Senate Health and Welfare Committee Kentucky Senate Committee Recommends Upping Cigarette Tax By Stu Johnson (KPR) • Jan 17, 2018 Natalia Zhigareva/123rf Stock Photo Members of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee are recommending the state’s cigarette tax increase by at least one dollar. Senate Committee Chair Looks For Cigarette Tax Talk in Session By Stu Johnson (KPR) • Dec 26, 2017 LRC Public Information The chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee expects a one dollar increase in the state’s cigarette tax to get serious attention in the 2018 general assembly session. Legislators Consider Bill Requiring Dense Tissue Notification with Mammograms By Stu Johnson (KPR) • Mar 13, 2017 lrc.state.ky.us Women in Kentucky with so-called dense breast tissue would be notified of that under legislation before state lawmakers. The bill aims to improve early detection of breast cancer. Senate Bill to Ban Tanning Beds for Minors Fails By Stu Johnson (KPR) • Mar 19, 2014 LRC Public Information Legislation to ban most minors from Kentucky tanning beds has failed in committee. The House-approved measure fell two votes shy of passage in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.