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HB 485/LM (BR 1811) - C. Rollins II, K. Flood, S. Gregory, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, T. Mills, R. Palumbo, T. Pullin, R. Quarles, T. Riner, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 446 to provide that the Kentucky Revised Statutes shall no longer utilize the terms "mental retardation" or "mentally retarded" or abbreviations that use the letters "MR" to signify mental retardation or mentally retarded; set forth terms that shall be used instead, including "intellectual disability," "intellectual disabilities," "individual with an intellectual disability," "individuals with an intellectual disability," "individual with a serious intellectual disability," or "individuals with a serious intellectual disability"; clarify that the new terms shall be understood to have the exact meaning as the terms that they replace; change the names of ICF/MRs to ICF/IDs to the extent permitted by federal law; amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to replace all occurrences of the old terms in statutes with the new terms, including the names of agencies, boards, care facilities, services, programs, professionals, diagnoses, the title of a chapter, and the names of nongovernmental entities that have incorporated the new terminology.


     HCS/LM - Make technical corrections.

     Feb 28-introduced in House
     Feb 29-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Mar 5-posted in committee
     Mar 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 20-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 21, 2012
     Mar 21-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 22-received in Senate
     Mar 26-to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 28-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 30-recommitted to Health & Welfare (S)
     Apr 12-reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders (2) of the Day for Thursday, April 12, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 18-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 146)

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