Changes for Kentucky: HB470 passes in the house


Kentucky General Assembly

Screenshot of an overview of House Bill 470.

Being under the age of 18 has a lot of disadvantages to it. In Kentucky, one of them is now the possibility of not being able to transition in their gender freely. 

This passing of HB470 will mean that those under the age of 18 will lack access to “cross-sex” hormones of puberty-blocking items being prescribed. They will also lack surgeries for genital gender reassignment. 

The new version of this bill shares that if schools see students sharing behaviors such as transitioning, they much notify the parents. These behaviors are things like changing their name, using different pronouns, or the way they dress.

The divide bill went with 25 yes, 64 nos, and 11 no votes on the first vote. With the most recent reading, it was 75-22.

The Campbell County, Boone County, and Keaton County representatives voted in different ways. Mike Clines (R) did not vote on the bill this round, Steven Doan (R) voted no, Marianne Proctor (R) voted no on the bill, Mark Hart (R) voted yes, Kim Banta (R) voted yes as well, Savannah Maddox (R) voted no on the bill, Steve Rawlings (R) voted no, and Rachel Roberts (D) also voted yes on the bill.

The bill is soon to be passed to the Senate to have its final vote.