HB 440/LM/CI (BR 961) - R. Nelson, R. Damron
AN ACT relating to homeland security.
Repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 514.160 relating to identity theft to increase the number of pieces of identifying information and add to elements of offense; create a new section of KRS Chapter 441 to require pretrial release officers to obtain citizenship information and report information to the Office of Homeland Security and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet; create a new section of KRS 39G to expand duties of Kentucky Office of Homeland Security with regard to immigration, customs, and other homeland security matters; create a new section of KRS 15.380 to 15.404 to permit local law enforcement agencies to enter into agreements with the federal government for enforcement of immigration and customs laws; create new sections of KRS Chapter 337 to require employers who do business with the state to utilize federal employment verification programs and prohibit hiring of unauthorized aliens starting on January 1, 2010; require Department of Revenue to give notification to employers on or before October 1, 2009; create a new section of KRS Chapter 39 to promulgate administrative regulations to permit early parole of nonviolent alien prisoners convicted of Class D and Class C felonies who are accepted into the federal alien rapid repatriation program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to require all local governments and local agencies to comply with federal immigration law and to share citizenship and immigration information as required by law and prohibit local ordinances and other actions that violate the law; amend KRS 514.070 to conform; prohibit a court from granting pretrial release to a prisoner with a detainer lodged against the prisoner, whose name has been reported to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for verification of status, or who has failed to give residence and citizenship information to jail officials.
Feb 12-introduced in House
Feb 23-to Judiciary (H)