Stan Lee

Government
2:27 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Kentucky House OKs Statewide Smoking Ban

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The Kentucky House on Friday passed a bill that would enact a statewide smoking ban in indoor public places.

The bill was amended on the floor to exempt cigar bars, veteran group posts, and cities that have already enacted smoking bans.

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Government
2:25 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

After Debate Over Needle Exchanges, Kentucky House Passes Heroin Bill

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Several Kentucky legislators on Friday spoke against a provision in the House’s heroin bill that would allow local health districts to start needle exchanges—but the chamber unanimously passed the bill.

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2012 General Assembly
6:53 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Drug Bills Near Passage

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State lawmakers have approved two major pieces of legislation dealing with drug abuse in Kentucky.

House Bill 4 tightens regulations on prescription pills. It passed the full Senate Wednesday afternoon. Around the same time, the House passed Senate Bill 3, which caps the amount of pseudoephedrine Kentuckians can buy every month without a prescription. Since both bills were amended, they will now return to their original chambers, where lawmakers must decide whether to agree with the changes or send them to conference committees for compromises.

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