Several committee members expressed concern about bullying but indicated current law should address the issue. Sponsor Mary Lou Marzian says the legislation gives school officials power they don’t currently have to better deal with bullies who target gay students.
Mills says several states already allow school bus ads, and Ohio, New Jersey and Utah are considering similar legislation. He says such ads have already raised one million dollars this academic year for the Dallas, Texas, school system. The bill now moves to the Senate.
A Kentucky House committee has approved a constitutional amendment assuring Kentuckians’ right to hunt and fish. The measure is House Bill One and Speaker Greg Stumbo is a primary sponsor.
Bath salts are legal synthetic stimulants sold in convenience stores and smoke shops. But Rep. John Tilley says the product, often called “Dove,” is being abused. He says prolonged use can lead to paranoia, hallucinations and delusions.
Some of the bills passed by the Kentucky Senate during the opening week of the General Assembly may not move forward in the House. One leading Democrat says several of the GOP’s top pieces of legislation are either nearly dead or unlikely to pass a full vote.
Judge Irv Maze ruled that one of the signatures on Powers’s petition to run came from a resident of another district.
Kentucky House leaders have unveiled the broad outline of a new state spending plan.