Senate Bill 278

Last Action 02/23/23: to State & Local Government (S)
Title AN ACT relating to constables and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 253
Sponsors L. Tichenor, S. Meredith, A. Southworth, P. Wheeler
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 16.060 granting all constables powers and immunities; amend KRS 61.310 to make a technical correction; amend KRS 64.060 granting all constables peace officer powers; amend KRS 70.430 removing certification qualification and make a technical correction to reporting requirements; remove reporting and fee sharing requirements with certain local governments; amend KRS 148.056 granting all constable powers within parks and granting equal immunity with sheriffs; amend KRS 277.280, 164.955, 183.881, 230.240, 281.765 and 446.010 to conform; amend KRS 189.950 granting any constable the power to request blue lights for vehicles; repeal KRS 70.325, relating to the powers and duties of constable; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Constables, powers, duties, privileges, fees
Courts, Fiscal - Constables, blue lights, requesting
Effective Dates, Emergency - Constables, powers, duties, privileges, fees
Local Government - Constables, powers, duties, privileges, fees
Consolidated Local Governments - Constables, reports, fees
Constables - Powers, duties, privileges, report, fees
Counties - Constables, powers, duties, privileges
Counties, Urban - Constables, reports, fees
Fees - Constables, reports, fees
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Constables, powers, duties, privileges, fees


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to State & Local Government (S)

Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)