04RS SB179


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SB 179 (BR 897) - J. Westwood, R. Roeding

     AN ACT relating to recommendations for a healthy Kentucky and declaring an emergency.
     Create sections of KRS Chapter 194A to set forth General Assembly findings, declarations, and goals; create the 9 member Commission for a Healthy Kentucky within the Cabinet for Health Services to develop an action plan to improve the health and well-being of all Kentuckians pursuant to the goals identified by Health Kentuckians 2010; establish membership qualifications with members to be appointed by Governor by June 1, 2004; require Governor to appoint the chair; require the First Lady of the Commonwealth to be a special advisor to the commission; permit members to be reappointed to a second term of 4 years, and permit staggering of terms to assure continuity of experience; require commission to cease to exist no later than December 31, 2010; require commission to meet monthly for first 18 months, and quarterly thereafter, with first meeting by August 1, 2004; establish duties of the commission to include an inventory of local resources, including faith-based, for-profit, and not-for-profit entities that are active in providing health care education, preventive care, disease detection, and treatment; require testimony to be solicited from local citizens, health department directors, directors of family resource and youth services centers, teachers, students, school cafeteria administrators, and others; require strategies to be developed to achieve goals of commission; require input from local extension agents; place local groups with responsibility to implement the plan, such as 4-H Club councils, faith-based organizations, extension advisory councils, among others; encourage development of incentives for participation in employee wellness programs; involve state college and university personnel for assistance with developing action plan; require media consultation for advice on methods to disseminate information about the action plan; build upon existing collaborative initiatives, wherever possible; assess availability of federal and other grant opportunities; permit commission to employ consultants; permit commission to form subcommittees or work groups consisting of members or nonmembers of the commission; require commission to use available data to assess effectiveness of local entities in meeting the health care goals; require recommendations for an action plan in a report to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission; EMERGENCY.


     HCS - Retain original provisions; include the reduction of the incidence and severity of injuries among the health goals that the Commonwealth should work toward.

     HFA (1/P, J. Jenkins) - Attach the provisions of HB 148/GA and HB 261/GA.

     HFA (2, J. Jenkins) - Amend the General Assembly's findings and declarations to provide that obesity leads to additional health problems and creates financial burdens on individuals, families, employers, the health care industry, and state health care programs; provide that the percentage of adults, children, and adolescents in Kentucky who are obese exceeds the national average; encourage dental health for children; permit persons to offer information to the commission on the implementation of restrictions on the sale of school food items; amend the duties of the Commission for a Healthy Kentucky to require the commission to assess the effectiveness of and make recommendations for modifications of the restrictions on the sale of school food items; permit the commission to create a subcommittee to monitor the implementation of the restrictions on the sale of school food items; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to prohibit the sale of certain food items through vending machines, school stores, canteens, or fundraisers while students are at school; permit schools to only offer food items on the cafeteria line that meet federal standards for school breakfast or lunch components with exceptions; provide that the restrictions do not apply to the sale of food or beverage items to teachers or other adult employees.

     Feb 17-introduced in Senate
     Feb 20-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 4, 2004
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House
     Mar 5-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Mar 8-posted in committee
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 25, 2004
     Mar 25-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Apr 12-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute

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