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HB 280/LM/CI (BR 55) - M. Harmon, S. Lee, M. Dossett, J. Fischer, B. Montell, M. Rader, B. Waide, A. Webb-Edgington, A. Wuchner, J. York

     AN ACT relating to deadly weapons.
     Amend KRS 237.106 to prohibit public or private employers from maintaining a no-firearms policy with regard to parking lots and parking structures on their property; prohibit disciplining employees who have firearms in their vehicles or using the firearm for self-defense; if a person is killed or injured by a violation of the section, allow legal action to be brought against the employer; allow a person who is discharged for a violation of such a policy to bring a legal action for reinstatement and damages; amend KRS 237.110, relating to concealed deadly weapon licenses, to specify that unlicensed carrying of a concealed deadly weapon or openly carrying a deadly weapon is not illegal and to make technical changes; amend KRS 237.115, relating to restrictions on government regulation of carrying of concealed deadly weapons, to exempt parking structures and stadiums; amend KRS 244.125, relating to carrying of firearms in places where alcoholic beverages are sold by the drink, to make technical change; amend KRS 237.104, relating to prohibiting firearms regulation during a disaster, to make technical change; amend KRS 527.070, relating to possession of firearms in a vehicle on school property, to set a minimum age limit of 18 for rifles and shotguns and 21 for handguns for statute to apply; create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to specify locations where a concealed deadly weapon may not be carried with or without a concealed deadly weapon license; require signs to be posted at entrances of restricted locations; retain exceptions for peace officers, court security officers, and prosecutors and judges with an all-location concealed deadly weapon license; amend KRS 527.040, relating to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, to make technical changes; amend KRS 150.172, relating to carrying and use of firearms while hunting, fishing, and related activities, to authorize use of firearm in defense of livestock or a domesticated animal against predatory animals; create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to require the Department of Kentucky State Police to place information on its Web site about the provisions of this Act and the concealed deadly weapon training manual used by the Department of Criminal Justice Training, along with a recommendation that persons carrying a concealed deadly weapon may want to take the concealed deadly weapon training program; amend various other sections to conform; repeal KRS 527.020, relating to carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

     Jan 18-introduced in House
     Jan 20-to Judiciary (H)

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