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HB 683/CI (BR 549) - R. Webb

     AN ACT relating to the Parole Board and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 439.320 to replace the two part time members of the Parole Board with two full time members; amend KRS 439.340 to allow the Parole Board to review the parole application of a Class C felon without a hearing; include noncodified effective date of July 1, 2008; EMERGENCY.


     HCS/CI - Increase the number of additional full time positions created from two to four.

     HFA (1, R. Webb) - Amend to provide Parole Board with discretion in conduct of hearings involving persons convicted of certain drug, forgery, or fraud offenses; permit hearings to be conducted either in person or through an audio-visual connection; establish procedure for conversion of part-time member positions to full-time positions.

     HFA (2, A. Koenig) - Increase the current maximum allowed number of members of the same political party on the board by two, concurrent with the bill's increase in the total number of members on the board by four.

     SCS/CI - Amend language relating to parole board membership to create two new full-time positions and retain the existing two part-time positions; amend the language relating to parole board file reviews to prohibit file reviews of violent Class C felonies; adjust various fees for jail triage, DUI, bond filing, and misdemeanor expungement; insert provision to allow electronic tracking in home incarceration situations; insert provisions to include the provisions of HB 289/GA relating to the collection of DNA for the criminal DNA database, with a minimum suspect age of 13.

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

     Feb 28-introduced in House
     Feb 29-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee
     Mar 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 18, 2008
     Mar 18-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 19-3rd reading; Committee Substitute adopted; floor amendments (1) and (2) adopted ; defeated 43-54; bill reconsidered (change PASSED status); floor amendment (1) reconsidered (change PASSED status); placed in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 21-passed 63-29 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Mar 24-received in Senate
     Mar 26-to Judiciary (S)
     Apr 1-taken from committee Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Apr 2-taken from committee Judiciary (S); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Apr 15-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 15, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 37-1 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 51-42; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Apr 16-delivered to Governor
     Apr 24-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 158)

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