KY SB225 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 21 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-03-03 - 2nd reading, to Rules
Pending: Senate Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Amend KRS 532.080 to define "violent act against a person"; provide that a jury may fix an enhanced term of imprisonment when they find a defendant to be a persistent felony offender; remove the condition that an offender completed service of the sentence they were imposed within five years prior to the date of the felony that he or she now stands convicted; allow a person who is found to be a persistent felony offender in the first degree who is presently convicted of a Class A, B, or C felony to be eligible for parole if the offense was not violent or a sex crime; prohibit the conviction of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree as a prior felony; amend KRS 439.3405 to conform; RETROACTIVE.

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AN ACT relating to persistent felony offenders.



2023-03-03Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2023-03-02Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2023-02-23Senateto Judiciary (S)
2023-02-21Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2023-02-21Senateintroduced in Senate


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