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Friday, January 13, 2017

Sen. Wil Schroder Reviews First Session of Kentucky General Assembly

Sen. Wil Schroder. FTM file. 
Fort Thomas Matters' Mark Collier sits down with Kentucky State Senator, Wil Schroder (R-Wilder) to discuss the historic first session of the Kentucky State General Assembly, which saw the passage of many conservative-leaning bills signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin. 

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Topics discussed:
· Senate Bill 3 will expand openness in government by making information about the retirement benefits state lawmakers open to viewing by the public.

· Senate Bill 5 will prohibit a woman from having an abortion if she is 20 weeks or more into a pregnancy.

· Senate Bill 6 will prevent employees from being enrolled in labor organizations or having money withheld from their earnings for union dues unless they give permission in writing.

· Senate Bill 12 will reorganize the University of Louisville board of trustees by establishing a new, 10-member board.

· House Bill 1 will make Kentucky a right-to-work state. Under this measure, membership in a labor union would optional instead of mandatory for workers at unionized workplaces.

· House Bill 2 will require a woman seeking an abortion to first undergo an obstetric ultrasound and receive a medical explanation of what that ultrasound shows. Women could decline to see the ultrasound images if they choose.

· House Bill 3 will repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. That action will remove a guaranteed base wage to construction workers on certain public works projects.

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