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Kentucky: Pro-Gun Bills See Action in Frankfort

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kentucky: Pro-Gun Bills See Action in Frankfort

This week, the following two pro-gun bills are expected to be heard in committee:

Tomorrow, February 11, House Bill 91 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Licensing and Occupations Committee at 9:00 A.M., in Room 169 of the state Capitol.  HB 91, introduced by state Representative James Kay (D-56), would clarify certain aspects of Kentucky’s charitable gaming statutes and afford groups, such as the Friends of NRA, the opportunity to host more events throughout the state.  HB 91 would also streamline the reporting process for those on the charitable gaming license.

Thursday, February 12, Senate Bill 67 is expected to be heard in the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee at 9:00 A.M., in Room 169 of the state Capitol.  SB 67, introduced by state Senator C.B. Embry (R-6), would allow recognition of an NRA firearms safety and training course as a qualifying class when applying for a concealed deadly weapons license (CDWL).  By adding this NRA curriculum, SB 67 would allow citizens the option for training when obtaining a CDWL and would help ease the timeline, cost and process.

Please contact the members of the House Licensing and Occupations Committee and politely urge them to SUPPORT HB 91.  Please also contact members of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee and urge them to SUPPORT SB 67.  The contact information for the members of these committees can be found below.

Also recently introduced in the state Senate are Senate Bills 103 and 114. 

Senate Bill 103, introduced on February 3 by state Senator Ray Jones (D-31), would create a special National Rifle Association license plate, with the extra costs for the license plate going toward the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program.  This bill has been assigned to the Senate Transportation Committee but has not yet been assigned a hearing date.

Senate Bill 114, introduced on February 4 by state Senator John Schickel (R-11), would prohibit administrative regulations requiring concealed deadly weapon license applicants to clean their firearms in class. Instead, it would replace these requirements with instructor demonstrations.  SB 114 would also allow firearms safety instructors to issue certificates of completion rather than the Department of Criminal Justice Training.  This bill has been assigned to the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee but has not yet been assigned a hearing date.

Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on these bills as they progress through the legislative session, and contact members of the respective committees below in support of HB 91 and SB 67.

House Licensing and Occupations Committee Members:

Representative Dennis Keene (D-67), Chairman
(502) 564-8100 Ext. 626
Email

Representative Denver Butler (D-38), Vice-Chairman
(502) 564-8100 Ext. 670
Email

Representative Reginald Meeks (D-42), Vice-Chairman
(502) 564-8100 Ext. 653
Email

Representative Charles Miller (D-28), Vice-Chairman
(502) 564-8100 Ext.631
Charlie.miller@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Brad Montell (R-58), Vice-Chairman
(502) 564-8100 Ext.609
Email

Representative David Osborne (R-59), Vice-Chairman
(502) 564-8100 Ext. 679
David.osborne@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Susan Westrom (D-79), Vice-Chairman
(502) 564-8100 Ext.740
Susan.westrom@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Tom Burch (D-30)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.601
Tom.burch@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Larry Clark (D-46)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.699
Larry.clark@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Jeffrey Donohue (D-37)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.629
Email

Representative David Floyd (R-50)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.664
Email

Representative Dennis Horlander (D-40)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.636
Dennis.horlander@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Joni Jenkins (D-44)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.692
Joni.jenkins@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Adam Koenig (R-69)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.689
Adam.koenig@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Darryl Owens (D-43)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.685
Email

Representative Ruth Ann Palumbo (D-76)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.600
Ruthann.palumbo@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Sal Santoro (R-60)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.691
Sal.santoro@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Arnold Simpson (D-65)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.695
Arnold.simpson@lrc.ky.gov

Representative Diane St. Onge (R-63)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.701
Email

 

Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee Members:

Senator Albert Robinson (R-21), Chairman
(502) 564-8100 Ext.604
Email

Senator C.B. Embry (R-6), Vice-Chairman
(502) 564-8100 Ext.710
Email

Senator Julian Carroll (D-7)
(502) 564-2470
Julian.carroll@lrc.ky.gov

Senator Perry Clark (D-37)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.715
Email

Senator Carroll Gibson (R-5)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.644
Email

Senator Ernie Harris (R-26)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.605
Email

Senator Stan Humphries (R-1)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.870
Email

Senator Christian McDaniel (R-23)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.615
Email

Senator Gerald Neal (D-33)
(502) 564-2470
Email

Senator Dennis Parrett (D-10)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.645
Email

Senator Dan Seum (R-38)
(502) 564-2450
Dan.seum@lrc.ky.gov

Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-3)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.622
Email

Senator Mike Wilson (R-32)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.717
Email

Senator Max Wise (R-16)
(502) 564-8100 Ext.673
Email

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