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SB 30/LM (BR 449) - J. Denton

     AN ACT proposing to amend Section 99 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to the office of Constable.
     Propose to amend Section 99 of the Constitution of Kentucky to abolish the office of Constable; submit to the voters of the Commonwealth for approval or disapproval.


     SCS - Delete original provisions; create a new section of KRS 65.003 to 65.158 to allow the legislative bodies of counties, charter counties, urban-county governments, unified local governments, and consolidated local governments to adopt ordinances specifying the duties of constables; provide that duties shall not exceed those in the KRS, nor shall all duties be removed; provide that any changes of duties that relate to compensation not take effect until after the terms of constables serving at the time of adoption.
     SCA (1/Title, D. Thayer) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (1, J. Higdon) - Retain original provisions; exempt classified and certified constables from the provisions of this section if they meet voluntary training requirements; require classified constables to meet training requirements in basic officer skills, Kentucky Penal code, constitutional issues and procedures, and driver training if authorized to attach blue lights to a vehicle under KRS 189.950; require that classified constable training be organized and funded by organization designated to represent constables; require Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to train a minimum of five constables who shall in turn provide classified constable training; require that the council oversee the curriculum, issue certificates, and promulgate regulations; define a certified constable as a certified peace officer under KRS 15.380 to 15.404; specify that a certified constable shall have all the duties and responsibilities of certified peace officers; specify that the cost of training be borne by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 3-introduced in Senate; to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 28-recommitted to State & Local Government (S); floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

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