House Bill 214

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Last Action 03/12/19: recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Title AN ACT relating to local government.
Bill Documents Introduced
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1414
Sponsors A. Koenig, J. Jenkins, D. Hale
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 70 detailing the powers and duties of constables, excluding the general powers of peace or police officers, with certain exceptions; allow police powers where the county grants them and the constable or deputy has been certified pursuant to KRS 15.380 to 15.404, so long as that certification is maintained; amend KRS 15.707 deleting constables; amend KRS 16.060 deleting constables; amend KRS 61.300 deleting deputy constables; amend KRS 61.310 deleting deputy constables; amend KRS 63.170 by adding constables; amend KRS 63.180 by adding deputy constables; amend KRS 64.060 to remove noncertified constables from the fee schedule for services and allow certified constables to continue to receive fees per the schedule; amend KRS 64.190 to amend constable fee schedule; amend KRS 64.200 to exclude urban-county governments from constable compensation requirements and include deputy constables within reporting requirements; amend KRS 70.310 to require deputy constables to execute bond; amend KRS 70.320 to allow the appointment of deputy constables; specify how they are appointed and their numbers determined, and their qualifications; amend KRS 70.350 to clarify where constables may execute warrants; amend KRS 70.410 to include deputy constables; amend KRS 70.430 to clarify the nature and recipient of constable and deputy constable's reports; grant fiscal courts or county clerks and merged governments the authority to retain 25% of fees collected; amend KRS 70.440 to include mandated reports within false reporting prohibitions; amend KRS 148.056 to remove constables; amend KRS 150.100 to remove constables; amend KRS 164.955 to specify that powers of constables are not being diluted or removed; amend KRS 183.881 to clarify that constable powers are not impaired or diminished; amend KRS 189.950 to permit vehicle blue lights for constables if the county grants them the authority and if they are certified as peace officers; amend KRS 230.240 to remove constables; amend KRS 277.280 to remove constables; amend KRS 281.765 to remove constables and deputies; amend KRS 446.010 to remove constables from definition of "peace officers"; amend KRS 454.140 to direct service of process first to sheriffs; exclude urban-county and consolidated local governments from this requirement, unless they pass ordinances granting the sheriff priority.
Index Headings of Original Version County Judges/Executive - Constables and deputies, clarify duties
Local Government - Constables and deputies, clarify powers of and appointment of deputies
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Constables and deputies, restrict police powers of, without certification
Consolidated Local Governments - Constables and deputies, clarify powers of and appointment of deputies
Bonds of Surety - Deputy constables, to execute
Cities - Constables and deputies, clarify powers
Constables - Powers, duties, fees, deputies, and certification of
Counties - Constable powers, duties, fees, deputies, and certification of
Counties, Urban - Constables and deputies, clarify powers of and appointment of deputies
Local Mandate - Constables and deputies, restrict police powers of, without certification
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4

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02/05/19
  • introduced in House
02/06/19
  • to Local Government (H)
02/08/19
  • posted in committee
02/13/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/14/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 15, 2019
02/26/19
  • floor amendment (1) filed
02/27/19
  • floor amendments (2), (3) and (4) filed
03/12/19
  • recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Goforth
Summary Amend HB 214 to allow constables to request certification; define agency to mean the constable for purposes of certification; require Criminal Justice Training to provide initial certification training.
Index Headings Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Certification, constable request for
Constables - Certification, constable request for

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor R. Goforth
Summary Amend HB 214 to make the provisions apply to constables assuming office for the first time in 2023 and in counties of 75,000 or more; allow constables to request certification; define agency to mean the constable for purposes of certification; require Criminal Justice Training to provide initial certification training.
Index Headings Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Certification, constable request for
Constables - Certification, constable request for

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor R. Goforth
Summary Amend HB 214 to apply provisions to constables in counties containing 75,000 or more.
Index Headings Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Certification, constable request for
Constables - Certification, constable request for

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor R. Goforth
Summary Amend HB 214 to apply provisions to constables who assume office January 1, 2023.
Index Headings Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Certification, constable request for
Constables - Certification, constable request for

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