Please Stand Up and Make Your Voice Heard!Late yesterday, Monday, March 29, the Kentucky Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 64 by a 37-0 vote. SB64 now heads to the desk of Governor Steve Beshear (D) for his consideration.
Prior to receipt by the House, SB64 was amended at the last minute to include several NRA components, which include allowing a law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm for self-defense during bow hunting season. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Gary Tapp (R-20), 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 amended version of SB64 was passed by the House on Friday, March 26 by a vote of 86-5.
Similar legislation (House Bill 429) introduced by State Representative Bob Damron (D-39) will most likely be taken off notice in the Senate due to the passage of SB64.
Please contact Governor Beshear TODAY at (502) 564-2611 or visit http://governor.ky.gov/contact/contact.htm to send an email.