We support legislation that would create an External Detainee Fatality Review Panel to conduct comprehensive reviews of all fatalities of individuals detained in county or regional jails.
Kentucky's Constiution requires the General Assembly to meet in Frankfort every year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January. In odd-numbered years there are not more than 30 legislative days. The 2019 legislative session started on January 8, 2019 and ended on March 28, 2019.
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The legislature consists of a House of Representatives and a Senate. Each bill that becomes law must be approved by both chambers. Kentucky has a part-time citizen legislature with members from diverse backgrounds and communities. All 138 members serve year-round as legislators, representing constituents, helping them solve problems, and studying new ideas.
When the legislature is in session, and during the interim period, the ACLU of Kentucky is at the capitol to protect the constitutional rights and civil liberties of all Kentuckians. Either independently or with our partners of various and diverse coalitions, we work to protect civil liberties by supporting, altering, or defeating legislation that would threaten those civil liberties.
Below, you'll find the legislation we tracked during the 2019 General Assembly. You can click on each bill for a short description of the measure and a link to the bill.