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HB 391 (BR 1376) - J. Tilley, M. Henley, T. Riner, C. Miller, F. Steele

     AN ACT relating to books for preschool children and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 171 to establish the Books for Brains Program to promote the development of a comprehensive statewide program for encouraging preschool children to develop an appreciation of books; attach the program to the Department for Libraries and Archives for administrative purposes; establish a governing board of seven members appointed by the Governor for staggered four year terms; establish Books for Brains Program trust fund to consist of funds collected through state appropriations, gifts, grants, and any other funds from the public and private sectors; direct the department to promulgate administrative regulations to establish the procedures for working with local partners to provide books for registered children; APPROPRIATION.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except require annual report to the Interim Joint Committee on Education.

     Feb 10-introduced in House
     Feb 13-to Education (H)
     Feb 15-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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