04RS HB715


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HB 715 (BR 1729) - K. Upchurch

     AN ACT relating to public safety.
     Amend KRS 189.378 to change reference to a "police officer," to "peace officer"; amend KRS 189.450 to change the references to "police officers" to "peace officers" or "safety and security officers"; amend KRS 189.910 to include mail carriers within the term "public safety vehicle" and to include peace officer vehicles within the term "emergency vehicle"; amend KRS 189.930 to, in addition to police officers and firefighters, allow peace officers, safety officers, and rescue squad members to direct traffic; amend KRS 189.940 to change references to "police vehicles" to "law enforcement vehicles" and to expand the times during which lights and sirens may be used; amend KRS 431.005 to expand the number of peace officers who may make warrantless arrests in domestic violence situations; amend KRS 446.010 to define "law enforcement agency," "law enforcement officer," "law enforcement vehicle," "police officer," "police vehicle," "member of a rescue squad," and "safety officer"; amend KRS 508.025 to expand the assault in the third degree to include an assault on any peace officer; amend KRS 520.095 and 520.100 to have the crime of fleeing police relate to fleeing from a peace officer.

     Mar 1-introduced in House
     Mar 2-to Transportation (H)

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