LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 3/23/2017 SAY NO TO HB296

 

We are nearing the end of the 2017 session of the General Assembly.

House Bill 296 and its provisions that risk leaving first responders and all hard working Kentuckians without workers compensation medical benefits for ON-DUTY injuries is still being considered.
Your calls have so far kept this bill from being passed.  If we do not keep our opposition steady and strong, it could still become law.
EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CALLED, we need you to keep calling your Senator to tell them to VOTE NO ON HOUSE BILL 296, everyday, until this dangerous bill is no longer a threat.
In addition, we need you to ask each of your family members and friends to also call their Senator daily with the same message. 
 
MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU ARE AN F.O.P. MEMBER AND TELL OTHERS  TO SAY THEY ARE A FRIEND OR RELATIVE OF AN F.O.P. MEMBER.
Senators can be reached at 1-800-372-7181Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
 
Thank you and stay safe,
Your Legislative Team

 

03/08/2017 URGENT LEGISLATIVE ACTION

We are nearing the end of the 2017 session of the General Assembly.

House Bill 296 and its provisions that risk leaving first responders and all hard working Kentuckians without workers compensation medical benefits for ON-DUTY injuries is still being considered.
Your calls have so far kept this bill from being passed.  If we do not keep our opposition steady and strong, it could still become law.
EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CALLED, we need you to keep calling your Senator to tell them to VOTE NO ON HOUSE BILL 296, everyday, until this dangerous bill is no longer a threat.
In addition, we need you to ask each of your family members and friends to also call their Senator daily with the same message. 
MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU ARE AN F.O.P. MEMBER AND TELL OTHERS  TO SAY THEY ARE A FRIEND OR RELATIVE OF AN F.O.P. MEMBER.
Senators can be reached at 1-800-372-7181Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Thank you and stay safe,
Your Legislative Team

2017 Kentucky State Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

THE 2fop mourning017 Kentucky State Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

 

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017, AT NOON

AT THE KENTUCKY HISTORY CENTER IN FRANKFORT

We honor all Fraternal Order of Police active and retired members who have passed away, and all law enforcement line-of-duty deaths.

Lodges will receive information packets during February requesting the names of the members and officers to be honored at this year’s service.   We encourage lodges to reach out to the families of those being honored and to provide escorts for the families at the service and to attend the service to support the families and pay tribute to those being honored.   Invitations will be mailed in March.

Every department is encouraged to send their Honor Guard and Color Guard to participate in the service.

Contacts for this year’s service:

Glenda Lehmann, President, Kentucky State Auxiliary-Ph:502-594-3747
email: kyfopauxpres@twc.com       
Tim Davis, Chaplain, Kentucky State Lodge-Ph:270-836-9131
email: timothy.davis@kctcs.edu
Tillman, Chaplain, Kentucky State Auxiliary-Ph:502-821-5388
email: casey.tillman@gmail.com

Senate Bill 6 (Right to Work) Information

cropped-foplogo.pngUpon advice of State Lodge Legal Counsel President Perdue is advising the following:

Due to the passing of SB 6, the KY Senate’s version of Right to Work Law ALL Local Lodge’s need to forward as soon as possible their latest form 990 to the State Lodge website where it will be posted for all FOP members to view if they so desire. This is the easiest and fastest way for all of our lodges to be in compliance with this new law that is NOW in effect. If this is not done then we/they are in direct violation. This information may also be posted on the Local Lodge’s website.
This is not the State Lodge’s idea. This is the new law.
ALSO: Any Lodge that does payroll deduction for dues MUST have that member sign in writing that they give permission for the payroll deduction.

Again, the posting of the Form 990 is on the advice State Lodge General Council Steve Wolnitzek after his comprehensive review of the issue.

This information can be forwarded to the website kystatefop@gmail.com or to State Secretary Denis Spalding at: denisspalding@hotmail.com and he will direct it to our web master.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW 990 FORMS

New Summer 2016 Knight Beat Edition

The Summer 2016 Knight Beat is now available online.
Click on the image below to check it out!

knight Beat Summer 2016

 

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