Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 session ends

FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 regular session ended this evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will affect people throughout the state.Most new laws – those that come from legislation that don’t contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates – …

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(KY) SENATOR DAVID GIVENS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

For Immediate ReleaseApril 6, 2018SENATOR DAVID GIVENS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATEAfter a productive 58th day of the 2018 Legislative Session that saw the passing of several significant bills to benefit the Commonwealth, we have now entered a 10-day “veto recess” where Governor Matt Bevin will have the opportunity to sign and veto bills passed by the Kentucky …

(KY) Bourbon by mail: Bill would make it possible

For Immediate ReleaseApril 2, 2018Bourbon by mail: Bill would make it possibleFRANKFORT – A measure that would allow direct shipment of alcoholic beverages received final passage today in the state Senate and is on its way to the governor to be signed into law. The measure, known as House Bill 400, is an economic development …

Mitch McConnell wants hemp removed from controlled substance list

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Senate's top leader wants to bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the list of controlled substances.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he'll introduce legislation to legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity.The Republican made the announcement in his home state of Kentucky, which …

Those who overdose on heroin or other opioid drugs in Kentucky’s largest population areas would be immediately detained by first responders and taken to a hospital under a bill that has passed the House.

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 20, 2018Opioid overdose bill goes to SenateFRANKFORT—Those who overdose on heroin or other opioid drugs in Kentucky’s largest population areas would be immediately detained by first responders and taken to a hospital under a bill that has passed the House. House Bill 428, sponsored by Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill, would …

Proposal for legal medical marijuana held hostage by Kentucky House GOP leadership

Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal Published 3:20 p.m. ET March 20, 2018 Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says legislation that would legalize medical marijuana is being held hostage by the state House of Representatives’ Republican leadership.House Bill 166, which is sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, would let qualifying patients diagnosed with …

(KY) According to the Office of Drug Control Policy, in 2016, approximately 561,000 plants were eradicated in the Commonwealth, over $745,000 worth of assets were seized…

Dear Ms. Krider;Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts on marijuana. Your views help me represent Kentucky and the nation in the United States Senate, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to your concerns. In your correspondence, you expressed your thoughts on rescheduling marijuana from its current status as a Schedule I controlled …

Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Massie support medical cannabis

03/12/2018 03:09 PMby Michon LindstromTwo members of congress are voicing their support for medical cannabis in Kentucky. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Kentucky, took to Twitter to reveal that U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and U.S. Representative Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, announced their support for the measure after receiving letters from Kentucky Senator Albert Robinson, …

Medical marijuana vote coming Tuesday

BY RONNIE ELLIS CNHI Kentucky FRANKFORT — The state House Judiciary Committee plans a vote Tuesday on authorizing the use of medical marijuana for treatment of chronic pain, side effects of chemotherapy and conditions like multiple sclerosis.The committee heard testimony Monday on House Bill 166, sponsored by Rep. John Sims, R-Flemingsburg, which would allow doctors …

Sally Oh was Live on Facebook: “Medical Cannabis, States’ Rights & the Civil War”

PLEASE TAKE 10 MINUTES TO LISTEN TO SALLY OH’S VIDEO!Above is the LINK to Sally Oh’s live video on Facebook explaining States Rights and the medical cannabis war.There is also an article at this LINK from the Tenth Amendment Center which explains States Rights.States Don’t Have to Comply: The Anti-Commandeering DoctrineLaws passed in pursuance of …

(KY) SENATOR DAVID GIVENS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 23, 2018SENATOR DAVID GIVENS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATEAfter weeks of anticipation and months of discussions and meetings with stakeholders, the Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus filed its comprehensive pension reform bill as Senate Bill (SB) 1 on Tuesday, February 20.  While SB 1 marked the filing of one of the most significant pieces of legislation …

(Louisville, KY) Medical Marijuana Town Hall Comment Form

The following comment form is being circulated to give the Citizens of the Louisville Metro area of Kentucky a chance to voice their opinions concerning the ongoing medical marijuana discussions in the Legislature.Please take a moment if you live in this area to fill out the form and let them hear your feelings on this …

Important Bills to watch in Kentucky

Every so often I post emails containing the Bills being worked on in Kentucky, from the Legislature.  I thought I would post a list for the Medical Marijuana and adult use Cannabis Bills, and a few other Bills of interest as well.  There are several hundred this year and there is no way anyone could …

(KY) This Week at the State Capitol (Jan. 29 – Feb. 2)

February 2, 2018This Week at the State Capitol (Jan. 29 - Feb. 2)Pace quickens in second month of legislative sessionFRANKFORT – As lawmakers enter the second month of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 session, action already has been taken on a number of fronts that could have impacts across the state.Lawmakers have approved a measure …

(KY) This Week at the State Capitol

January 26, 2018This Week at the State CapitolProposed constitutional amendment on victims’ rights is first measure approved by General Assembly in 2018FRANKFORT -- The first bill passed by both chambers of the General Assembly this year is a measure that will allow voters to decide on a “bill of rights” for crime victims.Senate Bill 3, …

New House Bill Could Merge Kentucky Counties

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  House Bill 243,  sponsored by Republican state Rep. Toby Herald, of Beattyville, would change Kentucky's political landscape in the most literal way.The bill would consolidate 100 counties into 34. Larger counties, such as Fayette, Jefferson, Warren and Pike, would remain unchanged.The counties could be renamed and local governments would consolidate.A …

KY Cannabis Freedom Coalition Requests Your Help!

PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO ON FACEBOOK THROUGH THE LINK PROVIDED…Call NOW 1-800-372-7181SENATE BILL 80 IS AN ADULT RESPONSIBLE USE BILL ENTERED IN KENTUCKY SENATE ON JANUARY 17, 2018 BY REP. DAN SEUM.AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis.     Establish and create new sections of KRS Chapter 245 to define terms, allow for possession, …

Are you a current or former KY Law Enforcement Officer?

Are you a current or former KY Law Enforcement Officer? Now is the time to get active. We have a real chance of passing HB166 medical cannabis for KY patients, but KY law enforcement is standing in the way.The KY Association of Police Chiefs has come out publicly in opposition of HB166. As you can …

Dan Seum files SB 80 –

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- A powerful Kentucky senator believes marijuana can reap a harvest of cash for the state’s budget.Sen. Dan Seum is the highest ranking lawmaker to get behind the campaign to legalize marijuana. Seum, chairman of the Senate Majority GOP caucus, said it will help grow the state's bottom line.“We've been too late …

(KY) We will be introducing an Adult Responsible Use Act tomorrow (Jan. 17)

We will be introducing an Adult Responsible Use Act tomorrow. A Press Conference is scheduled for Tomorrow, Wednesday 17th, 11:30, room 327 of Capitol Bldg. We will meet in cafeteria at 10:00 if you would like to join.Dan Seum4 hrs · Louisville · FOLKS NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED!...REMEMBER, YOU DON'T HAVE TO …

(KY) This Week in Frankfort

January 12, 2018This Week in FrankfortJanuary 8-11FRANKFORT -- The General Assembly’s 2018 session passed one of its early milestones this week as the first bill to clear a chamber this year was approved by the Kentucky Senate on Wednesday.The legislation, known as Senate Bill 3, brought back an issue lawmakers have considered before: adding language …

House Bill 166 filed for medical cannabis legalization

JOSHUA SAMMONS joshua.sammons@lee.netJan 11, 2018FRANKFORT -- A medical cannabis bill acquired support and has officially been submitted to the House of Representatives on Wednesday.State Rep. John Sims is the primary bill sponsor with State Rep. Alan Gentry as a cosponsor. Sims said that he stands behind the bill because of research and studies that show …

Before session, local legislators filed bills on state employees, sports wagering, marijuana, ethics, disabled veterans

By Alfred Miller   Email the author | twitterState government is shrinking under Gov. Matt Bevin, and state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, pre-filed a bill last month that aims to address that decrease.Over the past two years, the number of full-time executive branch jobs has dropped to 30,609 from 31,355, or 2.4 percent, according to the …

Marijuana’s impact on public safety examined

October 13, 2017For Immediate ReleaseMarijuana’s impact on public safety examinedFRANKFORT – As Kentucky lawmakers explore ways to pay for public employee pensions, a coalition of law enforcement groups say legalizing marijuana for recreational use isn’t the answer.“I’m not willing to risk my grandchildren’s health to save my pension,” Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard W. Sanders …

The Continuing Saga of Kentucky Cannabis…

Headlines from the past week on the continuing argument concerning Cannabis “legalization” in Kentucky…Witnesses testify against Kentucky legalizing marijuanaLOUISVILLE (WHAS) -- A proposal to balance Kentucky’s pension crisis with proceeds from pot sales has gained a lot of attention on social media. Thursday it was the focus of a hearing in Frankfort.   Governor Matt Bevin …

This meeting was not supposed to known to the public… “Frankfort, Anti-Marijuana Discussion”

I have been informed of these meetings taking place in Frankfort, Kentucky, this Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 1:00pm.  I am posting the information here!  Please follow links to obtain more information!#1***Attention mark your calendars for this Thursday's Anti Marijuana Discussion***Should KY Veterans, or Public Protection Officers (Fire Fighters, Police, EMT) be criminals for trying …

Republican state Senator will propose recreational marijuana as way to create needed pension revenue

10/04/2017 03:11 PMby Nick Storm• @NStorm_politicsVIDEO THROUGH THIS LINK!With one of the worst funded pension systems in the entire nation in the commonwealth, Republican state Sen. Dan Seum says the need for new revenue could take the state higher, legally. Seum, R-Fairdale, suggests legalizing marijuana could add badly needed new revenues to the state coffers …

Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

September 21, 2017Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisisFRANKFORT – At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients.That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators yesterday in …

Kentucky prosecutors warn against budget cuts during legislative committee meeting

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 15, 2017Kentucky prosecutors warn against budget cuts during legislative committee meetingFRANKFORT—Kentucky prosecutors today told state lawmakers that they have little to nothing to cut from their budgets. Governor Matt Bevin requested that most state agencies plan to cut around 17 percent from their current budgets in a letter sent to state officials …