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SB 32/LM/CI (BR 287) - J. Schickel, D. Seum

     AN ACT relating to inmate civil actions.
     Amend KRS 454.400, 454.405, and 454.415 to require that certain civil actions filed by an inmate against the Department of Corrections, a Department of Corrections contract facility, or a local correctional facility be dismissed if the inmate fails to exhaust that facility's administrative remedies; provide notice of the dismissal to the facility and to all party defendants named in the civil action; permit a court, upon dismissal of the action, to assess reasonable costs against the inmate.


     SCS/LM/CI - Retain original provisions; amend to clarify that a correctional facility includes county jails and other local or regional detention facilities; delete reference to the assessment of a fine against an inmate for failure to exhaust administrative remedies.

     SFA (1, J. Schickel) - Amend to insert provision tolling the period of limitations in specified situations.

     SFA (2, J. Schickel) - Amend to provide a limited extension of the period of limitations in specified situations and clarify that nothing in this provision shall revive an otherwise time-barred action.

     SFA (3, R. Webb) - Amend to require that copies of orders dismissing an inmate lawsuit as a result of a failure to exhaust administrative remedies be served on the inmate in a manner consistent with the civil rules.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 5-introduced in Senate
     Jan 6-to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 1-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 2, 2010
     Mar 2-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 3-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendments (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 4-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (2) and (3) ; received in House
     Mar 8-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 15-posted in committee
     Mar 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 19, 2010
     Mar 22-3rd reading, passed 97-0; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
     Mar 23-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Mar 30-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 46)

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