Senate Bill 2

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Last Action 09/10/21: delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 5)
Title AN ACT relating to COVID-19 emergency actions and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 5
Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 4
Sponsor R. Stivers
Summary of Original Version Require visitation in long-term care facilities and residential long-term care facilities to be allowed by family members, legal guardians, outside caregivers, friends, or volunteers who provided regular care and support to the resident prior to the pandemic, who are designated as being important to the mental, physical, or social well-being of a resident in critical situations; require the establishment and operation of COVID-19 antibody administration centers (CAACs) in each Area Development District; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to assist and support distribution of COVID-19 tests; permit paramedics to be employed by a hospital or nursing facility to work as a licensed paramedic in any department of a hospital or nursing facility subject to conditions; require the cabinet to produce public service announcements and develop strategies to urge vaccination; require the cabinet to create a singular form in accordance with federal law for permits to offer and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to patients; promulgate administrative regulations for safe storage of COVID-19 vaccines; develop and initiate a public awareness campaign to talk to doctors about the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine; amend KRS 205.636 to update conditions for the requirements for temporary COVID-19 personal care attendants to be placed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry; add new sections to KRS Chapter 13A to declare 902 KAR 2:211E and 902 KAR 2:212E null and void; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Nullification of select emergency administrative regulations
Diseases - COVID-19, emergency actions
Drugs and Medicines - COVID-19, emergency actions
Effective Dates, Emergency - COVID-19, emergency actions
Governor - Nullification of select emergency administrative regulations
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19, emergency actions
Nurses - COVID-19, emergency actions
Physicians and Practitioners - COVID-19, emergency actions
Public Health - COVID-19, emergency actions
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Senate Floor Amendment 4
Senate Floor Amendment 5
Senate Floor Amendment 6
Senate Floor Amendment 7
Senate Floor Amendment 8
Senate Floor Amendment 9
Senate Floor Amendment 10
Senate Floor Amendment 11
Senate Floor Amendment 12
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

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09/07/21
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
  • taken from Health & Welfare (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Health & Welfare (S)
09/08/21
  • taken from Health & Welfare (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Health & Welfare (S)
  • floor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7) filed
09/09/21
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendments (8) (9) (10) (11) and (12) filed to Committee Substitute
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, September 9, 2021
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) and (7) ruled out of order
  • passed 26-10 with Committee Substitute
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Health & Family Services (H)
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • substituted for identical House Bill 2
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
  • 2nd and 3rd readings dispensed with
  • floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed
  • passed 69-24
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed
  • received in Senate
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • Bill passed 23-5
  • received in House
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • Bill passed 69-22
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
09/10/21
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 5)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain provisions of the bill; add amendment to KRS 214.036 to require that any administrative order issued by a local public health department requiring immunization during an epidemic include exemptions for medical contraindications, religious grounds, and conscientiously held beliefs; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to disseminate information on immune health, early treatment options for symptoms of COVID-19 including antibody treatment options, and antibody testing.
Index Headings Diseases - COVID-19, emergency actions
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19, emergency actions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, COVID-19, emergency actions

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Establish patient rights for individuals who are being treated for COVID-19; establish requirements for licensed hospitals, health care practitioners, and pharmacists related to how they treat individuals who are being treated for COVID-19.
Index Headings Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Nullification of select emergency administrative regulations
Diseases - COVID-19, emergency actions
Drugs and Medicines - COVID-19, emergency actions
Effective Dates, Emergency - COVID-19, emergency actions
Governor - Nullification of select emergency administrative regulations
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19, emergency actions
Nurses - COVID-19, emergency actions
Physicians and Practitioners - COVID-19, emergency actions
Public Health - COVID-19, emergency actions

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Prohibit health facilities from implementing or enforcing a policy requiring employees to receive an immunization for COVID-19; add that provisions expire on December 31, 2022.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit
Nurses - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit
Physicians and Practitioners - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Prohibit health facilities from implementing or enforcing a policy requiring employees to receive an immunization for COVID-19.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit
Nurses - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit
Physicians and Practitioners - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor S. West
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 344.010 to define "COVID-19" and "COVID-19 immunization"; amend KRS 344.040 to prohibit employers from discriminating against an individual who declines COVID-19 immunization or requiring COVID-19 immunization as a condition of employment or inquiring as to the employee's COVID-19 immunization status; create a new section of KRS Chapter 338 to prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant for employment to be immunized from COVID-19 or inquiring regarding COVID-19 immunization status.
Index Headings Labor and Industry - COVID-19 immunization, requisite for employment, prohibition
Personnel and Employment - COVID-19 immunization, requisite for employment, prohibition
Public Health - COVID-19 immunization, requisite for employment, prohibition
Workforce - COVID-19 immunization status, inquiry from employer, prohibition
Workforce - COVID-19 immunization, requisite for employment, prohibition

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor S. West
Summary Retain original provisions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 344 to define "COVID-19" and "COVID-19 immunization"; Require any employer who mandates a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment to provide the employee with exemptions; provide acknowledgement form.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - COVID-19, immunization, requisite for employment, exemptions, notice
Labor and Industry - COVID-19, immunization, requisite for employment, exemptions, notice
Personnel and Employment - COVID-19, immunization, requisite for employment, exemptions, notice
Public Health - COVID-19, immunization, requisite for employment, exemptions, notice
Workforce - COVID-19, immunization, requisite for employment, exemptions, notice

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 7
Sponsor S. West
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 344.010 to define "COVID-19" and "COVID-19" immunization"; create new sections in KRS Chapters 344 and 338 to prohibit state-funded employers from requiring COVID-19 immunization or disclosure of COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of employment.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - COVID-19 immunization status, requisite for employment, state-funded employer, prohibition
Labor and Industry - COVID-19 immunization status, requisite for employment, state-funded employer, prohibition
Public Health - COVID-19 immunization status, requisite for employment, state-funded employer, prohibition
Personnel and Employment - COVID-19 immunization status, requisite for employment, state-funded employer, prohibition
Workforce - COVID-19 immunization status, requisite for employment, state-funded employer, prohibition
Workforce - COVID-19 immunization status, inquiry from state-funded employer, prohibition

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 8
Sponsor M. McGarvey
Summary Retain original provisions; define "red zone", "orange zone", "yellow zone", and "green zone"; provide that 2021 RS SB 1, 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 6, and 2021 RS SB 5, 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 205 are suspended when the Department for Public Health declares a county in a red or orange zone; provide that when the Department for Public Health declares a county in a yellow or green zone for two consecutive weeks, the Governor may exercise the powers with 2021 RS SB 1, 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 6, and 2021 RS SB 5, 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 205 suspended unless the local legislative body finds that the local board of health recommends that the local legislative body regain control of the emergency and the local legislative body approves the return of control of the emergency; nothing in the subsection prevents a local legislative body from requesting the Governor to exercise the powers with 2021 RS SB 1, 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 6, and 2021 RS SB 5, 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 205 suspended.
Index Headings Disasters - Governor, authority, local governments, suspension of 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 6 and 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 205
Governor - Emergencies, certain local governments, suspension of 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 6 and 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 205
Local Government - Emergencies, Governor authority, suspension of 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 6 and 2021 Ky. Acts ch. 205

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 9
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Prohibit health facilities from implementing or enforcing a policy requiring employees to receive an immunization for COVID-19.
Index Headings

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 10
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Prohibit health facilities from implementing or enforcing a policy requiring employees to receive an immunization for COVID-19; add that provisions expire on December 31, 2022.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit
Nurses - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit
Physicians and Practitioners - COVID-19 immunization mandates, health facilities, prohibit

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 11
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to disseminate information on immune health, early treatment options for symptoms of COVID-19 including antibody treatment options, and antibody testing.
Index Headings Diseases - COVID-19, emergency actions
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19, emergency actions
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, COVID-19, emergency actions

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 12
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Establish patient rights for individuals who are being treated for COVID-19; establish requirements for licensed hospitals, health care practitioners, and pharmacists related to how they treat individuals who are being treated for COVID-19; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Select emergency administrative regulations, nullification
Diseases - COVID-19, emergency actions
Drugs and Medicines - COVID-19, emergency actions
Effective Dates, Emergency - COVID-19, emergency actions
Governor - Select emergency administrative regulations, nullification
Health and Medical Services - COVID-19, emergency actions
Nurses - COVID-19, emergency actions
Physicians and Practitioners - COVID-19, emergency actions
Public Health - COVID-19, emergency actions

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor B. Wheatley
Summary Retain original provisions; approve and extend 2020 Executive Order 2020-277.
Index Headings Workers' Compensation - Presumption, COVID-19 exposure
Labor and Industry - Workers' compensation, COVID-19 exposure
Public Health - COVID-19, workers' compensation due to exposure

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor B. Wheatley
Summary Retain original provisions; provide a presumption that certain workers' removal from work is due to occupational exposure to COVID-19.
Index Headings Workers' Compensation - COVID-19, exposure
Labor and Industry - Workers' compensation, COVID-19 exposure
Public Health - COVID-19, workers' compensation, exposure

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Retain original provisions; create a new section to extend the eviction moratorium for people who apply for rental assistance programs and are awaiting approval.
Index Headings Housing, Building, and Construction - Eviction moratorium, extension for rental assistance program
Landlord and Tenant - Eviction moratorium, extension for rental assistance program

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