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Sen. Harper Angel’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Act 2016 passes House

Sen. Harper Angel’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Act 2016 passes House

FRANKFORT – Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, to establish policies and procedures for the swift and proper handling of sexual assault evidence kits was approved today on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is headed to the Governor’s desk for his signature. “I am so pleased that we were able… Continue Reading

Senator Harper Angel’s PVA bill passes House

Senator Harper Angel’s PVA bill passes House

Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, to clarify the language in KRS defining reasonable fee in the property valuation administrator (PVA) office and align the fee schedule with the Kentucky’s Open Records Act was approved today on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives. “This language is in agreement with the language used… Continue Reading

Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Act 2016 clears Senate Judiciary Committee

FRANKFORT – The Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously passed Senator Denise Harper Angel’s bill to establish policies and procedures for the swift and proper handling of sexual assault evidence kits. Under Senate Bill 63, known as the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Act 2016: · Each law enforcement agency will need to develop a written… Continue Reading

Senate Week In Review March 11, 2016

Senate Week In Review March 11, 2016

FRANKFORT – With the final weeks of the session looming, we are all too aware of the short timeline and the many important pieces of legislation, including the state’s budget, that we still need to move through the process before session ends. This week marked the 10th week in an already historic session in terms… Continue Reading

Senator Harper Angel’s PVA bill passes in Senate

Senator Harper Angel’s PVA bill passes in Senate

FRANKFORT –Senator Denise Harper Angel’s bill to clarify the language in KRS defining reasonable fee in the property valuation administrator (PVA) office and align the fee schedule with the Kentucky’s Open Records Act today passed on the floor of the Kentucky State Senate. There would be no monetary changes resulting from Senate Bill 64.  “This… Continue Reading

Sen. Harper Angel continues effort to have rape kits tested

Sen. Harper Angel continues effort to have rape kits tested

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, yesterday filed legislation, Senate Bill 63,  to establish policies and procedures for the swift and proper handling of sexual assault evidence kits.  The bill is in response to former state Auditor Adam Edelen’s report that found there are 3,090 untested kits scattered across Kentucky.  Senate Joint Resolution 20,… Continue Reading

Sen. Denise Harper Angel honored with “Champion for Justice” Award at KASAP/KCADV conference

Sen. Denise Harper Angel honored with “Champion for Justice” Award at KASAP/KCADV conference

Lexington, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2015) – Senator Denise Harper Angel received the “Champions for Justice” Award at the Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington today. Harper Angel is being honored for bringing attention to the backlog of rape kits at Kentucky’s crime lab.  Harper-Angel sponsored a resolution passed by the General Assembly that called… Continue Reading

Governor Beshear ceremonially signs SJR 20

Governor Beshear ceremonially signs SJR 20

FRANKFORT – Governor Steve Beshear today held a ceremonial signing for legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, that could expedite testing of sexual assault kits. Senate Joint Resolution 20 directs the Auditor of Public Accounts to study the number of sexual assault examination kits in the possession of Kentucky law enforcement and prosecutorial… Continue Reading

Gov. Beshear Sets New Minimum Wage for State Employees: $10.10

FRANKFORT, Ky.– Governor Steve Beshear is raising wages for state government’s lowest-paid workers. Beginning July 1, every person working for the executive branch of state government will earn at least $10.10 per hour, except for tipped employees whose wages will be more than doubled to $4.90 per hour. Governor Steve Beshear ceremonially signed an executive… Continue Reading

Assistance available to Kentuckians post April storms and flooding

Assistance available to Kentuckians post April storms and flooding

Many citizens across Kentucky sustained losses during the April storms and flooding.  The U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA are working diligently in Kentucky to provide assistance to businesses, homeowners and renters.  If you need assistance, I encourage you to contact one of the Jefferson County Disaster Loan Outreach Centers.  The centers are located at… Continue Reading

Paid for by Denise Harper Angel for State Senate, Catherine A. Dreier, CPA, Treasurer