Kentucky's, General Assembly conducts its active meeting session from January 4, 2022, through on April 14, 2022. The bills covered education, healthcare, and state employee members of the military.
Senate Bill 9 - early literacy education and emergency declaration
Senate Bill 151 - provisos more time for students to eat breakfast in school
Senate Bill 94 - extends Work-Ready scholarship to people with intellectual disabilities
House Bill 275 - provisions for CPA licensure
House Bill 317 - seeking benefit of insured, for insurers to accept contributions toward insured's premium
House Bill 95 - related to selling and fitting of hearing instruments
House Joint Resolution 28 - mandate for Medicaid to receive instruction from Medicare (federal) on digital therapeutics
House Bill 442 - authorization of ambulance to install newborn safety devices
House Bill 370 - regulation of health care trade practices
House Bill 345 - improves leave benefits for employees who serve in the military.
House Bill 500 - provides clarity for private sales of barrels of bourbon
House Bill 506 - provides professional employment services to be registered with state, and under regulation
Senate Bill 158 - Finance and Administration Cabinet and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to be reorganized for efficiency
It is expected that several more bills will be signed in this first half of the year, as the General Assembly prepares to adjourn on April 14th, 2022.
A bill of popularity among many Kentuckians is House Bill 136. According to WLKY News, the medical marijuana bill, allows providers to prescribe marijuana for cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and nausea. The bill prohibits the smoking of marijuana but would allow other forms of consumption, such as edibles, oils and pills.