Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic Tomorrow

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will be joined by state legislators in Frankfort on Tuesday, as he ceremonially signs three recently enacted measures aimed at combatting Kentucky’s opioid epidemic.House Bill 333, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser, prevents physicians from prescribing more than a three-day supply of opioid painkillers (with some exceptions) …

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(KY) Senate approves bill to tighten reporting of toxicology screenings

For Immediate Release March 14, 2017  Senate approves bill to tighten reporting of toxicology screenings FRANKFORT -- A bill to tighten the reporting of toxicology screenings by Kentucky hospitals passed the state Senate today, clearing its way to become law pending the signature of Gov. Matt Bevin.  House Bill 314, which was approved by the …

Kentucky Legislative Update

    Legislative Update Submitted by Senator Reginald Thomas Now that the 2016 Legislative Session is behind us, I would like to update you on some of the accomplishments made by the Kentucky General Assembly over the past several months.  Most importantly, we fulfilled our constitutional mandate by approving an executive, legislative and judicial budget. …

For Immediate Release March 2, 2016 Concealed carry bill passes House Judiciary panel

For Immediate Release March 2, 2016 Concealed carry bill passes House Judiciary panel FRANKFORT—The right of off-duty and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons in the same locations as on-duty officers would be affirmed under a bill passed today by the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Steve Riggs, D-Louisville, said he filed House Bill …

This Week at the Kentucky State Capitol

March 4, 2016 This Week at the State Capitol February 29-March 4 FRANKFORT— A flurry of new bills were introduced this week as filing deadlines for the  Kentucky Senate and House came and went. Eighty-eight bills were filed before the deadline in the House on Tuesday, followed by 37 in the Senate before the chamber’s …