HB 309 (BR 1210) - T. Firkins, J.
Arnold Jr, L. Belcher, S. Brinkman,
M. Dossett, J. Draud,
J. Tilley, R. Weston,
relating to truancy.
Amend KRS 159.150 to permit a local board of
education and law enforcement officials to enter into an agreement to
authorize police to investigate nonattendance and take into custody a
student who is 16 years of age or under who is not on school property
during school hours; require operating procedures be established for an
approved placement facility; set forth the procedures to be established by
the agreement; amend KRS 610.255 to permit a peace officer to take the
child in custody to an approved placement facility with the permission of
school personnel; and amend KRS 630.030 to permit a peace officer to take
into custody a child who is believed to be a truant or a child who has not
subjected himself or herself to control of school personnel.
6-introduced in House
Feb 8-to Judiciary (H)
Feb 12-posted in committee