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A report on the most significant activities of the day's legislative meetings, including committee testimony and actions, and debate and votes on the floor of Kentucky's Senate and House of Representatives.

Legislative Update KET

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A report on the most significant activities of the day's legislative meetings, including committee testimony and actions, and debate and votes on the floor of Kentucky's Senate and House of Representatives.

    January, 22, 2020

    January, 22, 2020

    A Senate committee approves a photo identification requirement for voters. UK law professor Joshua Douglas reviews photo ID measures. Lawmakers act on bills regarding child abuse, female genital mutilation, and sex offenders. Legislators mark the first Muslim Day at the capitol.

    • 28 min
    January 21, 2020

    January 21, 2020

    The House passes hemp legislation. Sen. Max Wise details school safety issues. Pro-life advocates rally at the capitol. Ben Chandler of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky discusses smoking cessation. The University of Louisville seeks hospital purchase funding.

    • 27 min
    January 17, 2020

    January 17, 2020

    A look back at the second week of the session with highlights of Gov. Andy Beshear's State of the Commonwealth address. Lawmakers act on sports betting, immigration, youth tobacco and e-cigarette use, and elections for constitutional officers. Sen. Max Wise discusses school safety.

    • 29 min
    January 16, 2020

    January 16, 2020

    The Senate approves a plan to reschedule elections for statewide constitutional offices. Secretary of State Michael Adams discusses voter ID legislation. Committees hear updates on school safety, and consider measures on search warrants in DUI cases and mental health first aid training.

    • 27 min
    January 15, 2020

    January 15, 2020

    House committees advance legislation on sports betting and hemp. Senate panels approve bills to increase the age for tobacco and e-cigarette purchases and to move election of statewide constitutional officers to even-numbered years. Lawmakers in both chambers introduce measures to ban conversion therapy.

    • 28 min
    January 14, 2020

    January 14, 2020

    A look at highlights of the State of the Commonwealth address from Gov. Andy Beshear, including his comments on education, gaming, criminal justice, health care, and jobs. Legislative leaders react to the speech. Sen. Damon Thayer speaks against pension spiking. Health advocates rally to limit youth tobacco use.

    • 29 min

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