00RS HB427


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HB 427/FN/LM (BR 1753) - S. Nunn, K. Stein, K. Bratcher, T. Burch, R. Crimm, J. Gooch, J. Jenkins, S. Johns, T. McKee, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.
     Amend KRS 194B.540 to require the secretary of the Cabinet for Health Services to develop, in addition to other professions, domestic violence training courses for alcohol and drug counselors, psychiatrists, paramedics, EMTs, coroners, and medical examiners; create new sections of KRS Chapter 403 to establish the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and identify membership; establish executive committee; set duties of council to include promotion of coordination among agencies dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault, and facilitation and development of local councils and response teams with model protocols; attach council to Office of Governor for administrative purposes; permit local domestic violence coordinating councils to be established, set membership, and provide for duties to include development of local protocols; authorize creation of local domestic violence fatality review team and establish duties; provide for proceedings of team to be privileged; amend KRS 403.784 to require training for police dispatchers, probation and parole officers, and law enforcement officers include dynamics of child physical and sexual abuse, rape, and effects of crime, and require continuing education for dispatchers and officers; amend KRS 15.718 to update training of Commonwealth's attorneys and county attorneys to include dynamics of child physical and sexual abuse, rape, and profiles of offenders; amend KRS 21A.170 to require that in-service training for judges include information on rape and effects of crime; amend KRS 421.570 to require victim advocate to complete training in child physical and sexual abuse and rape; repeal KRS 15.944.


     HCS/FN/LM - Retain original provisions; clarify that training program requirements apply to health care professionals defined in Section 1 of Act; amend KRS 403.7505 to prohibit a person or organization from operating a program for court-ordered domestic violence services without first obtaining certification for the program from the cabinet and permit cabinet to seek injunctive relief to terminate a program operating without the certification.
     HFA (1, S. Nunn) - Make technical correction.
     SFA (1, T. Buford) - Delete Section 7.

     Jan 20-introduced in House
     Jan 21-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 25-posted in committee
     Feb 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 2-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 4, 2000
     Feb 8-3rd reading, passed 91-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 9-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Licensing and Occupations (S)
     Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 28-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 29-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 2, 2000
     Mar 2-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 3-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (1)
     Mar 21-House concurred in Senate floor amendment (1) ; passed 95-0
     Mar 23-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 317)

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