02RS SB141


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SB 141 (BR 1964) - J. Denton

     AN ACT relating to law enforcement personnel.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 61 to prohibit residence requirements, other than residence within the Commonwealth, for peace officers; prohibit residence requirements for employees without peace officer powers of law enforcement agencies; repeal KRS 15.335 relating to residence requirements for police.


     SCS - Delete the provision relating to residence of sworn peace officers; delete repeal of KRS 15.335 relating to prohibition of residence requirement for peace officers receiving KLEPF funds; retain provisions specifying that there can be no residence requirement for civilian employees of a law enforcement agency; retain the provision relating to not requiring law enforcement agency employees, sworn or not, to be registered voters.

     HCS - Retain original provisions; permit state and local governments to require law enforcement personnel to reside within the Commonwealth; and permit state and local governments to require such personnel to live within a reasonable distance to allow sufficient response time.

     HFA (1, D. Ford) - Add and amend KRS 15.440 to provide that if a police chief in cities with populations equal to 2,000 or less chooses not to participate in the fund, the local government is not precluded from participating in the fund and that the remaining police officers shall still be eligible to receive salary supplements.

     Jan 29-introduced in Senate
     Feb 1-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 13-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 14, 2002
     Feb 14-3rd reading, passed 34-3 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 15-received in House
     Feb 19-to Local Government (H)
     Feb 25-posted in committee
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 12-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 14-floor amendment (1) withdrawn
     Mar 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 18, 2002
     Mar 20-3rd reading, passed 89-4 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 21-received in Senate
     Apr 1-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute for Monday, April 1, 2002; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; passed 36-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 8-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 247)

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