06RS SB12


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SB 12/CI (BR 162) - K. Stine, R. Roeding, D. Thayer, E. Tori, J. Westwood

     AN ACT relating to unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.
     Amend KRS 527.070 to require signs to be posted at all public entrances to school buildings, sports arenas, gymnasiums, stadiums, and cafeterias, at unenclosed corners of school property, at the gate or controlled entrances of enclosed properties, and at the entrance of any access road for all open areas owned, operated, leased, or controlled by the school; specify that if no required sign is posted, no prosecution for violation of the statute may take place; provide that the prohibition against unlawful possession of a weapon on school property shall not apply to a person hunting on rural or remote lands owned by a school if the area is not properly posted as closed to hunting by the school's governing board.


     SFA (1, E. Scorsone) - Retain all provisions except delete provision prohibiting prosecution of persons if the required signs are not posted.

     SFA (2, R. Palmer II) - Amend to specify that failure to post the required signs shall bar the prosecution of a person who enters any school premises other than school buildings.

     SFA (3, R. Palmer II) - Retain most original language; add provisions specifying that even if signs are not posted on school property actually used for educational purposes there is a rebuttable presumption that the person knows that a firearm cannot be carried; with regard to school property not used for school purposes, treat the property as any other private property which requires notice against concealed carry of firearms and the remedy for violation is removal of the person from the premises or denial of entry into the premises; delete provision relating to prohibition against prosecution; delete existing law relating to not relieving the person from liability for such entry.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Sep 7-To: Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary
     Jan 3-introduced in Senate
     Jan 5-to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 13-floor amendment (2) filed
     Feb 16-floor amendment (3) filed
     Feb 21-recommitted to Judiciary (S)

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