House Bill 83

Last Action 01/05/21: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to firearms and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 428
Sponsors G. Brown Jr., K. Flood, R. Meeks, J. Raymond, A. Scott
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 to specify definitions for "assault weapons," "large-capacity ammunition-feeding devices," and "ammunition sellers"; require background checks for private firearms sales; require reporting to law enforcement of firearm and ammunition thefts and losses; require the safe storage of firearms; amend KRS 395.250 to require an estate's inventory to list each firearm; amend KRS 403.735 to require judges, when issuing an order of protection, to consider whether a person against whom the order is entered should be prohibited from possessing an firearm; amend KRS 504.030 to require judges in criminal cases where a person is found not guilty by reason of insanity to demand the surrender of the defendant's firearms; amend KRS 237.104 to conform; amend KRS 506.080 to specify that the offense of facilitation includes assistance in providing firearms; amend KRS 508.020 to include physical injury to a minor by virtue of the intentional discharge of a firearm within the offense of assault in the second degree; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to create the offense of criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon; amend KRS 527.040 to require that the sentence for a felon in possession of a firearm be served subsequent to any other felony sentence; amend KRS 527.070 to include postsecondary education facilities within the existing ban on firearms in schools; amend KRS 532.030 to require the judge pronouncing a defendant guilty but mentally ill to demand the surrender of the person's firearms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to require the State Police to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the licensing of persons to possess handguns and assault weapons, the registration of handguns and assault weapons, and the logging of firearms and ammunition sales effective January 1, 2022; amend KRS 532.025 to conform; amend KRS 237.115 to conform; repeal KRS 65.870; EMERGENCY; some provisions EFFECTIVE January 1, 2022.
Index Headings of Original Version Corrections Impact - Firearms, comprehensive regulation
Effective Dates, Emergency - Firearms, comprehensive regulation
Firearms and Weapons - Firearms, comprehensive regulation
Local Government - Firearms, comprehensive regulation
Police, State - Firearms, comprehensive regulation
State Agencies - State Police, firearm registration and sales, administrative regulations
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - State Police, firearm registration and sales
Crimes and Punishments - Firearms, comprehensive regulation
Criminal Procedure - Firearms, comprehensive regulation
Effective Dates, Delayed - Firearms, registration, licensing, and logging of, January 1, 2022


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

Last updated: 11/9/2023 2:52 PM (EST)