Office of Senator Jimmy Higdon
February 28, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jodi Whitaker
Senator Jimmy Higdon’s Legislative Review
March promises many things here in Kentucky; for us in the Senate it is preparing for the most difficult part of the job, the biennial budget. As we await the House to pass its version, legislation continues in our chamber.
On the Senate floor, I had the privilege of welcoming students from my district who paged for me during sessions. I also had the pleasure of participating in a Q & A session with students from Mercy Academy along with other members of the Caucus. It is great to hear the perspectives of our youth.
Legislation this week included the signing into law of Senate Bill 7 by Governor Beshear. The new law will allow nurse practitioners to prescribe medication without a physician as long as they meet the requirements. Ultimately this will provide more access to medical care, especially for citizens in rural areas.