HB 838 (BR 2590) - J. Crenshaw, J. Wayne, P. Bather, T. Burch, J. Jenkins, E. Jordan, M. Marzian, S. Riggs, K. Stein, S. Westrom, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
Amend KRS 532.031 relating to hate crimes to broaden the definition of "hate", replace the list of offenses which constitute hate crimes with a provision stating that any felony or misdemeanor is a hate crime with requisite intent, provide for increasing the penalty for a hate crime by one degree above the offense committed, unless the offense is a Class A felony, and require the jury to determine if the offense was committed as a result of "hate" during the guilt phase of a trial.
Feb 24-introduced in House
Feb 25-to Judiciary (H)