On February 4th, 2009, a new bill was introduced relating to county sheriffs in the state of Kentucky. HB 262 is the new bill and makes the surety bond required under present law obligatory for county sheriffs and identifies that the surety bond has to be a minimum of $10,000. The previous law stated that the surety bond was at the court’s discretion. The surety bond is also conditioned on the faithful practices and performance of the sheriff’s responsibilities of office. HB 262 was enacted on March 17th, 2009.