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Bill Defining 'Bullying' Clears House Committee, Advances

Mar 23, 2016
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A bill aimed at establishing a statewide definition of bullying in Kentucky's public schools is headed toward the state House after clearing a committee. 

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The Senate has passed a bill aiming to lift restrictions on the building of nuclear reactors in the Commonwealth.  

SB 89 changes requirements for facilities to have plans of permanent nuclear waste disposal on-site.  


A bill seeking to establish a statewide definition of bullying in Kentucky public schools is headed to a vote in the full senate.  

SB 228 unanimously cleared the Senate Education Committee today (Thursday).


The lone dissenter of a Kentucky bill that would establish a statewide definition of bullying says the legislation is too broad. Kentucky's State House passed HB 316 last week.

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Legislation seeking to establish a statewide definition for bullying in schools has passed the state House.  

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Efforts to provide civil protections for people who break into vehicles to rescue a child or pet are detailed in two bills moving through the state senate.  

Both passed out of the judiciary committee last week.

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Police departments across Kentucky began outfitting officers with body cameras last year, but don’t expect state troopers to join their ranks anytime soon.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said he supports the idea of equipping the agency’s 1,000 troopers with the cameras, but the cost to do so is too steep.

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A bill filed this week in the Kentucky General Assembly seeks to increase accountability for the state’s no-jail jailers.

The proposal by Republican Sen. Danny Carroll of Paducah would require each jailer without a jail to submit quarterly reports to his or her county’s fiscal court, listing, among other things, “a summary of all official duties performed” by the jailer and any deputies.

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A Kentucky Senate committee has passed a bill that would crack down on habitual drunk drivers.

The bill would double the five-year “look-back period” for driving under the influence, meaning someone convicted of the charge multiple times in 10 years would face increased penalties.

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A Kentucky state legislator has pre-filed a pair of bills to reduce civil penalties against bystanders who break into hot cars to free trapped children and pets.  

According to the National Safety Council, 44 children died in 2014 from vehicular heatstroke in the United States.