Senate Bill 293

Last Action 02/28/24: to Judiciary (S)
Title AN ACT relating to hate crimes.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 2405
Sponsor G. Neal
Summary of Original Version Repeal and reenact KRS 532.031 to define "gender identity or expression"; list the actions that qualify as hate crimes; list the actual or perceived characteristics a person must have in order to qualify as a victim of a hate crime; outline penalties for a person guilty of a hate crime; set forth criteria for seeking an enhanced sentence; amend KRS 15.334 and to add characteristics of a victim to be considered when determining the cause of a crime; add requirement that officers receive training on hate crimes; create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to permit a civil action where the victim of a hate crime suffers damages regardless of the outcome of any criminal proceeding; establish recovery for the victim; amend KRS 17.1523 to add characteristics of a victim to be considered when determining the cause of a crime; amend KRS 15.440 to require that a unit of government shall possess a written policy and procedures manual related to hate crimes in order to receive funds from the Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund; repeal KRS 49.320 relating to victim of hate crime deemed victim of criminally injurious conduct.
Index Headings of Original Version Corrections Impact - Hate crime, damages, penalty
Local Mandate - Hate crime
Crime Victims - Hate crime, characteristics of victim
Crimes and Punishments - Hate crime, characteristics of victim
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Training, hate crime
Civil Actions - Hate crime, damages, penalty


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Judiciary (S)

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