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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:40 PM

These 22 new Kentucky laws now in effect

These 22 new Kentucky laws now in effect
WHAS11 News

Author: Courtney Hayden, Grace McKenna, WHAS11 Staff
Published: 9:04 AM EDT June 29, 2021

Link: https://www.whas11.com/article/news/kentucky/kentucky-new-laws-effect-safe-surrender-box-election-school-choice-officer-accountability/417-d55c379b-63d3-4dab-a1fe-3ec2eab6dfa9

The laws were passed during the 2021 General Assembly. Topics range from early voting to what is considered "professional wrongdoing" by a police officer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. Starting June 29, more than 20 new laws go into effect in Kentucky. These laws, passed by the House and Senate during this year's General Assembly, cover everything from how Kentuckians vote to what is considered a "Kentucky-grown agricultural product."

Two laws, making changes to education and elections, grabbed particular attention during the session. After COVID-19 upended the 2020 election cycle, House Bill 574 cements three days of early in person voting before election day.

Many of these are right-wing dream laws shoved through by our Rethug-dominated legislature. Some were vetoed by Gov. Beshear, then overridden by lawmakers.


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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 06:00 PM

1. Horrific seems extreme but the 3 day in-person vote period was reduced from 3 weeks.

"In our last election they were given three weeks, this law only gives them three days, Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw said of the early voting period.

This is really awful, tax money to support private schools. The game is to eliminate public funded education for all and replace it with public supported private schools for only the right kind of people.

"School Choice,"
House Bill 563 allows students to change school districts. It also creates organizations that would fund private school tuition and gives $25 million in tax breaks to those groups.

"This is not about whether public schools do a good job. I think they do a great job, and probably most of us in this room are graduates of public schools. This is about giving families a choice. That's it, just giving families a choice, Rep. Chad McCoy, (R)-District 50, said earlier this year.

Another, against the people law,
HB 475: Starting July 1, the Kentucky Occupational and Health Standards Board cannot adopt or enforce occupation safety and health administrative regulations that are more stringent than corresponding federal rules.

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