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Kentucky Legislative Session: The 2018 Kentucky Regular Legislative Session is a long session limited to 60 days that began on January 2. February 16 is the last day for new bill requests. February 26 is the last day for new House Bills and February 28 is the last day for new Senate Bills. The legislature will not meet during the Veto Period of March 29 through April 9. The final two days scheduled are April 12 and 13. The schedule may change.

Read How a Bill Becomes Law to learn how a bill goes through the Legislative process, including how it can be changed and passed without any public knowledge.


Bills of interest to EMS:

  • Air ambulance, balance billing, prohibition of; billed charges, assumption of; billing dispute resolution program, establish - HB 135: Jan 04 - introduced in House. Jan 08 - to Banking & Insurance (H).
  • Boating safety, electric shock drowning prevention, marina requirements for - HB 254: Jan 25 - introduced in House. Jan 29 - to Tourism & Outdoor Recreation (H).
  • Certificate of need, elimination of - HB 85: Jan 02 - introduced in House. Jan 04 - to Health and Family Services (H).
  • County consolidation, direction of - HB 243: Jan 24 - introduced in House. Jan 26 - to Local Government (H).
  • Elections of governing bodies of certain districts - HB 186: Jan 11 - introduced in House. Jan 17 - to Local Government (H). Jan 24-WITHDRAWN.
  • EMS certification and licensing, update - HB 279: Jan 31 - introduced in House. Feb 02 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H). Feb 09 - posted in committee. Feb 14 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar.
  • Fee disclosure posting by ambulance providers, require - HB 176: Jan 10 - introduced in House. Jan 16 - to Local Government (H). Jan 18 - posted in committee. Jan 24 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1); floor amendment (1) filed. Jan 25, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules. Jan 29 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Jan 30 - 3rd reading, passed 91-0 with committee amendment (1) and floor amendment (1). Jan 31 - received in Senate. Feb 01 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S).
  • Newborn safety device, establishing - HB 167: Jan 10 - introduced in House. Jan 16 - to Health and Family Services (H). Jan 23 - posted in committee. Jan 25 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute. Jan 26 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, January 29, 2018. Jan 29 - 3rd reading, passed 89-0 with Committee Substitute. Jan 30 - received in Senate. Jan 31 - to Health & Welfare (S).
  • Obstructing an emergency responder - HB 22: Jun 05 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 02 - Introduced in House; to Small Business & Information Technology (H). Jan 05 - reassigned to Judiciary (H). Jan 08 - posted in committee. Jan 10 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Jan 11 - 2nd reading, to Rules. Jan 16 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Jan 17- 3rd reading, passed 94-0. Jan 18 - received in Senate. Jan 19 - to Judiciary (S).
  • Portable automated external defibrillators in public school buildings, requirement for - HB 278: Jan 30 - introduced in House. Feb 01 - to Education (H).
  • Workers on duty, criminal attempt to commit murder of, classification as a violent offense for - HB 61: Nov 17 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 02 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H). Jan 04 - posted in committee. Jan 10, - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Jan 11 - 2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H). Jan 16 - floor amendment (1) filed.