KY SB44 | 2022 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 5 2022 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2022-01-08 - to Judiciary (S)
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Amend KRS 500.080 to define "emergency services personnel," "firework," and "riot"; amend KRS 503.055 to allow a person to use defensive force; create a new section of KRS Chapter 532 to provide enhanced term of imprisonment for any defendant convicted of crimes committed during the course of a riot; create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to restrict when a person shall be released after an arrest for a violation of an offense of during the course of a riot; amend KRS 508.025, 520.090, 525.015, and 525.140 to provide enhanced penalties for violations of these offenses during the course of a riot; create a new section of KRS Chapter 511 to create the crime of unlawful camping on property owned by the Commonwealth; amend KRS 508.025, 508.030, 525.020, 525.030, and 525.060 to provide additional elements; amend KRS 439.3401 to add violations of KRS 508.020 and 508.025 committed during the course of a riot to the definition of violent offender; amend KRS 532.032 to require restitution be ordered in all cases where a person committed a crime during the course of a riot; create a new section of KRS Chapter 15 to state legislative findings and declarations; amend KRS 411.100 to require gross negligence for a cause of action for property damaged by riotous or tumultuous assemblage of people that a local government could have prevented; amend KRS 61.912, 61.914, 61.168, 525.010, 532.100, and 525.200 to make conforming changes; state the Act may be cited as the Community and First Responder Protection Act.

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AN ACT relating to public safety.



2022-01-08Senateto Judiciary (S)
2022-01-05Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2022-01-05Senateintroduced in Senate


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