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HB 604 (BR 1891) - W. Coursey, S. Rudy, R. Adkins, L. Belcher, D. Bentley, M. Cantrell, R. Goforth, D. Graham, J. Greer, C. Harris, K. Imes, M. Marzian, K. Moser, J. Richards

     AN ACT relating to developing trauma-informed schools.
    Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require each school to employ at least one mental health professional for every 1,500 students; require the department of education of make available a toolkit to assist school districts in developing a trauma-informed approach in their schools; define "mental health professional" and "trauma-informed approach"; require each local board of education to develop a plan for implementing a trauma-informed approach in its schools by the 2020-2021 school year.


     HCS1 - Retain original provisions, except require school districts to employ mental health professionals as funds are available; delete language requiring a mental health professional to provide mental health services to students; require a mental health professional to create a trauma-informed team in each school; require each local board to develop a plan for a trauma-informed approach on or before July 1, 2019.
     HFA1/P( R. Palumbo ) - Amend KRS 156.160 to require a mental health screening for students in conjunction with immunizations required for elementary, middle, and high school.
     HFA2( R. Palumbo ) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 27, 2018 - introduced in House
     Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)
     Mar 12, 2018 - reassigned to Appropriations & Revenue (H); posting waived; posted in committee
     Mar 13, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 14, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 15, 2018
     Mar 15, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed to Bill
     Mar 16, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 81-1 with Committee Substitute