HB 616/LM (BR 1837) - R. Damron, F. Nesler
AN ACT relating to certification of peace officers and court security officers.
Create a new section of KRS 15.380 to 15.404 to establish minimum qualifications for court security officers; create a new section of KRS 15.380 to 15.404 to establish reasons for revoking the certification of a peace officer or court security officer; amend KRS 15.310 to define "certified court security officer" and "court security officer," and to include court security officer in existing terms; amend KRS 15.380 to establish that court security officers must be certified; amend KRS 15.382 to exclude court security officers from the qualifications for peace officers; amend KRS 15.386 to include court security officers in the certification categories, and to establish minimum qualifications for a person returning from inactive to active certification; amend KRS 15.388 to include court security officers, and to provide transfer requirements of a court security officer to another court security officer position or to a peace officer position; amend KRS 15.392, regarding reports on separation from service, to provide that a person separated from service who successfully completes basic training shall be placed on inactive certification status, and if the person separated from service has not successfully completed basic training, the certification shall lapse; amend KRS 15.404 to include law enforcement training and in-service training requirements for court security officers; amend KRS 15.420 to provide that the term "police officer" does not include court security officers; amend KRS 23A.090 to provide that the sheriff of the county in which the Circuit Court is sitting shall provide certified court security officers as the Chief Circuit Judge deems necessary to provide security services; create a new section of KRS Chapter 70 to establish the duties of certified court security officers; amend KRS 70.030 to allow the sheriff to appoint his own certified court security officers and revoke the appointment at his pleasure; amend KRS 70.036 to provide that certified court security officers are authorized to wear approved uniforms; amend KRS 70.140 to allow certified court security officer to attend and keep order in the fiscal court and any court of the Court of Justice; amend KRS 527.020 to authorize certified court security officers to carry concealed weapons on or about their person.
Feb 26-introduced in House
Mar 1-to Judiciary (H)