98RS HB878


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HB 878 (BR 2036) - R. Murgatroyd

     AN ACT relating to private investigators.
     Create a new chapter of KRS to establish a regulatory and licensing board for private investigators under the Secretary of State; define which activities constitute private investigating; exempt law officers, insurance adjusters, attorneys, and people engaged in providing information in relation to employment by their company; authorize the board to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the provisions of this act; require board members to include the Secretary of State, an attorney from the Attorney General's office, and, appointed by the Governor, a sheriff, a police officer, and three licensed private investigators; require board members to serve three years; require anyone who is engaged in private investigations to be licensed by the board; set requirements for license application and require an examination; require liability insurance; set application procedures and requirements for individuals and firms; require each employee of a firm to be registered with the board; set requirements for such registration; require each branch of a private investigation firm to be licensed; set grounds for license denial; set grounds for license revocation; sets procedures for firm's license transfer in case of death or employment termination; prohibit certain acts by an individual or a firm; authorize the board to conduct disciplinary hearings, issue subpoenas, revoke licenses, and impose fines.


     HCS - Add requirement that companies practicing private investigating be licensed; require at least two thousand (2,000) hours per year for the minimum of five (5) years of practice to be eligible for grandfathered licensure; require license applicants to show proof of liability insurance.

     Mar 4-introduced in House
     Mar 5-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Mar 13-posted in committee
     Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 24-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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