The business friendly Worker's Compensation bill, HB 296, is stalled in the Senate. There is Senate Economic Development Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, March 13th. We anticipate HB 296 being on the agenda for committee action at that time. Another meeting of this same committee is scheduled for Tuesday morning, March 14th. There is still plenty of time for the Senate to take final action on this bill.
The outlook for the Public-Private Partnership legislation, SB 187, is less clear. This Senate bill has not left that chamber. There is not enough time in this session to follow the traditional legislative process to enact this bill. What the Senate can do is attach SB 187 to a House bill in their possession, pass that amended bill and return it to the House for concurrence. Stay tuned.
With your representative and senator being back in their districts now is a wonderful opportunity to meet with them, thank them for their support of our legislative issues and encourage them to support HB 296 and SB 187. If you are not successful at home, you can always call them in their Frankfort office at (800) 372-7181. They really do enjoy conversations and communications from their constituents. Let them help you by being better informed.