KY HB51 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 21-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-15 - posted in committee
Pending: House Local Government Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Amend KRS 65.133 to require local law enforcement agencies and Kentucky State Police to enforce immigration laws; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to define terms, including "sanctuary" and "sanctuary policy"; prohibit local governments from adopting sanctuary policies; establish hearing procedures for determination of sanctuary status; provide for the withholding of state funding from sanctuaries; create new sections of KRS Chapter 164 to prohibit postsecondary educational institutions from enrolling employing or contracting with illegal aliens; require postsecondary educational institutions to keep records of immigration status; provide for the withholding of state funding from postsecondary educational institutions that enroll, employ, or contract with illegal aliens; limit who may be considered a Kentucky resident for in-state tuition purposes; EFFECTIVE in part January 1, 2021.

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AN ACT relating to compliance with state and federal law.



2020-01-15Houseposted in committee
2020-01-07Houseto Local Government (H)
2020-01-07Houseintroduced in House
2019-09-10HousePrefiled by the sponsor(s).


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