- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - These bills passed during the Kentucky General Assembly session that ended Tuesday.

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY

Requires school finance officers to make monthly reports to local school boards and provide an annual report to the state Education Department. It increases training for some school board members and requires state education officials to set minimum qualifications for school finance officers. HB154.

COALFIELD SCHOLARSHIPS

Expands a scholarship program for students in the coal regions of eastern and western Kentucky. HB2.

ADULT ABUSE

Creates an adult protection registry to provide more assurances the elderly and disabled are receiving proper care. Care providers for those adults would have to check the registry to make sure potential employees don’t have a history of abuse. SB98.

CYBERSECURITY

Boosts protections for information stored in government computers and requires government agencies to notify people when thieves steal personal data from government computers. HB5.

STATE PARKS

Allows local voters to decide whether to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink at more state parks and golf courses. Most state park lodges and golf courses are in counties where alcohol sales are prohibited. HB475.

SNOW DAYS

Relaxes Kentucky’s school attendance laws due to the harsh winter that forced some school districts to call off more than 30 days of classes. HB211.

JUVENILE JUSTICE

Revamps the state’s juvenile justice system by steering more young offenders into community-based treatment as an alternative to locking them up in detention centers. SB200.

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