Kentucky Safe Travel for Travelers
It’s time to get a little safer on our Kentucky roadways.
In a move that will save countless lives and taxpayers millions of dollars, the state has suspended the travel ban for Kentucky travelers.
Matt Bevin signed the bill into law Friday.
The governor and state legislators said it was the first step in restoring a national standard to prevent a potential terror attack from taking place in Kentucky.
The travel ban is effective immediately.
The bill also will provide a $100,000 cash grant to Kentucky businesses to reimburse employees for the cost of complying with the ban.
The bill also provides for a $1,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of a person or persons who commit a crime in Kentucky while traveling under a national travel ban.
The bounty will be used to reward law enforcement officials who work closely with law enforcement agencies and provide information that leads to an arrest and prosecution of those involved in the terrorist act.
The money will be administered by the Kentucky Department of Corrections and the Kentucky State Police.
The program will also provide up to $1 million for state and local agencies to provide training and assistance to Kentucky law enforcement officers.
“We have to be smart about how we respond to threats, and we have to make sure we have a level of security for everyone,” Bevin said.
“We’ve done a lot of work with Homeland Security.
I’m proud of what we’ve done, and I’m also proud of our police officers.”
Bevin also announced that Kentucky has begun sending out alerts to businesses and organizations to keep an eye out for any travelers who may be affected by the travel restriction.
Kentucky law states that the state cannot prohibit a person from returning to the United States without approval of the Department of Homeland Security, and that individuals who have returned to the U.S. after having been barred from returning must be approved by the state.