NAMI Kentucky 2024 Legislative Priorities

  • Pass “Momnibus Bill” which provides resources to support maternal and infant mental health and provide resources in other areas aimed at reducing health disparities (HB 10)
  • Pass funding to continue the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline trust fund with a special license plate (HB 740)
  • Restore funding in the Senate Budget for Alternative Sentencing Worker Program (ASWP) which consisted of a total of 53 ASWs statewide that offer alternative options to the court in lieu of incarceration for individuals who suffer from substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. (TBA)
  • Pass the “Horizons Act” – a rescue bill for early childhood education (SB 203)
  • Support 4 weeks of paid parental leave for state employees (SB 142)
  • Support no cost birth certificates for people experiencing homelessness (HB 100)