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Week of February 7th at the State Capitol #KYGA17

From LRC Press Office FRANKFORT — State lawmakers returned to the Capitol this week to start the second part of the General Assembly’s 2017 session. The first portion of the session, held over the course of five days in early January, featured a quick start as seven bills were passed…



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…