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General Assembly passes COVID-19 relief for schools
By Rebecca Hanchett, LRC
Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky General Assembly has approved emergency relief for local school districts that have been impacted by the novel coronavirus since March 6, when the governor declared a state of emergency to address the pandemic.
The relief measure--passed today by a vote of 84-0 in the House and 30-0 in the Senate--would become effective immediately should it be signed by the governor or otherwise become law in coming days.
Approved in an amended version of Senate Bill 177, a bill sponsored by Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, R-Lexington, the educational relief found in SB 177 would:
Economic relief for workers and many businesses in Kentucky was also approved by the House today under SB 150, a bill sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, that originally dealt with out-of-network billing by insurers. The amended bill - which would sunset once the governor's declared COVID-19 state of emergency is over--now awaits a vote in the Senate. The bill in its current form would do the following:
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