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Take Back Kentucky Legislative Action Alert

Support: House Bill 204: Support Alternatively Educated Law Enforcement

2/22/2016

Call 1-800-372-7181

Sponsor(s):                 D. Floyd, F. Steele, T. Couch

Status:                       

  • Jan 08, 2016 – introduced in House
  • Jan 11, 2016 – to Local Government (H)
  • Jan 12, 2016 – posted in committee
  • Jan 15, 2016 – posted in committee
  • Jan 25, 2016 – posted in committee
  • Jan 27, 2016 – reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
  • Jan 28, 2016 – 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, February 1, 2016
  • Feb 01, 2016 – 3rd reading, passed 92-0
  • Feb 02, 2016 – received in Senate
  • Feb 04, 2016 – to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)

Committee:                Senate Public Protection Committee

Timeframe:                 Committee meets on Wednesdays @ 9AM in Annex Room 169

Message is for:           All Senate Leadership, YOUR Senator, and members of the Senate Public Protection Committee

Message:                     “Support HB 204, don’t discriminate against private and alternative education, allow law enforcement personnel to keep their jobs”

Optional:                    E-mail the legislators on the committee. Example e-mail address: Firstname.Lastname@lrc.ky.gov . If that doesn’t work they have a contact page on their informational page.      

Information:               This bill will allow law enforcement officers who received a private, homeschooled, GED, or some other KDE approved education to retain their certification. Over the past few years there has been an effort to not recertify these members of law enforcement. We view this as a liberty issue on two fronts: One, supporting those that exercised an educational choice in this state other than public schooling. TBK is all for educational choices and we need to support those that have chosen a path other than that expected by the “state.” Two this will keep seasoned officers and officers with an alternative view in handling situations (thanks to their alternative education) working the streets to keep us safe.

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