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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

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

Governor holds ceremonial signing of dating violence bill

Governor holds ceremonial signing of dating violence bill

Senator Harper Angel says measure is long overdue FRANKFORT – Governor Steve Beshear 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 process… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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