A bill before the Kentucky general assembly includes the possibility of better county-to-county coordination of recreational trail development. The Kentucky House passed the bill Monday. It calls for the creation of the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreation Authority to develop, police, maintain, and market ATV, horseback riding, cycling, and hiking trails.
The Kentucky House is expected to vote this week on proposed legislation to prohibit shock probation in driving under the influence cases that involve fatalities, after the measure emerged from the House Judiciary Committee last week.
The Kentucky House is expected to vote this week on proposed legislation to prohibit shock probation in driving under the influence cases that involve fatalities. The measure emerged from the House Judiciary Committee last week.
A controversial bill affecting the operation of the state attorney general's office won approval in the Kentucky House Friday and is expected to get a favorable reception as it moves to a vote in the Senate.
The Kentucky Senate will consider a lengthy criminal justice reform bill after a Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure without testimony and little debate.
The measure resulting from months of study focuses on ways to move more inmates into productive roles in society and save corrections dollars. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Whitney Westerfield said the legislation will improve public safety. “I think it will hold offenders accountable,” Westerfeld said. “I think it will reduce recidivism and reduce future crime.”
Update: The bill has cleared the state Senate and how heads to the House.
The much-discussed “performance-based funding” legislation for Kentucky’s colleges and universities is headed to the full state Senate. The Appropriations and Revenue Committee offered its backing Tuesday.
A state Senate panel has put its stamp of approval on deregulation of stand-alone phone services in small Kentucky communities. Towns with populations of 15,000 or less were carved out of de-reg legislation approved in 2015. Senate Bill 10 would extend that policy statewide.