House Bill 239

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/08/22: became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 90)
Title AN ACT relating to local government and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 3
Sponsors A. Koenig, J. Jenkins, A. Gentry, C. Massey, C. Miller, K. Moser, S. Rudy, S. Westrom
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 70 to prohibit any constable elected for the first time after January 1, 2023, from exercising general police powers unless certified, leaving all other constables unchanged; amend various KRS sections as they relate to constable powers and duties, especially those with police powers; allow constables to apply for training at any KLEC-approved basic training course, cost allocation determined; require the Department of Criminal Justice Training to accept one qualified constable per training class for training; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version Constables - Powers and duties
Local Government - Constables, powers and duties
Counties - Constables, powers and duties
Consolidated Local Governments - Constables, powers and duties and deputy constables, fees
Consolidated Local Governments - Constables, powers and duties
Appropriations - Constables, training
Counties, Urban - Constables, powers and duties
Counties, Charter - Constables, powers and duties
Local Mandate - Constables, training fees
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Senate Floor Amendment 4
Senate Floor Amendment 5
Senate Floor Amendment 6
Senate Floor Amendment 7
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/07/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/16/22
  • to Local Government (H)
02/23/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/24/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 25, 2022
02/28/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 59-38
03/01/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/08/22
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/22/22
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
03/23/22
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1), (2) and (3) filed
03/24/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 24, 2022
  • floor amendment (4) (5) (6) (7) filed
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/25/22
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (1), (3), (6) withdrawn
  • floor amendments (2) (4) (5) and (7) rejected
  • passed 23-11
  • received in House
03/29/22
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/08/22
  • filed without Governor's signature with the Secretary of State
  • became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 90)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions of HB 239/GA; add new section exempting constables from physical examination requirements.
Index Headings Constables - Physical examination exemptions
Constables - Constables
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Constables, physical examination exemptions

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Amend HB 239/GA to remove constable turning fees over to cover report costs.
Index Headings Constables - Reports, quarterly
County Clerks - Constable reports, fees
Fees - Constable reports, reports and fees to county clerks

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Amend HB 239/GA to grant police powers to constables admitted to a certified training academy, but are on a waiting list to attend.
Index Headings Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Constables, peace officer powers, waiting list exemption
Constables - Peace officer powers, waiting list exemption

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions; add section making constables and deputy constables peace officers
Index Headings Constables - Peace offiers, KLEPF funding

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions; prohibit peace officer powers to any sheriff not certified.
Index Headings Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Sheriffs, peace officer powers, certification
Sheriffs - Certification, peace officer powers

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions; delete Section 16
Index Headings Constables - Reporting requirements and punishment

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 7
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Amend HB 239/GA to grant police powers to constables applied to a certified training academy, but are on a waiting list to attend.
Index Headings Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Constables, peace officer powers, waiting list exemption
Constables - Peace officer powers, waiting list exemption

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