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HB 340 (BR 1072) - R. Palumbo, K. Flood

     AN ACT relating to the Crime Victims Compensation Board.
     Amend KRS 216B.400 to provide that to receive reimbursement for a medical exam of a crime victim, the exam has to occur within six months of the claimant's application; amend KRS 346.020 to add a member of a crime victim's family to the definition of "claimant"; 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 346.050 and 346.100 to conform; amend KRS 346.130 to permit the use of court records to establish the occurrence and reporting of criminal conduct, and provide that to receive an award for loss of support or earnings, the support or earnings had to exist at the time of the criminal conduct; 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 restitution may be directed to the Crime Victims Compensation Board as appropriate; repeal KRS 346.190, related to reciprocal agreements between states.


     HFA (1, R. Palumbo) - Amend to increase from six (6) months to twelve (12) months the time after which a sexual assault examination is performed and the time of submission of forms for reimbursement; amend to provide that a claim related to sexual assault or domestic violence shall not be denied or reduced solely based upon the victim's lack of full cooperation with law enforcement.

     Jan 30-introduced in House
     Jan 31-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 9-posted in committee
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, 2012
     Feb 21-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 22-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 24-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 28-taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)

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