Senate Bill 8

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 02/10/20: delivered to Governor
Title AN ACT relating to school safety and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 363
Sponsors M. Wise, T. Buford, R. Alvarado, D. Carroll, C. Embry Jr., D. Givens, S. Humphries, R. Mills, D. Thayer, J. Turner, S. West, M. Wilson
Summary of Original Version amend KRS 158.441 to clarify the definition of "school resource officer"; amend KRS 158.4412 to allow the superintendent to specify any individual to serve as the district's school safety coordinator; amend KRS 158.4414 to clarify which facilities are required to have school resource officers and to require that school resource officers are armed with a firearm; amend KRS 158.4416 to specify that the goal is to have at least one school counselor per public school and to have at least one school counselor or school-based mental health services provider for every 250 students; amend KRS 61.902 to specify that the commission of a special law enforcement officer employed as a school resource officer shall be for four years; amend KRS 156.095 to specify that the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training is to prepare an active shooter training video in consultation with the Department of Education; amend KRS 158.162 to include exceptions to locked classroom doors; amend KRS 508.078 to clarify when a person is guilty of terroristic threatening; amend KRS 16.128, 1.315, 70.062, and 95.970 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Terroristic threatening, clarification of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School safety and support, providing for
Effective Dates, Emergency - School safety and support, providing for
Mental Health - School safety and support, providing for
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - School resource officer, commission for
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/13/20
  • introduced in Senate
01/15/20
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Education (S)
01/16/20
  • taken from Education (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Education (S)
01/23/20
  • reported favorably, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed
01/24/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January, 27, 2020
01/27/20
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) defeated
  • passed 34-1
  • received in House
01/29/20
  • to Education (H)
01/30/20
  • posted in committee
02/04/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • floor amendments (1), (2) and (3) filed
02/05/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 6, 2020
02/07/20
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (2) and (3) defeated
  • passed 78-8
02/10/20
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor G. Neal
Summary Amend to remove the requirement that SROs carry firearms; allow SROs to carry firearms at the discretion of the local board of education.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - School resource officer, armed with firearm, local board of education to decide
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - School resource officer; armed with firearm; local board of education to decide
Safety - School resource officer, armed with firearm, local board of education to decide

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor M. Marzian
Summary Amend to remove the requirement that SROs carry firearms.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - SROs, permit SROs to carry firearms at discretion of local board of school council policy

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Donohue
Summary Amend KRS 158.4414 to require school resource officers to be equipped with a body-worn camera.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - School resource officers, body-worn cameras, to be equipped with
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - School resource officers, body-worn cameras, to be equipped with

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor J. Donohue
Summary Amend KRS 158.4414 to remove the requirement that a school resource officer be armed with a firearm; allow a school resource officer to be armed with a firearm, conducted energy weapon, or other weapon; require school resource officers to be equipped with a body-worn camera.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - School resource officers, may be armed, shall wear body camera
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - School resource officers, may be armed, shall wear body camera

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