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SB 62/LM (BR 859) - J. Denton, A. Kerr, D. Harper Angel

     AN ACT creating a crime victim address protection program within the Department of State.
     Create new sections in KRS Chapter 14 to establish a crime victim address protection program for victims of domestic violence and abuse, stalking, and felony sexual offenses which would allow crime victims to use an address provided by the Secretary of State in lieu of the victim's actual physical address for the purpose of receiving mail and to allow crime victims to access government services, including the right to vote, based upon their actual addresses but utilizing the program's address on government records and documents.


     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions, add specific list of offenses which constitute a sex crime under the act; make specific reference to a violation of KRS 523.030, perjury in the second degree as the crime which is committed if an applicant lies on an application to enter the program; add new section of KRS Chapter 14 to specify that nothing in the chapter, nor participation in the program, affects custody or visitation orders in effect prior to or during program participation; create new section of KRS Chapter 14 to provide that there is no liability for an agency or employee of the state or a municipality who negligently discloses a participant in the program's actual address; add an amendment of KRS 117.085 relating to absentee ballots to permit participants in protection program to obtain absentee ballots.

     Jan 9-introduced in Senate
     Jan 10-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 11, 2008
     Mar 11-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House
     Mar 14-to Judiciary (H)

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