Senate Bill 78 would remove CAPA-CS after 4 years

Frankfort, Ky. Jan 6, 2021. Senator Julie Raque Adams files SB 78 with the clerk of the Senate. Senator Adams and Senator Paul Hornback are the bill's primary sponsors. SB 78 enjoys bipartisan support and already has several co-sponsors.


The path from bill to law within the 2021 Kentucky Legislative Session will require all APRNs to make contact with their legislators to make certain their officials are well informed on the facts and data that support CAPA-CS removal.

What comes next for SB 78 to become a law?

For SB to complete passage and become law it must..

SB 78 filed in Senate. DONE. SB 78, Jan. 6, 2021.

Be assigned to a Senate Committee. DONE. Assigned to Senate License and Occupations Committee, Feb 5, 2021

Weather Cancels General Assembly actions, Feb 16 -19, 2021

SB 78 to be heard in Senate L&O Committee, Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021

Be heard and voted favorably out of Senate Committee. SB78 is voted out of committee 8-2 on Feb 23, 2021. DONE!

ALERT! 5 Unfriendly, Deeply Harmful to APRNs Floor Amendments are filed by Senator Alvarado.

Be heard and voted favorably out of full Senate, SB 78 may be heard by Senate on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

Be received in the House.

Be assigned to a House Committee.

Be heard and voted favorably out of House Committee.

Be heard and voted favorably out of full House.

Be received back in the Senate.

Be read and reported favorably (in its current form) by Senate.

Be sent to Governor for signature.

Get signed by Governor.

At each point along the way, NPs need to be ready to make contact with their legislators by call, email or text to ask that they support the bill. Those who oppose SB 78 will exert all their influence and work to mislead or cast doubt on NP motives and abilities.

KANPNM members, friends and allies should plan on making several calls and emails over the course of the session to illustrate the need for increased access to quality healthcare in Kentucky. 

Visit KANPNM's Advocacy Toolbox for advice and tools to help you find your legislator and tips to help get your message delivered successfully.

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Kentucky Lawmakers who Support APRNs

KANPNM salutes the Legislative session 2020 lawmakers who worked to increase access to high quality health care for all Kentuckians! These Pro-APRN legislators know that Kentucky patients will benefit when APRNs are allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training. 


Please make an effort to contact these legislators and thank them for their support. Click here for more info on how to contact them. 

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