05RS HB50

HB50

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HB 50 (BR 254) - B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to the use of juries in competency hearings conducted in guardianship proceedings.
     Amend KRS 387.570 and 387.580 to retain the right to a trial by jury in a competency hearing conducted in a guardianship proceeding but allow the hearing to be held before the court without a jury if no jury trial is demanded.

HB 50 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Amend to allow bench trial upon agreement of parties, when there is no objection from interested parties, and the judge finds no cause to require a jury trial.

     SCS - Attach provisions of SB 157 except lower the minimum bond amount to $10,000.

     SCA (1/Title, R. Stivers II) - Make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 2-posted in committee
     Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 23, 2005
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 70-17 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 2-taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 3-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 4, 2005; 3rd reading, passed 34-1 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 8-received in House; to Rules (H)


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