Bill which implements tougher sentences for persons who take part in gang activity passes Senate committee
03/14/2017 03:28 PM
FRANKFORT – individuals who recruit children under 15 years old to join gangs would face harsher prison sentences under legislation which was unanimously passed on Tuesday by the Senate Committee on Judiciary. House Bill 315, sponsored by Rep. Robert Benvenuti, R-Lexington, calls for stiffer penalties for adults 18 and older who are charged with intentionally encouraging someone to join a criminal gang and would face misdemeanor or felony charges for repeat offenses. Benvenuti told committee members that Kentucky’s current laws are outdated... Read more
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