Crimes and Punishments


Abortion, exempt rape and incest

Abortion, life or health of pregnant person

Abortion, pregnant person, Jewish faith

Abortion, upon a minor

Abortion-inducing drug violation, penalties

Affirmative defense, patient-directed end-of-life care

Affirmative defense to murder or manslaughter charge, patient-directed end of life care

Alternative to ordinary prosecution, behavioral health disorder, pilot program

Animal abuse, first degree, second degree

Animal cruelty, enhanced penalties

Animal cruelty, penalties, enhancement

Animal seizure, livestock, poultry

Assault offenses, increased fines and mandatory minimum sentence of incarceration

Assisted-living communities, certification prohibition

Behavioral health conditional dismissal program, pilot project, appropriation

Boating-related offenses, penalties, fines and imprisonment, both may apply

Burglary, enhanced penalty during a declared emergency

Cannabis, personal use quantity, decriminalization

Cannabis trafficking, personal use quantity, exemption

Capital offense, executions, mental illness exemption

Carrying concealed deadly weapons, exceptions

Charitable bail organizations, prohibition

Charitable bail organizations, prohibition, exceptions

Children age 12 and under, referral to family accountability, intervention, and response team

College applications, criminal history questions, ban

Commission on redistricting, prohibition on influence or accepting of influence, penalty

Concealed deadly weapon, authorization to carry without a license, recision

Convicted felons, student financial aid, eligibility

Corporal physical discipline of minor by teacher, use, prohibition

Court proceedings, remote or virtual appearance, provision

Crime during a declared emergency, enhanced penalties

Crimes committed during a declared emergency, enhanced penalties, jury discretion

Criminal abuse in the first degree, increased penalties if the victim is under 12 years of age

Criminal mischief, enhanced penalty during a declared emergency

Criminal mischief, restitution

Criminal trespass in the first degree, increased penalty when done to harass certain persons

Crisis aversion and rights retention order, violations

Death penalty, replacement with life imprisonment without parole

Disclosure requirements and related penalties removed

Disrupting meetings and processions, penalty

Diversion for minors, requiring parental cooperation

Diving under the influence, minimum time held after arrest

Domestic violence offender registry, establishment

Driving under the influence, blood test refusal, criminal penalty enhancement

Driving under the influence, first offense

Driving under the influence, first offense, requirement for a fine and imprisonment

Driving under the influence, license plates, surrender

Driving under the influence, minimum time held after arrest

Driving under the influence, search warrant application

Driving under the influence, third or subsequent offense, penalty enhancement

Drug paraphernalia, cannabis accessory, possession

Emergency response, definition

Enhanced sentence, increase, carfentanil and fentanyl

Expungement, enhanceable misdemeanors, time period

Expungement, fees on finding of indigence, waiver of

Expungement, reduction of fees and waiting period

Expungement, waiting period, reduction of fees

Felons lodged in jail, reimbursement to county for time served or credit for time served

Felons' voting rights, constitutional amendment to provide

Felony convictions, student financial aid eligibility, prohibition

Felony, false reporting, precipitating emergency response

Felony mediation, establishing rules and procedures

Felony mediation, rules and procedures, establishment by Supreme Court

Financial aid eligibility, felony incarceration, prohibition

Firearm ban, enforcement by state and local government, prohibition

Fraudulent assisted reproduction, Class D felony

Gambling devices, skill games, prohibition

Gender-neutral language

Gender-neutral language, inclusion

Gender-neutral language, insert

Hate crime, enhanced term of imprisonment

Immigration laws, enforcement of, requiring

Incarcerated felons, student financial aid, eligibility

Incarcerated individuals, student financial aid, eligibility

Incarcerated persons, student financial aid, eligibility

Incest, delineation of familial relationship

Incest, familial relationship, addition

Incest, penalty enhancement

Indoor smoking, prohibition, exceptions, penalties

Industrial hemp program, intoxicating hemp-derived products, prohibition

Intentional unauthorized capture of photographic or videographic images by a first responder

Justifications, use of force

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, convicted felon, eligibility

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering employees, prior bad acts

Kentucky Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List, prohibition of firearms sales or transfers

Marijuana convictions, expungement

Marijuana, possession, cultivation, or trafficking, penalties for certain amounts

Marijuana-related offenses, expungement

Misdemeanor expungement, 5 year wait period

No automobile insurance, penalties

No automobile insurance, penalties, expungement rights

No automobile insurance, revocations threshold

Non-violent crimes, probation with alternative sentence, primary custodian

Obstructing a highway or other public passage, increased penalty in certain cases

Orders of protection, second or subsequent violation

Pardons and commutations, Constitution of Kentucky, governor's ability, limitation

Penal code, study for purposes of future revision

Penalty enhancements, violations of offenses during a riot

Persistent felony offender, gender-neutral language

Persistent felony offender in the second degree, repeal

Persistent felony offender, jury discretion for an enhanced penalty

Persistent felony offender, jury discretion for enhanced penalty

Persistent felony offender, requirements

Plea agreement, use of felony mediation

Pornography, removal of education justification for exemption

Possession of a controlled substance, first degree, possession of kratom

Possession of firearm by convicted felon, exception

Predictive algorithms, use in investigation, prohibition

Pretrial release, conditions of

Probation, revocation, graduated sanctions, consideration requirement

Prohibited acts relating to election administration

Prohibited acts relating to election administration, disclosure requirements, penalties prescribed

Prohibited acts relating to election administration, ten dollar threshold amount included

Prohibition on collection and transfer, violation

Purchase or disposition of metals, unlawful acts, penalty

Purchaser of catalytic converters, unlawful acts

Purchaser of cataytic converters, illegal acts

Racial and ethnic community criminal justice and public safety impact statement

Rape in the third degree, additional element

Receiving stolen property, enhanced penalty during a declared emergency

Recording or photographing peace officers, not unlawful

Register of metals and objects containing metal, failure to maintain, penalty

Remote or virtual appearance, specified criminal proceedings, provision

Resisting arrest, gender-neutral language

Riot offenses, restitution and mandatory minimum sentence of incarceration

Robbery in the first degree, enhanced penalty during a declared emergency

Robbery in the second degree, enhanced penalty during a declared emergency

School districts, political activity penalties, applicability

Sex offender, registered, provision of information

Sodomy in the fourth degree, repeal

Sodomy in the third degree, additional element

Solitary confinement, limitations on

Sports officials, intimidation, creation of offense

Sports wagering

State lottery, altered or counterfeit ticket, penalty

Student financial aid, incarceration restrictions, removal

Terroristic threatening, domestic violence shelters

Theft by deception, enhanced penalty during a declared emergency

Theft by unlawful faking, enhanced penalty during a declarred emergency

Theft by unlawful taking, enhanced penalty during a declared emergency

Theft of mail matter, inclusion of common carriers and delivery services

Theft of services, rental agreements, property

Torture of dog or cat, increased penalty

Torture of dog or cat, penalty increasing

Trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, traffics in kratom

Trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, carfentanil and fentanyl, one gram or more

Transportation of voter to the polls, Class B misdemeanor, prohibition

Unauthorized capture of photographic or videographic images by a first responder

Unauthorized practice of law, penalty enhancement

Unlawful camping, state property

Unlawful enforcement, Class B misdemeanor

Unlawful storage of a firearm, prohibition

Use of tracking device, criminalization

Victim, human trafficking, waiting period for expungement, reduction

Violent felony offenses by minors, detention, no confidentiality requirement

Violent offender, assault during a riot

Violent offender, incest, qualification

Voting rights for felons, constitutional amendment to provide


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