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HB 419/LM (BR 1412) - R. Damron, L. Belcher, J. Bell, K. Bratcher, J. Comer Jr., R. Crimm, J. DeCesare, T. Edmonds, J. Fischer, D. Floyd, D. Ford, J. Gooch Jr., M. Harmon, D. Horlander, A. Koenig, S. Lee, B. Montell, D. Osborne, M. Rader, S. Rudy, S. Santoro, K. Stevens, W. Stone, K. Upchurch, S. Westrom, A. Wuchner

     AN ACT relating to deadly weapons.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 150, relating to fish and wildlife, to permit carrying firearms and deadly weapons for self-defense and defense of others while, hunting, fishing, trapping, and engaging in other activity; permit killing animals in self-defense, in defense of others, and for humane purposes; restrict arrest powers in such cases; prohibit the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources from promulgating any administrative regulations restricting any right provided by the section.


     HCS/LM - Retain most original provisions except add provision specifying that a private landowner may permit or prohibit carrying of firearms on private land while hunting, fishing, or trapping or specify the type of firearm that may be carried; permit landowner to seek prosecution under KRS 150.090 when permission is violated; delete provision permitting killing of a injured or diseased animal for humane purposes; provide that forensic evidence or other competent evidence may be used for prosecutions in claimed self-defense cases; exempt killing of animals under the protection of the federal endangered species act, federal migratory bird treaty act, or federal bald and golden eagle protection act from the self-defense provisions.

     HFA (1, B. Yonts) - Amend to delete provisions relating to the method of charging and trying an offense related to the killing of an animal in cases of self defense or defense of others.

     HFA (2, R. Damron) - Clarify provisions of HCS related to where the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources may regulate or enforce weapon violations and arrest procedure.

     SCS - Delete original provisions of bill and replace with new sections amending KRS 237.115 and 237.110 addressing the right of universities, colleges, postsecondary education facilities, technical schools, and vocational schools to regulate the carrying of firearms in automobiles.

     Feb 11-introduced in House
     Feb 12-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 23-posted in committee
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2009; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 93-5 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Mar 5-received in Senate
     Mar 9-to Judiciary (S); taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 10-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 26-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 26, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 34-4 with Committee Substitute ; received in House

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