Reginald Thomas represents Senate District 13 in the Kentucky Senate, is a member of seven committees, and is the primary sponsor of 58 bills.
AN ACT relating to arrest-related deaths. Amend KRS 72.025 to add deaths which occur during arrest to cases which are investigated by coroner; create a new section of Chapter 72 to require coroners to notify Medical Examiners Office of arrest-related deaths and require an annual public report.
AN ACT relating to breast-feeding. Amend KRS 211.755 which establishes that breast-feeding is permitted by a mother in any location, public or private, where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to provide that a violation of this section shall be reported to a local health department; amend KRS 211.990 to establish a fine of $500 for the first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent penalty for any person who violates any provision of KRS 211.755.
AN ACT relating to breast-feeding. Create a new section of KRS Chapter 337 to establish workplace standards for nursing mothers; amend KRS 337.990 to establish penalties for violations of newly established workplace standards for nursing mothers.
AN ACT relating to deferred deposit transactions. Amend KRS 286.9-010 to define "annual percentage rate," "consideration," and "interest"; amend KRS 286.9-100, relating to deferred deposit transactions, to delete the service fee of $15 per $100 loan and establish a tiered maximum annual percentage rate of 36 percent; provide that making a deferred deposit transaction in violation of the maximum interest provisions is an unfair, false, misleading and deceptive practice in violation of the Consumer Protection Act and subject to its rights and remedies; prohibit a licensee from engaging in deceptive practices to evade the requirements of Subtitle 9 of KRS Chapter 286; create a new section of Subtitle 9 of KRS Chapter 286 to provide that knowing violation of the maximum allowable interest rate provisions shall be deemed a forfeiture of the entire interest for the transaction and the person who paid the interest, or his or her legal representative, may recover twice the amount paid in any action against the lender if commenced within two years of the deferred deposit transaction.
AN ACT relating to education. Amend KRS 157.200 to provide that programs for special education students extend through the school year in which they reach their 22nd birthday; amend KRS 159.990 to conform.
AN ACT relating to oaths. Amend KRS 6.072 to require witnesses appearing before a committee to take an oath prior to giving testimony.