Utah has banned "conversion therapy", which is the effort to make a person straight if they identify as gay. There is also an effort in Kentucky that is being sponsored by a lawmaker some may find surprising.
As sure as gavel strikes mark the start of a Kentucky General Assembly session, packed hallways in the Capitol Annex are a sign that a session has gone into high gear as people from across Kentucky converge to make their voices heard.
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High school and college athletes in Kentucky would only be allowed to compete in sports that align with their biological sex and not their preferred gender identity under a bill that a state lawmaker filed Friday.
Legislation raising the legal age to buy or possess tobacco, alternative nicotine, or vapor products to 21 won Kentucky Senate approval Thursday. The measure, which falls in line with newly enacted federal law, moves on the House.
A Taylorsville state lawmaker is working to have Kentucky's contractual arrangement with two Alabama universities for veterinary education written into law. Currently, reference to the 38 slots at Auburn and 3 at Tuskegee is found only within state budget language.
Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban gender reassignment surgery and medications for minors.
House Bill 204 would prohibit registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a publicly leased playground. Sex offenders would also not be allowed to enter a playground without written permission from whoever is in charge of the playground.
The bill designates "domestic cats and dogs that reside in or have been adopted from Kentucky animal shelters or rescue organizations" as the state's official pet.
Tired of gaining hours and losing hours thanks to Daylight Saving Time? So are some Kentucky lawmakers. Their attempt to do away with the semi-annual switch, however, faces major legal hurdles.
The Senate Standing Committee on Veteran and Military Affairs and Public Protection unanimously approved Senate Bill 9 sponsored by Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Crofton. The legislation requires a medical professional to provide medically appropriate care to an infant if they are born alive after an attempted abortion or any other type of live birth situation.
Senate Republicans wasted no time passing one of their highest priority bills of the 2020 legislative session on Thursday, easily approving a bill requiring Kentuckians to show government-issued photo identification in order to vote.
Amid last year's fight over net-metering legislation, a lobbyist working on behalf of utilities asked the regulatory agency that oversees utilities to weigh-in with a letter to lawmakers.
Senate Bill 8 - sponsored by Sen. Max Wise, a Campbellsville Republican and the committee's chairman - passed on a unanimous vote. If it becomes law, SB 8 would render moot the divisive debate among Jefferson County Board of Education members about whether officers in Kentucky's largest school district will carry handguns while on duty.
The Kentucky House approved a bill Wednesday that would exempt direct sellers from certain Kentucky employment laws. Direct sellers are people who buy products from a manufacturer and then sell them directly to other people.
After receiving criticism that he called "painful," a state senator Tuesday withdrew his controversial bill that would allow police to stop people to demand identification if police think they might be about to commit a crime. After receiving criticism that he called "painful," a state senator Tuesday withdrew his controversial bill that would allow police to stop people to demand identification if police think they might be about to commit a crime.
All Kentucky students, from kindergartners to high school seniors, would receive comprehensive sex education under a new bill filed Tuesday.
The sponsors of a Kentucky voter ID bill have made changes to the proposal, no longer strictly requiring a photo ID in order to cast a ballot in elections.
The University of Louisville's request for a special, $35 million appropriation from state government to ease its takeover of the money-losing KentuckyOne Health system took a step forward on Tuesday.
Legislation to allow state employees paid leave to donate a live organ is expected to get a vote in the Kentucky House this week. Testifying on behalf of the measure last week was Beth Burbridge who donated a kidney to a 25 year old who lived in her neighborhood. Legislation to allow state employees paid leave to donate a live organ is expected to get a vote in the Kentucky House this week. Testifying on behalf of the measure last week was Beth Burbridge who donated a kidney to a 25 year old
A nursing home for military veterans in Bowling Green - which has been talked about for nearly a decade and has been on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs list of priority projects for nearly five years - might soon take a big step forward.
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