Crimes and Punishments


Abortion, Certified Professional Midwife, Class D felony

Abortion, dismemberment, prohibition of

Abortion, Down syndrome, prohibition of

Abortion, physician present in same room, performance of

Abortion, telehealth, prohibition of

Abortion, ultrasound requirements

Abuse, exploitation, and neglect, definitions and penalties

Administrative pretrial release, deletion of

Age of consent, offenders 10 years older than victims prohibited

Animal abuse offender registry, establishment of

Arrest, certain misdemanors, prohibition

Assault in the third degree, peace officers, contact with bodily fluids

Assault on a service animal, first degree, inclusion of assistance animals

Assault weapon, under 21, banning sale to or ownership of

Bicycle helmet requirements, no fines for violation

Caller identification information, prohibiting misleading use of

Capital offense, executions, mental illness

Cell phones, possession in jail

Cellular communications facilities, include in definition of key infrastructure assets

Child abuse offender registry, establishment of

Child dependency, neglect, or abuse, requirement to report

Child pornography, prohibit distribution of

Concealed carry, prohibition, exception to

Concealed deadly weapons, permit holders, expanded locations

Concealing identity during protest, prohibition

Contractors, extend protection to

Controlled substances, statutory violation, Class B misdemeanor, exemption from

Criminal attempt to commit murder of peace officer or firefighter, classification as violent offense

Criminal defense, burden of proof, make gender neutral

Criminal fleeing, Class C felony, elements of

Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, classify as gross misdemeanor

Deadly weapons, concealed carry without license

Death penalty, child or vulnerable adult victim, aggravating circumstance for

Death penalty, replacement of with life imprisonment without parole

Disposal of property obtained through forfeiture, restrictions on use of proceeds

DNA, sample collection at arraignment, requiring

Driving under the influence, third or subsequent offense, forfeiture of vehicle

Driving while operator's permit suspended for driving under the influence, forfeiture of vehicle

Drug possession, reclassification of penalty for

Exploitation, adults, controlled substances

Expungement, certain Class D felonies, allow

Expungement of felonies

Extreme risk protective order, violation of

Felon in possession of firearm, previous conviction, enhanced penalty

Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

Felony expungement, reckless homicide

Female genital mutilation, Class A felony

Female genital mutilation, establish as Class A felony

Filing complaint for first offense misdemeanor, prohibition against, exception

Firearm accessory, accelerate rate of fire, prohibit sale or transfer

Firearms, comprehensive regulation of

Flagrant non-support, create gross misdemeanor offense level

Forgery in the second degree, classify as gross misdemeanor

Fraud crimes, felony threshold, raising of

Fraudulent activities concerning motor vehicle sales, penalty clarification

Gambling, poker and blackjack excluded from

Gang violence, prevention of

Gross misdemeanor, creation of

Hate crime, offense against peace officer or emergency medical services personnel as a result of

Home incarceration, eligibility for

Home incarceration, pretrial, prohibition of

Human trafficking, conviction, violent offender status

Human trafficking notice, require display of

Ignition interlock license, use of

Immigration laws, enforcement of, required

Insurance fraud, range of criminal penalties, establishing

Insurance fraud, range of criminal penalties, establishment of

Insurer indemnification of victim, restitution for

Juvenile probation, extension to the completion of treatment, allowance for

Kentucky Retirement Systems, violation of fiduciary or ethical duties, Class D felony

Kidnapping, parole eligibility, set at 85%

Life skills programs, allow sentence credits for

Lost or stolen firearm, failure to report

Masking, prohibit in the commission of a crime

Misdemeanor, opioid tax compliance

Misdemeanors, allow arrest, violation of certain offenses

Misdemeanors, issuance of citations

Misdemeanors, outside officer's presence, issuance of citations

Misrepresenation of an assistance animal, create an offense of

Monetary bond, limitation, deletion of

Obscenity cases, encouraging prosecution of

Obstructing an emergency responder

Obstructing traffic during a protest, prohibited

Operator's licenses, released federal prisoners

Operator's licenses, work release prisoners

Parole sanction, in lieu of revocation

Permission to fly drones near critical infrastructure; requirement for written consent, removal of

Persistent offenders, life without parole

Persons convicted of hate crimes, possession of firearms by

Possession of controlled substance, penalty reduction, mandatory treatment and community service

Pregnant prisoners and inmates, release of

Probation and parole violators, work release

Protective orders, filing of

Public postsecondary students, criminal background checks on

Public servants and other persons, orders to stand down to peace officers prohibited

Racial and ethnic community criminal justice and public safety impact statement, require

Rape and sodomy, definition

Registration as a sex offender, exemption

Remove specific intent from elements of offense

Responsible use cannabis program, establishment

Restoration of voting rights, constitutional process of granting

Restorative justice practices, allow

Retirement and pensions, violation of fiduciary or ethical duties, Class D felony

Sex crimes against a victim who is a person with an intellectual disability, increase in penalty

Sex offender registrants, living with a minor, prohibiting

Sex offender registrants, registration fee for

Sex offender registrants, restriction of

Sex offender registrants, restrictions on

Sex trafficking, advocate for change in federal law

Sexual activity with animals, Class A misdemeanor

Sexual assault of inmates, investigation of

Sexually explicit images, distribution of without consent

Specific intent, include in elements of offense

Telephone solicitation using deceptive caller id information, prohibit.

Terrorism, crime of, capital offense

Terrorism, term of imprisonment for life, specify that there shall be no probation or parole

Theft and fraud crimes, raising felony threshold for

Theft, by caregiver, controlled substances

Theft crimes, felony threshold, raising of

Theft crimes, raising felony threshold, deletion of

Torture of dog or cat, offenses involving family members, prohibition of early release for

Torture of dog or cat, penalty increase

Traffic offenses, non-DUI, reclassification of penalty for

Treatment for drug-related offenses, encouraging diversion to

Trespass, simplified remedy for elderly and vulnerable

Trespass upon key infrastructure assets, offense of

Trespass, use of purple paint marks to provide notice of

Unlawful storage of a firearm, prohibition of

Unmanned aircraft systems, use in hunting and surveillance of hunters, prohibiting

Veterans treatment court, alternative sentencing

Voting rights, prohibitions relating to

Warrantless drone surveillance, prohibition

Weapons offense registry, establishment of

Wine direct shipping license, violation of

Women inmates, pregnant, release of

Women inmates, requirements for


Last updated: 1/16/2019 3:00 PM (EST)