House Bill 140

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Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 89)
Title AN ACT relating to the law enforcement and firefighters foundation programs, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 31
Sponsors D. Hale, M. Meredith, D. Bentley, J. Blanton, C. Fugate, M. Hart, C. Morgan, D. Osborne, B. Reed, R. Rothenburger, J. Sims Jr
Summary of Original Version Amend various sections of KRS Chapter 15 related to participation in the Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund to provide that the annual training stipend paid to all conservation officers be paid from the game and fish fund established in KRS 150.150 in an amount commensurate to the annual supplement paid to other police officers; amend KRS 15.460 to increase the annual supplement amount to $4,000 beginning July 1, 2018; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Fiscal Note - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Cities - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Counties - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Fish and Wildlife - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Sheriffs - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Universities and Colleges - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Effective Dates, Emergency - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Local Mandate - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

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01/04/18
  • introduced in House
01/08/18
  • to Tourism & Outdoor Recreation (H)
01/19/18
  • posted in committee
01/25/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)
01/26/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, January 29, 2018
01/29/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 89-0 with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)
01/30/18
  • received in Senate
01/31/18
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
03/13/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute & committee amendment (1-title)
03/14/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/20/18
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
03/21/18
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute (1) committee amendment (1-title)
03/22/18
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title)
  • passed 94-0
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
03/27/18
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/02/18
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 89)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Summary Amend KRS 15.420 to differentiate between a local police officer and a state police officer and to further define which state employees are state police officers; amend KRS 15.460 to increase the annual supplement for each qualified police officer to $4,000, beginning July 1, 2018, to provide each unit of government an administrative expense reimbursement in an amount equal to 7.65% of the total annual supplement received greater than $3,100 for each qualified local police officer, but not more than a total of $525,000 for each fiscal year, to provide that a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources conservation officer is a participant in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Program Fund but require that the annual training stipend disbursed to a conservation officer shall be paid from the game and fish fund; amend KRS 95A.250 to increase the annual supplement for each qualified professional firefighter to $4,000, beginning July 1, 2018, and to provide each unit of government an administrative expense reimbursement in an amount equal to 7.65% of the total annual supplement received greater than $3,100 for each qualified professional firefighter, but not more than a total of $250,000 for each fiscal year; amend KRS 95A.262 to increase the allotment to certain volunteer fire departments to $11,000 annually to each qualifying department; amend KRS 150.150 to allow funds in the game and fish fund to be used to pay the annual supplement to conservation officers; make various conforming amendments; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Cities - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Counties - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Fish and Wildlife - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Sheriffs - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Universities and Colleges - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Effective Dates, Emergency - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Local Mandate - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Hale
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Cities - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Counties - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Fish and Wildlife - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Sheriffs - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Universities and Colleges - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Effective Dates, Emergency - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Local Mandate - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Summary Amend KRS 15.420 to differentiate between a local police officer and a state police officer and to further define which state employees are state police officers; amend KRS 15.460 to increase the annual supplement for each qualified police officer to $4,000, beginning July 1, 2018, to provide each unit of government an administrative expense reimbursement in an amount equal to 7.65% of the total annual supplement received greater than $3,100 for each qualified local police officer, but not more than a total of $525,000 for each fiscal year, to provide that a conservation officer is a participant in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Program Fund but require that the annual training stipend disbursed to a conservation officer shall be paid from the game and fish fund; amend KRS 95A.250 to increase the annual supplement for each qualified professional firefighter to $4,000, beginning July 1, 2018, and to provide each unit of government an administrative expense reimbursement equal to 7.65% of the total annual supplement received greater than $3,100 for each qualified professional firefighter, but not more than a total of $250,000 for each fiscal year; amend KRS 95A.262 to increase the allotment to certain volunteer fire departments to $11,000 annually to each qualifying department; amend KRS 150.150 to allow funds in the game and fish fund to be used to pay the annual supplement to conservation officers; make various conforming amendments; amend KRS 439.3401 to make criminal attempt to commit murder of a peace officer or a firefighter an offense for which at least 85 percent of the sentence must be served before probation or parole; set effective date of July 1, 2018; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Cities - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Counties - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Fish and Wildlife - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Sheriffs - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Universities and Colleges - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Effective Dates, Emergency - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Local Mandate - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Carroll
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Cities - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Counties - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Fish and Wildlife - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Sheriffs - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Universities and Colleges - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Effective Dates, Emergency - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Local Mandate - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Jones II
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 16.505 to include in the definition of "dependent child," solely as it applies to a member who dies as a direct result of an act in line of duty or a duty-related injury, a disabled child of any age; define "monthly average pay" to mean the higher of a member's final rate of pay or average monthly creditable compensation earned during the deceased member's last 12 months of employment; amend KRS 16.601 and 61.621 to increase minimum act in line of duty or duty-related death benefits payable to the surviving spouse of a member of any of the systems administered by the Kentucky Retirement Systems from 25% to 75% of the deceased member's monthly average pay and, if there is no surviving spouse, to the dependent children at the rate of 50% for one dependent child, 65% for two dependent children, and 75% for three or more dependent children; amend KRS 61.510 to define "monthly average pay"; amend KRS 61.542 to require that the surviving spouse supersede all previously designated beneficiaries in the case of line-of-duty death benefits payable from the systems administered by the Kentucky Retirement Systems unless the member files a valid beneficiary designation form after marriage to his or her spouse; amend KRS 61.702 to ensure full and timely hospital and medical insurance benefits for the spouse and dependents of a member who died as a direct result of an act in line of duty or duty-related injury; amend KRS 78.510 to define "monthly average pay"; direct that an eligible surviving spouse of a member who died as a result of an act line of duty or duty-related injury prior to the effective date of the bill receive the increased line of duty or duty-related death benefits; direct that a surviving spouse of a hazardous duty member who died as a result of an act in line of duty on or after January 1, 2017, who was ineligible for the minimum monthly death benefits because he or she was not named beneficiary, be eligible for the benefits provided by this Act; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Fiscal Note - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Cities - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Counties - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Fish and Wildlife - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Sheriffs - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Universities and Colleges - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Effective Dates, Emergency - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of
Local Mandate - Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund, annual supplement, increase of

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