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HB 639 (BR 542) - R. Damron

     AN ACT relating to permitted uses of proceeds from the auction of confiscated firearms.
     Amend KRS 16.220, relating to the public auction of confiscated firearms, to add the State Police and other state agencies to agencies permitted to receive funds for the purchase of body armor; require requests for the purchase of protective vests to take precedence over requests to purchase firearms and ammunition; permit residual funds to be used for the purchase of electronic control devices, electronic control weapons, or electro-muscular disruption technology, including Tasers.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except change the jurisdiction for the program from the Governor's Office for Local Development to the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security; add as participants in the program the Department of Kentucky State Police, unified counties, and consolidated local governments as participants in the program; change the reference relating to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to the U.S. Department of Justice to reflect federal reorganization of the agency.

     SCS/LM - Retain provisions relating to the sale of confiscated firearms and permitting the purchase of electronic disruption (Taser) weapons, delete Department of Finance from sales provisions, require Department of Kentucky State Police to sell confiscated weapons at auction, permit Department of Kentucky State Police to retain 20 percent of gross proceeds from sales for departmental use; add amendment of KRS 237.110 relating to concealed deadly weapons to permit aliens who are legally in the United States and who are permitted by federal law to purchase firearms to obtain a Kentucky concealed deadly weapon license, require enhanced record federal checks by Department of Kentucky State Police on aliens who apply for a concealed deadly weapon license.

     SCA (1/Title, D. Thayer) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 26-introduced in House
     Feb 27-to State Government (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 11, 2008
     Mar 11-3rd reading, passed 92-3 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-received in Senate
     Mar 14-to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 24-taken from committee State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 25-taken from committee State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 26-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) as a Consent Bill
     Mar 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 27, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 37-1 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 28-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Apr 1-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Apr 2-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 90-4; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 96)

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