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(KY) HB 48 - AN ACT relating to the care of individuals with mental retardation or other developmental disorders.
Repeal and reenact KRS 202B.070, relating to the duty of individuals with direct care responsibility for residents of ICF/MR to meet specific needs, including supervision; name the statute "Deron's Law"; amend KRS 202B.070 to delete the word "intentionally" in reference to the failure to provide supervision of a resident by an individual who has direct care responsibility.
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(KY) HB 41 - AN ACT relating to continuity of health care.
Amend KRS 304.17A-500 to define "acute-care hospital" for health insurance purposes; amend KRS 304.17A-527 to require that an agreement between a managed care plan and an acute-care hospital shall include provisions for a term of not less than 3 years, a 6-month notice to the plan and the executive director of the department of insurance by the acute-care hospital prior to termination or nonrenewal, procedures to ensure continuity of care for covered persons not less than 30 days prior to termination, no less than 20 days notice prior to termination by the managed care plan to the covered person of the procedures to follow for continuity of care including an expedited internal appeal process and an expedited external appeal if necessary, and a provision requiring mediation or binding arbitration between the managed care plan and the acute-care hospital for any dispute regarding a covered person's access to continuity of care in the event of termination or nonrenewal of the provider agreement; amend KRS 304.17B-001 to confirm.
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(KY) HB 40 - AN ACT relating to special license plates.
Amend KRS 186.164 to clarify procedures to follow when the Transportation Cabinet denies a group's application for a special license plate.
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(KY) SB 14 - AN ACT relating to industrial hemp.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 260 to define "department," "industrial hemp," and "THC"; require persons wanting to grow or process industrial hemp to be licensed by the Department of Agriculture; require criminal history checks by local sheriff; require the Department of Agriculture to promulgate administrative regulations to carry out the provisions of the Act; require sheriff to monitor and randomly test industrial hemp fields; assess a fee of $5 per acre for every acre of industrial hemp grown, with a minimum fee of $150, to be divided equally between the Department of Agriculture and the appropriate sheriff's department; require licensees to provide the Department of Agriculture with names and addresses of any grower or buyer of industrial hemp and copies of any contracts the licensee may have entered into relating to the industrial hemp; clarify that the Act does not authorize any person to violate federal law.
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(KY) HB 37 - AN ACT relating to controlled substances.
Amend KRS 218A.202 to allow a person to request a report relating to that person's own records generated within the electronic controlled substance reporting database except where the request for the record is being compelled within the context of a civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding.
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(KY) HB 28 - AN ACT relating to water transportation and making an appropriation therefor.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 174 to establish the Water Transportation Advisory Board as an advisory body to the executive and legislative branches of government; provide for members, terms, and administrative procedures; specify duties; create a riverport marketing assistance trust fund to be administered by the Cabinet for Economic Development; provide for grants of up to $15,000 per project or $30,000 per applicant annually for specified marketing activities; create a riverport financial assistance trust fund to be administered by the Transportation Cabinet; provide for financial assistance for new construction and major replacement or repair projects for Kentucky's riverports; provide for matching grants.
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(KY) SB 41 - AN ACT relating to alcoholic beverage control.
Amend KRS 241.010, 241.060, 241.080, 243.090, 243.100, 243.200, 243.390, 243.440, 243.450, 243.500, 243.510, 243.520, 243.530, 243.620, 243.630, 243.640, 243.650, 243.660, 243.670, 244.030, 244.060, 244.070, 244.090, 244.130, 244.150, and 244.240 to encompass all licenses issued under KRS Chapters 241 to 244; redefine "small farm winery" to prohibit a small farm winery from manufacturing or producing brandies or cordials; include limited partnership, limited liability, company, and any other business entity created by law in the definition of "caterer"; amend KRS 242.100 to narrow local option election alcohol sales restrictions to the affected territory rather than the entire county and for only the time that the polls are open; amend KRS 243.031 to make language regarding small farm wineries fit the current terminology; allow license expiration and renewal after notification by the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control; amend KRS 243.100, 243.110, 243.360, 243.390,243.540, 243.640 and 244.990 to include limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and other business entities created by law in corporate licensing statutes; amend KRS 243.100 and 243.390 to prohibit a misdemeanor or violation under any part of KRS Chapter 218A, relating to controlled substances, rather than only citing specific sections in that chapter; amend KRS 243.155 to prohibit a small farm winery from manufacturing or producing brandies or cordials; amend KRS 243.160 to remove outdated references to "consumer's spirits stamps"; amend KRS 243.220 to delete outdated requirements and exemptions regarding retail licensee premises and entrance location and configuration; amend KRS 243.360 to add hotel in-room licenses and sampling licenses to the list of licenses that do not require advertising the intent to seek the license; amend KRS 243.500 to unify the office's prohibitions and procedures dealing with license revocation and suspension; allow license revocation or suspension for violating the alcohol ordinances, administrative regulations, or statutes of a local alcohol beverage authority, the office, or the federal government; permit license revocation or suspension for offenses relating to the trafficking or possession of controlled or illegal substances, knowing receipt of stolen property, illegal gambling activities, tax offenses, or any cause which the board deems sufficient; authorize the payment of fines or attendance at alcoholic beverage server training in lieu of part or all of the days of a license suspension period; deposit any state-level payments in the State Treasury credited to the general fund, and any local payments in the same manner as local alcoholic beverage license tax receipts; make appeals from orders of suspension and any resulting procedures the same as those for orders of revocation under KRS Chapter 13B; amend KRS 244.083 to increase the fine for designated underage alcohol possession and related crimes from $100 to $250; amend KRS 244.290, 244.295, and 244.480 to include local option elections within the election day alcohol sales prohibition; make technical corrections; repeal KRS 243.480 and 243.490.
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(KY) SB 31 - AN ACT relating to veterans' affairs.
Amend KRS 216B.015 to define "medical foster home"; amend KRS 216B.020 to exempt medical foster homes from certificate of need requirements.
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(KY) HB 146 - AN ACT relating to retirement.
Amend KRS 61.645 to require that two of the three members appointed by the Governor to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees possess ten years of investment experience and to define investment experience; amend KRS 61.650 to establish a five-member investment committee for the Kentucky Retirement Systems comprised of the two gubernatorial appointees with investment experience and three trustees appointed by the board chair; limit the amount of assets managed by a single external investment manager to no more than 15 percent of the systems' portfolio; amend KRS 16.642 and 78.790 to clarify that the investment committee established by KRS 61.650 is the investment committee for the State Police Retirement System and the County Employees Retirement System; limit the amount of assets managed by a single external investment manager to no more than 15 percent of the systems' portfolio.
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(KY) SB 13 - AN ACT relating to health insurance.
Create a new section of subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define applied behavior analysis," "autism services provider," "autism spectrum disorder," "diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders," "habilitative or rehabilitative care," "medically necessary," "pharmacy care," "psychiatric care," "psychological care," "therapeutic care," and "treatment for autism spectrum disorders"; create new section of subtitle 17A of KRS 304 that requires health policies covered in this subtitle to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and their related conditions; prohibit insurance policies from limiting the number of visits an insured may make for such services; allow services provided by this section to be subject to copayment, deductible, and coinsurance provisions; give insurers the right to request a review of treatment not more than once every 12 months unless the insured's physician or psychologist agrees that a more frequent review is necessary; amend KRS 18A.225 to conform.
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(KY) HB 21 - AN ACT relating to charter schools.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 160 to describe the intent of the General Assembly and the purposes of authorizing public charter schools; define terms; outline the requirements and limitations on the establishment of charter schools; describe local board of education's roles and responsibilities; describe exemptions from law and required compliance areas for charter schools; describe the application, approval, and renewal processes; describe process and application process for existing schools to convert to charter schools; create new sections of KRS Chapter 156 to list the Kentucky Department of Education's and the Kentucky Board of Education's roles and responsibilities relating to charter school; require the Kentucky Board of Education to establish a Kentucky Charter School Advisory Committee for reviewing charter school applications; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to direct how state, local, and federal funds shall be used to support charter schools; amend KRS 156.074, 156.255, 156.265, and 156.480 to conform.
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(KY) HB 33 - AN ACT relating to the Department of Corrections.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 197 to prohibit any privatized inmate food service in the state's prisons.
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(KY) SB 29 - AN ACT relating to honoring military service.
Amend KRS 18A.150 to expand the state hiring preference honoring military service; require the adding of five or ten preference points to a military-connected individual's examination score used for state hiring in classified positions; permit the total of an examination score and preference points to exceed 100; require that a register certificate of finalists for a state job identify all finalists entitled to preference points, whether or not an examination is actually a part of the selection method; require that an employing state agency offer an interview to all finalists entitled to preference points unless five or more of the finalists are entitled preference points, in which case, the employing state agency shall offer an interview to no fewer than five.
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(KY) HB 158 - AN ACT relating to a city official's training program.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 64 to define terms concerning a city officers training program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 64 to permit a city to pass an ordinance creating a city officers training program and set out requirements for the ordinance; create a new section of KRS Chapter 64 to provide for the designation of an administrator of the city officers training program for the city, set out the qualifications and duties of the administrator, and provide penalties for unlawful acts; create a new section of KRS Chapter 64 to provide for ceasing participation in the program, disqualifying incentive payments from the program as being part of pay for retirement, the setting or raising of compensation, or for maximum compensation purposes; clarify that the provisions of the Act do not prohibit a city from creating alternative incentives for the training and educating of its officers and employees; create a new section of KRS Chapter 147A to provide that the Governor's Office for Local Development is to establish a list of approved administrators and set the process for doing so; provide that the office may deem itself an approved administrator; amend KRS 78.510 to conform; amend KRS 64.990 to specify Class D felony penalty for unlawful act.
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(KY) HB 121 - AN ACT relating to driving under the influence.
Amend various sections in KRS Chapter 189A, relating to driving under the influence, to restructure the existing penalties from a four-tiered structure to a three-tiered structure; expand the five year look back window for prior offenses from 5 years to 10 years, and to allow forfeiture of motor vehicles used in a DUI if the operator's license had been previously suspended; amend KRS 281A.2102 to conform.
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