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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 11, 2016)--Today, Gov. Matt Bevin signed House Bill 175, making it the first House bill to be signed into law in 2016. It is only the second bill this session to be signed by the Governor. HB 175 is sponsored by Representative Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville.
“I am proud to be the sponsor of a bill regarding one of our most important citizen groups, peace officers,” said Rep. Meredith. “The swift passage of this bill and the Governor’s prompt signing are indicative of its importance to Kentucky and our communities.”
HB 175 will help protect the powers of federal peace officers granted authority under state law, a move that has become necessary due to updates made by the federal government and had not been conformed to in Kentucky’s statutes. The bill will allow federal peace officers to do their jobs without fear of their actions being overturned due to a technical problem in the laws of the Commonwealth.