Rep. Meredith Sponsors Peace Officer Bill, Judiciary Committee Passes Unanimously
Darren Doyle, story
Representative Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville, testified on legislation in front of the House Judiciary Committee in Frankfort on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
"HB 175 is a very simple approach to fixing a concern brought to me by a constituent in our district," said Rep. Meredith.
The bill, HB 175, is sponsored by Rep. Meredith and would protect the powers given to Federal Peace Officers under current law.
He noted that for several years, Kentucky has granted peace officer powers to nine different federal agencies, however, no updates have been made to conform KY statutes to the new agency names.
"The two effected agencies are Customs Enforcement Special Agents and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (the ATF). I'm thrilled that the bill passed the Judiciary committee unanimously this past week, which shows the overwhelming support for this simple fix," Meredith added.
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