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Bills to Watch

Each year, KEJC identifies a number of bills to advocate for or against during the General Assembly. Below are the bills to watch this year.

House Bill 5 - The "Safer" Kentucky Act

Also referred to as "The Suffer Kentucky Act" and "The Incarcerate Kentucky Act"," House Bill 5 aims to increase the criminalization of homelessness and substance use disorder by enhancing criminal penalties for things like living in your car or being involved in a fentanyl-induced overdose. Learn more and sign our petition here.

House Bill 367 - The Hunger Bill

If passed, House Bill 367 will leave more than 50,000 Kentuckians, including children and senior citizens, hungry by eliminating access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Learn more and sign our petition here.

House Bill 235 - The (Other) Hunger Bill

Another attempt to keep Kentuckians hungry, House Bill 235 requires SNAP recipients' participation in a program designed to help them find work or receive additional education and training. Moving to a mandatory program in Kentucky would require the state to ensure a sufficient number of employment and training spots, provide a monthly transportation benefit, and provide time-intensive case management to all 80,000 affected SNAP participants - totalling over $200 million. To add insult to injury, the majority of SNAP recipients who are capable of working already are.

House Bill 9 - The DEI Must Die Bill

House Bill 9 prohibits public colleges and universities from expending any resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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