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KYHB298PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 61 to provide definitions, require each law enforcement agency in the state to establish and enforce policies governing of a vehicle pursuit after January 1, 2021; provide the criteria for decision-making to initia...
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2020-04-24
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 97)
KYHB361PassAmend KRS 441.520, relating to the transfer of prisoners, to require an agreement between an originating and receiving jail before ordering the transfer of a prisoner; specify that if a transfer is ordered before receiving an agreement, the receiving...
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2020-04-24
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 109)
KYHB356PassThe Judicial Branch Budget: appropriate $476,780,400 in fiscal year 2020-2021 and $490,618,400 in fiscal year 2021-2022 from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, and Federal Funds; provide funds for defined calculations; provide funds for current posi...
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2020-04-16
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 96)
KYSB2PassCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 117 to allow a voter to cast a provisional ballot if the voter is unable to produce proof of identification, by executing a provisional voter's affidavit furnished by the State Board of Elections; describe the votin...
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2020-04-14
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts ch. 89)
KYHB421EngrossAmend KRS 205.540 to add one representative of a recognized consumer advocacy group representing persons reentering society following incarceration to the Advisory Council for Medical Assistance; amend KRS 205.590 to create a Technical Advisory Commi...
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2020-04-01
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHB156PassEstablish KRS Chapter 395A and create new sections thereof to enact the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act to establish a framework for the management and disposition of digital assets upon death or incapacitation; define terms; s...
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2020-03-27
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 63)
KYSB102PassAmend KRS 42.545 to delete the Kentucky Health and Geriatric Authority; amend KRS 42.720, 42.726, 42.728, and 61.8715 to delete reference to the Statewide Strategic Planning Committee for Children in Placement; amend KRS 154.20-020 to delete referenc...
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2020-03-27
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 36)
KYHJR116EngrossDeclare that the power to determine the sufficiency of ballot language for amendment to the Constitution of Kentucky rests with the General Assembly; declare the role of the Kentucky Supreme Court is to review the ballot language to determine whether...
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2020-03-26
To Senate State & Local Government Committee
KYHB628EngrossAmend KRS 620.100 to establish a requirement that ensures that separate counsel is available to advise a cabinet employee in court anytime that the cabinet employee is required to be in court; amend KRS 620.142 to establish custodial, permanency, and...
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2020-03-26
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHB485EngrossAmend KRS 61.365 to add officers of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to the list of federal employees who are deemed to be peace officers; amend KRS 150.160 to divert $10 to the fish and game fund from each assessment of court costs when t...
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2020-03-19
To Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
KYHB552EngrossAmend KRS 533.050 to require the court to considered all sanctions, including graduated sanctions adopted by the Department of Corrections for violations of the conditions of community supervision, before revoking a sentence of probation or condition...
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2020-03-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB616EngrossAmend KRS 620.145, 620.180, and 620.240 to establish a 30-day case review to be submitted to a court for a child who is in the custody of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
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2020-03-19
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB1EngrossCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 61 to prohibit law enforcement agencies, law enforcement officials, employees of a law enforcement agency or public agencies, public officials, or employees of a public agency or public institution operating under K...
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2020-03-18
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB395EngrossAmend various KRS sections to provide that guardians ad litem and court-appointed counsel shall receive a fee not to exceed $500 and to specify the payors of those fees; amend KRS 625.0405, 625.041, and 625.080 to provide that the appointment of guar...
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2020-03-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB132PassAmend KRS 29A.040 to add holders of personal identification cards issued within a county to the master list of potential jurors for that county.
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2020-03-17
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 18)
KYHB428EngrossEstablish KRS Chapter 403A and create new sections thereof to establish the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act; amend KRS 403.280, 403.320, 403.340, 403.352, and 403.353 to conform.
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2020-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB167PassAmend KRS 625.060 and 625.070 to specify the rights of a foster parent related to involuntary termination of parental rights cases.
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2020-03-16
signed by Governor (Acts ch. 14)
KYHB615IntroAmend KRS 403.212 to update the child support table.
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2020-03-12
posting withdrawn
KYHB559IntroAmend KRS 452.485 to insert gender-neutral language.
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2020-03-12
posted in committee
KYHB410IntroAmend KRS 431.066, relating to pretrial release and bail options, to define "administratively released," "danger to others," and "financial condition of release"; require pretrial services to provide a defendant's juvenile court history when the defe...
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2020-03-06
posting withdrawn
KYSB258IntroAmend KRS 635.010 to make language gender neutral.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB256IntroAmend KRS 523.030 to make language gender-neutral.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB257IntroAmend KRS 520.090 to make language gender-neutral.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB548IntroAmend KRS 309.318, relating the the Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, to allow appeals to the Circuit Court where the aggrieved party resides; amend KRS 323.160, relating to the Kentucky Board of Architects, to apply ge...
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2020-03-04
To House Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs Committee
KYHB610IntroAmend KRS 183.8811, 527.020, and 527.070 to permit concealed carry deadly weapon licensees to carry concealed deadly weapons in all locations, except private property, federal property, jails, courtrooms, and sheriff or police offices.
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2020-03-04
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB630IntroAmend KRS 67.140 to authorize a fiscal court to provide for wastewater services to courts in its jurisdiction as part of its custodial responsibilities for courthouses and their grounds.
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2020-03-04
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYSB230IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 15A to create the Office of Child and Family Advocacy, the Child and Family Advocacy Commission, and the child and family advocate position to provide a state-sponsored and controlled system for training and appoint...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB531IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 194A related to supported decision making; establish definitions; establish conditions when a person can and cannot be part of supported decision making; establish requirements of the persons involved in supported d...
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2020-03-02
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB525IntroAmend KRS 439.250 to define "technical violation"; amend KRS 439.315 to provide that failure without good cause to pay an installment pursuant to a release agreement is a technical violation; specify that willful nonpayment of fees is a technical vio...
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2020-03-02
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB494IntroAmend KRS 31.120 to allow indigent persons entitled to legal representation to be represented by counsel at the earliest stages of their involvement in the criminal justice system.
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2020-02-28
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB495IntroAmend KRS 31.185 to specify the types of expenses which do and do not qualify as direct expenses in the representation of indigent persons; specify that expert witnesses who do not provide treatment to indigent defendants are not engaged in the profe...
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2020-02-28
To House Judiciary Committee
KYSB212IntroAmend KRS 534.020 to give payment of restitution the highest priority in the distribution of funds paid on an installment plan.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB133IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 454 to provide definitions and establish procedures for dismissing legal actions filed in response to a party's exercise of free speech, right to petition, or right to association; allow for an immediate appeal as a...
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2020-02-24
posting withdrawn
KYHB197IntroAmend KRS 29A.170 to increase payment for jurors from five dollars to thirty dollars per day.
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2020-02-24
posting withdrawn
KYHB120IntroAmend KRS 441.520 to require a judicial removal order cite danger for order of removal, establish incarceration rates and medical costs, impose geographic limits for removal, place liability for transfers upon the Administrative Office of the Courts,...
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2020-02-24
posting withdrawn
KYSB188IntroAmend KRS 504.110 to refer certain violent criminal defendants who are incompetent to stand trial with no substantial probability of attaining competency to a new type of involuntary commitment to be created in KRS Chapter 202C; create definitions; a...
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2020-02-24
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYHB472IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 454 to provide definitions and establish procedures for courts to dismiss civil actions that are determined to be harassing and malicious; allow for court costs and attorney fees to be awarded to the prevailing part...
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2020-02-24
To House Judiciary Committee
KYSB87EngrossAmend KRS 635.020 to remove automatic transfer of a child from District to Circuit Court in certain cases; amend KRS 640.010 to prohibit transfer of a child to Circuit Court in cases involving persons with an IQ under 70.
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2020-02-10
To House Judiciary Committee
KYSB142IntroAmend KRS 525.130 to change mental state to knowing or reckless; delete domestic animal killed by poisoning; add requirements of legal food processing, customary veterinary practices performed by a licensed veterinarian, horse racing not governed by ...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Agriculture Committee
KYHB363IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 17 to establish the Department of Kentucky State Police forensic laboratory fund; amend KRS 23A.205 and 24A.175 to increase court costs to $110, currently $100; amend KRS 42.320 to require the Finance and Administr...
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2020-02-05
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB314IntroAmend KRS 24A.120 to increase the amount that a claim may not exceed in District Court from $5,000 to $20,000; amend KRS 24A.230 to increase the amount that a claim may not exceed in the small claims division from $2,500 to $10,000; amend KRS 24A.290...
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2020-01-27
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB309IntroAmend KRS 61.846 to allow an agency or the Attorney General to vacate actions taken at a meeting where the agency failed to give notice of the meeting; Amend KRS 61.848 to require a person to be awarded court costs and attorney fees when a court find...
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2020-01-27
To House State Government Committee
KYSB105IntroCreate various new sections of KRS Chapter 245 to define terms; to allow for possession, growth, use, processing, purchasing, transfer, and consumption of cannabis; to establish limits for transfer; to allow for purchasing and manufacture of cannabis...
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2020-01-24
To Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB283IntroAmend KRS 29A.100 to allow individuals to be excused from jury service if they 70 years of age or older and request to be excused from jury service.
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2020-01-21
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB267IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 620 to allow the Department for Community Based Services to request a criminal justice agency to perform a federal name-based criminal history record check of each adult residing in a home that a child is placed du...
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2020-01-17
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB268IntroAmend KRS 381.230 to establish a simplified method for elderly or vulnerable adults to petition for an order to prevent or restrain other persons from trespassing onto the petitioner's residence; create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to clarify abu...
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2020-01-17
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB232IntroAmend KRS 61.882 to require the award of costs and attorney fees if a court finds a record is withheld willfully under the Open Records Act.
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2020-01-13
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB222IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to automatically expunge eligible misdemeanors, violations, and certain Class D felonies; amend KRS 431.078 and 431.073 to conform.
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2020-01-10
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB203IntroCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 610 to create a minimum age of criminal responsibility of 12 years of age; establish rules relating to the court's treatment of developmental immaturity, mental illness, and intellectual disability; amend various se...
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2020-01-10
To House Judiciary Committee
KYHB221IntroCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to make the penalty for possession of a personal use quantity of marijuana a prepayable non-criminal fine; amend KRS 218A.010 to define "personal use quantity of marijuana" and "marijuana accessory"; amend KRS...
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2020-01-10
To House Judiciary Committee
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