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HB 292 (BR 954) - F. Steele, K. Sinnette

     AN ACT relating to the employment of persons with disabilities.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 151B to be known as the Employment First Act to set as state policy that competitive employment in integrated settings for persons with disabilities is a priority in state agencies; define terms; require coordination, collaboration, and information sharing between state agencies to ensure compliance; require state agencies to promulgate administrative regulations to implement this act; establish the Kentucky Employment First Oversight Commission within the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to facilitate the implementation of this Act; provide for membership, meetings, goals, and objectives of the commission; require that the commission submit an annual report to the Governor and General Assembly; require state agencies to provide data to and cooperate with the commission.

HB 292 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain original provisions but change the definition of "working age" from age 14 to age 16.
     HFA (1, K. Sinnette) - Retain original provisions, except clarify that persons with disabilities shall be compensated at similar levels as those without disabilities with the same or similar professional background and work experience.
     HFA (2, J. Wayne) - Retain original provisions, except add a member representing nonprofit community rehabilitation programs to the commission and define "community rehabilitation program."
     HFA (3, J. Wayne) - Retain original provisions, except add a member representing nonprofit community rehabilitation programs to the commission and define "community rehabilitation program."

     Feb 8-introduced in House
     Feb 11-to State Government (H)
     Feb 12-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 25, 2013
     Feb 28-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3) filed


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