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Bill that would make 'swatting' a felony in Kentucky becomes law

Posted at 10:04 AM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-12 20:24:43-04

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Beshear has officially signed a bill to toughen punishment for "swatting" in Kentucky.

LEX 18 Investigates first addressed the issue last year, highlighting one couple's experience. Someone called in a fake report of violence at their home, drawing armed police straight to their door.

After seeing our report, lawmakers decided to do something this session, making it a crime punishable by jail time.

Governor Beshear signed their bill into law on Friday.