House Bill 706

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Last Action 03/01/22: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to public employee trainings and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1320
Sponsors J. Decker, M. Lockett, R. Heath
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 18A to prohibit trainings that promote bigotry, critical social justice, or revisionist history; provide that a public employer shall not discipline a public employee for refusing to participate in a training that violates the prohibition; require public employers to review trainings to ensure compliance; provide that willful or repeated violations shall be considered a violation of the employee code of conduct that justifies disciplinary sanction, create a cause of action for a violations; require a qualified plaintiff to exhaust the administrative remedies set forth in KRS Chapter 344 prior to bringing the action; provide that nothing in the section shall be interpreted to limit academic freedom of postsecondary faculty members or restrict the conduct or speech of students; amend KRS 344.010 to include public employee training that violates these provisions under the definition of " discrimination"; amend KRS 344.040 to provide that a pubic employer's actions to promote bigotry, critical social justice, or revisionist history shall create a presumption that the employer has knowingly created or contributed to a hostile work or learning environment; provide that the Act shall be severable; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Higher - Public postsecondary student trainings, diversity and inclusion, restrictions and requirements
Effective Dates, Emergency - Public employee trainings, prohibitions
Public Officers and Employees - Public employee trainings, diversity and inclusion, restrictions and requirements
State Agencies - State employee trainings, diversity and inclusion, restrictions and requirements
State Employees - Trainings, diversity and inclusion, restrictions and requirements

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03/01/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)


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