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2015 General Assembly Accomplishments

Dear Friend, Now that the dust has settled from the 2015 Legislative Session, I would like to update you about the things the General Assembly accomplished over the past several months. Despite this being a short session, we tackled several weighty issues and passed some significant new laws. Many consider the heroin bill to be…

Governor holds ceremonial signing of dating violence bill

Senator Harper Angel says measure is long overdue FRANKFORT – Governor Steve Beshear yesterday held a ceremonial signing of the dating violence bill. House Bill 8 provides civil protection from domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking for dating partners in the form of a protective order. The bill, sponsored by Rep. John Tilley, streamlines the…

Senator Harper Angel’s bill to expedite having rape kits tested passes House 98-0

FRANKFORT – Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, that could expedite testing of sexual assault kits today passed the House and is one step closer to becoming law. Since there was a committee substitute added to the resolution, it will be returned to the Senate for concurrence before making its way to the…

Senator Harper Angel’s bill to expedite having rape kits tested now heads to House floor

FRANKFORT – Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, that could expedite testing of sexual assault kits is headed to the House floor. However, a committee substitute added in the House Judiciary Committee will send the resolution back to the Senate for concurrence once it is approved by the full House. “This change should…

Senator Harper Angel sponsors legislation that could expedite having rape kits tested

FRANKFORT – Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, that would assist with the carriage of justice in sexual assault cases today passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Joint Resolution 20 requires law enforcement agencies to count and report the number of untested rape kits in their possession. “Every woman who submits…

Free manufacturing training offered in West Louisville in March

Attend Orientation at the Nia Center to learn about opportunities to earn certification and to connect with manufacturing employers! Ready to launch a new career in manufacturing? Or are you looking for an opportunity to certify your skills in the manufacturing field and get a better job? The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center will offer the Manufacturing Skills…

Kentucky Kool Smiles offices will provide free dental care for National Children’s Oral Health Month

In recognition of National Children’s Oral Health Month, Kentucky Kool Smiles offices will provide free dental care on Sunday, Feb. 22 to kids who have no public/private coverage. The event – Sharing Smiles Day –will be provided to those in need on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information: http://mykoolsmiles.com/sharingsmiles or see attachment. Sincerely, Denise…

Senator Harper Angel Receives Champion for Children Award for kinship caregiver legislation

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, received the Champion for Children Award from the Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) today during the Children’s Advocacy Day rally in the Rotunda. Senator Harper Angel successfully passed legislation during the 2014 Legislative Session (Senate Bill 176) that removes unnecessary barriers facing kinship families. “I appreciate being recognized with…

Mayor announces Cultural Pass for Children

Yesterday Mayor Greg Fischer announced the creation of the Cultural Pass for Children. This new program is a great way for children and students to have the chance to visit some of the outstanding cultural organizations offered in our region. I encourage all children and students to take advantage of this opportunity to experience the…

Senator Harper Angel pushes legislation to make way for medicinal marijuana clinical trials

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, has filed legislation that would establish the Kentucky Clinical Health Trial, which open the door for medical marijuana clinical trials. Senate Bill 236 would establish – and provide a funding mechanism – for the clinical health trials at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. This…

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