04RS HB156


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HB 156/LM (BR 1017) - S. Riggs

     AN ACT relating to county police forces.
     Amend KRS 70.540 to make county police appointments by the county judge/executive for four year terms instead of one year terms; specify that county officers may be removed by the county judge/executive for neglect of duty, improper conduct, or due to budgetary constraints; stipulate that if a county judge/executive does decrease the number of county police officers, officers with the least amount of service shall be the first released.


     HFA (1, S. Riggs) - Amend to include sworn members, dispatchers, and telecommunicators to 4-year contracts; specify that police department employees shall still serve for the 1-year term.

     HFA (2, S. Nunn) - Amend HB 156 to allow local law enforcement personnel to exchange confiscated firearms for firearms and equipment with a federally licensed firearms dealer; extend time limit for exchanges or transfers to 180 days from 90 days.

     HFA (3/Title, S. Nunn) - Amend title to read as follows: "AN ACT relating to local law enforcement departments."

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Local Government (H)
     Jan 12-posting waived
     Jan 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 14-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 16-floor amendment (1) filed
     Jan 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 22, 2004
     Mar 8-floor amendments (2) and (3-title) filed
     Mar 23-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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