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Kentucky: Pro-Gun Bills Pass through Committees

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Kentucky: Pro-Gun Bills Pass through Committees

This week, House Bill 91 and Senate Bill 67 both passed through their respective committees favorably with committee substitutes.

House Bill 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.

The House Licensing and Occupations Committee amended the bill to allow raffle tickets sold at charity fundraising events and special limited charity fundraising events to be sold at discount package rates.

Senate Bill 67, introduced by state Senator C.B. Embry (R-6), would allow citizens more options for firearms training when obtaining a concealed deadly weapons license (CDWL) and would help ease the timeline, cost and process.  The Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee amended the original version of the bill to include language that changes firearms safety and training courses offered by the NRA to any national firearms organizations as qualifying classes when applying for a CDWL, and to add Kentucky concealed-carry law education to the new CDWL curriculum offered by a national organization.  This new national organization curriculum would run concurrent with existing Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) courses and would not alter any CDWL renewals or training standards currently in place offered by DOCJT. 

Thank you for contacting the members of the House Licensing and Occupations Committee and the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee in support of these bills.  Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on these bills as they progress through the legislative session. 

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