Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Kentucky House of Representatives passes legislation based on Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence’s KCASA recommendations
House Bill 3 strengthens Kentucky’s sexual predator laws
Frankfort, KY: Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence complimented the House of Representatives today for the unanimous passage of House Bill 3, legislation which strengthens Kentucky’s sexual offender laws. The original draft of HB 3 was based on the recommendations of the Kentucky Coalition Against Sexual Assaults (KCASA). Lieutenant Governor Pence spearheaded KCASA one year ago to develop a plan to make Kentucky’s current sex offender laws more stringent.
“I applaud House members for passing House Bill 3. This legislation is a good start in our efforts to protect the most vulnerable members of our society,” said Lieutenant Governor Pence. “However, there is still much to do in making the records of violent and dangerous juvenile offenders available to the public and law enforcement.”
HB 3 will now move to the Kentucky Senate for further debate and consideration.
“My staff and I look forward to working with lawmakers in the Senate to keep the ball rolling on these important proposals we set forth,” concluded Lieutenant Governor Pence.