SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
February 21, 2013 - Meeting No. 3
- Call to order and roll call.
- Presentation by Dr. Nora Volkow – Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Institutes of Health
- Senate Bill 67 – AN ACT relating to persons incompetent to stand trial. Sen. S. Gregory Amend KRS 186.560 to prohibit a person found incompetent to stand trial from operating a motor vehicle in Kentucky during the period of the person's incompetency.
- Senate Bill 78 – AN ACT relating to the Crime Victims Compensation Board. Sen. S. GregoryAmend KRS 216B.400 to require that a medical exam of a crime victim has to occur within twelve months of the medical provider's application to receive reimbursement; amend KRS 346.040 to permit the Crime Victims Compensation Board to negotiate a binding settlement for recoverable expenses with the provider after a claim has been filed; create a new section of KRS Chapter 346 to provide that debt collection actions against crime victims, where the debt incurred is related to a recoverable claim through the board, shall cease pending action by the board and establish procedures; amend KRS 346.130 to permit the use of court records to establish the occurrence and reporting of criminal conduct and permit an award for loss of earnings or support if due to the crime and provide that the award shall be equal to net earnings at the time of the crime; amend KRS 346.140 to add donations made on behalf of a victim to the listing of offsets to be made against awards; amend KRS 532.162 to provide that if a court orders a defendant to pay restitution for criminal conduct, that reimbursement may be directed to the Crime Victims Compensation Board as appropriate; repeal KRS 346.190, relating to reciprocal agreements with other states.
- Senate Bill 84 – AN ACT relating to persons transporting prisoners. Sen. J. Schickel Amend KRS 71.065 to authorize a county in which there in no jail and the jailer has been appointed as a transportation officer to employ additional persons with peace officer authority to assist the jailer.
- Senate Bill 122 – AN ACT relating to reorganization. Sen. R. Palmer II Amend KRS 196.026 to create the Division of Parole and Victim Services and the Division of Substance Abuse Programming within the Department of Corrections and abolish the Division of Frankfort Career Development Center; amend KRS 439.320 to abolish the position of executive director of the Parole Board; amend KRS 196.701 and 196.702 to conform; repeal and reenact KRS 439.562 to establish the Kentucky Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision and define its membership and duties; amend KRS 317.420 and 317A.020, relating to the practice of barbering and cosmetology, to exclude the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Corrections from those provisions; amend KRS 15.315 to add three members, ex officio, to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council; amend KRS 15A.020 to abolish the Office of Investigations within the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and transfer those functions to the Office of Legal Services; amend KRS 12.020 to conform; confirm Executive Order 2012-560.
- Senate Bill 124 – AN ACT relating to city police. Sen. C. Girdler Amend KRS 95.015 to extend the jurisdiction of police in cities of the sixth class to the entire county, the same as in cities of the other classes.
- Senate Bill 141 – AN ACT relating to domestic relations. Sen. B. Smith Create a new section of KRS Chapter 403 defining "safe child drop-off areas" and allowing the courts to require exchanges of child custody to take place in such areas.
- Senator Concurrent Resolution 123 - Sen. D. Seum Direct the staff of the Legislative Research Commission to study the current statutory, regulatory, and procedural barriers to immediate notification of the Division of Probation and Parole when supervisees are arrested; alternative methods for notification and the associated costs of each method, including start-up and recurring costs; the necessary participation and cooperation of other appropriate agencies and the Administrative Office of the Courts in developing and implementing the notification system; report findings to the appropriate committee or committees by November 1, 2013.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO COMMITTEE HEARING