Legislation removing barrier to higher education scholarship funds passes House
In an effort to give Kentuckians a second chance after a previous conviction, legislation to expand access to Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (KEES) money passed out of the House with a 96-2 vote Wednesday.
House Bill 25, sponsored by Rep. Killian Timoney, removes the requirement that an eligible high school student and eligible postsecondary student not be a convicted felon for KEES eligibility.
Timoney stated removing the felony piece from the law removes an obstacle currently standing in the way of Kentuckians going on to higher education and bettering themselves.
House Bill 25 now moves to the Senate for consideration in committee.