04RS HB547


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HB 547/CI (BR 2166) - C. Geveden

     AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
     Amend KRS 218A.992, relating to possession of firearm during a drug offense, to change elements from possession to "use or carrying" of firearm during a drug offense.


     HCS/CI - In amendment of KRS 218A.992 relating to controlled substances penalties, delete requirement that the defendant "was at the time of" the commission of the offense carrying a firearm and replace with the requirement that the firearm was used or carried "during and in relation to" the commission of the offense; insert requirement "or in furtherance of any such crime, possesses a firearm".

     HFA (1, C. Geveden) - Delete original amendments and replace with provision requiring that the possession of the firearm be in furtherance of the offense.

     Feb 19-introduced in House
     Feb 20-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 25-posted in committee
     Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2004
     Mar 15-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 92-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 22-to Judiciary (S)

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