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HB 113/LM/CI (BR 165) - M. Harmon, J. Comer Jr., D. Floyd, T. Moore

     AN ACT relating to deadly weapons.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to permit persons over 21 who are not prohibited from possessing firearms to carry firearms openly or concealed and, specify permitted locations; amend KRS 527.020 relating to carrying concealed deadly weapons to eliminate the crime of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and, specify conditions for a peace officer carrying concealed deadly weapon; amend KRS 527.040 relating to possession of firearm or handgun by a convicted felon to update a federal agency reference and make a technical change; amend KRS 150.172 relating to hunting to permit carrying openly or concealed firearm for self-defense while hunting; amend KRS 237.102 to prohibit banning of possession or carrying of firearms during a disaster; amend KRS 237.106 relating to possession of firearms in vehicles to expand right to sue for violation of rights and, add a reference to elementary and secondary schools in exemptions.


     HFA (1, D. Osborne) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to permit the county/judge executive and members of the fiscal court to carry a concealed deadly weapon in their own courthouse if they have a concealed deadly weapon license, except carrying in a Court of Justice courtroom while a judicial proceeding is in progress without permission from the presiding judge; prohibit peace officers and other persons from prohibiting or attempting to prohibit named county officers from carrying a concealed deadly weapon in their own courthouse.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 10-floor amendment (1) filed

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