KY HB2 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 12-4)
Status: Passed on April 2 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-04-02 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 75)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Amend KRS 17.500 to add offenses to what qualifies as a sex crime; amend KRS 49.370 to state that a human trafficking victim's cooperation shall not disqualify the victim from a claim; create a new section of KRS Chapter 183 to require airports to post a human trafficking hotline in publicly accessible bathrooms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 277 to require passenger train stations to post a human trafficking hotline in publicly accessible bathrooms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 281 to require truck stops to post a human trafficking hotline in publicly accessible bathrooms; amend KRS 529.010 to create new definitions related to human trafficking; amend KRS 529.100 to specifically list the elements of human trafficking; amend KRS 529.130 to state that $10,000 is the minimum fine to be paid to the human trafficking victims fund for a conviction of human trafficking; amend KRS 529.140 to add to the list of functions that may be funded by the human traffikcing victims fund; amend KRS 529.180 to list defenses that are not available to a defendant charged with human trafficking.

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AN ACT relating to human trafficking and making an appropriation therefor.


Roll Calls

2020-03-26 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 1415 (Y: 33 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2020-03-09 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 197 (Y: 87 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 13) [PASS]


2020-04-02Housesigned by Governor (Acts ch. 75)
2020-03-26Housedelivered to Governor
2020-03-26Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2020-03-26Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2020-03-26Housereceived in House
2020-03-26Senate3rd reading, passed 33-0
2020-03-26Senateposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 26, 2020
2020-03-19Senatereported favorably, to Rules as a consent bill
2020-03-18Senatereturned to Judiciary (S)
2020-03-18Senate2nd reading
2020-03-18Senatetaken from Judiciary (S)
2020-03-17Senatereturned to Judiciary (S)
2020-03-17Senate1st reading
2020-03-17Senatetaken from Judiciary (S)
2020-03-12Senateto Judiciary (S)
2020-03-10Senatereceived in Senate
2020-03-09House3rd reading, passed 87-0
2020-03-05Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 6, 2020
2020-03-05House2nd reading, to Rules
2020-03-04Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2020-03-02Houseposted in committee
2020-03-02Houseto Judiciary (H)
2020-02-27Houseintroduced in House


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