ACTION ALERT!! TIM’S LAW HAS BEEN VETOED!!
The Governor has vetoed SB 91 – Tim’s Law – stating that it is a “dangerous precedent that would threaten the liberty of Kentucky’s citizens.” Click Here to read Full Statement.
But this legislation is not about taking away individuals’ liberties. It is about protecting those with serious mental illness and a history of involuntary hospitalization from a continuous cycle of hospitalization and, for some, incarceration.
The KY General Assembly made it crystal clear that it was time to stop the revolving door and to do something in this state to address the needs of individuals with serious mental illness. The Senate passed SB 91 by a vote of 34–3, and the House passed it 95–0!!
This approach is an evidence-based practice approved by SAMHSA and has been enacted into law in 44 other states because it is the right thing to do.
PLEASE CALL THE LEGISLATIVE MESSAGE LINE – 1–800-372‑7181 –AND ASK FOR YOUR MESSAGE TO GO TO LEADERSHIP IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE.
MESSAGE: Please vote to override the Governor’s veto of SB 91 – Tim’s Law – and pass this legislation to help Kentuckians with serious mental illness stay out of the hospital and jail!
There are only two days left in the session – Wednesday and Thursday. Call TODAY and keep calling until they adjourn at midnight on Thursday!
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