Governor Beshear signs Senator Harper Angel’s kinship caregivers’ bill

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, joined Governor Steve Beshear today for the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 176, which she sponsored that removes unnecessary barriers facing kinship families. SB 176 will allow a relative caregiver to access key services for the children in their care when legal custody or guardianship is not feasible.Continue Reading

Senator Harper Angel Thanks Survey Respondents

Thank you for taking the time to complete my 2014 Legislative Session Questionnaire. Your input is always important in helping me make important legislative decisions in Frankfort. I have reviewed your responses to the questionnaire and wanted to share the overall results with you as well. Again, thank you for participating in the questionnaire andContinue Reading

Senator Harper Angel’s bill to give caregivers access to key services passes House

FRANKFORT – Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, that would allow a relative caregiver to access key services for the children in their care when legal custody or guardianship is not feasible was approved today on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is headed to the Governor’s desk for hisContinue Reading

Sen. Harper Angel’s bill to establish kinship caregiver authorization passes on Senate floor

FRANKFORT – Legislation that would remove unnecessary barriers facing kinship families is moving closer to becoming state law. Senate Bill 176, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, passed today on the floor of the Kentucky State Senate. SB176 would allow a relative caregiver to access key services for the children in their care whenContinue Reading

Senator Harper Angel files legislation to establish kinship caregiver authorization

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, filed legislation today that would remove unnecessary barriers facing kinship families. SB176 would allow a relative caregiver to access key services for the children in their care when legal custody or guardianship is not feasible. Caregivers would be able to complete an affidavit, under penalty of perjury, statingContinue Reading

Legislation to create adult registry passes Senate

Legislation to create adult registry passes Senate FRANKFORT – Legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, to create an adult registry passed today on the floor of the Kentucky State Senate and is headed to the House of Representatives for further consideration. Senate Bill 98 requires the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) toContinue Reading

Senator Harper Angel files legislation to ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes to minors

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, has filed legislation to ban the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes to minors. Currently, e-cigarette sales in Kentucky are unregulated and e-cigarettes are sold to anyone, regardless of age. “Senate Bill 112 places e-cigarettes under the same regulations as other tobacco products,” said Senator Harper Angel, aContinue Reading

Senator Harper Angel once again pushes legislation to allow protective orders for victims of dating violence

Kentucky provides least protection for dating partners of any state FRANKFORT –Kentucky has fallen behind – way behind — in amending its domestic violence laws to encompass and protect victims of dating violence. The commonwealth literally provides the least protection for dating partners of any state in the nation. This is something Senator Denise HarperContinue Reading

KYNect Takes Off – Kentucky’s Health Care Connection

For information about Kentucky’s new kynect health care program, visit: https://kyenroll.ky.gov/ For frequently asked questions and fact sheets: https://kyenroll.ky.gov/General/FrequentlyAskedQuestions?isFactSheets=True Click here to read the general information fact sheet.  

Senator Harper Angel serves on 2013 SLC STAR Panel; Kentucky Wins Award

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, served on the 2013 STAR Selection Panel at the 67th annual meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) in Mobile, Alabama. Kentucky State Rep. Tanya Pullin, D-South Shore, won the STAR Award on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Vet Connect Program. Second place went to Virginia forContinue Reading