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15 total bills, 7 anti-gun bills,
4 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 pro-gun bill

HB30

Title: AN ACT relating to concealed deadly weapons.

Description: Amends KRS 527.020, 237.110, 237.115, 244.125, and 527.070 to remove location restrictions for persons with a concealed deadly weapon license.

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: January 10, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB70

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms.

Description: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to make it a crime to unlawfully store a firearm; establish elements of the crime for recklessly allowing access to an unsecured firearm by a minor; establish the crime as a Class B misdemeanor unless a physical injury results, in which case it is a Class A misdemeanor; exempt this section from KRS 6.945(1).

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: January 10, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB76

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms and declaring an emergency.

Description: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 to specify definitions for "assault weapons," "large-capacity ammunition-feeding devices," "bump stocks," and "ammunition sellers"; require background checks for private firearms sales; require reporting to law enforcement of firearm and ammunition thefts and losses; require the safe storage of firearms; and to prohibit the manufacture, sale, or transfer of a bump stock; amend KRS 395.250 to require an estate's inventory to list each firearm; amend KRS 403.735 to require judges, when issuing an order of protection, to consider whether a person against whom the order is entered should be prohibited from possessing an firearm; amend KRS 504.030 to require judges in criminal cases where a person is found guilty by reason of insanity to demand the surrender of the defendant's firearms; amend KRS 237.104 to conform; amend KRS 506.080 to specify that the offense of facilitation includes assistance in providing firearms; amend KRS 508.020 to include physical injury to a minor by virtue of the intentional discharge of a firearm within the offense of assault in the second degree; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to create the offense of criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon; amend KRS 527.040 to require that the sentence for a felon in possession of a firearm be served subsequent to any other felony sentence; amend KRS 527.070 to include post secondary education facilities within the existing ban on firearms in schools; amend KRS 532.030 to require the judge pronouncing a defendant guilty but mentally ill to demand the surrender of the person's firearms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to require the State Police to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the licensing of persons to possess firearms and assault weapons, the registration of firearms and assault weapons, and the logging of firearms and ammunition sales effective January 1, 2020; amend KRS 532.025 to conform; amend KRS 237.115 to conform; repeal KRS 65.870; EMERGENCY.

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: January 10, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB77

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms fabricated with additive manufacturing.

Description: Amend KRS 527.010 to define "additive manufacturing" and "major firearm component"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to criminalize the possession of a firearm made using additive manufacturing technology for anyone under the age of 21 and to criminalize the possession of a firearm made using additive manufacturing technology for those over the age of 21 who do not permanently engrave or attach serial numbers; create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 authorizing the Kentucky State Police to issue serial numbers for firearms made with additive manufacturing and to promulgate administrative regulations; exempt the provisions of the Act from KRS 6.945(1).

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: January 10, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB194

Title: AN ACT relating to public protection.

Description: Amend KRS 237.115 to allow persons with valid concealed deadly weapons licenses or temporary permits to carry concealed weapons on public postsecondary property and remove criminal penalties.

Last Action: posted in committee

Last Action Date: February 7, 2019

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HB313

Title: AN ACT relating to fish and wildlife.

Description: Amend KRS 150.010 to define "light geese" and "Light Geese Conservation Order"; amend KRS 150.023 to permit committee meetings at locations throughout the Commonwealth; amend KRS 150.172 to include a kill reporting deadline; amend KRS 150.330 to increase the bag limit and require a current migratory bird/waterfowl permit; amend KRS 150.360 to except light geese from the shotgun shell provisions during light geese conservation order periods; amend KRS 150.600 to delete language concerning duck blinds; amend KRS 150.603 to substitute "current migratory bird/waterfowl" permit for "Kentucky migratory bird" permit; amend KRS 189.910 to add vehicles operated by enforcement officer of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife in the list of emergency vehicles; amend KRS 150.095 and 186.675 to conform.

Last Action: received in Senate

Last Action Date: February 21, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB327

Title: AN ACT relating to carrying concealed weapons.

Description: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to allow concealed deadly weapons to be carried by persons age 21 and over without a license in the same locations where concealed carry license holders may carry them; amend KRS 527.020 and 237.115 to conform.

Last Action: posted in committee

Last Action Date: February 15, 2019

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HB328

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms on school property.

Description: Amend KRS 527.070 prohibiting possession of weapons on elementary and secondary school property to specify that the vehicle exception for adults shall not apply to pupils of a secondary school.

Last Action: to Education (H)

Last Action Date: February 13, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB376

Title: AN ACT relating to extreme risk protection orders.

Description: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 to allow persons to petition in District Court for one-year extreme risk protection orders when the petitioner believes a respondent poses a significant danger of causing serious physical injury to themselves or others through owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition; establish procedures under which a temporary ex parte protective order could be issued; establish procedures for the filing, review, hearing, and possible extension of the petition; prescribe issuance and service procedures of a resulting protection order; establish procedures for the surrender, storage, and return of firearms and ammunition; establish penalties.

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: February 15, 2019

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HB462

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms possession by domestic abusers.

Description: Amend KRS 527.010 to define "domestic abuse offense," "domestic violence protective order," and "physical force"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to create the crimes of possession of a firearm by a convicted domestic abuser and possession of a firearm by the subject of a domestic violence protective order; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to require the surrender of firearms by people subject to protective orders or convicted of specified crimes; amend KRS 403.740 and 456.060 to require courts to inform the subject of a domestic violence order or an interpersonal protective order of the firearm possession prohibition.

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: February 21, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB463

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms.

Description: Amend KRS 527.010 to define "assault weapon"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to prohibit the possession of an assault weapon by a person under 21 years of age unless the person is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a law enforcement officer; prohibit sale or transfer of an assualt weapon to a person under 21 years of age; create penalties.

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: February 21, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB47

Title: AN ACT relating to firearm storage.

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

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

Last Action Date: January 9, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB150

Title: AN ACT relating to carrying concealed weapons.

Description: Create a new section of Chapter 237 to allow concealed deadly weapons to be carried by persons age 21 and over without a license in same locations where concealed carry license holders may carry them; amend KRS 527.020 and 237.115 to conform.

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

Last Action Date: February 21, 2019

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SB177

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms possession by domestic abusers.

Description: Amend KRS 527.010 to define "domestic abuse offense," "domestic violence protective order," and "physical force"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to create the crimes of possession of a firearm by a convicted domestic abuser and possession of a firearm by the subject of a domestic violence protective order; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to require the surrender of firearms by people subject to protective orders or convicted of specified crimes; amend KRS 403.740 and 456.060 to require courts to inform the subject of a domestic violence order or an interpersonal protective order of the firearm possession prohibition.

Last Action: to Judiciary (S)

Last Action Date: February 14, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB244

Title: AN ACT relating to extreme risk protection orders.

Description: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 to allow persons to petition in District Court for one-year extreme risk protection orders when the petitioner believes a respondent poses a significant danger of causing serious physical injury to themselves or others through owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition; establish procedures under which a temporary ex parte protective order could be issued; establish procedures for the filing, review, hearing, and possible extension of the petition; prescribe issuance and service procedures of a resulting protection order; establish procedures for the surrender, storage, and return of firearms and ammunition; establish penalties.

Last Action: to Judiciary (S)

Last Action Date: February 19, 2019

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