March 19, 2015- Frankfort Report for Final Days Include Heroin, Alcohol and Teacher’s Retirement Program

FRANKFORT, KY –With just two legislative days remaining in the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the fate of several major pieces of legislation — including the House Majority’s efforts to shore up the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) and reduce heroin addiction — now rest in the fate of conference committees. When… Continue Reading

Heroin Legislation Passed by Both House and Senate; Final Details to be Ironed Out in Conference Committee

Rep. Dennis Keene to Serve on Final Heroin Conference Committee Frankfort, KY– Late Wednesday night, the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 192 and House Bill 213 by a unanimous vote of 98-0 to pass legislation to curb Kentucky’s rising heroin epidemic.   Following many hours of negotiations, the House passed legislation that still needs… Continue Reading

Feb. 27, 2015 Legislative Update

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE by State Representative Dennis Keene Returning to legislative duties in earnest this week, we addressed many key concerns in the state Capitol, including shoring up teachers’ retirement, protecting our children against Internet intruders and increasing educational advancement for our veterans. It’s been a busy week, in one of the most active annual sessions… Continue Reading

Kentucky House Votes 96-0 to Pass Representative Dennis Keene’s HB 60 to Toughen Kentucky DUI Laws

Interlock legislation has passed in 24 states; proven to save lives Frankfort, KY:  The Kentucky House of Representatives today voted 96-0 to pass House Bill 60, filed by Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) to strengthen Kentucky’s DUI laws by requiring convicted drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. “Today in a unanimous… Continue Reading

February 16 Legislative Update from Rep. Dennis Keene

Legislation is moving fast and furious in the General Assembly.  Last week on February 12, the House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 60, which is a bill I have sponsored that would force convicted drunk drivers to have an ignition interlock system installed in their cars. This technology is proven to save lives because the… Continue Reading

Rep. Keene to Hold Press Conference Tuesday in Frankfort in Support of HB 60 DUI/Interlock Legislation

Lawmakers, MADD National President and Victims and families to Speak (list below) New 2015: More organizations support Interlock DUI legislation – NTSB, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, Anheuser Busch, Kentucky Distillers Association, AAA  Press Conference: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Capitol Rotunda, 2:30 p.m.  WHAT: A press conference regarding Kentucky House Bill 60, DUI ignition interlock legislation… Continue Reading

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