KY HB361 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)
Status: Passed on April 24 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-04-24 - signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 109)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Amend 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 jail shall not be required to house the prisoner nor shall the receiving jail's jailer be subject to contempt; outline what a receiving jail may charge for housing a transferred prisoner; require a sheriff to transport the transferred prisoner; require a Circuit Judge to review his or her transfer order every 60 days; amend KRS 441.530 to conform; amend KRS 532.100, relating to the placement of state prisoners, to provide for the transfer of state prisoners from jails at or over 150% capacity; allow a jail to place county prisoners in an area usually reserved for state prisoners if that area has vacant beds; amend KRS 197.020, 439.3407, 441.005, 441.045, 441.146, and 533.025 to conform: EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to prisoners and declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls

2020-04-14 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 1436 (Y: 31 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2020-03-05 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 182 (Y: 93 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2020-04-24Housesigned by Governor (Acts Ch. 109)
2020-04-14Housedelivered to Governor
2020-04-14Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2020-04-14Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2020-04-14Housereceived in House
2020-04-14Senate3rd reading, passed 31-1
2020-04-14Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 14, 2020
2020-03-19Senatereported favorably, to Rules
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)
2020-03-10Senateto Judiciary (S)
2020-03-06Senatereceived in Senate
2020-03-05House3rd reading, passed 93-1 with Committee Substitute (1), and floor amendments (3) and (4)
2020-03-04Housefloor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (5) filed to bill
2020-03-02Housefloor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
2020-02-20Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 21, 2020
2020-02-20House2nd reading, to Rules
2020-02-19Housefloor amendment (1) filed to bill, floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
2020-02-19Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2020-02-03Houseposted in committee
2020-02-03Houseto Judiciary (H)
2020-01-31Houseintroduced in House


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