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Enactments through the 2012 Extraordinary Session
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Terms & Conditions
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KRS Chapter 015.00
Terms & Conditions
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.010 Department of Law -- Attorney General as head -- Major organizational units.
.012 Repealed, 1986.
.015 Practice of law prohibited.
.020 Chief law officer and adviser -- Duty to attend to litigation, write opinions, draft writings -- Communication with Legislative Research Commission -- When to appear for Commonwealth.
.025 Conditions to furnishing opinions.
.030 Repealed, 1944.
.040 Repealed, 1944.
.050 Repealed, 1948.
.055 Publication of list of delinquent child support obligors -- Distribution of "most wanted" posters.
.060 Actions to collect and recover money due Commonwealth upon request of Department of Revenue.
.070 Index book of cases -- Opinions to be kept on file.
.080 Biennial report to Governor.
.100 Deputy attorney general, assistant deputy attorneys general, assistants, special attorneys and contract attorneys.
.105 Assistant attorneys general for certain agencies.
.110 Repealed, 1960.
.111 Division of Administrative Hearings.
.113 Financial Integrity Enforcement Division -- Duties -- Prevention of identity theft.
.115 Repealed, 1960.
.120 Repealed, 1960.
.130 Repealed, 1948.
.140 Repealed, 1960.
.145 Repealed, 2000.
.150 Stenographic, investigative and clerical help.
.160 Repealed, 1950.
.170 Expenses of Attorney General and assistants when away from capital.
.180 Power to promulgate regulations.
.190 Assistance in criminal proceedings on request of local prosecuting officials.
.200 May intervene or direct criminal proceeding on request of Governor, court or grand jury -- Subpoenas.
.205 Attorney General may direct Commonwealth's attorney or county attorney to act as special prosecutor.
.210 Authority in criminal prosecutions.
.220 Power of Attorney General not to affect powers or duties of local officers.
.225 Investigation of county financial administration -- Report.
.230 Repealed, 1976.
.231 Jurisdiction in criminal and civil cases involving theft of identity and trafficking in stolen identities.
.232 Concurrent jurisdiction in investigation and prosecution of offenses under KRS 433.890 to 433.896, 433.900 to 433.906, and 512.090.
.240 Authority of Attorney General to initiate or intervene in certain actions.
.241 Attorney General's duty with respect to violations by abortion facilities.
.242 Election law jurisdiction -- Notice to Registry of Election Finance.
.243 Enforcement of all election laws -- Duties of Attorney General -- Toll-free line for report of violations -- Random inquiry for irregularities -- Initiation of prosecutions.
Witness and Victim Rights
.245 Witness and victim rights pamphlet -- Preparation -- Distribution.
.247 Victim, witness, and family protection program -- Protective services.
.250 Repealed, 1986.
Functions; Assistance by other Agencies
.255 Powers, duties, and functions of the Department of Law.
.257 Requirements for distribution of explanatory materials -- Open Records and Open Meetings laws -- Retention and management of public records.
.260 Other departments and agencies to give assistance.
Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center
.280 Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center -- Reports -- Purposes.
Child Support Enforcement Commission
.290 Establishment of Child Support Enforcement Commission.
Tobacco Master Settlement Compliance Advisory Board
.300 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Compliance Advisory Board -- Members -- Organization -- Duties -- Duties of Attorney General.
Kentucky Law Enforcement Council
.310 Definitions for KRS 15.315 to 15.510, 15.990, and 15.992.
.315 Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.
.320 Meetings of council -- Officers -- Quorum -- Reports.
.325 Members to be reimbursed for expenses.
.330 Functions and powers of council.
.331 Repealed, 2005.
.333 Repealed, 2005.
.334 Mandatory training courses for law enforcement students and certified peace officers -- Administrative regulations -- Annual report.
.335 Residence or voting eligibility not to disqualify peace officer.
.340 Availability of facilities and services.
.360 Certification of police instructors.
.370 Certification required for police instruction.
Officer Certification and Training
.380 Officers required to be certified -- Officers permitted to be certified -- Exemptions.
.382 Minimum qualifications for certification.
.383 Marksmanship qualification for certified peace officers.
.384 Cost of council administered tests -- Waiver.
.386 Certification categories -- Required courses -- Status of certification.
.388 Report on certification status for newly employed peace officer or court security officer -- Training of person in precertification status -- Issuance or denial -- Right of appeal -- Transfer.
.390 Appeal upon denial of precertification.
.391 Grounds for revocation of peace officer certification.
.392 Report on separation from service -- Placement of certification on inactive status -- Lapse or retirement of certification -- Action by council.
.394 Declaratory judgment action if agency job task analysis deemed invalid.
.396 Effect if agency knowingly employs or appoints persons who fail to meet requirements of KRS 15.380 to 15.404.
.3971 Court security officers -- Minimum qualifications -- Exceptions.
.3973 Revocation of court security officer certification.
.3975 Training requirements for employment -- Biennial in-service training -- Extension -- Loss of status upon failure to complete training -- Regaining certification.
.3977 Certification categories for court security officers.
.3979 Court security officer not considered hazardous duty position -- Ineligibility for Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund.
.398 Statutory provisions not superseded by KRS 15.380 to 15.404.
.400 Effect of KRS 15.380 to 15.404 on officers employed before or after December 1, 1998 -- Exception to Open Records Act.
.402 Additional requirements by employing agency.
.404 Basic training and in-service training for peace officers.
Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund
.410 Intention of Legislature to assist local law enforcement.
.420 Definitions for KRS 15.410 to 15.510.
.430 Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund -- Funds accruing under KRS 42.190 and 136.392 -- Funds in excess of three million dollars to lapse at end of fiscal year through June 30, 1999.
.440 Requirements for participation in fund distribution.
.442 Court security officers ineligible to participate in fund -- Appointment of court security officer does not affect eligibility of sheriff or deputy sheriffs.
.450 Fund administered by secretary -- Administrative regulations -- Reimbursement of administrative costs -- Reports.
.455 Certification of program cost projections to Finance and Administration Cabinet.
.460 Supplemental payments and pension contributions to local governments from fund -- Supplements to qualified police officers, sheriffs, and deputy sheriffs -- Receipt of supplements during period of military activation.
.470 Purposes for which assistance funds may be used.
.480 Payment by the Finance and Administration Cabinet.
.500 Distribution of insufficient funds.
.515 Participation in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund by a police officer who is elected jailer.
Complaints Against Police Officers
.520 Complaints against police officers -- Manner of investigation and hearing.
Law Enforcement Telecommunicator
.540 Qualifications for law enforcement telecommunicator -- Information not subject to disclosure.
.550 Training program.
.560 Certificate of completion of training course required for appointment or retention as law enforcement telecommunicator -- Grandfather clause -- Annual in-service training course.
.565 Certificate of completion of telecommunications academy required for appointment as CJIS telecommunicator -- Completion of CJIS-full access course required for non-CJIS telecommunicator employed as CJIS telecommunicator -- Grandfather clause -- In-service training courses.
.570 Waiver of basic training program upon satisfactory completion of comparable program.
.580 Roster of certified telecommunicators.
.590 Administrative regulations.
.610 Primary jurisdiction.
.615 Repealed, 1978.
.620 Eliminating conflicts among standards.
.630 Injunctive relief against inspecting agency.
.635 Effect on conflicting laws.
Unified and Integrated Prosecutor System
.700 Unified and integrated prosecutor system established.
.705 Prosecutors Advisory Council.
.706 Prosecutors Advisory Council to collect data on sexual offenses involving minors.
.707 Subpoena power of Prosecutors Advisory Council.
.708 Authority of Prosecutors Advisory Council to apply for and receive funds.
.710 Delegation of functions to Attorney General.
.715 Intervention in criminal prosecutions by Attorney General -- Prosecution of complaint against local prosecutor -- Performance of duties of local prosecutor until vacancy filled.
.717 Development of prosecutor's manual.
.718 Training and continuing education for Commonwealth's attorneys and county attorneys and their staffs -- Completion requirements.
.725 Duties of Commonwealth's attorney and county attorneys -- Agreements to share or redistribute prosecutorial duties -- Circuit clerk's authority to issue criminal warrants.
.727 Duty of Commonwealth's attorney and county attorney to assist child sexual abuse multidisciplinary team.
.728 Notification to Department of Charitable Gaming of investigation or prosecution of violation of charitable gaming laws.
.730 Commonwealth's attorneys and county attorneys as special prosecutors.
.733 Disqualification of prosecuting attorney -- Appointment of a special prosecutor.
.734 Disqualification of prosecuting attorney due to indictment on a felony charge -- Appointment of special prosecutor for duration of disqualification.
.735 Disqualification -- Assignment of another prosecutor.
.740 Commonwealth's attorney and county attorney not to represent accused.
.745 Construction of KRS Chapter 15.
.750 Budget -- Payment of office expenses -- Purchase of liability insurance.
.753 Indemnification from financial loss in legal actions for Attorney General, Commonwealth's attorneys, county attorneys, and their staffs.
.755 Compensation of Commonwealth's attorney and staff -- Monthly expense allowance -- Compensation adjusted -- Private law practice regulated.
.757 Procedure for voluntarily changing status from part-time to full-time Commonwealth's attorney.
.760 Staff of Commonwealth's attorneys -- County's duty to provide grand jury and witness rooms -- Victim advocate.
.765 Salary of county attorney -- Expense allowance -- Compensation adjustment -- Private practice of law permitted.
.770 Assistant county attorneys, stenographers, secretaries, and other staff positions.
.775 Educational programs on investigation and prosecution of crimes against the elderly.
State Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board
.900 Definitions for KRS 15.910 to 15.940.
.905 State Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board.
.910 Members of board -- Terms -- Chairman -- Expenses.
.915 Public meetings and records.
.920 Duties of board.
.925 Recommendations of board.
.930 Use of funds.
.935 Purposes for disbursement of funds.
.940 Criteria for making grants to local task forces.
.942 Training plan for investigation of child sexual abuse and protection of victims.
.944 Repealed, 2000.
.946 In-service training for peace officers on child sexual abuse.
.948 Attorney General to have staff available specially trained in child sexual abuse -- Assistance to prosecutors.