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KY HB253

Failed

AN ACT relating to children's health.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to prohibit the provision of or referral for gender transition procedures to any child under the age of 18 years; define a violation as unprofessional conduct and acting recklessly for purposes of tort claims; permit an action on a violation to be taken by the parent or guardian of the child before the child attains the age of 18 years and by the child within 30 years of the child attaining the age of 18 years, with exceptions under which the time may be longer; require conditions for actions and damages; prohibit public funds to be used for the provision of or referral for gender transition procedures to a child under the age of 18 years; prohibit health care services provided under state, local, or county government to include gender transition procedures to a child under the age of 18 years; prohibit tax exemption for gender transition procedures; permit the Attorney General to bring action to enforce provisions; permit members of the General Assembly to intervene as a matter of right if these provisions are challenged; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to prohibit Medicaid coverage of gender transition procedures for a child under the age of 18 years; create a new section of KRS Chapter 304.17A to prohibit health benefit plan coverage for gender transition procedures for a child under the age of 18 years and any requirement for coverage of gender transition procedures; amend KRS 141.019 and 141.039 to prohibit tax exemption for gender transition procedures; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2023.

Legislative Session

inactive

2022 Regular Session

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Sponsors

Savannah Maddox (R)

Shane Baker (R)

Josh Calloway (R)

Melinda Prunty (R)

Scott Sharp (R)

Nancy Tate (R)

Walker Thomas (R)

History

DateAction
2022-01-08to Committee on Committees (H)
2022-01-08introduced in House