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KYHB223FailCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 532 to provide an enhanced term of imprisonment for any defendant convicted of certain crimes when he or she intentionally selected the person because of that person's actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, na...
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2022-08-22
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KYSB163VetoAmend KRS 164.740 to delete the definition of "penal institution"; amend KRS 164.7874 to delete the requirement that an eligible high school student and eligible postsecondary student not be a convicted felon for KEES eligibility purposes; repeal KRS...
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2022-04-25
Vetoed
KYSB90PassCreate new sections of KRS Chapter 533 to establish a behavioral health conditional dismissal pilot program beginning October 1, 2022, and continuing for four years to provide eligible individuals an alternative to receive treatment for a behavioral ...
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2022-04-20
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 230)
KYHB3PassAmend KRS 311.732, relating to performance of an abortion upon a minor, to require the informed written consent of a parent or legal guardian to include a copy of that parent's or legal guardian's government-issued identification and parent's or lega...
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2022-04-14
delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 210)
KYSB33Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 431.078 to specify time periods for eligibility of enhanceable offenses.
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2022-04-13
floor amendment (1) filed
KYSB23PassAmend KRS 514.140 to include common carriers and delivery services in protection against theft of mail matter.
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 97)
KYHB48PassAmend KRS 519.010 to add definition of "emergency response"; amend KRS 519.040 to increase the penalties for falsely reporting an incident that results in an emergency response; create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to provide for a civil cause of ...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 148)
KYHB215PassAmend KRS 218A.1410, 218A.1412, and 218A.142 to enhance the penalty for importing or trafficking carfentanil, fentanyl, or fentanyl derivatives from a minimum of 50 percent of the sentence served to a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence served and ...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 130)
KYHB216PassAmend KRS 508.075 to include domestic violence shelters as a covered location for terroristic threatening in the first degree.
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 163)
KYHB256PassAmend KRS 524.130 to increase the class of the crime of the unauthorized practice of law from a Class B misdemeanor for the first offense to a Class A misdemeanor, and establish each subsequent offense as a Class D felony.
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 179)
KYHB269PassAmend KRS 532.130, 532.135, and 532.140 to add a diagnosis of serious mental illness to the disabilities which prevent execution for persons convicted of capital offenses.
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 109)
KYSB114PassAmend KRS 433.890 to require purchasers of catalytic converters to keep a record that contains proof of ownership; amend KRS 433.892 to establish that the failure to maintain a register of metal and objects containing metals is a Class B misdemeanor;...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 119)
KYHB402PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to create the crime of fraudulent assisted reproduction; define terms; authorize a civil action; establish penalty; amend KRS 311.597 to add fraudulent assisted reproduction to the list of violations that may c...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 156)
KYSB179PassAmend KRS 500.080 to define "natural or man-made disaster"; amend KRS 508.025, 511.020, 511.030, 511.040, 511.060, 511.070, 511.080, 512.020, 512.030, 512.040, 514.110 and 515.020 to provide an enhanced penalty if the offense occurred during a declar...
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2022-04-08
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 151)
KYHB154PassAmend KRS 189A.010 to remove the penalty enhancement for refusal of a blood test; amend KRS 189A.104 to remove blood tests from the list of alcohol or substance tests that are subject to enhancement of penalties; amend KRS 189A.105 to remove the limi...
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2022-04-05
became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 83)
KYHB318Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 610.030 to require a court referral for truancy cases when there is no improvement within 30 days; require a court-designated worker to make a finding if diversion is failed due to lack of parental cooperation; allow a court to refer cases ...
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2022-03-30
To Senate Rules Committee
KYHB262Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 530.020 to specify the family relationships covered in the statute; to specify that a person who does not consent to incest is a victim; make changes to the enhancement requirements.
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2022-03-29
posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
KYHB311Engross

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 455 to promote felony mediation as a way to resolve felony criminal cases.
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2022-03-29
posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
KYHB330Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 119.205 to prohibit payment to any person by a candidate or committee, or any person acting on behalf of a candidate or committee, for the purpose of transporting a voter to the polls; Class B misdemeanor; EMERGENCY.
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2022-03-29
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB263PassAmend KRS 508.100 to increase penalties if the victim is under 12 years of age.
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2022-03-25
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 31)
KYSB101Engross

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 518 to create the misdemeanor of unauthorized capture of photographic or videographic images by a first responder.
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2022-03-25
To House Appropriations and Revenue Committee
KYHB185Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 189A.085 to allow the court to order a peace officer to seize a license plate from a person who is convicted of KRS 189A.010.
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2022-03-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB301PassCreate a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to require all costs and expenses related to election administration be paid for with public funds; prohibit a state governmental body employee from accepting anything of value to assist with election administr...
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2022-03-24
became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 23)
KYHB767Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 154A.990 to remove language making it a Class C felony to falsely make, alter, forge, utter, pass, or counterfeit a state lottery ticket.
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2022-03-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB142Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 218A.010 to define "kratom"; amend KRS 218A.1412 to include kratom to the list of controlled substances that are unlawful to traffic; amend KRS 218A.1415 to include kratom in the list of controlled substances that are unlawful for a person ...
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2022-03-14
To House Health and Family Services Committee
KYHB211Intro

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to provide that the state pay a per diem, to include additional fees that may be applicable under KRS 532.100(7), for the amount of time an inmate serves in a jail or other local correctional facility when the ...
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2022-03-14
To House Local Government Committee
KYHB671Intro

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Amend KRS 433.890 to set forth proof of ownership requirements for the purchase of catalytic converters; amend KRS 433.892 to establish that the failure to maintain a register of metal and objects containing metals is a Class B misdemeanor; amend KRS...
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2022-03-14
To House Natural Resources & Energy Committee
KYSB125Engross

Sine Die
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 525 to define terms; require peace officers and animal control officers to serve notice of seizure of an animal subjected to cruelty; create procedure for seizing agencies to petition a court to order payment of ani...
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2022-03-11
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB333Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 532.080 so that persistent felony offender sentences may only apply to offenders who a felony within the same KRS chapter as the one previously committed.
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2022-03-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB334Intro

Sine Die
Propose to amend Section 145 of the Constitution of Kentucky to allow voting rights to persons convicted of certain felonies; replace the language that prohibits idiots and insane persons from voting with contemporary language that instead prohibits ...
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2022-03-11
To Senate State & Local Government Committee
KYSB38PassAmend KRS 439.3401 to include incest, as defined in KRS 530.020, as a qualifying crime for designation of a "violent offender".
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2022-03-10
signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 14)
KYSB170Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 260.852 and 260.858 to prohibit production of intoxicating hemp-derived products; amend KRS 260.850 and 218A.010 to conform; EMERGENCY.
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2022-03-10
To House Committee On Committees
KYHB20Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 525.135, relating to torture of a dog or cat, to add specific acts to definition of torture; make all violations a Class D felony; make each act of torture prosecutable as a separate offense; make the exemptions applicable only where there ...
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2022-03-09
posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 10, 2022
KYHB488Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 403.763 and 456.180 to enhance a second or subsequent violation of an order of protection to a Class D felony.
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2022-03-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB313Engross

Sine Die
Amend KRS 431.510 to make operating a charitable bail organization unlawful; define terms.
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2022-03-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB275Intro

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 532 to provide an enhanced term of imprisonment for any defendant convicted of certain crimes when the defendant intentionally selected the person because of that person's actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity...
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2022-03-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB313Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 431.510 to define "bail bondsman" and "charitable bail organization"; prohibit any charitable bail organization from posting bail or bond for any offense that is not a misdemeanor; limit any bail posted to no more than $2,000; prohibit any ...
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2022-03-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB352Intro

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 17 to define terms; require the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to establish the domestic violence registry; limit the registry to domestic violence offenders who are convicted under KRS Chapter 507, 508, 509, or...
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2022-03-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB380Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 532.080 to provide that a jury may impose an enhanced punishment for persistent felony offenders; remove persistent felony offender in the second degree; amend KRS 439.3405 to conform.
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2022-03-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB379Intro

Sine Die
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 sen...
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2022-03-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB373Intro

Sine Die
Repeals KRS 237.109 to require a permit to carry concealed deadly weapons; amend KRS 527.020 and 237.115 to conform.
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2022-03-07
To Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee
KYSB149Engross

Sine Die
Propose to amend Sections 77 and 240 of the Constitution of Kentucky by prohibiting the Governor's ability to grant pardons or commute sentences beginning 30 days prior to a gubernatorial election and ending at that gubernatorial inauguration; provid...
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2022-03-04
To House Committee On Committees
KYSB296Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 533.010 to create a parenting-based alternative sentence; detail requirements for parenting-based alternative sentencing plan.
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2022-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB281Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 533.220 to include gender-neutral language.
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2022-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB305Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 218A.1421, 218A.1422, and 218A.1423 to remove penalties for possession, cultivation, or trafficking of up to eight ounces, or five plants, of marijuana; create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to allow expungement of certain convictions rel...
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2022-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYSB262Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 186A.040 to require that an individual's registration must be revoked two times within a 12 month period before the revocations constitute a violation of KRS 304.39-080 and the individual is referred to the County Attorney for prosecution; ...
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2022-03-02
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
KYSB278Intro

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Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 to state how to interpret the Act; define terms; allow law enforcement officers to petition a court to issue crisis aversion and rights retention orders when a respondent poses a present danger of causing seriou...
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2022-03-02
To Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee
KYSB244Intro

Sine Die
Create a new section of KRS 194A.700 to 194A.729 to require assisted-living communities to ensure information is provided to clients on accessing registered sex offender information; amend KRS 216.520 to require long-term care facilities to ensure in...
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2022-03-01
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
KYSB226Intro

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Create a new section of KRS Chapter 503 to incorporate the "no duty to retreat" provisions elsewhere in the chapter; amend KRS 503.050, 503.055, 503.070, and 503.080 to require a reasonable belief that defensive force is necessary before it is justif...
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2022-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
KYHB771Intro

Sine Die
Amend KRS 514.140 to insert gender-neutral language.
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2022-03-01
To House Committee On Committees
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