KY SB8 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 11-1)
Status: Enrolled on February 10 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-02-10 - delivered to Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


amend KRS 158.441 to clarify the definition of "school resource officer"; amend KRS 158.4412 to allow the superintendent to specify any individual to serve as the district's school safety coordinator; amend KRS 158.4414 to clarify which facilities are required to have school resource officers and to require that school resource officers are armed with a firearm; amend KRS 158.4416 to specify that the goal is to have at least one school counselor per public school and to have at least one school counselor or school-based mental health services provider for every 250 students; amend KRS 61.902 to specify that the commission of a special law enforcement officer employed as a school resource officer shall be for four years; amend KRS 156.095 to specify that the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training is to prepare an active shooter training video in consultation with the Department of Education; amend KRS 158.162 to include exceptions to locked classroom doors; amend KRS 508.078 to clarify when a person is guilty of terroristic threatening; amend KRS 16.128, 1.315, 70.062, and 95.970 to conform.

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AN ACT relating to school safety and declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls

2020-02-07 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 86 (Y: 78 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 12) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Adopt HFA 3 RCS# 85 (Y: 28 N: 57 NV: 0 Abs: 13) [FAIL]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Adopt HFA 2 RCS# 84 (Y: 26 N: 60 NV: 0 Abs: 12) [FAIL]
2020-01-27 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 1165 (Y: 34 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2020-02-10Senatedelivered to Governor
2020-02-10Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2020-02-10Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2020-02-10Senatereceived in Senate
2020-02-07Housepassed 78-8
2020-02-07Housefloor amendments (2) and (3) defeated
2020-02-07House3rd reading
2020-02-05Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 6, 2020
2020-02-05House2nd reading, to Rules
2020-02-04Housefloor amendments (1), (2) and (3) filed
2020-02-04Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2020-01-30Houseposted in committee
2020-01-29Houseto Education (H)
2020-01-27Housereceived in House
2020-01-27Senatepassed 34-1
2020-01-27Senatefloor amendment (1) defeated
2020-01-27Senate3rd reading
2020-01-24Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January, 27, 2020
2020-01-23Senatefloor amendment (1) filed
2020-01-23Senatereported favorably, to Rules
2020-01-16Senatereturned to Education (S)
2020-01-16Senate2nd reading
2020-01-16Senatetaken from Education (S)
2020-01-15Senateto Education (S)
2020-01-15Senatereturned to Committee on Committees (S)
2020-01-15Senate1st reading
2020-01-15Senatetaken from Committee on Committees (S)
2020-01-13Senateintroduced in Senate


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