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Recap of the coronavirus-shortened legislative session

We recap some of the major bills passed during the just completed legislative session.

Secretary of State Michael Adams critical of governor’s line-item veto

Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams on Monday was highly critical of Democratic Governor Andy Beshear's line-item veto of emergency election legislation.

Beshear must decide on Voter ID bill

Legislation has undergone months of discussions

Legislature approves measures for schools, businesses

Measures put into law many of the things talked about to help schools and businesses.

General Assembly expands online meeting coverage

All committee meetings, other sessions will be available online.

Bill making insulin more affordable advances

Senate committee makes changes, forwards to entire Senate.
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Legislature’s return draws some criticism

Teachers, ACLU concerned about closed-door nature of session.

Access to Capitol limited, Legislature returns to work

Legislators and essential staff will continue working in the Annex building. People scheduled to testify before legislative committees can also enter the building.

Legislature delays session over coronavirus

Assemby takes break until March 17

Bill that would allow veterinarians to report animal abuse advances in Frankfort

A bill that would allow veterinarians to report animal abuse now goes to the Kentucky House for consideration after passing through the Senate Thursday. 

Bill to assist rural Kentucky hospitals clears House panel

A Kentucky House committee has approved a bill to create a loan program to assist financially struggling rural hospitals.

Bill aims to increase participation in jury system

Legislation that would add people with state-issued personal identification cards to a pool of potential jurors passed the Senate Monday by a 35-0-vote.

Lexington arts organizations awarded grants on Arts Day

Lexington’s 15 Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) organizations received a combined $172,933 in grant awards.

First bill of legislative session passes, sent to governor’s desk

The first bill of the 2019 Regular Session to pass both chambers is headed to the governor's desk for his signature. It deals with whether direct marketers are defined as independent contractors.

“Cannabus” visits the State Capitol

Frankfort got a visit Thursday from the "Cannabus".

General Assembly’s 2020 session to begin Jan. 7

The schedule for the 2020 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly was approved Wednesday by legislative leaders.
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Bill filed would allow sports wagering at horse tracks, off-track facilities

State Senator Julian Carroll has pre-filed a bill that would allow sports betting at any horse racing track or off-track wagering facility in Kentucky.

Pre-filed bill would make sure coal companies are bonded

Two eastern Kentucky lawmakers are pre-filing a bill to close a loophole in an existing state law designed to protect coal miners' wages.

Kentucky lawmakers promote gun safety legislation

Three Kentucky lawmakers are crafting legislation that would allow family members and others to petition authorities to keep guns away from people deemed a threat.

Expanded access to telehealth begins July 1

Telehealth allows a patient to remain home, or be at a health facility, and consult with a provider via video conference.

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