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12 total bills, 4 anti-gun bills,
7 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Kentucky Gun Laws

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note: Kentucky does not carry over legislation from session to session

this is an anti-gun bill

HB101

Title: AN ACT relating to the regulation of firearms and ammunition by local governments.

Description: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to allow consolidated local governments to regulate firearms and ammunition to reduce gun violence, except when state or federal law preemepts local governance; amend KRS 65.870 to conform.

Last Action: to Local Government (H)

Last Action Date: January 6, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB108

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms, including ammunition and accessories for firearms.

Description: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 relating to firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories made in Kentucky, marked "Made in Kentucky," and used in Kentucky to specify that these items are exempt from federal law; specify that the exemption does not apply to machine guns, silencers, exploding ammunition, and firearms with a bore greater than 1-1/2 inches; name law the Kentucky Firearms Freedom Act.

Last Action: floor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) filed

Last Action Date: February 27, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB120

Title: AN ACT relating to preserving the right of Kentuckians to own and use firearms.

Description: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to state legislative findings and make declarations that all federal laws and regulations commandeering state or local law enforcement to enforce federal restrictions of firearms are invalid and of no effect in Kentucky and that the General Assembly has the duty to enact all measures to prevent their enforcement; that the General Assembly has the duty to protect and defend the state and federal constitutions; and that proposed presidential actions relating to the acquisition, possession, and use of firearms and accessories are violative of presidential powers and citizens' rights under the federal constitution.

Last Action: floor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) filed

Last Action Date: February 27, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB249

Title: AN ACT relating to public protection.

Description: Amend KRS 527.070 to allow persons with valid concealed deadly weapons licenses or temporary permits to carry concealed weapons on public elementary and secondary school property; amend KRS 237.115 to allow persons with valid concealed deadly weapons licenses or temporary permits to carry concealed weapons on public post-secondary property and in buildings controlled by state and local government, except courtrooms and detention facilities; amend KRS 237.110 to allow persons with valid concealed deadly weapons licenses or temporary permits to carry concealed weapons in meetings of the General Assembly; make technical and conforming amendments.

Last Action: floor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) filed

Last Action Date: February 27, 2017

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HB285

Title: AN ACT relating to weapons carried by current and retired peace officers.

Description: Repeal KRS 237.137, which authorized off-duty and retired peace officers to carry concealed firearms at any location where on-duty officers may carry firearms.

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: February 13, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB316

Title: AN ACT relating to carrying concealed weapons.

Description: Create a new section of Chapter 237 to allow concealed deadly weapons to be carried without a license in same locations as concealed carry license holders may carry them; amend KRS 237.115 and 527.020 to conform.

Last Action: floor amendments (7-title) and (8) filed

Last Action Date: March 1, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB417

Title: AN ACT relating to interference with an authorized individual's right to concealed carry.

Description: Amend KRS 237.137 to provide that it is a violation to prevent a person authorized to concealed carry from doing so on a permitted property; establish fines.

Last Action: signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 182)

Last Action Date: April 11, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB7

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms.

Description: Amend KRS 527.020 to allow persons not otherwise prohibited by other laws to carry concealed weapons without a license, excluding certain prohibited locations; specify that businesses and health facilities may prohibit concealed weapons by posting notice, with exceptions for some vehicles; amend KRS 237.115 to conform; repeal KRS 403.754.

Last Action: floor amendment (1) filed

Last Action Date: March 1, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB28

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms.

Description: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to prohibit the unlawful storage of a firearm.

Last Action: to Judiciary (S)

Last Action Date: January 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB46

Title: AN ACT relating to the regulation of firearms and ammunition by local governments.

Description: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to allow urban-county governments and consolidated local governments to regulate firearms and ammunition to reduce gun violence, except when state or federal law preemepts local governance; amend KRS 65.870 to conform.

Last Action: to State & Local Government (S)

Last Action Date: January 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SR97

Title: Support and encourage the enactment of the Hearing Protection Act of 2017; direct the clerk to send a copy to the Kentucky delegation in the Congress of the United States.

Description: Support and encourage the enactment of the Hearing Protection Act of 2017; direct the clerk to send a copy to the Kentucky delegation in the Congress of the United States.

Last Action: adopted by voice vote

Last Action Date: March 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SCR119

Title: Direct the Legislative Research Commission to create the Task Force on Local Governments and Gun Violence to meet during the 2017 and 2018 interims; provide that the purpose of the task force is to study potential changes to Kentucky law that would allow local government control of firearms and ammunition while increasing public safety and reducing gun violence; set forth the membership of the task force; provide that a final report be submitted to the Legislative Research Commission by December 3, 2018.

Description: Direct the Legislative Research Commission to create the Task Force on Local Governments and Gun Violence to meet during the 2017 and 2018 interims; provide that the purpose of the task force is to study potential changes to Kentucky law that would allow local government control of firearms and ammunition while increasing public safety and reducing gun violence; set forth the membership of the task force; provide that a final report be submitted to the Legislative Research Commission by December 3, 2018.

Last Action: to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)

Last Action Date: February 21, 2017

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