House Bill 177

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Last Action 02/23/23: to Judiciary (H)
Title AN ACT relating to children and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 306
Sponsors S. Baker, J. Decker, D. Bentley, J. Branscum, S. Bratcher, J. Bray, R. Bridges, E. Callaway, J. Calloway, S. Doan, M. Dossett, R. Dotson, D. Fister, P. Flannery, D. Frazier Gordon, C. Freeland, C. Fugate, J. Gooch Jr., D. Hale, M. Hart, R. Heath, J. Hodgson, T. Huff, M. Imes, DJ Johnson, J. Justice, M. Lockett, S. Maddox, C. Massaroni, B. McCool, S. McPherson, A. Neighbors, J. Petrie, M. Pollock, M. Proctor, F. Rabourn, S. Rawlings, R. Raymer, B. Reed, S. Sharp, T. Smith, N. Tate, W. Thomas, J. Tipton, T. Truett, R. Webber, B. Wesley, R. White, W. Williams, S. Witten
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 405 to establish definitions; provide for parental rights; establish that no governmental entity shall substantially burden the rights of parents unless required by a compelling governmental interest of the highest order and in the least restrictive means; establish specific rights of parents, with some limitations; provide that specific governmental employees shall not encourage or coerce a child to withhold information from a parent; recognize additional rights beyond those enumerated; require local boards of education or boards of directors of public charter schools to adopt specific policies to promote involvement of parents in education; allow the Kentucky Department of Education to provide consultation and model policies that shall not be binding on schools; require a report from the Kentucky Department of Education on the consultation and model policies provided to schools; require obtaining parental consent prior to procuring, soliciting to perform, arranging for the performance of, providing a referral for, or providing medical or mental health services to a child; require verification of identity for remote parental consent; establish limits of the applicability of the requirement; establish a cause of action for violation; establish terms and conditions for the cause of action; waive sovereign, governmental, and qualified immunity; specify applicability; amend KRS 160.715 to provide a procedure for requesting, inspecting, and reviewing specific information held by a school district or public charter school; and amend KRS 214.185 to establish the conditions required for providing medical or mental health services to a minor without consent of the parent or legal guardian; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Claims - Parental rights, violation
Local Mandate - Parental rights, education and care of child
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Parental rights, protection
Effective Dates, Emergency - Parental rights, protection
Health and Medical Services - Parental consent, services for a minor
Local Government - Parental rights, protection
Parental Rights - Education and care of child
Pharmacists - Parental consent, services for a minor
Physicians and Practitioners - Parental consent, services for a minor
Police, City and County - Parental rights, protection
Police, State - Parental rights, protection
Public Records and Reports - Public school records, parental inspection
State Agencies - Parental rights, protection
State Employees - Parental rights, protection
Boards and Commissions - Kentucky Board of Education, parental rights model policies, development
Reports Mandated - Kentucky Department of Education, parental rights, consultation and model policies
Teachers - Parental rights, protection
Archives and Records - Education records, inspection and review
Children and Minors - Parental rights, protection
Civil Actions - Parental rights, violation
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Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor S. Baker
Summary Remove provision limiting prescriptions or surgical procedures related to gender transition.
Index Headings Children and Minors - Gender transition related medicine or surgery, parental consent
Health and Medical Services - Gender transition related medicine or surgery, parental consent

Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)