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Breonna's Law

House Bill Number: 
21

House Bill 21, or Breonna's Law, would have expanded Louisville's recent ban on no-knock search warrants statewide and made sure judges determine whether violent entry to serve a warrant is necessary. HB 21 would have required all law enforcement to wear – and activate – body cameras when carrying out search warrants. It also would have required officers to undergo alcohol and drug testing following any shooting or otherwise deadly incident while on duty.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Rep. Attica Scott & other Democrats

HB 21 was introduced in the House on January 5, and after much delay assigned to the Judiciary Committee. The committee however passed over HB 21 and instead approved Senate Bill 4, a weaker bill that addresses the issuance and execution of police warrants but does not ban no-knock warrants. SB 4, which had passed the Senate 33-0 on February 25, was amended and approved by the House, 92-5, on March 30. The Senate concurred, 34-0, with House amendments. SB 4 was signed into law by the governor on April 9.

See how legislators voted on SB 4.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports