expand and refine the list of entities included and excluded in definition of "contracting body"; allow the Government Contract Review Committee to determine the definition of "governmental emergency"; refine the definition of "memorandum of agreement"; correct references to universities and colleges and institutions of higher education; refine the definition of "personal service contract" to eliminate the professional skill or judgment requirement and specifically include contracts for personal or professional services and group health care for public employees and exempt certain health care and hospital contracts from postsecondary research institutions; allow the committee to establish a reporting schedule for exempt personal service contracts and memoranda of agreement; exempt contracts between postsecondary research institutions relating to hospital or health care services provided by the institution, but require reporting of such contracts; require committee review of all personal service contracts and memoranda of agreement in excess of $1,000,000, except for select contracts that are exempted; exempt contracts for $40,000 and under from the request for proposals process, but require three quotes when feasible, and state that determination of feasibility may be reviewed by the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet or the committee; exempt contracts for $40,000 and under not requiring professional skill or judgment from routine review process, but require filing within 30 days for informational purposes; prohibit delegation of decision-making authority by secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, except with respect to institutions of higher education that have elected to implement procurement procedures in accordance with statutory authority; delete the requirement for annual reports; delineate the powers of the committee.

 

Current Status:   

2/4/2016 - (H) posted in committee House State Government

 

   

HB350

LAND CONSERVATION TAX CREDIT (KAY II J) AN ACT relating to income tax credits promoting land conservation.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to establish a qualified conservation contribution income tax credit; require annual report; amend KRS 141.0205 to provide for the ordering of the credit; amend KRS 146.560 to include the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board in the evaluation of credit applications; amend KRS 262.908 to include the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Corporation Board in the evaluation of credit applications.

 

Current Status:   

2/8/2016 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations and Revenue

 

   

HB365

UNDERGROUND FACILITY PROTECTION (RIGGS S) AN ACT relating to underground facility protection.

Amend KRS 367.4909 to require operators of underground facilities to be members of the Kentucky Contact Center; release excavators from liability for damages to underground facilities of nonmember operators; amend KRS 367.4913 to change the name of the Kentucky Association of Plumbing, Heating-Cooling Contractors to the Kentucky Association of Master Contractors.

 

Current Status:   

2/9/2016 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary

 

   

HB366

ROOFING CONTRACTORS (RIGGS S) AN ACT relating to roofing contractors.

Amend KRS 367.628 to prohibit roofing contractors from causing damage to a roof before repair or replacement to increase the scope of repair or replacement and from submitting a claim to an insurer if the roof was not damaged prior to repair or replacement; establish penalties for violations of KRS 367.628; grant enforcement authority to Attorney General.

 

Current Status:   

2/12/2016 - (H) posted in committee House Licensing and Occupations

 

   

HB374

LOCAL OPTION SALES AND USE TAX (THOMPSON T) AN ACT relating to local option sales and use tax.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 65 to establish the parameters and requirements for the levy of local option sales and use taxes, if a proposed constitutional amendment allowing such a levy is approved; create a new section of KRS Chapter 139 to establish tax administration provisions; amend KRS 139.570, 139.670, 139.778, 144.132, and 183.525 to conform; amend KRS 131.190 to allow the Department of Revenue to share information related to the local option sales and use taxes with local jurisdictions imposing the tax; provide that the provisions of the Act will be effective on January 1, 2017, only if the proposed constitutional amendment is approved by the voters of the Commonwealth at the November 2016 general election; if the proposed amendment is not approved, the Act is void.

 

Current Status:   

2/11/2016 - (H) posted in committee House Local Government

 

   

HB379

APPRENTICESHIPS (CLARK L) AN ACT relating to apprenticeships.

Create a new section in KRS Chapter 141 to declare a tax credit for the small businesses who have an apprenticeship program; amend KRS 141.0205 to conform; create that new section of KRS Chapter 343 to require the Department of Workplace Standards to certify to the Department of Revenue the small businesses with apprenticeship programs and set out purpose of the tax credit.

 

Current Status:   

2/11/2016 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations and Revenue

 

   

SB9

PREVAILING WAGE (SCHRODER W) AN ACT relating to prevailing wage.

Amend KRS 337.010 to exclude the construction of educational buildings and facilities from the definition of "public works" and from meeting the requirements of the prevailing wage law.

 

Current Status:   

2/4/2016 - House Labor and Industry, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

 

   

SB93

LICENSING FEES (HORNBACK P) AN ACT relating to licensing fees and making an appropriation therefore.

Amend KRS 198B.6674, 227A.050, and 318.136 to determine excess funds within the Division of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, the Division of Plumbing, and the Electrical Division of the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction; direct excess funds to be used to credit licensing fees; limit any transfer of funds to only excess funds in the account.

 

Current Status:   

1/19/2016 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations and Revenue

 

   

SB94

PREVAILING WAGE (MCDANIEL C) AN ACT relating to prevailing wage.

Create a new section of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 to allow local governments and special purpose governmental entities to opt out of prevailing wage requirements for public works.

 

Current Status:   

1/19/2016 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State and Local Government

 

   

SB105

ELEVATOR MECHANIC LICENSURE (SCHRODER W) AN ACT relating to temporary elevator mechanic licensure.

Amend KRS 198B.4021 to require persons confirmed by a licensed elevator contractor to have a minimum of 24 months of work experience in the elevator industry in construction, maintenance, service, or repair; require persons confirmed by a licensed elevator contractor to have a minimum of two years of education in an apprenticeship program for elevator mechanics or nationally recognized training program in the elevator industry; describe the tasks that may be performed by one who holds a temporary elevator mechanic license; provide that a temporary elevator mechanic license is valid for one year, remains in effect if the temporary licensee stays in an approved training program, and may be renewed once; establish the conditions upon which a temporary elevator mechanic license will expire; authorize the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to establish a fee for temporary licensure through administrative regulations; require fees payable to the department to be paid in the State Treasury and credited to the elevator safety program trust fund.

 

Current Status:   

1/19/2016 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations

 

   

SB132

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (WISE G) AN ACT relating to public-private partnerships and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 45A.030 and 45A.075 and create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A, the Kentucky Model Procurement Code, to provide an explicit framework for the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) as an alternative method of procurement, construction, and financing of capital projects and services by state government; define terms and establish procedures; require the promulgation of administrative regulations relating to P3 procurement; establish certain oversight, reporting, and General Assembly authorization requirements; amend KRS 65.025 and create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to similarly provide an explicit framework for the use of P3s as an alternative method of procurement by local governments; define terms and establish procedures; establish the Kentucky Local Government Public-Private Partnership Board and require its review and approval of certain P3 agreements proposed by local governments; amend KRS 175B.005, 175B.010, 175B.020, 175B.025 175B.030, 175B.035, 175B.040, 175B.045 and 175B.095 and create a new section of KRS Chapter 175B to provide for the use of P3 procurement pursuant to that chapter as an alternative method for developing, constructing, operating and financing certain major transportation projects; define terms and amend the definition of a project to align with current federal usage; establish procedures and oversight, reporting, and General Assembly authorization requirements; make numerous conforming changes; prohibit any authority from authorizing tolls for any project involving the interstate highway system that connects the Commonwealth with the State of Ohio; EMERGENCY.

 

Current Status:   

1/29/2016 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor

 

   

SB135

OFFENDER REENTRY (WESTERFIELD W) AN ACT relating to offender reentry.

Amend various sections of KRS Chapter 335B to modify the process of notifying a person seeking a license of a potential disqualification based on prior convictions and to recognize that some licensure categories may have disqualifications that operate by virtue of federal law; repeal KRS 335B.040.

 

Current Status:   

2/1/2016 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations

 

   

SB151

TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFITS (WEST S) AN ACT relating to the off-setting of total disability benefits for light duty work.

Amend KRS 342.730 to allow payments of temporary total disability benefits to be offset by wages paid to an employee by an employer for light duty or alternative duty work performed during a period of temporary total disability.

 

Current Status:   

2/16/2016 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

 

   

SB173

GOVERNMENT COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES (GIRDLER C) AN ACT relating to commercial activities of government.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to establish procedures for local governments to enter into the retail or wholesale sale of a commercial product; create a new section of KRS Chapter 45 to establish procedures for state entities to enter into the retail or wholesale sale of a commercial product.

 

Current Status:   

2/12/2016 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State and Local Government

 

   
Week in Review - 2/12/2016
   

House Speaker and House Minority Floor Leader team up to pass campaign contribution bill
A bill that would double individual campaign contribution limits in Kentucky has passed the Kentucky House by a vote of 71 to 22.

 

Republicans advance bill on academic standards review
After weeks of behind-the-scenes discussions with educators, Senate Republicans on Thursday started advancing a bill aimed at creating a new system to review and change Kentucky's academic standards.

 

New group formed by former Gov. Beshear looks to defend health initiatives that Gov. Bevin wants to shutter, amend
Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, two months out of office, said Thursday that his conscience would not allow him to "ride off into the sunset" as he unveiled a nonprofit group that will advocate to retain federal health reforms he enacted.

 

Kentucky bill would ban sale of tobacco, 'vaping' products to those under 21
The sale of tobacco and nicotine vaporizing products would be prohibited to Kentuckians younger than 21, rather than the present age of 18, under a bill headed to the House of Representatives.

 

Senate Panel OKs Bill Requiring Sonogram Before Abortion In Kentucky
The state Senate has approved a bill requiring women who seek an abortion in Kentucky to view or hear a description of a sonogram image of their own fetus.

Senate, House committees pass companion bills dubbed "Noah's Law" on covering formula for eosinophilic disorder patients
A pair of bills that would ensure health coverage of amino-acid-based formulas consumed by those suffering from eosinophilic disorders unanimously cleared House and Senate committees on Wednesday.

 

Senate Bill 5 amended to offer separate marriage license forms, clearing committee
Couples would pick between two marriage licenses once they tie the knot under a bill passed by the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

 

Stivers working on felony expungement bill
Senate President Robert Stivers said he is working on a bill that would allow those convicted of Class D felonies to have their convictions expunged.

 

Senate A&R committee finds agreement in Bevin's budget request
Senators got their first rundown of the in-depth executive branch budget on Tuesday, and had a decidedly more favorable opinion of the document than it's been received in the state House.

 

Attorney general tries to revive lawsuit Bevin dropped
Kentucky's Democratic attorney general is trying to revive a lawsuit the state's Republican governor has dropped.

Summary
Questions or comments may be directed to Legislative Chair Eric Steva, AIA, Lobbyist Greg Brotzge or Executive Vice President Janet Pike
 
Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President
AIA Kentucky
(859) 223-8201
jpike@aiaky.org
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