House Bill 96

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Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 128)
Title AN ACT relating to the investigation of fire related crimes.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Bill Request Number 98
Sponsors M. Hart, B. Reed, J. Sims Jr
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 15.310 to include definitions of "certified fire investigator" and "fire investigator"; amend KRS 15.334 to require the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to promulgate administrative regulations to establish a course of training for fire investigators; amend KRS 15.380 to require the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to certify fire investigators; create a new section of KRS 15.380 to 15.404 to list the minimum qualifications of a fire investigator; amend KRS 15.383 to require a certified fire investigator to annually meet marksmanship qualifications; create a new section of KRS 15.380 to 15.404 to allow the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to revoke a fire investigator's certification; create a new section of KRS 15.380 to 15.404 to require a fire investigator to complete training of at least 275 hours; create a new section of KRS 15.380 to 15.404 to establish certification categories for fire investigators; amend KRS 15.388 to require the fire chief to notify the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council that the employee meets the precertification qualifications of a fire investigator; amend KRS 15.442 to specify that a fire investigator is not eligible to participate in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund; and create a new section of KRS Chapter 95A to define "fire investigator," and provide that the chief of a fire department may appoint a professional firefighter to be a fire investigator; amend KRS 15.382 to conform; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Delayed - Fire investigators, Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, certification by, January 1, 2019
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire investigators, training and certification of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Fire investigators, training and certification of
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/02/18
  • introduced in House
01/04/18
  • to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
02/02/18
  • posted in committee
02/07/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/08/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
03/01/18
  • posted in committee
03/06/18
  • reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill
03/08/18
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 9, 2018
03/09/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 84-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/12/18
  • received in Senate
03/13/18
  • to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
03/20/18
  • taken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
03/21/18
  • taken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
03/22/18
  • reported favorably, to Rules as a consent bill
03/27/18
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2018
03/29/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-0
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/10/18
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 128)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Summary Delete original provisions; amend KRS 15.310 to include the definition of "fire investigator"; amend KRS 15.340 to provide that the Department of Criminal Justice Training shall offer training to fire investigators; amend KRS 15.380 to add fire investigators to the list of officers required to be certified by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council; amend KRS 15.383 to require the fire investigator's employing agency to keep a record of marksmanship tests; amend KRS 15.442 to specify that fire investigators are not eligible to participate in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund; create a new section of KRS Chapter 95A to allow for the creation and appointment of fire investigators; create a new section of KRS Chapter 95A to require fire investigators to get certified by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council and to attend annual in-service training; amend KRS 95.500 to include fire investigators in the list of positions excluded from specific shifts; amend KRS 227.200 to add a definition of "fire investigator"; amend KRS 227.220 to allow the state fire marshal to appoint fire investigators; create a new section of KRS Chapter 227 to require fire investigators to attend basic training and be certified by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, and allow certified fire investigators to exercise peace officer powers; amend KRS 15.382 to make technical corrections; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Fire investigators, Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, certification by, January 1, 2019
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire investigators, training and certification of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Fire investigators, training and certification of

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