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Mar 13 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
The future of Senate Bill 150 - aka the pronouns bill - is very up in the air rn.

Some of the House Rs tied to the more drastic "parents' rights" measures are trying to get pieces of those bills, which are dead after not getting enough readings, into SB 150. #KYGA23
If the plot sounds familiar, that's because this happened last year.

House Rs filed harsher bills aimed at "critical race theory." Sen. Max Wise, SB 150's sponsor now, had a "Mr. Nice Guy" approach to such legislation.

Wise's bill cleared the Senate. #KYGA23
When it got to the House, some of the folks tied to the House's "CRT" bills -- which were on their deathbeds -- had Hail Mary attempts to add their language to the bill in order to get it through.

Those attempts failed. #KYGA23 #KYGA22
Important to note: I don't know what kind of changes are being considered this year or if they could come as amendments or a committee sub. Don't know when the bill could come up in committee.
But SB 150 is likely to be vetoed if it gets to Beshear, so they need this bill through the House *and for the Senate to agree with any changes* by EOD Thursday in order to override the veto.

So, like, clock's tickin' #KYGA23

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More from @oliviakrauth

Mar 14
Kentucky’s Senate finishes its business without a vote on HB 470.
LOL Sen. Damon Thayer just said they might have more orders of the day later today lol nice
Spoke with Calloway a bit earlier - he declined to share details about his floor amendments today and said the situation is "fluid."
Read 6 tweets
Mar 14
Another lil twist in Kentucky's fight to figure out what it wants to do on the anti-trans/"parents' rights" front.

HB 173 didn't even get a committee assignment, signaling limited appetite for it as is.
And given how some Senate Rs think HB 470 goes too far, hard to see how HB 173-as-a-floor-amendment is successful / torpedoes the entire thing before the veto period.
As I explain here, getting the House and Senate - and all of the factions within - to agree by 11:59 p.m. Thursday could spell doom for not just HB 470, but *all* "parents' rights" and anti-trans legislation in KY.

courier-journal.com/story/news/pol… Image
Read 4 tweets
Mar 14
Seeing a lot of confusion in the mentions about this.

The surprise last-second push to audit @JCPSKY will not happen because a House committee refused to vote on it.

This means the potential JCPS audit will not happen.

Again, audit NOT happening.

I'm going to walk through this as simply as I can.

Senate Bill 156 is a bill. It is a bill dealing with a state reading research center.

It passed out of a Senate committee and the Senate earlier in the session. #KYGA23
This means its next step in the legislative process is passing out of a House committee.

It was assigned to the House Education Committee. That committee passed the bill yesterday morning.

That meant its next step would have been a House vote. BUT
Read 10 tweets
Mar 14
Good morning from Frankfort! It is Day 26 of #KYGA23 and what a day it will be!

Starting my day in the House Education Committee where lawmakers will vote on a sudden bill to audit @JCPSKY.


The crowd for JCPS is hoppin’. Three of the roughly 11 folks here are with JCPS. Image
SB 156 is up now.

Rep. Tina Bojanowski, a JCPS teacher, says she was really excited about the bill initially because it dealt with reading - but now she isn't thrilled.
Read 56 tweets
Mar 14
so ok let's run through tomorrow

8 a.m. - surprise shawtyyyyy sb 156 is back at it in house education with a brand new direct aim at jcps

9 a.m. - ban on gender-affirming medical care + don't say gay surprise mashup in senate families + children
also at 9 a.m. because my coverage areas are not considered in making the last-full-week-of-session schedule - a random hearing on a school choice amendment bill that can't legally pass this session because sure why not
10 a.m. - a hearing on all the bills that always get so close yet remain so far aka gray machines and medical marijuana in senate l & o (rip to sports betting's inclusion on this cmte list)
Read 4 tweets
Mar 14
Obtained a copy of the committee sub on HB 470 and it is a doozy. #KYGA23

Basically, they took SB 150, added a lil spice, and dumped it into HB 470.
By added a lil spice, I mean adding:

-no convos on human sexuality or STDs before 6th grade
-parents must provide written consent for 6th grade+ to learn about those topics
Read 7 tweets

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