The Kentucky House has passed a significant measure to protect Kentucky’s children.
House Bill 129, sponsored by Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, would require the Department of Kentucky State Police to establish the Child Abuse Offender Registry (CAOR) to make accessible to the public the names of individuals convicted of child abuse or neglect.
Kylie Jo Sizemore was abused by her babysitter, leading to extreme injuries and as a result, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Rep. Lee led the charge on this matter after being contacted by Kylie Jo’s aunt to have a child abuse registry created in Kentucky.
“Children are the most vulnerable citizens of our society,” said Rep. Stan Lee. “It is imperative that parents and guardians have all the information necessary to make a decision on childcare, and this legislation will ensure they do. Kylie Jo was the victim of a terrible act that has impacted the rest of her life. Today, the House took a step to ensure this does not happen to another innocent child again.”
The measure passed the House in a bipartisan manner and now heads to the Senate for consideration.