New Law in Effect June 29

New laws will be going into effect in Kentucky on June 29, 2017. Senator Johnny Ray Turner released a list of selected legislation from this year’s session. House Bill 67, also known as Jack’s Law, will limit the release of autopsy photos and other images to news outlets, bloggers, and other who do not have a legitimate need for them. This law honors a Kentucky child killed in an incident whose autopsy photos were released to the public against his parents’ wishes. Senate Bill 218 updates the pilot project within the Department of Agriculture for the study of cultivating, processing, and marketing industrial hemp. House Bill 524 was also passed to enhance public awareness of human trafficking by requiring the National Human Trafficking Reporting hotline phone number to be posted at public schools and highway rest areas.

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