KY SB8 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 11-1)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-23 - floor amendment (1) filed
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [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.



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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