KY HB169 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 7-0)
Status: Passed on April 26 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-26 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 202)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #3) [PDF]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 506 to define "criminal gang" and "pattern of criminal gang activity"; repeal and reenact KRS 506.140 to enumerate what constitutes criminal gang recruitment in the first, second, and third degree; amend KRS 506.120 to define "criminal gang syndicate" and associated penalties for defendants convicted of certain offenses committed while acting as a criminal gang syndicate; amend KRS 506.150 to revise evidence that is corroborative of the existence of a gang or gang membership; create new sections of KRS Chapter 506 to require that anyone who is found to be a member of a criminal gang at the time of commission of a felony, and who is subsequently convicted of a felony that puts the public at risk, shall be sentenced to a penalty that is one class higher than the penalty provision pertaining to the felony offense he or she was convicted of, unless the person is determined to be a persistent felony offender; establish a cause of action for a person harmed by a criminal gang or criminal gang member; create a new section of KRS Chapter 506 to state that property used by a gang or gang member in the commission of the crime shall be forfeited and disposed of in accordance with KRS 218A.405 to 218A.460; provide that this Act shall be known as the Gang Violence Prevention Act; encourage state and local law enforcement agencies to create a statewide gang violence prevention database; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to gang violence prevention and declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls

2018-04-13 - Senate - Senate: Uphold the Ruling of the Chair RSN# 707 (Y: 27 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-04-13 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 493 (Y: 59 N: 30 NV: 0 Abs: 11) [PASS]
2018-04-13 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/SCS 1 RSN# 708 (Y: 21 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-03-15 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 315 (Y: 71 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 12) [PASS]
2018-03-15 - House - House: Adopt HFA 3 RCS# 314 (Y: 40 N: 43 NV: 0 Abs: 17) [FAIL]
2018-03-15 - House - House: Adopt HFA 2 RCS# 313 (Y: 33 N: 51 NV: 0 Abs: 16) [FAIL]
2018-03-15 - House - House: Suspend the Rules RCS# 312 (Y: 33 N: 44 NV: 0 Abs: 23) [FAIL]


2018-04-26Housesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 202)
2018-04-14Housedelivered to Governor
2018-04-14Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2018-04-14Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2018-04-13Housepassed 59-30
2018-04-13HouseHouse concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
2018-04-13Houseposted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
2018-04-13Houseto Rules (H)
2018-04-13Housereceived in House
2018-04-13Senatepassed 21-17 with Committee Substitute (1)
2018-04-13Senatefloor amendment (1) ruled not germane
2018-04-13Senate3rd reading
2018-04-02Senatepassed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
2018-03-29Senatepassed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
2018-03-29Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2018
2018-03-27Senatefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2018-03-27Senatereported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
2018-03-21Senatereturned to Judiciary (S)
2018-03-21Senate2nd reading
2018-03-21Senatetaken from Judiciary (S)
2018-03-20Senatereturned to Judiciary (S)
2018-03-20Senate1st reading
2018-03-20Senatetaken from Judiciary (S)
2018-03-19Senateto Judiciary (S)
2018-03-16Senatereceived in Senate
2018-03-15Housepassed 71-17 with Committee Substitute (1)
2018-03-15Housefloor amendments (2) and (3) defeated
2018-03-15House3rd reading
2018-03-14Housefloor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
2018-03-14Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 15, 2018
2018-03-13Housefloor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
2018-03-13Housereported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
2018-03-08Houseposted in committee
2018-02-08Houserecommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
2018-02-08House2nd reading, to Rules
2018-02-07Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2018-01-22Houseposted in committee
2018-01-16Houseto Judiciary (H)
2018-01-10Houseintroduced in House

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