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College immunization bill clears House committee

From LRC Press Office FRANKFORT—Whooping cough. Measles. Meningitis. Just hearing these words can strike fear in most any parent or school teacher. But it’s not just young school children who are at risk. College and university students can also get communicable diseases says Dr. Patty Swiney, a Kentucky family physician…


Bill to make attacks on first responders a hate crime clears panel

From LRC Press Office FRANKFORT—Police, fire fighters and emergency medical services personnel would be added to those protected under Kentucky’s hate crime statute if a bill passed by a House committee today becomes law. Under House Bill 14, sponsored by House Majority Whip Kevin Bratcher, R-Louisville, those who assault, kidnap,…


Legislative Calendar for Thursday, February 9, 2017

HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE INVESTMENT – 8:00 am, Annex Room 129 Canceled! HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY – 8:00 am, Annex Room 171 Canceled! SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, MILITARY AFFAIRS, AND PUBLIC PROTECTION – 9:00 am, Annex Room 169 Agenda: Bills for…


Legislative Calendar for Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ON LICENSING, OCCUPATIONS, AND ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS (H) 8:00 am, Annex Room 169 Canceled! HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE – 8:30 am, Annex Room 129  Agenda: Consideration/discussion of the following bills: Pending: HB ___: AN ACT relating to overweight vehicles. Representative Richard Heath, sponsor, Steve Kelly,…