House Bill 155

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Last Action 01/04/22: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to constables.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 984
Sponsors R. Dotson, B. Wesley, J. Calloway, J. Decker, D. Fister, D. Frazier Gordon, C. Fugate, M. Hart, S. Heavrin, R. Huff, T. Huff, N. Kirk-McCormick, W. Lawrence, S. Maddox, B. McCool, D. Osborne, M. Prunty, W. Thomas, K. Upchurch, R. Webber
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Ch. 70 detailing legislative findings in regards to constables; create a new section of KRS Ch. 70 providing definitions; create a new section of KRS Ch. 70 establishing the Constable Certification Program, course components and length, operating procedures; require promulgation of administrative regulations, frequency of program, funding to be provided from KLEPF fund, establish in-service training requirements for certified graduates; require county board of elections to notify Constable's Association of any elected or appointed constable within 60 days, require the Department of Criminal Justice Training to maintain records of training, designate any constable who does not complete the program as "non-certified;" require Kentucky Constable's Association to maintain a list of certified and non-certified members; amend KRS 17.190 to include "certified constable or deputy constable; amend KRS 61.315 to include constable or deputy constables; include constables and deputy constables within certain benefits programs for line of duty incidents; amend KRS 61.362 to include constables; amend KRS 64.190 allow constables the same fees for services as sheriffs; amend KRS 64.250 removing provisions relating to officials in counties over 250,000; amend KRS 70.310 establish bond requirements for constables at $10,000; amend KRS 70.320 establish formula for constables in counties greater than 50,000 to appoint deputy constables; define salary for deputy constables; require that deputy constables be and remain certified; amend KRS 189.910 to include certified constable's or deputy constable's vehicles within definition of "emergency vehicle;" amend KRS 189.920 to require that these vehicles be equipped with blue lights, allow non-certified constables to have blue lights if authorized; amend KRS 189.450 to replace "police" with "peace;" include constables and deputy constables within the exemptions of the section; amend KRS 189.950 to remove certain requirements for blue lights; amend KRS 431.005 to include certified constables or deputy constables; amend KRS 431.007 to include certified constables or deputy constables, and exclude non-certified constables or deputy constables; repeal KRS 64.200 and 70.430; short title.
Index Headings of Original Version Counties, Charter - Constables and deputy constables, certification and number
Short Titles and Popular Names - Benjamin Stidham Act
Local Mandate - Constables and deputy constables, certification and number
County Clerks - Constable election or appointment, notification
Firearms and Weapons - Constables and deputy constables, fire arms training
Local Government - Constables and deputy constables, certification and number
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Constables and deputy constables, certification, in-service training, duties
Unified Local Governments - Constables and deputy constables, certification and number
Public Safety - Constables and deputy constables, certification, in-service training, duties
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Department of Criminal Justice Training, constable certification
Constables - Constables and deputy constables, certification and number
Counties - Constables and deputy constables, certification and number
Counties of 75,000 or More - Constables and deputy constables, certification and number
Counties, Urban - Constables and deputy constables, certification and number
Charter County Government - Constables and deputy constables, certification and number

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12/10/21
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/04/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)


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