Rep. Stan Lee pre-files bill to open oxygen chambers to military veterans with traumatic brain Injury

Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, has pre-filed BR 278, the “Colonel Ron Ray Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Act.” The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, would open up Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) to military veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and would come at no cost to taxpayers. BR 278 is the result of Mrs. Eunice Ray, the wife of Colonel Ronald D....

Legislation designed to expand abandoned infants law approved by House, goes to Senate

Parents of newborns would have up to 30 days to surrender their baby at a state-approved safe place without facing criminal charges under legislation that’s on its way to the Senate. Current law gives parents 72 hours after a child is born to leave the baby at a hospital, police or fire station or with emergency medical services personnel if they feel unable to keep the child. House Bill 97, sponsored...

The Week in Frankfort: Phone deregulation first to cross finish line; others not far behind

Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro (left), discusses legislation with Rep. Joseph Fischer, R-Ft. Thomas (center), and House Republican Caucus Chair Stan Lee, R-Lexington, during a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee. (Photo from LRC Public Information)   When the first racehorse crosses the finish line, others usually aren’t far behind.   The same can be said about bills passing into...

House OKs budget that includes $20 billion
in spending and nearly $100 million in cuts

The Kentucky House has given its approval to a proposed new state budget that would authorize over $20 billion in spending for education, public health, state universities and other needs between 2014 and 2016 while implementing nearly $100 million in cuts across state government.   House Bill 235, sponsored by House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Rick Rand, D-Bedford, was amended...