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Legislative Update for the Bluegrass State

Friday, March 19, 2010

On Thursday, March 11, House Bill 19 was signed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D).

Sponsored by State Representatives Fitz Steele (D-84) and Bob Damron (D-39), HB19 will now enable military personnel who are on active duty to renew their concealed carry licenses early and by mail.  It also allows for those military personnel whose license expires while on active duty to renew their licenses within 90 days after the end of their deployment, with no late fees or other penalties.  

Thank you to all of the NRA members who answered the call in support of HB19.  Without you, this victory would not have been possible.

House Bill 542, introduced by State Representative Terry Mills (D-24), passed the House by a vote of 96-2 on Thursday, March 18.  It is en route to the Senate for a committee assignment. 

This bill would direct the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to include a voter registration application form as part of an application for a hunting license or permit.  In addition, HB542 would also provide that any change of address form submitted for purposes of a hunting license or permit would serve as a change of address for voter registration.  Hunter-Voter legislation will encourage sportsmen’s involvement in the political process and is an important method for preserving Kentucky’s outdoor heritage. 

House Bill 453 passed the State House on Tuesday, March 16 by a vote of 92-4.  It is now in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Authored by State Representative Will Coursey (D-6), HB453 would allow an individual to carry a loaded or unloaded firearm in an enclosed compartment originally installed by the manufacturer in a motor vehicle.  The firearm would not be considered a concealed firearm under state law.

On Monday, March 15, House Bill 429 passed out of the House by a vote of 90-3 with NRA-backed components.  HB429 now heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.

Sponsored by Representative Damron, HB429 would, among other things, permit a person to carry a firearm for self-defense during bow hunting season.  The bill would also create a “no-net-loss” hunting policy for public hunting lands, requiring that the Commonwealth maintain at least the same amount and quality of available public hunting land as currently exists.  It would also require that additional lands be opened to hunting if land that is currently open to hunting is closed.  The National Rifle Association has worked with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and all interested parties on these NRA-backed components of HB429.  Senate Bill 64, sponsored by State Senator Gary Tapp (R-20) was recently amended to include those components.  SB64 passed the Senate 35-0 and now resides in the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee.  

Please contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB542.  Contact information for your State Senator can be found by clicking here.

Also, please contact the members of the Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee in support of HB453 and HB429 as amended by the House.  Committee information can be found below:

State Senator Tom Jensen - Chair
Phone:  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 604
Email:  Tom.Jensen@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Katie Kratz Stine – Vice Chair
Phone:  (502) 564-3120
Email:  Katie.Stine@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Perry B. Clark
Phone:  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 715
Email:  Perry.Clark@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Carroll Gibson
Phone:  (502) 564-2450
Email:  Carroll.Gibson@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Ray S. Jones
Phone:  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 681
Email:  Ray.Jones@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Gerald A. Neal
Phone:  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 718
Email:  Gerald.Neal@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Mike Reynolds
Phone:  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 717
Email:  Mike.Reynolds@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Jerry P. Rhoads
Phone:  (502) 564-2470
Email:  Jerry.Rhoads@lrc.ky.gov 

State Senator John Schickel
Phone:  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 617
Email:  John.Schickel@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Dan “Malano” Seum
Phone:  (502) 564-2450
Email:  Dan.Seum@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Robert Stivers
Phone:  (502) 564-2450
Email:  Robert.Stivers@lrc.ky.gov

State Senator Jack Westwood
Phone:  (502) 564-8100 Ext. 615
Email:  Jack.Westwood@lrc.ky.gov

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