Saturday, February 20, 2010

NRA bulletin about legislation in Kentucky

Right-to-Carry Reform for Military Personnel Takes Another Step Forward Late last week, the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee passed House Bill 19 and it is currently on its second read in the Senate Rules Committee. Sponsored by State Representative Fitz Steele (D-84) and State Representative Bob Damron (D-39), HB 19 would allow military personnel who are on active duty to renew their concealed carry licenses early and via mail. It also allows for those military personnel whose licenses exp! ire while on active duty to renew licenses within 90 days after the en d of their deployment, with no late fees or other penalties. Please contact your State Senator at (502) 564-8100 and respectfully urge them to support HB19.

Important Hunting Bill Introduced! Legislation that would overhaul the structure and operation of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources was introduced last week in Frankfort. House Bill 429 would, among other things, permit a person to carry a firearm for self-defense during bow hunting season. The bill would also create a "no-net-loss" hunting policy for public hunting lands, requiring that the Commonwealth maintain at least the same amount and quality of available public hunting land as currently exists. HB429 has been assigned to the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee. Please contact the members of the committee and respectfully urge them to support HB429. Contact information for the committee can be found here.

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