Kentucky Senate Bill 337 protects against electronic discrimination | TwoSq Media

While Kentucky’s legislature, the General Assembly, is still in session for 2022, Governor Andy Brashear has passed a plethora of bills, spanning the interests of Commonwealth citizens. Laws have covered education and health care, to regulate licensing requirements for Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs). On March 11, 2022, the Commonwealth of Kentucky created Senate Bill 337 (SB 337).

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Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) Chapter 344 was created in 1994, adhering to prototypical compliance for the State of Kentucky, with the federal Civil Rights Acts of 1964. The allocation of state resources, including the assignment of personnel or the constitution of new processes, may result from the formation of Senate Bill 337 (SB 337). Considering issues like Global pandemic and Kentucky High Speed ​​Internet issues to address (House Bill 320), many Kentucky residents were forced to comply with electronic communication requirements, access records for appointments, applications, or government benefit services.

As introduced, Senate Bill 337,

Creates new sections of KRS 344 that prohibit a state agency from discriminating against a person because of their access to electronic means to obtain benefits or access a public building.

The Kentucky proposal, SB 337, is currently cited as the Digital Information Act. Fastdemocracy.com has an invoice tracker, to see what stages invoices are currently at. Although the bill may not reach Governor Andy Brashear’s office in the first quarter of 2022, Kentuckyans are encouraged to contact their local State Representative to voice their advocacy for SB 337.

If you want to be a state representative in Kentucky, the requirements are as follows:

  • be at least 24 years old;
  • be a citizen of Kentucky
  • have resided in the state at least 2 years and in the district at least 1 year before the election. (Kentucky Constitution)

Sources:

Legislative Research Commission

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Kentucky Constitution

Norman D. Briggs