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- School safety appears to be a top priority for Kentucky in its 2019 session, which began Jan. 8. A bill filed on the second day of the session pushes for more school resource officers, mental health counselors, school safety training and training on suicide prevention.
- At least two other bills target gun control policies: One bill mandates gun owners lock up their weapons when they’re not using them, and the other would ban bump stocks, require background checks and force assault weapon owners to undergo a registration process.
- However, one legislator’s bill — filed just hours before the school safety proposal was presented — takes a different stance on guns. Rep. Robert Goforth, R-East Burnstadt, filed a bill that would allow people with a concealed deadly weapon license to carry their gun almost anywhere — including into a school.
- A proposal by Rep. Jim DuPlessis, R-Elizabethtown, moves to create a commission that would help state residents, including K-12 students, become more finance savvy. Kentucky already will begin mandating high school students satisfy a financial literacy requirement before they graduate beginning with ninth graders in the 2020-21 academic year.